Who We Are

Dan MacLeay, owner and founder of Muletown Funding, has 20 years of experience in the mortgage business. Key to Muletown's success is understanding the needs of the real estate investor, as we are investor ourselves!

Our small team started doing private money loans in 2008 when conventional banks with a ‘liquidity crisis’ significantly reduced the availability of funding to real estate investors. While market conditions have changed since then (and will continue to change again), we continue that original mission to help real estate investors by providing capital through our specialized team.

We focus in several areas around the country, but specifically in the greater metro areas of Denver and Nashville. “MuleTown” is a nickname for “the self-proclaimed ‘mule capital of the world,’ Columbia, TN”. Columbia annually celebrates the city-designated Mule Day each April. We have had a significant lending presence in Columbia, and continue to have a number of loans and properties there.

2021 Metrics


Loans Funded

23.5 M+

Total Funding


What our partners say about us!

Brett H.

“Muletown Funding is my first choice when I am looking for a private/hard money loan in Columbia. Dan is easy to work with, has experience investing in Columbia himself, and understands this market as well as anyone. You won’t find a better lending partner anywhere else!”

Ben L.

“Dan has been a great investor partner to work with. The transparency on what they can or cannot do, along with the generosity of insight into deals is an incredible value add!”

Jake B.

“Dan was quick to analyze and underwrite my loan and made the whole process seamless and hands off for me. Muletown Funding was able to provide a bridge loan fast and I was able to close in a very short timeframe.”

Robert B.

“Working with Dan has been a highlight of a tumultuous 2020! He’s easy to work with, very reasonable, and was flexible when the year brought unforeseen hardship for the whole industry. I’d definitely recommend him for anyone looking for a hard money lending option.”

Matthew K.

“My partnership with Muletown Funding is one of the primary reasons that I have been able to grow my business into what it is today.”