About Us

We are a veteran-owned team based in Texas with over 15 years of combined real estate, hard money lending, and banking experience. We are direct lenders and have funded over 275 hard money loans and $60 million in loan value since 2018 and are growing fast. Our mission is to provide creative real estate solutions to real estate investors. We’d love to hear from you.

Pete Underwood

Pete Underwood is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Longleaf Lending. He has over 14 years of real estate investment experience. His first investment into real estate came with the acquisition of a condo in Hawaii in 2006. His real estate experience includes owning and operating rental properties, fix and flip, wholesaling, and lending. Over the past 4 years, he has executed on 150+ properties in Texas representing more than $50 million total value.

Prior to starting Longleaf, he spent 10 years in investment banking in New York and Houston. He has extensive deal experience having executed over $25 billion in deals across multiple industries including oil and gas, petrochemicals, industrials, healthcare, and media and entertainment. Prior to his career in investment banking, Pete served in the U.S. Navy for 7 years in various operations and administrative roles. Pete earned his MBA from New York University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. Pete is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is married with two daughters.

Matt Weidert

Matt Weidert is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Longleaf Lending. He began lending directly to Texas real estate investors in 2019 and closed over 40 loans before starting Longleaf Lending with Pete.

He was previously a Vice President in investment banking covering energy in Houston with deal experience including advisory, high yield, and leveraged loan transactions. Prior to his career in investment banking, he worked at Shell on delivery of deepwater capital projects. Matt also served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps which included multiple deployments to Afghanistan and the Middle East. Matt earned his MBA from Rice University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Colorado. Matt is originally from California and is married with a son and a daughter.