About Us

Wildcat Lending is a leading private money lender also known as a hard money lender. We produce fast, reasonable, secure real estate loans that enable you to close quickly on residential investment properties. Wildcat Lending offers financing that avoids the time-consuming process and onerous requirements of conventional lenders. Our corporate office is located in Plano, TX and we serve the entire state of Texas and Tennessee.

Our private loans exceed conventional lending standards because we produce custom metrics that structure around individual financial circumstances. A quality lender understands that each client is unique and timing is everything. That is why Wildcat Lending is so successful at issuing hard money loans, bridge loans, mini-perm loans and other private capital loans for such a wide variety of residential real estate investment properties in Texas and Tennessee.  Our average turn time from application to closing is less than one week but we can close in just two days.

You have found the right private money lender for your real estate investments!  We cordially invite investors, borrowers, and brokers to experience the ease of our lending process. Wildcat Lending has prompt, easy qualification and reasonable terms. You can close quickly on your property opportunities with certainty of execution and peace-of-mind with Wildcat Lending.  We close loans on time, every time!

Kai B. Chandler

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Kai B. Chandler is Owner/Chief Operating Officer at Wildcat Lending with over fifteen years of experience in the lending industry.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, he started his career at Prime Lending in Dallas, TX. He then spent over 7 years at Wells Fargo Financial and Home Mortgage before moving to Great Western Financial, where he served as the sales Manager. During his tenure, he personally closed over 60 million in purchases and refinance business along with managing a team that closed over 20 million per month.

The departure from traditional home lending to hard money lending was inspired by Kai’s own personal interests and experience with flipping homes and real estate investing, which include single family, light industrial, commercial and investing in a class A apartment complex.  Because of this, he understands the need for investors to access cash in an efficient and cost-effective manner, allowing them to make the most of opportunities that present themselves.  His strength lies in his ability to find creative ways to help investors make their deals possible.  His genuine desire to help has encouraged repeat customers who appreciate his honesty and the level of service they expect from a lender.

Together with his partners, they bring over 50 years of experience in real estate lending and investing. Their goal is for Wildcat Lending to be the most trusted and reliable source for funding opportunities for their investors. Originally from Plentywood, Montana, Kai now resides in Lucas, TX with his beautiful wife Jasmine and their son Beau and daughter Jade.  They love traveling, spending time with family and their two dogs, and they continue to manage their real estate investments.  Kai returns home to Northeast Montana each fall for pheasant hunting and he also enjoys playing basketball in his spare time.

Jeremy Rehwald

jeremyJeremy Rehwald is Owner/Chief Financial Officer at Wildcat Lending, LLC. He has over 17 years of residential lending experience comprised of sales/production, business development and leadership. Prior to forming Wildcat Lending, LLC., Mr. Rehwald was the Vice President of Sales for Great Western Financial Services, Inc. There he led production to record levels, consisting of over 3,000 loans closed for over 650mm in loan volume between August 2011 and November 2014. From October 2007 to September 2011, Mr. Rehwald was a Loan Officer for Great Western, and personally closed more than 785 loans for over 125mm in volume. Jeremy began his career in the lending industry as a loan officer with Conseco Finance. Prior to residential lending, Jeremy was a Financial Analyst for Electronic Data Systems (now Hewlett-Packard Co.). Jeremy graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance & Management. Mr. Rehwald has a tremendous track record for top sales results both individually and as a leader.

Jeremy’s motivation to leave the conventional lending world came from his passion for being a successful entrepreneur and the strong belief that service offered and relationships built are paramount to any successful business. In control of the process at Wildcat Lending, Jeremy’s core tenets include genuine and transparent guidance, fast turn times to accommodate investors, effective communication with all parties involved, being available and responsive, and quickly making sound business decisions that benefit and sincerely look out for everyone’s best interest.

Wildcat Lending aspires to be the hard money lender of choice as a result of its down to earth demeanor, genuine interest in helping others and belief in true partnership – when the customers are properly represented and everyone involved is truly cared about in each respective transaction. We feel we can mold to a diverse background of clientele to be the only option that comes to mind when hard money financing is needed. Jeremy’s ability to lead, perform, be thorough and detailed, and diligently work with folks separate himself and Wildcat Lending from other lenders in the market. Together he and his partners, with their experience and knowledge of lending money coupled with their presence as active investors in the real estate market, are excited to contribute to each transaction being cost effective and profitable.

Originally from Spring, TX, Jeremy now lives in Frisco, TX with this wife of 15 years and three boys, two of which are identical twins, and his daughter.  Jeremy’s first priority is spending time with his family and helping as much as time allows raising their four children.  As an entrepreneur, Jeremy has interest in commercial real estate projects and actively seeks investment opportunities. His excitement comes from creatively finding good business opportunities and building successful concepts that exceed performance expectations. Aside from business, Jeremy and his wife enjoy spending time together, traveling, raising kids and the challenge of finding time to watch a movie. Jeremy personally loves hunting and fishing, staying in touch with friends and exercising to start the day. Jeremy has currently finished 6 marathons, and several half marathons and relay races across the country.

Kevin Shipman

Kevin M. Shipman is the Chief Lending Officer at Wildcat Lending with over 12 years of lending experience. After graduating from Midwestern State University he started his career with Wells Fargo Financial in the DFW area. He spent 4+ years there and was a top performing Lender and Branch manager. After leaving Wells Fargo he joined Herring Bank and helped open a De Novo branch for them in Grand Prairie and spent 4 years there as a lender. Before joining Wildcat Lending he was in a Senior Lender role at First Financial Bank in Fort Worth and specialized in single family residential lending with a major focus on bridge, interim, home improvement and purchase loans.

Kevin was excited to join Wildcat Lending where his main focus is on his customers without all the red tape that comes with traditional bank lending.

Kevin is originally from Seymour, TX and now resides in Burleson, TX with his wife and 2 children. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his friends and family.