The SBEL Story

South Bay Equity Lending was established in 1998. In 2001, Matthew Hadnett, a former Wells Fargo executive, joined the organization. Matthew has managed SBEL since 2001 and is also the principal. The main office moved to its current location in 2012, but has always been based in the South Bay. The headquarters are now in the Riviera Village, Redondo Beach.  SBEL is both a mortgage broker and a mortgage banker with access to its own bank warehouse lines.

South Bay Equity Lending is a loan brokerage firm that handles all types of real estate secured loans including:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Land
  • Mixed-Use & Multi-Use Property
  • Conventional & Government
  • Investment
  • Lines of Credit
  • Reverse Mortgages
  • Jumbo Loans
  • Stated Income
  • 2nd & 3rd Mortgages

The South Bay Equity Lending Experience:

  • Free Consultation
  • 50 Years of Consumer Lending Experience
  • Relationships with 70 Lenders
  • Friendly
  • No Up-front Fees or Obligations
  • Superior Customer Service
  • Timely Communication
  • Founded in 1998

South Bay Equity Lending Values:

  • Customer Driven
  • Active Member of the Community
  • Knowledgeable
  • Professional
  • Innovative
  • Ethical

Meet Our Friendly Team

Matthew Hadnett

Matthew Hadnett

Principal, President Matthew has been helping people make informed financial decisions for over 28 years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of California…read more →
John Mills

John Mills

Chief Marketing Officer John Mills joined the South Bay Equity Lending team in 2015 as the Chief Marketing Officer and a partner.  John's role at SBEL involves brand management, marketing,…read more →
Andy Elliott

Andy Elliott

Loan Officer Andy moved to California from Scotland in 2004 to go to UC Irvine on a full athletic scholarship. He left his entire family in Scotland to pursue his…read more →
Nancy Solorzano

Nancy Solorzano

Loan Officer Nancy graduated from USC's School of Business in 1992. She began her career in loan servicing in 1990 at Great Western Bank. She has experience in loan servicing,…read more →