Diversity and Inclusion

“I believe the greatest asset we have is our employees. Our values are embedded in the way our employees conduct themselves and while we consider life as a work in progress, we continually strive to stay true to our values.”
Sundip Patel, Founder and CEO

We are Part of a Worldwide Family

Our Family

  • Kids (46)
  • Dogs (17)
  • Fish (2)
  • Snakes (1)

Where We're From

  • Cleveland
  • Moradabad
  • San Carlos City
  • Baltimore
  • Torrance
  • Meerut
  • Camarines Norte
  • Nottingham
  • Manila
  • Benghazi
  • Gujrat
  • Salt Lake City
  • Chicago
  • Manama
  • Livingstone
  • Mumbai
  • Karachi
  • Kolkata
  • Cavite
  • Denver
  • Seoul
  • Dartford
  • Oregon City
  • Alappuzha
  • Mangalore

20 Languages

All of our team members speak English. Here are some of the other languages we've mastered:

  • Gujarati
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Bengali
  • Filipino
  • Urdu
  • Memon
  • Punjabi
  • Marathi
  • Malayalam
  • Korean
  • German
  • Kannada
  • Tulu
  • Tamil
  • Pangasinan

Outside the Office

Our Colorful Culture

Our team is comprised of all sorts of people - adventurers, chefs, dog trainers, and aquafiles, to name a few – and we value the uniqueness that exists in our AVANA family. To us, colleagues who are fulfilled outside the office bring their best selves to the team every day.

Our Success is Built on the Shared Values of our Team

At AVANA, we pride ourselves on being both unique and diverse while embracing a set of shared values that guide us in all we do. Since our company’s founding in 2002, we have cultivated a workplace atmosphere that feels like a family – we come together as a team to achieve superior results for our clients.

As the company has grown, we have added layers of different skills, languages, ethnicities, and talents – all contributing to the effectiveness and sustainability of our team in an increasingly global and evolving world.

In an ever-changing world, our values remain constant. At AVANA, we select, develop, and nurture team members who are committed to living these values every day.


We would rather stick to what we know than to venture out and work on transactions that we have little to no experience in. We have to know our limits and be honest with ourselves and our investors, our clients and our partners.


We strive to provide the best risk assessment for every transaction, so we can make the most informed decisions for our investors and lending partners, and provide value-added advice. We continuously work to employ the best practices in real estate mortgage banking.


We believe this is a value that is innate, and we are fortunate to have staff that work and live by this code of conduct.


We will always put our clients' best interests first, which requires us to be responsive and accessible to their needs at all times.


We believe the foundation of any employee is their family and we strive to make sure there is a work/life balance.


It guides us irrespective of our differences, but overall our faith credo is “treat others as you would like to be treated”.

What it's Like to

Work at AVANA Capital

We asked some of our colleagues how they feel about working at AVANA Capital. Here's what they had to say.

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AVANA has provided me an opportunity to develop and build a business within the company that enables me to directly contribute to something that is important to me – changing the way we power our homes, our businesses and our economy.

Walter Cuculic EVP - Renewable Energy
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I’ve always believed that a great culture is created through a shared passion for achieving a collaborative goal. Here at AVANA I’m fortunate to work with a team that uplifts its members, prioritizes its clients and pursues goals that facilitate both social and economic good.

Shivan Perera, Director VP, Real Estate Debt and Syndications
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I like coming to work each day because I never know what to expect - my days are filled with diverse activities and are action-packed. It's a lot of fun for me to use my creativity and problem-solving skills to tackle new challenges.

Lucy Parrish Executive Assistant and Office Manager
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AVANA gives me a wider perspective on both personal and professional levels on how a company should approach an ever-changing world by a revolution in management practices. AVANA keeps pushing forward by bridging the people in the chain - borrowers, investors and the company itself - through innovative, beneficial, goal-oriented and quality processes, products, and platforms. I firmly believe we all benefit, in the end, and that inspires me to continuously learn and relearn smart working.

Jane Alto AVP - Investor Relations
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It has been an amazing journey so far, one in which I have learned so much and transformed myself. AVANA recognized my true potential and provided the right environment and a challenging platform to apply my knowledge and enhance my skills. The most important thing, which makes AVANA different from other companies, is they treat all of their employees like family.

Mohammed Fayyaz SVP - Renewable Energy Credit

Daily Life at AVANA

We at AVANA incorporate our core values in all that we do. Our team is focused on exemplary work and we work together as a family to achieve the best results for our borrowers and investors.