Christian T. Laden

Founder, CEO & CIO

As the founder and CEO of Dunham Fletcher Capital, Mr. Laden works on the company’s corporate direction, investment strategies, and overseeing implementation of both.  As CIO of the company, Mr. Laden also oversees the origination, underwriting, closing, and day-to-day management of all portfolio loan investments.

Mr. Laden began his professional career and continues to be a practicing attorney of over 10 years, most of which time he has spent concentrating in the areas of real estate and private lending. Mr. Laden has been in private lending since 2010 as both an attorney and private lender, and since that time has been involved in hundreds of Private Money/Asset-Based Loan transactions. In addition to acting as inside General Counsel for the legal and other compliance matters of the company, he also acts as outside General Counsel and Advisor for numerous local and national asset-based private lenders. From 2004 to 2014, Mr. Laden was General Counsel and Advisor for a Chicagoland based Real Estate Development Company, overseeing legal, corporate and finance matters with regard to its real estate holdings, and during said tenure, he was involved in excess of $100 million of commercial real estate and construction transactions.

Mr. Laden received his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and graduated summa cum laude from Niagara University where he received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics (concentration in Business & Actuarial Science). While attending Niagara University, Mr. Laden was a member of the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Team. Mr. Laden is a member of the Illinois bar (active).

Brandon M. Plowe


Mr. Plowe is an Associate of Dunham Fletcher Capital. Mr. Plowe’s primary responsibilities are to be the principal point of contact of the company for borrower communications, facilitate property inspections, review, coordinate and process construction draws, and review and process title clearance and commitments. Mr. Plowe graduated from Ferris State University with a B.S. in Marketing and Professional Golf Management. He is currently a Class A member of the PGA. After Graduation he moved to the greater Chicago area to pursue a career in golf, where he was introduced into the private lending industry. Mr. Plowe has become fond of the private lending industry and will continue his desire to learn about the industry, as well as educate those around him.