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Innovative Capital Company began in 2007 right before the last Great Recession. We intended to provide innovative solutions for our clients seeking capital. Little did we know how innovative we would need to be to survive as an organization. This challenging time and our trial by fire only made us stronger and wiser.

Today we serve our clients by leveraging our experience, a constantly-evolving bank network, and in-house private capital. Our reputation built upon an honest, straight forward approach can fund loans within seven days, solve complex financing challenges, and find the best rate and terms for our clients. We look forward to speaking with you, learning your story and finding innovative solutions to serve your business.

At Innovative
Capital, we value

Innovative Capital Financing Solutions


Finding creative solutions


Helping our team and our clients perform in business to take care of their #1 asset


Making sure our clients clearly understand our intentions and the work we are doing to support their organization


Growth Mindset

Always seeking to improve
and grow as individuals


Serving The Community

Actively involved with Tariq Khamisa Foundation, Rotary, Urban Angels, locals schools, youth sports, Better Business Bureau and Provisors. We want to do our part to support the community we love.

Highly Motivated Group of Successful Individuals

Highly Motivated Group of Successful Individuals

In order to carry out these values, we’re staffed with a top notch team. Our employees are highly motivated, solution-based thinkers that don’t like limitations, and love seeking innovative capital solutions. Our staff works hard to keep the banks honest by leveraging our network and gaining multiple offers for our clients.

Travis J. Likert

Travis J. Likert

Since 2003, Mr. Likert has been involved in asset management and private money placement. In 2007, he started his own real estate investment firm: Innovative Capital Corporation. Since its inception, Innovative Capital has delivered high-quality, mortgage-backed investments for its clients. Innovative Capital Corporation specializes in financing that is not offered by traditional lending institutions.In addition to private capital, Mr. Likert has an extensive background in commercial development focusing on multifamily properties.

Mr. Likert received his bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and an MBA from the University of San Diego. Mr. Likert is licensed by the California Department of Real Estate (License #01418007).

Brent Arteaga-Biggs

Brent Arteaga-Biggs

Brent Arteaga-Biggs is a Partner at Innovative Capital Corporation, a commercial finance brokerage. He started his career in finance as a banker in 2004, earning top sales and analysis designations. As a self-motivated and highly competitive person, Brent built the foundation of his career in sales before turning his individual production towards leading sales teams. After many years processing and underwriting business loans, Brent found his next calling in bridging financial disciplines with institutional lenders and private capital to find innovative finance solutions for his clients and business partners.

Brent is a passionate team builder and is constantly looking to make connections and finding solutions to problems. Brent is a father to a newborn baby girl and husband to an incredible wife. You can find Brent in the ocean surfing when he is not with his family, work or supporting the community.

Aida Alba

Aida Alba

Has been in the real estate industry for over 10 years. During the real estate market crash of 2008, she held the position as director of dispositions for a private investor, focusing on the disposition of over 3,000 foreclosed and distressed properties held throughout the most economically affected areas in the United States.

Aida made the step into financing at the Commercial and Private Capital level when she joined Innovative Capital Corporation in 2014. Aida’s real estate experience and work ethics have been vital to the growth of our company and the service we offer our clients. In addition, Aida serves as the secretary of the board of directors for ICC.

David Powell

David Powell

Has been a leader in both Commercial and Residential Finance for over 25 years. David began his career at Wells Fargo as a Residential Loan Specialist. He continued with Wells Fargo moving into a Mortgage Loan Officer position. Soon after, he joined the CRA Team to help prepare Wells Fargo for the Great American Bank merger. David later transitioned to Construction and Private Capital Financing with Powell Financial Services, Inc. In 2007, David co-founded Innovative Capital Corporation, focusing on Commercial and Private Capital.

A driven entrepreneur, David left Finance to purchase a struggling company in the Automotive Industry. After stabilizing and selling that company, David jumped back on board at Innovative Capital Corporation. Since his return, he continues to provide Commercial and Private Capital Financing.

David’s strong ties to San Diego State University (1990) have kept him involved with the Alumni Association for over a decade. David is currently a member of the San Diego State Real Estate Advisory Board, which provides scholarships, mentoring, and advanced classes for SDSU students. The primary goal is to ensure students are ready “day 1”, for a job in the Real Estate Industry.

Mark Dazey

Mark Dazey

A US Army veteran who served as a Cavalry Scout in the 82nd Airborne Division. Following his service, he started an online retailer and worked at a San Diego nonprofit while completing his second degree, this time in Real Estate at San Diego State University. He joined the Innovative Capital brokerage team in 2017 and currently focuses on commercial retail, multifamily properties, and business lending.

Trey Golston

Trey Golston

A Business Development Officer for Innovative Capital and operates mostly in the Orange County and Los Angeles Markets. Trey’s responsibilities include origination, underwriting, and placement of transactions with lenders. He graduated from San Diego State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate with distinction in the major. During his time at SDSU he was a participant of the 2018 winning SDSU team for the NAIOP University Challenge and an active member of the Real Estate Society on campus. Trey enjoys guiding his clients from start to finish on their commercial financing transactions by understanding his clients’ goals up front, which allows him to structure a transaction that will be best for the clients growth and prosperity in the future. In his free time you can find Trey playing beach volleyball, golfing, hiking, or sitting on the couch watching sports.

Revel Stark

Revel Stark

Has over 15 years of experience in business development, sales, and marketing and is inspired to help clients find innovative solutions to realize their financial goals. He graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science, Finance Degree from San Diego State University. Revel genuinely enjoys making personal connections with clients and partners, and taking the time to learn about their unique business. He is an active member of the ProVisors community, which provides a network of professionals that supports the different needs of any organization. When Revel isn’t working to serve his clients, he enjoys spending his free time with his wife Melissa, daughter Siena and son Beau.

$9,611,000Loan Funded – Gresham, OR
$3,400,000Loan Funded – San Diego, CA
$2,000,000Loan Funded – Fairfield, CA
$1,975,000Loan Funded – Rialto, CA
$1,600,000Loan Funded – San Diego, CA
$750,000Loan Funded – Los Angeles, CA

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