Pride of Austin Capital Partners, LLC manages POA High Yield Fund 1, LLC and POA Opportunity Fund 1, LLC. Our commitment is to provide flexible solutions to each borrower’s unique or difficult financing requirements. This is where we excel, providing the experience, determination, hard work, and a clear understanding of the unique needs of the borrower and the unique character of each loan submission.
We are proud to be a continuing member and supporter of the American Association of Private Lenders, an association of fund managers, direct lenders and brokers.
Meet The Team
Robert J Buchanan, Managing Partner
Robert J. Buchanan is the other driving force behind the Pride of Austin family of companies. Through Pride of Austin Capital Partners, LLC Robert is a manager of a Regulation D Security Private Lending High Yield Fund. His management skills with underwriting, loan servicing and property management are the envy of his peers in the private lending industry. Robert has an innate ability to sift through financial information while underwriting a loan and find the missing penny. As if he is a forensic underwriter, he easily finds discrepancies in information provided by borrowers which enables the managers to make solid lending decisions.
Robert has served as President of the real estate development and construction company Pride of Austin Home, LLC, since May 2007. Under Robert’s direction, Pride of Austin Homes utilizes cutting-edge technology in all its projects. In addition to his role as President, Robert supervises the company’s construction superintendents, marketing, investor relations, and financing. Robert is also a partner in Pride of Austin Realty, LLC for which he oversees marketing and finance.
After graduating from Auburn University with a BBA in Accounting and a minor in Finance, Robert moved to Princeton, NJ and began his career as an Auditor for Arthur Anderson, where he managed a team of auditors auditing major companies in all sectors of business. After his successful years in the accounting and finance industry, Robert moved to Austin and worked for Avera Development, a residential and commercial real estate development company in Austin.
When not on a build site or crunching numbers in the office, Robert likes to golf, watch college football and to take advantage of Austin’s famous live music scene. Robert and his wife Drew spend time in Austin’s parks and lakes with their two boys Carson and Clayton, their daughter, Camryn and their Labrador, Cash.
Allyson Bruner, Director of Operations
Allyson Bruner worked 26 years in corporate business before semi-retiring. Her background includes Investor Relations, finance and accounting, dispatching and customer services. In retirement, she found a niche working in private Christian schools, loving every minute of it! This lead her to a position with her church in Columbus, GA working with preschoolers and parents.
Originally from Columbus, GA, she spent her free time following her son, Robert, in many sporting events where she volunteered her time and efforts. She enjoys reading and spending time with her grandchildren, Carson, Clayton and Camryn.
Allyson and her husband, Will, have been married over 35 years and relocated to Austin in 2012 to be closer to their family.
Amin Noorani, Lending Associate
Amin Noorani is Pride of Austin Capital Partners’ Lending Associate. In this role, Amin builds Business-to-Business relationships with Texas real estate investment companies, CCIM professionals and commercial brokerage houses, as well as individual investors who specialize in property rehabilitation and new construction.
Amin holds a degree in Marketing and Communications from St. Edward’s University in Austin, and he has a proven background in business development.
Prior to joining Pride of Austin, Amin was an Account Executive for a publicly traded national telecommunications and information technology company in Houston, TX.