A Few Words

About Us

Who We Are

At Legacy Preferred Lending, our true passion lies in nurturing and empowering aspiring investors. Having walked in the shoes of investors ourselves, we understand the challenges of working with hard money lenders all too well. That’s why we’ve developed a system designed to bring new investors into the industry with unmatched comfort and ease, particularly when it comes to identifying good investment opportunities.

We adhere to a simple yet profound principle: we wouldn’t finance a deal that we wouldn’t personally invest in.

With a collective experience of over 100 successful flips among our team of experts, you can rest assured that you’re in knowledgeable and capable hands.

If you’re ready to take the leap into the world of real estate investing, don’t hesitate to reach out to us now.

Your journey toward financial success begins here, with Legacy Preferred Lending by your side.

Meet the Team

Hunter Malek

CEO & Co-Founder

Hunter Malek is a dynamic entrepreneur who achieved remarkable success at a young age. Starting his first company at 19 and selling it by the time he turned 21, he quickly became an expert in scaling businesses. His journey continued with house flipping at 21 and establishing a diverse portfolio of businesses, including wholesale, real estate holdings, and construction companies by age 22. Drawing on this wealth of experience, he has transitioned into the lending industry, where he is dedicated to mentoring and supporting others to replicate his entrepreneurial achievements.

Jeff Whitespeare

CFO & Co-Founder

In the realm of real estate excellence, Jeff stands as an unparalleled achiever. He is the proud owner of the Number 1 Standard Team at eXp Realty, achieving this prestigious rank for both closed transactions and Gross Commission Income in 2022, surpassing a staggering 85,000 realtors. His remarkable success doesn’t stop there; Jeff clinched the Number 5 spot in the Houston Business Journal’s Sales Team ranking for 2022, among 40,000 realtors. This feat is consistent with his track record of being recognized among the Top 10 Teams every year since 2015. His impact extends beyond accolades, as Jeff was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Realtors in Texas in 2019 and earned the distinction of being a Top 40 under 40 Realtor in Houston in 2020. With a proven track record of flipping over 50 homes since 2015, Jeff is a seasoned professional who continues to redefine excellence in the real estate industry.

Will Schulze

COO & Co-founder

Will, a proud Ole Miss alum, embarked on his career in 2015, cultivating and overseeing a rental home portfolio in Lake Houston and the Petrochemical Triangle. Specializing in traditional residential sales, he’s achieved an impressive $70,000,000+ in individual sales, consistently ranking as a top-producing agent in Houston since 2019. Expanding his expertise to single-family home flipping and wholesaling, Will seamlessly transitioned into the lending industry. Now, he’s dedicated to mentoring others, drawing on his wealth of experience to guide aspiring entrepreneurs. Known for exceptional relationship-building in the Greater Houston Area, Will is committed to constant growth and becoming the best version of himself.

Sydney Peterson

Executive Underwriter

At 18, Sydney embarked on a life-changing journey, leaving her hometown of Hillsborough, North Carolina behind and setting her sights on Houston, Texas. Driven by a vision to create something extraordinary for herself and turn her big dreams into reality, she took a leap of faith and ventured into the unknown.

Houston held the promise of new beginnings and limitless possibilities. It was here that she crossed paths with inspiring individuals who would play a pivotal role in shaping her future. Jeff Whitsphere, Will Schulze, and Hunter Malek entered her life, introducing her to the world of real estate investing. In their guidance and mentorship, she found her passion and purpose.