We have been in business for over 100 years, spanning four generations.

And for the past 25 years we have specialized in private real estate lending.

What We Do

Lornty Investment Company is a private real estate lending company with its principles having over 55 years of experience in real estate loan transactions. Lornty has been a direct funding source for real estate transactions ranging from bridge or transitional financing, rehab and construction for all property and project types including commercial, multi-family, single family residence, land, and land development.

Our Team

Shane O'Connell
Shane O'ConnellPresident & CEO
Shane O’Connell is the President and CEO of Lornty Investment Company. For over 15 years, Shane has been an investor in Real Estate and Real Estate Loan Transactions in the Pacific Northwest. Shane bought Lornty from his father, Roger O’Connell in 2006. Previously, Shane was with WADOT Capital, Inc. for 8+ years where he was a loan underwriter and raised money to fund Real Estate Loan Transactions. Shane was also formerly with HSC Real Estate Property Management Company (now ICG Investors Capital Group, LLC) where he was a Market Analyst. Shane attended Montana State University Business School where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science specializing in Finance and Economics.
Roger O'Connell
Roger O'ConnellChairman
Roger O’Connell is Chairman of the board for Lornty Investment Company and served as President and CEO from 1991 to 2006. Roger has spent 45+ years in the real estate investing and lending business primarily in commercial and multifamily lending. He served as President and CEO of Washington Mortgage Corporation and Executive Vice President of Puget Sound Bancorp where he was in charge of commercial lending for the bank and all subsidiaries.

Our Company History

The Captain of the HMS Lornty during the mid to late 1800’s was John Flynn who later settled in Seattle Washington in the 1890’s with his wife and children.  One of his daughters Evelyn married William O’Connell who along with Captain Flynn formed Lornty Investment Company.  Captain Flynn with his passion for adventure talked his son-in-law into developing residential lots in North Seattle which they then sold using seller financing. Lornty went on to own commercial buildings and hotels. Four generations later Lornty is still taking care of customers in need of Real Estate Expertise & Financing.