Our History

The name Silver has represented honor and hard work since founder Carl D. Silver started his first business in 1941.

History of Silver Companies

After serving in WWII, Carl started a used car dealership that quickly grew into a successful business with Buick and Pontiac franchises in Fredericksburg, VA. The customer satisfaction back then promised and delivered a reputation for integrity, a reputation that still persists today at Silver Companies.

Transition & Focus on Real Estate 

Real estate development always played a part in the company’s entrepreneurial ventures, and Carl realized the real estate transactions he was making on the side deserved greater focus. He sold his interest in the car business to his management team in 1963 and began to shape a real estate development company. Carl involved his son in real estate negotiations at an early age, which led to Larry’s successful leadership within the company beginning in 1972.

Diversified Expansion

As the company continued to develop properties, it expanded from Fredericksburg, Virginia into a national, diversified real estate investment and development firm.

The innovative, entrepreneurial spirit of Silver Companies attracted a talented multi-disciplinary team of financial experts, senior operation executives, architects, engineers, and zoning and planning officers. This wealth of knowledge and experience gave us the ability to expand and diversify into unique business opportunities with new products in different fields across a variety of markets.

We diversified into unique business opportunities including our capital division, Silver Capital, a national real estate investment firm providing direct capital, as both debt and equity, to a number of partners across a variety of different real estate types, as well as valuable leadership.

What Made Us Different?

As the company grew, Silver Capital was able to leverage its reputation and relationships in the industry to help diversify its real estate investment portfolio. What differentiates Silver Companies from other real estate capital providers is our long history, experience and knowledge in all aspects of the real estate process and capital stack.

We understand the complexities of the capital markets and offer quick and creative solutions to our capital partners. Our team evaluates new investment opportunities regularly using our experience of understanding past cycles to guide us through current ones.