Building The Future

Of Capital Markets

Meet smart, frictionless
commercial real estate financing.

Meet AXCS.

Investment & advisory services

to power the next
generation of CRE.

Reinventing the deal

Today’s capital markets industry is bogged down by obtuse, antiquated processes — and it’s holding CRE professionals back. AXCS is changing the game.

With groundbreaking technology and clients-first service, we bring unparalleled transparency, transactional speed, and accuracy to the financing process, start to finish.

$ B+
In Debt and Equity
Lender Relationships
Equity Sources

Decades of experience, billions in deals

AXCS Advisors

Our advisory team unites legacy experience with a mission to bring capital markets into the future. 

Today, AXCS is a growing team of 50+ professionals, bolstered by the acquisition of capital market service provider George Smith Partners (GSP).

AXCS Investments

Clients come to AXCS looking for:

  • Trustworthy guidance from people who know the market
  • A streamlined capitalization process that checks every box
  • Committed partners for the long haul

Our team delivers.

The AXCS pledge

We’re bringing modern technology, streamlined processes and trustworthy service to the financing industry.

Our promise: none of the slow-downs; all of the support and transparency.

Toli Leonovich

Director, Engineering Architecture




Sedric Benson

Director, Engineering Operations




Sedric is Director, Engineering Operations at AXCS Capital. Sedric is using his experience and skills to build a technology driven CRE finance platform at AXCS Capital. He has previously held a variety of engineering and leadership positions in both eCommerce and healthcare industries at Angi and RedSail Technologies. He has led teams comprised of people from all around the world and has experience participating in each of the various roles within the software development lifecycle including architecture, design, requirements creation, front end and backend development, quality assurance, and deployment. He chose a career in technology because there is always something new to learn, and he loves a challenge. Sedric has a BS in Computer Science from Andrews University.

Kevin Welch

Executive Chairman




Kevin is the Executive Chairman of AXCS Capital. Kevin is an experienced and successful entrepreneur with a demonstrated track record of growing technology driven companies from inception to multi-billion-dollar entities. Kevin recently created, spun-out & sold RedSail Technologies to a private equity sponsor and in doing so created the largest provider of information systems and data services in the pharmaceutical technology sector. Prior to the RedSail, Kevin was president of Smith Technologies (representing the QS/1®, Integra®, PUBLIQTM, and PowerLineTM brands) and Chief Technical Officer of the J M Smith Corporation, a large multi-billion-dollar company and the 4th largest drug distributor in the US.

Prior to Smith Technologies, Kevin was CEO of Integra which he founded and sold. Prior to Integra, Kevin was president of Shared Healthcare System (sold to OmniCare), CTO of Sun Healthcare Systems (one of the largest public senior healthcare providers), Director of R&D of Symantec Corporation (SYMC), and a Research scientist at Genetech (sold to Roche). Kevin holds degrees in mathematics, computer science, operations research and engineering management from Stanford University.

Ed Steffelin

CIO AXCS Investments




Ed is a co-founder of AXCS Capital and the Chief Investment Officer for AXCS Investments. Ed has over 25 years of investment experience in structured products, alternative assets, and real estate. He has been actively engaged in the residential development, financing, and construction sectors for the past 10 years.

From 2009 until late 2017, he was EVP of Capital Markets at Walton International Group where he oversaw a New York based analyst team focused on land and land development projects. While at Walton, Ed was instrumental in building up their institutional relationships. During his tenure, he formed a distressed vacant developed lot fund, structured a long-term land investment vehicle with a family office and created a private equity firm focused on the residential real estate space, RAM Real Estate Capital. In 2008 and 2009, Ed was a Managing Director at ICP Capital where he was responsible for winding down several structured finance vehicles and purchasing distressed mortgage securities.

Ed graduated from Dartmouth College with an MBA degree and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with Honors from Occidental College with a BA degree in Economics.

Evan Kinne