Kim Estep

Member Since 2021

Kim Estep


Branig Capital Markets

Hartford, Connecticut Area

Entrepreneurial, accomplished, witty, and focused on the "big picture" is how many would describe me. I've been a small business owner since 2007 in an industry that many women fail to succeed in. I owe my success to my entrepreneurial father and my liberal arts education at a women's college. In the world of commercial finance, I found my place in the affordable housing sector. But I also have a soft spot for women's empowerment, and in 2016 I created Women Nation. Specialties: Capital markets expertise Bond market understanding Affordable housing consulting Small business empowerment, especially women in business Financial acumen Commitment to uplifting the underserved through business training Women in the workforce Executive perspective Community board participation Fundraising Competitive motorsports Raising successful children by "adulting" them at an early age


  • Strategic Planning
  • Investments
  • Finance


January 20th, 2022

15 Transitional Strategies to Use When a Key Leader Leaves

Management transitions can be tricky, so it's important to have a plan in place when a senior staff member makes their exit.

January 18th, 2022

10 Ways Leaders Can Effectively Track Department-Specific Goals In 2022

Knowing how to manage and track department goals can help leaders ensure objectives for the wider company are also being met. 

January 6th, 2022

12 Illuminating Questions To Ask Potential Business Partners

Taking the time to carefully vet business partners decreases the chances of something going wrong down the line. 

December 17th, 2021

Nine Steps Any Entrepreneur Can Take to Build Their Personal Reputation

Establishing a personal reputation can give business leaders a wider reach and influence in their industry.


Branig Capital Markets

Branig Capital Markets is a service company devoted to helping multifamily lenders price their loans effectively. Most of our clients are insuring their loans via HUD or RHS insurance, and the securities they deliver are GNMA securities. Branig keeps tabs on the Wall Street buyers' appetites for these bonds and helps the lenders navigate the interest rate marketplace. The end result is the management of borrower expectations so deals are rate locked and close in a streamlined process.


  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Lending
  • Interest Rate Policy