Formed in 2009, the American Association of Private Lenders (AAPL) (www.aaplonline.com) is a national organization based in Kansas City, Missouri. It represents the private real estate and peer to peer lending industry. Membership includes private money lenders, hard money lenders, mortgage fund managers, brokers, and service providers from around the United State. AAPL's principles - excellence, ethics, and education - are the cornerstone for success in the industry. AAPL members are leaders in the real estate finance industry and embody the character, dedication, and experience critical for success.