Sunderland Corp., a little-known Las Vegas real estate lender, is trying to become a national player in commercial and residential mortgages.

"We want to be a Heller Financial or a Finova," said Michael V. Shustek, chairman and chief executive officer. "We want to do over $1 billion a year in loans." Last week the company - which plans to rename itself Vestin Group - announced a couple of steps toward that goal.

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