About Us

East Chop Capital was founded by Calvin L. Butts, Jr. and Carrington M. Carter in 2018, borne from the idea and necessity of working together—pooling the resources of many, to accomplish much more than individuals can on their own. Lack of access to capital is a top hurdle for businesses and entrepreneurs, especially minority-owned businesses. East Chop Capital is working to eliminate that disparity and is dedicated to providing resources to the businesses that need them, from seed to late-stage companies.

With its first two funds, they are focused on the best-performing niche within commercial and residential real estate: the $112 billion global vacation rental home market.


East Chop is a residential area in the town of Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Calvin and Carrington fell in love with the island due to its natural beauty, rich history, sense of community, and being known as a place where one can enjoy the simpler things in life. Our logo was inspired by the East Chop Lighthouse, which stands prominently on top of Telegraph Hill.

Management Team

Our team is brought together by a unique ability to look beyond the deal, and see value (hard and soft ROI) in ways that most can’t imagine.

  • mt-checkSeasoned entrepreneurs who are full of ambition, passion, and curiosity
  • mt-checkAccess to a vast network
  • mt-checkStrong tolerance for risk and motivated to grow
  • mt-checkProven results across multiple businesses


Getaway Society

Getaway Society vacation rental homes are perfectly located & stylishly designed to help you create an amazingly memorable experience on every single getaway.

Advest Financial

Advest Financial Group is an alternative asset manager that helps families and institutions diversify their portfolios with leading investment strategies that exhibit low correlation to equity and fixed income markets.The Advest Short Duration Real Estate Fund specializes in providing short-term financing to acquire, rehab, construct, and refinance real estate properties.