Bob began his real estate financing career with New York Life Insurance Company structuring large permanent mortgages. Bob later joined Bank Leumi where he was the youngest person in the bank’s history to receive an official title. At the bank he originated and underwrote construction loans involving both ground-up development and major gut renovations.
In 1986, Bob left the lending side to become the Director of Finance for the Scharfman Organization, a real estate investment and commercial real estate finance company with assets in excess of $600 million. During his tenure, he dramatically enhanced and expanded the company’s lending relationships, arranging $450 million in financing for the company. Most recently, he served as President of Mortgage Funding Corporation, a related commercial mortgage brokerage company that he ran for sixteen years.
Since 1989, Bob has been actively involved in numerous real estate development projects and is currently a principal in several investment properties. He holds a B.A. degree in Finance from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.