New Gen: What You Don’t Know About One of the Nation’s Top Lenders

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Photo: With wife Marissa and sons Jack and Leo.

Title: President/managing partner, Maxim Capital Group.

Company: Launched in 2010 to take advantage of distressed opportunities after career in short-term bridge lending. NY-based investment and lending firm now has national footprint and does 30 to 40 deals per year. Types of deals: Short-term bridge lender. Look at the asset and the sponsor’s history and financial stake in the deal. 

Most recent deal: $3M first mortgage on a $40M development in Manhattan. Borrower had ballooning loan that needed to be paid off in two weeks.

Memorable deal: Maxim’s first loan—senior $1.5M on 3,500 SF, three-bedroom corporate-owned co-op in Pierre Hotel.

Grew up: Syosset, Long Island. Current home: Woodbury, Long Island.

School: Syracuse (BA finance).

First job: Parking valet all over Long Island.

First real job: Originator at Bridge Lender.

Why real estate career: Followed a fraternity brother.

Family: Married 11 years; two sons (8 and 3).

Favorite restaurant: Chef Vola in Atlantic City.

Vacation spot: Cabo.

Movie: Braveheart.

Band: Pearl Jam.

Bucket list: Safari in Africa.

Guilty pleasure: Starbucks—ice coffee multiple times per day. 

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