…Is fueled by the passion to take a challenging situation, visualize an outcome and actualize a result!
Thomas Kaim, MBA – CPA Candidate
Thomas is responsible for strategic growth of commercial real estate and small business lending activities in the New York market. He also partners with referral sources to originate deals for the firm’s loan syndication and placement programs. Thomas has 16 years of experience in finance and real estate, starting his career as an equity trader for Deutsche Bank transitioning to real estate finance at JPMorgan.
Lia Vydria, CFA3 Candidate
Lia leads the firm’s efforts to serve Southern California based real estate owners with their financing requirements, including bridge lending, cash infusion, and loan restructuring. She partners with clients to provide the firm’s full capacities as their needs evolve. Lia brings more than 10 years of finance expertise as a research analyst formerly at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, TD Bank, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse. Lia is a registered California real estate sales representative.
Carlos Agudelo, MBA
Carlos is responsible for independently assessing risks arising from the origination and distribution of real estate loans. He engages in extensive due diligence during the review process to challenge deal recommendations and ensure transactions are consistent with the firm’s risk appetite and regulatory expectations. Carlos possesses degrees in Civil Engineering & Architecture alongside a Master’s in Real Estate Finance and brings more than 8 years of experience to the team.
Jonathan Sirota, JD
Jonathan provides legal counsel to the firm in contract negotiations and other corporate concerns while playing an essential role in advising the firm on adherence to regulatory obligations related to risk matters. He has more than 18 years of legal practice and expertise as former general counsel at the Hearst Corporation and SmartMoney.com. Jonathan is a guest lecturer at New York University.
Mario oversees all aspects of the business and drives the company’s financial strategy and planning while providing strategic leadership and accountability for the management of the firm’s resources. He brings more than 17 years of experience and has consulted on more than $1.8 billion in commercial and residential real estate deals including more than $500 million in direct loans previously as a banker at JP Morgan and TD Bank. Mario served with honors as a tower supervisor onboard a US NAVY carrier on deployments to Southeast Asia and the Persian Gulf.