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Arion Fund

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Get to know us

Founded in 2016, we are a boutique, commercial mortgage-backed lending company, providing services for secure, high yield loans to single family, small multi-family and mixed use assets in the tri-state area.

Our approach is to produce a large volume of smaller to mid-sized loans, capturing a niche often overlooked by traditional lenders, alongside gaining a larger borrower base and collateral footprint.


Meet our team

Yoni Tal

Chairman of the Fund yoni@arionfund.com

Mr. Tal is the chairman of the fund, serving as Director. Prior to this, Mr. Tal served as the Chief Investment Officer of Menora Mivtachim group, managing over $55 billion. Mr. Tal holds a BA in Business Administration and MA in Economics from Bar Ilan University.

Ariel Lerner

Founder and President
Israel
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The driving force behind the fund, Mr.Lerner is an entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in global strategy and business development. Mr. Lerner holds a BA in Business from The University of Manchester.

Yiftach Berman

Yiftach Berman

Managing Partner
Israel
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Mr. Berman brings with him 15 years of expertise in regulation, financing and economics. Mr. Berman holds a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Bar Ilan University, and an MA in Public Policy from the Hebrew University.

Amit Stern

Managing Partner 
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Mr. Stern brings 15 years of experience in residential development, owning and managing single/multifamily

portfolios. Prior, Mr. Stern managed an RE fund in E. Europe with over $150M under management. Mr. Stern, holds a BA in Biology from Yeshiva University and a Law Degree from Sha’arei Mishpat Law School and is a Member of the Israeli Bar. Serves on the board of the Van Courtland Park Alliance.

Akiva Shepard

Akiva Shepard

Legal Council
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Mr. Shepard has extensive experience in real estate law and works closely with the Arion Fund team to create, support and provide professional legal standards to all transactions. Mr. Shepard is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School.

Avi Alpert

Avi Alpert

Head of Underwriting
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Mr. Alpert joined Arion in 2018. He has trained extensively in financial modeling and risk analysis. He currently leads Arion’s underwriting team. Mr. Alpert holds a BA in Finance from Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business.