A better way to get funded
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.
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.
Founder and President
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head of Underwriting
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.