Meridian Capital Group

SELECT CLOSED TRANSACTIONS

Acquisition
$1,200,000,000
Office
New York City
Fixed Rate
Refinance
$560,000,000
Self Storage Portfolio
43 Assets across 15 States
Floating Rate
Construction & JV Equity
$411,000,000
Condominium
Brooklyn, New York
Floating Rate
Refinance
$350,000,000
Multifamily
New Jersey
Fixed Rate
Acquisition & JV Equity
$188,000,000
Distribution Center
CA & NJ
Floating Rate
Equity Raise
$175,000,000
Multifamily Portfolio
South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia
Refinance
$45,000,000
Multifamily
Tempe, Arizona
Floating Rate
Construction
$35,000,000
Hotel
Wynwood, Florida
Floating Rate

LEADERSHIP

Drew Anderman

Senior Managing Director

Drew Anderman

Senior Managing Director

Mr. Anderman is a 20-year veteran of the commercial real estate finance business with a unique background that combines experience leading a team of real estate finance bankers at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and CIBC World Markets, with in-depth commercial real estate brokerage experience at Meridian Capital Group. This combination of experiences allows Mr. Anderman to view transactions from the perspective of the lending community and his clients, while simultaneously thinking through the optimal structure for any given assignment.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Anderman has been responsible for financing in excess of $40 billion of commercial real estate across the United States in all major real estate asset classes and throughout the capital stack, inclusive of construction, pre-development and land loans. The Anderman Team combines a sophisticated, quantitative and analytical approach with deep client-lender relationships, a strong work ethic and a proven track record of executing and delivering superior results. Mr. Anderman and his team are committed to the successful execution of their transactions regardless of deal size and have managed some of the industry’s most complex assignments, consistently outperforming client expectations.

Based on experience, track record, volume and service, Mr. Anderman has become one of the leading mortgage brokers in the industry. Mr. Anderman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Alan Blank

Director

Alan Blank

Director

Mr. Blank is a Director at Meridian Capital Group where he is responsible for originating, structuring and underwriting commercial real estate transactions on behalf of large owners, investors, and developers nationwide. Since joining Meridian in 2014, Mr. Blank has successfully closed more than $9 billion of commercial real estate loans.

Prior to joining Meridian, Mr. Blank was a Vice President at Walker & Dunlop in their New York City office, which he joined in 2009. While at Walker & Dunlop, he originated nearly $1 billion of multifamily loans through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD. Mr. Blank started his career at Credit Suisse where he worked on the origination and distribution of more than $3 billion of commercial real estate loans.

Mr. Blank received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing from Syracuse University

Benjamin Nevid

Director

Benjamin Nevid

Director

Benjamin Nevid is a Director at Meridian Capital Group where he is responsible for the origination and execution of various structured debt transactions, with a focus on transitional and construction financing. Since joining Meridian in 2014, Mr. Nevid has closed more than $6.5 billion in financing across all asset types, with a focus on transitional bridge financing, construction financing, and structured transactions for hospitality, multifamily, and self-storage assets. Prior to joining Meridian, Mr. Nevid was a Senior Associate at Muss Development focusing on analysis and due diligence related to new developments, acquisitions and asset management of Muss’ existing portfolio. Before Muss, Mr. Nevid was a Vice President and Senior Analyst in Johnson Capital’s Equity Capital Markets and Structured Finance Group, where he focused on executing various debt and equity transactions. Mr. Nevid  also has experience with new and renewal lease execution for portfolios of retail assets at two open air retail owners and developers: Gladstone Development Corporation and DLC Management Corporation. Mr. Nevid received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Towson University and his Master of Science in Real Estate Finance and Investment at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.

David Bollag

Senior Vice President

David Bollag

Senior Vice President

Mr. Bollag joined Meridian in 2011 and currently serves as a Vice President at the company’s New York City headquarters. He is responsible for underwriting and originating commercial real estate transactions on behalf of real estate owners and developers throughout the United States.

Mr. Bollag has over 10 years of commercial real estate experience, having assisted in successfully closing over $14 billion of real estate debt transactions.

Prior to joining Meridian, Mr. Bollag worked at a family-owned real estate investment firm in Brooklyn, NY.

Mr. Bollag received a Bachelor of Arts in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his Master of Business Administration from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.

Eddie Haber

Vice President

Eddie Haber

Vice President

Eddie Haber is an Associate at Meridian Capital Group. In this capacity, Mr. Haber focuses on the origination, underwriting, structuring and closing of fixed and floating-rate commercial mortgages and mezzanine loans throughout the United States, as well as generating new business opportunities. Prior to joining Meridian, Mr. Haber worked at Triangle Capital Group where he was responsible for sourcing and underwriting debt-to-own opportunities for the firm. He held previous internships at Cohen Equities, Westland Real Estate Group, Hidrock Realty and Thor Equities. Mr. Haber received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University Of Pennsylvania.

Elliott Kunstlinger

Vice President

Elliott Kunstlinger

Vice President

Mr. Kunstlinger joined Meridian in 2019 and currently serves as a Vice President in the company’s New York City headquarters. He is responsible for the origination and placement of loans across a broad array of property types, including multifamily, office, hotel, construction, and retail.

Prior to joining Meridian, Mr. Kunstlinger was a Director of Acquisitions and COO at a large family office in New York City, where he managed all aspects of the business. Prior to joining the family office, Mr. Kunstlinger spent five years as Director of Acquisitions at Columbia University.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Kunstlinger has negotiated more than $3 billion in financing covering multifamily, office, retail, and other property types across the United States. Notable financing transactions negotiated by Mr. Kunstlinger include The Mobil Building at 150 East 42nd Street, 180 Water Street, and 200 West 15th Street in New York City, as well as Southfield Towers in Southfield, MI and 111 West Jackson in Chicago, IL.

Mr. Kunstlinger holds a degree in finance from Bar-Ilan University.

Naphtali Marrus

Vice President

Naphtali Marrus

Vice President

Naphtali Marrus is a Vice President at Meridian Capital Group where he is responsible for originating commercial real estate transactions on behalf of large owners, investors, and developers throughout the United States. Since joining Meridian in 2021, Mr. Marrus has successfully closed over $250 million in commercial real estate loans. Mr. Marrus strategically leverages Meridian’s esteemed position in the financing sphere and its extensive network of industry connections to source new client relationships and close deals.

Mr. Marrus has over 15 years of experience in various residential and commercial real estate sales roles. Prior to joining Meridian, Mr. Marrus worked at Keller Williams, a real estate firm specializing in the acquisition and resale of residential real estate. Mr. Marrus is a skilled negotiator and a fierce advocate for his clients, which has led to his successful closing of over $750 million in transactions throughout his career.

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