Chief Financial Officer, Family Office
Angela joined Besen Partners in 2004 and has since had various positions within the company over the years including financing, property management, and asset management of the company’s real estate portfolio of over 60 income producing properties. As a broker, Angela has regularly financed and refinanced the company’s portfolio of multifamily, mixed use, and development properties in the New York Tri-State Area over the course of 15 years. She has also served as a NYS Receiver, Referee, and Broker for the company’s Distressed Asset Group (DAAG) for properties in foreclosure.
Angela began her career as a lender working for the mainstays of Commercial Real Estate including Equitable Life, NatWest Bank where she was Credit Trained, and M&T Bank. After her career in lending, she joined the Kushner Company’s NYC Acquisitions group before joining Besen. She also served as an independent consultant for Harold Fetner providing financial analysis for luxury residential development deals in NYC.
As an active member of the New York real estate community, she has been in a number of leadership roles. She served on the Board of the Young Mortgage Bankers Association (YMBA) for over 10 years from 2001-2015 having served as Chairperson and then Governor. She has also been extensively involved with the Young Men and Women’s Real Estate Association (YMWREA) supporting their charitable endeavors.
Angela has a M.S. in Commercial Real Estate Financing & Investments from New York University. Aside from being a Licensed Real Estate Broker for over 20 years, she has also served as an Arbitrator on the Board of Arbitrators for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) since 2001. Since 2010, she has been a NYS Office of Court Administration (OCA) approved Receiver, Referee and Broker for commercial real estate properties in foreclosure. In 2022 she became a NYS Notary Public.
Offering Health & Wellness to the company’s employees, Angela implemented this program whereby she provides individualized yoga classes. Private Yoga Sessions are offered in Vinyasa and Hatha styles which are individually scheduled. Meditation practice is also offered as part of the session. Angela was Certified as a Yoga Instructor by Cyndi Lee at OM Yoga NYC with 200 Teacher Training hours and 50 hours with Dana Flynn at Laughing Lotus NYC. Angela has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching for over 15 years. She has served as the corporate Yoga Instructor for Practical Fitness & Wellness for over 10 years as well as for BODYSMARTS Personal Training. She has been a member of Yoga Alliance since 2003 and continues her yoga education.