Steven Weiss

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Steven Weiss

Managing Director

As Managing Director of Besen's Capital Markets division, Steven's focus is arranging first mortgage and preferred equity financing utilizing correspondent lending relationships and institutional equity partners to complement the firm's investment sales and property management businesses. Steven brings a vast array of institutional relationships to the firm which he established during his long career building equity and debt trading solutions for Fortune 100 financial institutions such as Merrill Lynch, Citi, and Credit Suisse.

As CIO for the Carlton Group, a premier real estate investment banking firm, Steven developed an online crowdfunding and loan trading platform which transacted over $2.0 billion in performing, non/sub performing, and REO sold on behalf of lending institutions. After leaving Carlton, Steven closed over $600 million in difficult to place land acquisition and ground-up construction loans for major institutional clients Bluerock REIT, Savanna, Cohen Equities, Merchants Hospitality, and OKO Development while at the boutique advisory firm RM Capital. Steven subsequently closed over $250 million annually in equity and debt financings as a multifamily and hospitality advisor aside from handling all placement activities for The Carlton Group's chairman Howard Michaels after rejoining the firm in 2016.

Steven has the rare combination of CRE business acumen combined with a deep understanding of commercial real estate finance which is critical to navigating CRE ownership. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Delaware where he obtained a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in financial management.