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Ami Bar-Mashiah, CEO

Mr. Bar-Mashiah provides overall direction for the company, leading business development for expansion of both borrower and investor sectors. Mr. Bar-Mashiah is a respected mortgage banker with over three decades of experience and a keen understanding of the New York region real estate market. Prior to establishing Bayport Funding, Mr. Bar-Mashiah was owner/president of Mortgage Enterprise, Ltd., a New York State Licensed Mortgage Banker. Mortgage Enterprise, which was sold in 2009, originated more than $2.5 billion in residential mortgages. Mr. Bar-Mashiah has served on various mortgage advisory boards, including Citicorp, Chemical Bank and GreenPoint Mortgage.

In addition to his mortgage banking activity, Mr. Bar-Mashiah applied his residential real estate expertise to the management of an investment fund he founded to provide short-term acquisition financing for real estate professionals seeking to renovate properties in the New York metropolitan area.

Mr. Bar-Mashiah received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the City University of New York, Queens College.

Mira Bar-Mashiah, Principal

Mira Bar-Mashiah brings a wealth of experience to Bayport Funding’s executive team. Ms. Bar-Mashiah was a principal of Mortgage Enterprise Ltd., a New York State Licensed Mortgage Banker, where she was responsible for establishing pools of mortgages for sale in the secondary market to mortgage conduits and investment firms, negotiating the terms of each transaction and supervising deliveries. In addition, Ms. Bar-Mashiah oversaw operations and regulatory compliance and was the firm’s underwriting manager for FHA and conventional mortgages.

Ms. Bar-Mashiah received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the City University of New York, Queens College.

Jane Gol, Principal

Ms. Gol has extensive experience in real estate investment and development across a variety of asset types including residential, commercial and retail. She is instrumental in negotiating and strategically structuring each acquisition, and oversees all new developments. She plays an integral role in the company’s investment decisions and development processes. During the course of each project, Ms. Gol’s expertise enables her to engage and lead a team of professional partners to deliver an outstanding product. With her strong knowledge of the New York real estate market and sharp eye for detail, she also governs design and marketing for CV’s new projects. Her passion for strategic real estate development and growth in New York City is ever present. Ms. Gol is proud to have served as a Commissioner on the New York City Planning Commission under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. She is also a former member of the IDBNY Bank Board of Directors and a proud member of WX, an invitation-only, executive women in real estate group. Ms. Gol is a graduate of Cornell University.

Read “A Conversation with (Bayport Funding Principal) Jane Gol” in The New York Times

Amir Chaluts, Principal

Mr. Chaluts has vast experience in ground-up construction, gut renovation and new development of rental and condominium housing. A true visionary, he recognized the growth potential of investments in New York’s Lower East Side and Murray Hill neighborhoods in the early 1990s and in turn helped reshape and reimagine these ever-evolving, sought after neighborhoods. Mr. Chaluts excels at recognizing and improving underperforming properties in emerging and established neighborhoods, transforming them into properties of maximum value. His role in the company is to expertly identify, acquire and finance new projects. Mr. Chaluts is unparalleled in his ability to structure deal terms and consummate innovative transactions. He currently leads Continental Ventures newest condominium and retail developments in Manhattan, as well as international developments including the expansive Toronto waterfront mixed-use development.

Marcia Kaufman, President

Marcia Kaufman joins Bayport with over three decades of experience in the mortgage banking and real estate industry, with expertise in identifying real estate opportunities, valuation, development, management, and exit strategy for assets. Ms. Kaufman owned her own real estate investment and brokerage firm in addition to serving in senior leadership positions at American Home Mortgage Ventures, Preferred Empire Mortgage Company and Arbor National Mortgage. Most recently she was securing bridge financing for real estate investors for fix and flip opportunities and for the purchase of rental properties for eventual stabilization.

Eitan Shertzer, CFO

Mr. Shertzer brings more than a decade of experience in the real estate industry to his position as Bayport Funding’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Shertzer has perfected his exceptional accounting skills over a long career that included employment as CFO and controller of several successful real estate entities. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Shertzer represented a major partner in a billion-dollar real estate conversion project. Using his extensive background in business and accounting, Mr. Shertzer’s constant goal is to ensure a professional, transparent, and reliable lending process.His experience also includes top-level financial posts at S&H Equities and the Bracha Group of Keller Williams Realty, one of the top real estate brokerage teams in the country.A Certified Public Accountant in Israel, he holds dual degrees in Economics and Accounting from the University of Haifa.

Sharon Nachman, Director of Business Development

Mrs. Nachman brings nearly a decade of management experience to Bayport Funding and has become a crucial part of the Bayport team thanks to her exceptional customer service skills. Mrs. Nachman is often the first contact of Bayport’s new clients, and her clever mind and amiable personality ensure that these clients receive a good first impression.
Prior to working at Bayport, Mrs. Nachman spent six years as the marketing manager for Bosch. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon LeZion, Israel

Amnon Kraus, Managing Director

Mr. Kraus spent 13 years representing the Israeli Ministry of Finance in a wide range of executive positions, including serving as an Economic Consul and the Deputy Chief Fiscal Officer for Israel’s Economic Mission to North America, where he was responsible for raising and managing foreign currency for the State of Israel in international markets. In addition, Mr. Kraus was Chairman of the Board at 800 Second Avenue Condominium, and he participated in the “Ariav Committee,” a Bank of Israel/Ministry of Finance task force for creating a global financial center in Israel.
Mr. Kraus was also a member of the Board of Directors of the “Habima” building (Israel’s national theatre) and a member of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Mr. Kraus received a Bachelor’s Degree and an MBA from Bar Ilan University in Israel.

Max Steinberg, Director - Asset & Loan Portfolio

Mr. Steinberg has been with Bayport Funding for the past six years, and in that time has steadily risen to become a vital member of the Bayport team. With a sharp eye for detail and an innate ability to logically solve problems, Mr. Steinberg is responsible for all of Bayport’s analytic reporting and is essential in ensuring the compliance of Bayport’s entire loan portfolio.
Mr. Steinberg received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Boston University.