Alex launched his real estate career as a residential broker in Tel Aviv after a three-year stint serving in the Israeli military. After several years of renting and selling properties, Alex discovered a wider world of real estate and found his next opportunity in commercial real estate financing. In 2018, Alex joined Pancho Finance (later rebranded to Kay Finance) as a loan originator, where he continues to provide his clients with debt and equity solutions.
Founded by Yair Tilson, Kay Finance is a boutique commercial real estate advisory firm, unique in its personal touch and attention to detail. Kay Finance is growing at a rapid pace with offices in Tel Aviv and New York and further plans for expansion. “In addition to building incredible relationships with capital partners nationwide, having offices across the globe has given us a much broader reach of capital, enabling us to establish new relationships and offer a wider array of options for any debt or equity opportunity,” says Alex.
Today, Alex serves as the company's vice president of origination, where he oversees day-to-day deal flow and is responsible for maintaining Kay's clientele and lender relations. Consistent with the Kay Finance motto, "our success is in the details," Alex pays close attention to the complexities of each individual deal, constantly discovering alternative financing solutions for his clients.
“I enjoy breaking down every deal that comes through my desk, always trying to be an extra pair of eyes on the deal by finding things that my client has missed, or suggest certain creative financing solutions that my client has never heard or thought of.” Alex is involved in the process from start to finish, sometimes long before a deal is under contract, until the deal closes.
Kay Finance has the bandwidth to help fund deals as low as $500,000 and has recently just secured their 2nd credit facility in the last 12 months, a very creative and complex form of debt, of $550M for an industrial client. Alex has had success in closing deals of all sizes with various asset classes -- most recently a $49M bridge to HUD loan in North Carolina. Alex has originated north of $100M for Kay Finance since joining just 3 years ago.
Vice President of Origination — Kay Finance