Jacob “Jake” P. Levin has joined SL Capital as a managing director. SL Capital, based in Miami, Fla., is an exclusive correspondent of Cantor Fitzgerald Commercial Real Estate (CCRE), which specializes in Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS), lending for commercial real estate owners and investors. Levin will be responsible for new business development as well as loan processing.
“Jake is a talented real estate finance professional whose resume speaks for itself,” said Constantine Scurtis, SL Capital co-chairman and CEO. “I anticipate he will provide a lot of value to our company as we continue to mature and grow our platform. I’m extremely pleased to have him on our team.”
Levin brings nearly 15 years of leveraged and real estate finance to the team. Prior to joining SL Capital, he was chief investment analyst and advisor for BC Property Investments, LC in Miami, a private family-owned real estate and natural resources investment firm. He was responsible for sourcing, analyzing, financing, closing and managing real estate and natural resource investments and assets. He was also the CFO of the firm’s largest portfolio company, a massive limestone aggregate facility.
Prior to that, Levin was a vice president of SunTrust Bank’s Commercial Mortgage Finance Group, also in Miami. There, he headed the team that originated, structured and executed various commercial real estate mortgages nationwide for borrowers and brokers based primarily in South Florida. Prior to joining SunTrust, Levin was a senior associate for Bear Stearns in New York. He and his team originated and closed more than $1.8 billion of commercial real estate loans.
Levin began his career in New York as a financial analyst at Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown. While there, he completed approximately two-billion dollars in new transactions while also amending and restructuring several of the bank’s troubled leverage loans. After successfully completing the company’s analyst program, he went to work for one of the bank’s clients, Questor Management Company, an $865 million turnaround and special situation private equity fund founded by Dan Lufkin and Jay Alix. While at Questor, he and his deal team won the prestigious BuyOuts MagazineDeal of the Year Award for their work on the acquisition and restructuring of PinnOak Resources LLC, a portfolio of metallurgical coal mines being sold by U.S. Steel.