Primary Responsibilities: Head of Origination, Credit Committee
Mr. Soares oversees and is responsible for all aspects of company origination efforts. In addition to his Principal role at NHCM, Mr. Soares is President and CEO of LEXDEN CAPITAL responsible for the business pipeline, marketing efforts, overall quality control, work with investors and development of new loan programs. Mr. Soares was educated in London and has over 27 years experience in finance and real estate investment in both the international and domestic arenas. Mr. Soares has been domiciled in the USA since 1984 and since that time has been primarily involved in real estate finance, investment and risk management. Since 1996, he has originated directly, or been responsible for, in excess of $2.1 billion dollars of real estate finance in the form of short-term debt, construction loans, permanent mortgages, mezzanine debt or equity financing. Mr. Soares has successfully performed all aspects of due diligence procedures, underwriting and closings related to commercial real estate transactions and finance. Prior to founding LEXDEN CAPITAL Mr. Soares was President of Berkshire Capital Financial for 7 years, where he oversaw debt origination, staffing, loan program modeling, fund raising, investment committees and investor relations. In addition, Mr. Soares was a founding Managing Partner in Berkshire Capital Group which bought and sold in excess of $200 million of commercial real estate between 2003 and 2008. Mr. Soares has sat on the Advisory Committee for Independence Bank NY then Sovereign Bank, NY (a US publicly traded commercial bank) and sits on the Board of Directors for several local and national charities.
Primary Responsibilities: Servicing, Credit Committee
Prior to establishing NHCM, Mr. Shneyder served as a managing member of Maximus Real Estate Fund LLC. There Mr. Shneyder was able to create value in newly acquired assets that ranged from a 50 unit apartment building to a 60,000 sq ft Class A office space to a prominent sale/leaseback transaction of a 150,000 sq ft corporate headquarters. Previously, he was the portfolio manager for the Commercial Real Estate Division of Daimler Chrysler Capital Services (debis). He was directly responsible for 35% of all of Daimler Chrysler’s real estate loan investments in North America and developed an online portfolio review system to provide upper management with the most accurate information on the company’s real estate portfolio.
In addition, Mr. Shneyder increased overall portfolio returns by 20% and established a new loan program to provide middle market acquisition and construction financing for high tech research and development properties. While at Daimler Chrysler, Mr. Shneyder originated and managed a portfolio of bridge loans in excess of $500 Million. Notable transactions included Port of Technology in Philadelphia, a 150,000 Sq. Ft. newly constructed office building for use as a high-tech incubator facility, 540 Madison Avenue, New York, a 275,000 Sq. Ft. office building and the FSF Portfolio, thirteen multi-family apartment properties with 2,680 units in five states. Mr. Shneyder began his career with the North American Operations of KUMAGAI GUMI CO., LTD (KG Land New York Corporation) as an asset manager for a major international real estate development and construction company responsible for then newly built Worldwide Plaza, a 1.6 Million Sq Ft complex in Midtown Manhattan. He has a Masters Degree in Real Estate Finance from Monmouth University.
Primary Responsibilities: Underwriting, Asset Management, Credit Committee
Since 2005 Mr. Kimche has been an operating principal of NHCM, where he has been focused on underwriting, credit committee and asset management duties. Mr. Kimche was directly responsible for dealing with loan defaults, workouts and the foreclosure process dealing with borrowers and NHCM legal counsel and reporting status to NHCM investors.
Mr. Kimche’s background is in property investment, management and development. He continues to actively manage a portfolio of Manhattan office buildings and maintains investments in a variety of asset classes. Since 1992, Mr. Kimche has been involved with transactions involving mid-rise condominium, multifamily, industrial, office and residential single family. Throughout his career he has gained extensive experience in all aspects of property management and ownership which have enhanced his ability to underwrite new loans and manage assets as may become necessary. Mr. Kimche began his career as a financial analyst with Oppenheimer & Co. in its real estate investment banking group. He has a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Tufts University and currently serves as the Chair of the Young Real Estate Division of UJA-Federation of New York.
Christopher J. Whittleton
Primary Responsibilities: Underwriting, Origination
In his capacity, Mr. Whittleton sources, underwrites and funds bridge loans secured by commercial real estate nationwide. Prior to joining NHCM, Mr. Whittleton was a Principal with Sovereign Partners where he was responsible for sourcing and underwriting commercial real estate debt and equity investment opportunities for the firm’s account. While at Sovereign, Mr. Whittleton was responsible for the acquisition of non performing and sub performing loans and the placement of bridge loans totaling $65 million with institutions such as Capital One Bank, Bank of America, Metropolitan Bank and Signature Bank. Prior to joining Sovereign Partners, Mr. Whittleton was an Executive Director with Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick-Goldman (“CWSG”) where he was responsible for soliciting and placing debt and equity capital, structured financings, investment sales and new business development.
While at CWSG, Mr. Whittleton completed transactions totaling over $3.0 billion, including $1.7 billion in senior and subordinate debt and equity financings, $800 million in programmatic joint venture equity financings and $500 million in single tenant net leased investment sales and financings. Prior to CWSG, Mr. Whittleton was a Vice President with The Athena Group, LLC, where he underwrote, acquired and asset managed 1.8 million square feet of office properties and over 3,000 acres of commercial and residential land developments. Prior to joining Athena, Mr. Whittleton was an associate consultant with Kenneth Leventhal & Co. in New York where he was responsible for a variety of due diligence and valuation assignments.