President and CEO Jeffrey Wolfer has been a driving force in the private lending industry for more than two decades. Jeffrey grew one of the leading players in the business from $40 million in annual closed loans to more than $500 million in 2007, fueled in part by a $300 million credit facility from Fortis Bank. In addition, Jeffrey negotiated and executed a joint venture with a publicly traded hedge fund. Jeffrey’s multi-year strategic plan helped facilitate those enormous gains and rapid national expansion, resulting in over 400 loan closings totaling more than $2 billion.
Jeffrey is heavily involved in numerous philanthropic causes. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Hoop-A-Paluza, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting children’s causes. The causes he has contributed to over the last few years include the victims of Hurricane Katrina and The Nurturing Place at the York Street Project in Jersey City, a nationally accredited early childhood development center for homeless and economically disadvantaged children.
A winner of NJBIZ magazine’s prestigious Forty Under 40 award, Jeffrey was honored the following year with the Forty Over 40 award by Midwest Real Estate magazine. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania and now makes his home in New Jersey with his wife and three children.