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Meridian Capital Group

1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10004
(212) 972-3600
Website
sales@meridiancapital.com
MERIDIAN-CAPITAL-GROUP

Meridian Capital Group is a Manhattan-based commercial real estate finance firm founded in 1991 by Ralph Herzka and Aaron Birnbaum.  In 2015, Meridian Capital Group did $35 billion in national business, more than two-thirds of it in the Northeast region. It is the second-largest mortgage broker in the United States. In New York, Meridian specializes in multifamily loans. Its rivals include Ackman-Ziff, Cooper-Horowitz, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, and Singer & Bassuk. Meridian helps real estate investors find sources of financing, ranging from traditional banks to pension funds, hedge funds, insurance firms or wealthy individuals, and is paid a fee for its service.

Meridian Capital Group was ranked no. 7 in The Real Deal’s annual investment sales ranking covering 2016.


12/11/18
...Shaya Sonnenschein and Shaya Ackerman of Meridian Capital Group represented the owner, Marx Development Group. The loan was issued by Mack Real Estate...

12/10/18
...and Jay Gelbtuch brokered the deal, and a Meridian Capital Group team of Ronnie Levine, Isaac Filler and Thomas Wayda negotiated the financing. Iris Holdings...

12/10/18
...withdrew from the program in the early 2000s. Meridian Capital Group...

12/10/18
...left Besen & Associates earlier this year for Meridian Capital Group amid a contentious lawsuit with his former company, and Besen's Matthew Garcia represented Lalezarian...

12/04/18
...square feet of commercial space. Isaac Filler of Meridian Capital Group negotiated the loan. S3 Capital Partners – the joint venture between Spruce Capital Partners principals...

...feet. David Schechtman, an investment sales broker at Meridian Capital Group, said he thought 80 Flatbush “sailed through” the approval process — despite the community board’s...

11/29/18
...Shaya Sonnenschein and Shaya Ackerman of Meridian Capital Group represented the owner, Marx Development Group. The loan was issued by Mack Real Estate...

11/22/18
...firm in 2015. Joseph Sutton did a stint at Meridian Capital Group before joining his father’s firm in 2014. Justin Elghanayan taught English at a NYC...

11/21/18
...Shaya Sonnenschein and Shaya Ackerman of Meridian Capital Group represented the owner, Marx Development Group. The loan was issued by Mack Real Estate...

11/19/18
...and clients from the company before leaving for Meridian Capital Group. Hess, Setton and Birns were “caught red-handed” with the information, as the junior member...

11/16/18
...in turn, subleased the entire space to IBM. Meridian Capital Group arranged the financing for Tahiri's group. The new loan increases a $70 million loan from...

11/14/18
...Shaya Sonnenschein and Shaya Ackerman of Meridian Capital Group represented the owner, Marx Development Group. The loan was issued by Mack Real Estate...

11/12/18
...refinanced with a $22.9 million loan, according to LIBN. Meridian Capital Group arranged the seven-year mortgage. The building, owned by BEB Capital, which was launched a...

11/12/18
...refinanced with a $22.9 million loan, according to LIBN. Meridian Capital Group arranged the seven-year mortgage. The building, owned by BEB Capital, which was launched a...

11/08/18
...United Bank. Cary Pollack and Judah Neuman of Meridian Capital Group brokered the deal, which was first reported by Commercial Observer. The 250,000-square-foot building is...

11/06/18
...the significant additional investment that he’s making.” Meridian Capital Group’s David Schechtman also praised Cuomo’s efforts. “The governor is a real New...

11/02/18
...Shaya Sonnenschein and Shaya Ackerman of Meridian Capital Group represented the owner, Marx Development Group. The loan was issued by Mack Real Estate...

10/30/18
...purchase with a $10 million loan from JPMorgan Chase. Meridian Capital Group...

10/23/18
...Shaya Sonnenschein and Shaya Ackerman of Meridian Capital Group represented the owner, Marx Development Group. The loan was issued by Mack Real Estate...

10/18/18
...late 1980s and recently joined commercial mortgage brokerage Meridian Capital Group as its chief information officer after spending seven years in the same role at...

10/15/18
...down 60 percent from the year before. Competitors like Meridian Capital Group brought over its top agents like David Schechtman, Abie Kassin and Lipa Lieberman in...

10/09/18
...the significant additional investment that he’s making.” Meridian Capital Group’s David Schechtman also praised Cuomo’s efforts. “The governor is a real New...

10/06/18
...Through an LLC, the chairman and CEO of Meridian Capital Group filed plans in September to tear down an existing home at 3420 Bedford Avenue in...

10/02/18
...the significant additional investment that he’s making.” Meridian Capital Group’s David Schechtman also praised Cuomo’s efforts. “The governor is a real New...

...late 1980s and recently joined commercial mortgage brokerage Meridian Capital Group as its chief information officer after spending seven years in the same role at...
Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Associate Broker
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Associate Broker
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Associate Broker
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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Meridian Capital Group, Real Estate Salesperson
1 Battery Park Plaza, 26th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 972-3600
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  • Event Financing
  • Address 864 49th Street
  • Neighborhood Borough Park
  • Borough Brooklyn
  • Price $ 67,500,000
  • Publication Date 12/10/2018
  • Event Date 12/10/2018
  • Party 1 Iris Holdings
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker Ronnie Levine, Isaac Filler, Thomas Wayda
  • Party 2 TPG Real Estate Finance Trust
notes
The owner secured a loan of $67.5 million for the Borough Park portfolio.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 175 West 87th Street
  • Neighborhood Upper West Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 288,420
  • Price $ 220,000,000
  • Publication Date 12/10/2018
  • Event Date 12/07/2018
  • Party 1 Sherwood Guernsey
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker Helen Hwang
  • Party 2 A&E Real Estate
  • Party 2 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 2 Broker Helen Hwang
notes
The buyer bought the Upper West Side portfolio for $220 million.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 8 East 41st Street
  • Neighborhood Grand Central
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 1,800
  • Price per foot $ 175.00
  • Publication Date 12/03/2018
  • Event Date 11/19/2018
  • Party 1 41st Street Levy LLC
  • Party 2 Balade Your Way
  • Party 2 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 2 Broker Kevin Bisconti, Ben Biberaj, James Famularo
notes
The restaurant signed a lease for the Grand Central space at $175 per square foot.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 54 West 125th Street
  • Neighborhood Harlem
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 36,500,000
  • Publication Date 12/03/2018
  • Event Date 11/30/2018
  • Party 1 Jay Group
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker Morris Betesh, Dov Jeremias, Daniel Belecen
  • Party 2 Centennial Bank
notes
The lender issued a loan of $36.5 million for the Harlem property.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 88 University Place
  • Neighborhood Union Square
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 70,642
  • Price $ 77,500,000
  • Publication Date 11/19/2018
  • Event Date 11/15/2018
  • Party 1 Elie Tahiri
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 2 Mack Real Estate Credit Strategies
notes
The owner secured a loan of $77.5 million for the Union Square property.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 106 Fulton Street
  • Neighborhood Financial District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 74,863
  • Price $ 43,000,000
  • Publication Date 11/19/2018
  • Event Date 11/14/2018
  • Party 1 DSA Property Group
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker Avi Weinstock, Josh Rhine
  • Party 2 Signature Bank, Keysite Capital
notes
The owner secured a loan of $43 million for the Financial District property.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 505 Columbus Avenue
  • Neighborhood Upper West Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 5,000
  • Price per foot $ 15.00
  • Publication Date 11/03/2018
  • Event Date 11/01/2018
  • Party 1 Abro Management
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker James Famularo, Ben Biberaj
  • Party 2 Don Pedro's
  • Party 2 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 2 Broker James Famularo, Ben Biberaj
notes
The restaurant inked a 15-year lease for the Upper West Side building which had an asking rent of $200 per square foot.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 400 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Grand Central
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 180,000
  • Price $ 194,500,000
  • Publication Date 11/03/2018
  • Event Date 10/29/2018
  • Party 1 ASB Real Estate Investments
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker Helen Hwang, Karen Wiedenmann, Brian Szczapa, Ernie Nichols, Nicholas Dailey
  • Party 2 Daishin Securities
notes
The buyer purchased the Grand Central property for $194.5 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 58-30 Grand Avenue
  • Neighborhood Maspeth
  • Borough Queens
  • Square feet 151,500
  • Price $ 39,000,000
  • Publication Date 10/22/2018
  • Event Date 10/15/2018
  • Party 1 Nathan Indig
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker David Schechtman, Chris Kim, Abie Kassin, Lipa Lieberman
  • Party 2 Innovo Property Group
  • Party 2 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 2 Broker David Schechtman, Chris Kim, Abie Kassin, Lipa Lieberman
notes
The buyer purchased the Maspeth property for $39 million.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 626 Tenth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Clinton
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 4,000
  • Price per foot $ 150.00
  • Publication Date 10/22/2018
  • Event Date 10/15/2018
  • Party 1 626 Emmut Properties
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker James Famularo
  • Party 2 Sanjay Laforest
  • Party 2 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 2 Broker James Famularo
notes
The Mexican cafe signed a 10-year lease for the Clinton space which had an asking rent of $150 per square foot.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 1 Seventh Avenue
  • Neighborhood Greenwich Village
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 3,000
  • Price per foot $ 150.00
  • Publication Date 10/22/2018
  • Event Date 10/15/2018
  • Party 1 The Greenwich Lane
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker James Famularo
  • Party 2 Greenwich Street Tavern
  • Party 2 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 2 Broker James Famularo
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The bar inked a 15-year lease for the Greenwich Village location which had an asking rent of $150 per square foot.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 58-30 Grand Avenue
  • Neighborhood Maspeth
  • Borough Queens
  • Square feet 151,500
  • Price $ 36,800,000
  • Publication Date 10/22/2018
  • Event Date 10/15/2018
  • Party 1 Innovo Property Group
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker Drew Anderman, Ben Nevid
  • Party 2 Pine River Capital Management
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The lender issued a loan of $39 million for the Maspeth property.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 401 East 60th Street
  • Neighborhood Upper East Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 32,000,000
  • Publication Date 10/08/2018
  • Event Date 10/04/2018
  • Party 1 Gaia Real Estate
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker Ronnie Levine, Thomas Wayda
  • Party 2 First Republic Bank
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The buyer secured an acquisition loan of $32 million for the Upper East Side property.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 144-02 135th Avenue
  • Neighborhood Jamaica
  • Borough Queens
  • Square feet 271,018
  • Price $ 71,000,000
  • Publication Date 10/08/2018
  • Event Date 10/01/2018
  • Party 1 McSam Hotel Group
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker Adam Hakim, James Murad
  • Party 2 Bank OZK
notes
The lender issued a construction loan of $71 million for the Jamaica property.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 808 Prospect Place
  • Neighborhood Crown Heights
  • Borough Brooklyn
  • Price $ 101,700,000
  • Publication Date 10/01/2018
  • Event Date 09/21/2018
  • Party 1 Silvershore Properties
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker Rich Velotta, Abie Kassin
  • Party 2 Delshah Capital
  • Party 2 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 2 Broker Rich Velotta, Abie Kassin
notes
The buyer bought the Crown Heights portfolio for $101.7 million.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 192 Lexington Avenue
  • Neighborhood Kips Bay
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 123,243
  • Price $ 60,000,000
  • Publication Date 10/01/2018
  • Event Date 09/27/2018
  • Party 1 Gorjian Real Estate Group
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 2 Citibank
notes
The lender issued a loan of $60 million for the Kips Bay property.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 808 Prospect Place
  • Neighborhood Crown Heights
  • Borough Brooklyn
  • Price $ 88,000,000
  • Publication Date 10/01/2018
  • Event Date 09/21/2018
  • Party 1 Delshah Capital
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker Simon Rosenfeld, Rael Gervis, Craig Berger
  • Party 2 Signature Bank, CCRE
notes
The lender issued an acquisition loan of $88 million for the Crown Heights portfolio.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 181 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 270,000
  • Price $ 182,000,000
  • Publication Date 09/17/2018
  • Event Date 09/11/2018
  • Party 1 APF Properties
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 2 LoanCore Capital
notes
The buyer secured an acquisition loan of $182 million for the Garment District property.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 337 West 14th Street
  • Neighborhood Chelsea
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 1,500
  • Price per foot $ 100.00
  • Publication Date 08/27/2018
  • Event Date 08/23/2018
  • Party 1 Superior Management
  • Party 1 Entity Superior Management
  • Party 2 Kogane Ramen
  • Party 2 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 2 Broker Eliot Goldschmidt, James Famularo
notes
The tenant inked a 12-year lease for the Chelsea building which had an asking rent of $100 per square foot.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 244 East 52nd Street
  • Neighborhood Midtown East
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 9,429
  • Price $ 11,000,000
  • Publication Date 07/30/2018
  • Event Date 07/24/2018
  • Party 1 Turtle Bay Music School
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker David Schechtman, Lipa Lieberman, Abie Kassin
  • Party 2 Minrav Development
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The buyer acquired the Midtown East property for $11 million.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 143 Montague Street
  • Neighborhood Brooklyn Heights
  • Borough Brooklyn
  • Square feet 2,000
  • Price per foot $ 165.00
  • Publication Date 07/30/2018
  • Event Date 07/24/2018
  • Party 1 Uri Koptiev
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker James Famularo, Eliot Goldschmidt
  • Party 2 Grand Canyon Diner
  • Party 2 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 2 Broker James Famularo, Eliot Goldschmidt
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The diner inked a 15-year lease for the Brooklyn Heights location at $165 per square foot.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 1277 East 14th Street
  • Neighborhood Midwood
  • Borough Brooklyn
  • Square feet 265,000
  • Price $ 115,000,000
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The owner secured a loan of $115 million for the Midwood property.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 23-15 44th Drive
  • Neighborhood Long Island City
  • Borough Queens
  • Price $ 502,000,000
notes
The owner secured a loan of $502 million for the planned Long Island City condo project.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 450 11th Avenue
  • Neighborhood Hudson Yards
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 9,875
  • Price $ 88,000,000
notes
The owner secured a loan of $88 million for the Hudson Yards property.
  • Event Financing
  • Address 27 East 79th Street
  • Neighborhood Upper East Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 5,760
  • Price $ 35,000,000
  • Publication Date 06/04/2018
  • Event Date 05/18/2018
  • Party 1 Adellco
  • Party 1 Brokerage Meridian Capital Group
  • Party 1 Broker Tal Bar-or, Richard Sutton
  • Party 2 Interaudi Bank
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The owner secured a $35 million construction financing loan for the Upper East Side condominium project.
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...are afoot in the midmarket under-$100 million space. Meridian Capital Group — which launched its investment sales division in mid-2015 and poached Eastern Consolidated’s David...

...New York City last year: Eastdil Secured and Meridian Capital Group, an exclusive analysis by The Real Deal found. Eastdil Secured took the top spot...

...new services. In the past year, mortgage brokerage Meridian Capital Group launched an investment sales division, while debt advisory firm Ackman-Ziff Real Estate announced plans...

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01/18/16
...the year netted owners between $1.4 billion and $1.7 billion. Meridian Capital Group’s David Schechtman said several factors, including taxes, often prompt owners to sell valuable...

12/31/15
...a push into new development. We also profiled Meridian Capital Group CEO Ralph Herzka, whose ferocious work ethic has made his firm the dominant mid-market...

...have even considered seven to 10 years ago,” said Meridian Capital Group’s Lipa Lieberman, who was a broker on the $236 million “Kings and Queens” portfolio...

...Ronnie Levine, senior managing director of commercial brokerage Meridian Capital Group. But he said they are more focused in construction lending. “It could be after...