MARK CALLAZZO – CEO, Alpha Funding Solutions
Mark’s success in the Real Estate Industry began in 1990, with his involvement in Real Property Consulting, Valuation and Analysis. As one of New Jersey’s foremost experts on Property Evaluation, Mark Callazzo has over 20 years of experience and heads up RMS Statewide Title and Appraisal Services, one of the largest residential title and appraisal businesses in the state. Mark provides expert testimony as well as consulting services on real estate evaluation.
Mark parlayed his expertise in appraisal business to real estate investment. His experience spans from development and approvals to construction and management. Mark’s ability to understand even the most complex deals and break it down into a simple manner has not only helped his own investment portfolio but the borrowers that Alpha Funding Solutions serves.
Mark founded Alpha Funding Solutions in 2007 to meet the financing needs of Real Estate Investors throughout the tri-state Area. As CEO of Alpha Funding Mark leads the underwriting team and has developed a quick and easy process to get borrowers from application to closing. Mark received his BA in Economics from Kean University and his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Monmouth University. Mark is very active in the service organization Rotary International and was a Chairman of the Board of Shore Community Bank, Jackson Branch.
Alpha Funding Solutions is a private asset-based lender in the Northeast (New Jersey, New York- 5 boroughs, Philadelphia, PA). The company was initially founded in 2007 to meet the needs of real estate investors doing fix and flip projects and has since become an industry leader in this space. We have provided funding to over 350 borrowers in loan sizes varying from $100,000 to $10,000,000. These loans enabled our borrowers to capitalize on opportunities in the real estate market that is not fundable through traditional sources. Over the past few years Alpha has expanded its loan products which include various commercial projects such as ground-up construction, bridge loans, joint ventures, note acquisition, tenant improvements, and debt restructuring across all asset classes. We do funding in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Alpha currently focuses on fix & flip projects, commercial bridge loans, debt restructuring and fix & hold projects.
Michael Strasser – Vice President of Operations, Alpha Funding Solutions
Michael Strasser is the Vice President of Operations for Alpha Funding Solutions and joined our team in August 2013.
Michael has a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers and a Master’s Degree from the New School. He has worked in several fields as a paralegal for real estate and immigration law firms and was an Assistant Producer for a Satellite Radio Program.
Currently, Michael heads the operations and underwriting department for Alpha and coordinates day to day activities. He also oversees our underwriting process.
When asked for a piece of advice on hard money loans, Strasser says, “For hard Money, always find the right deal, not any deal.” Michael enjoys everything to do with technology and in his free time he likes to travel to new places and play video games.
Thank you, Michael, for being such an important part of the Alpha Team!