LendingOne’s mission is to make the overall process of applying and receiving loans for real estate investors quicker and more reliable by focusing on three key factors.
We Only focus on Real Estate Investors loans – It’s all we do
Why LendingOne was created
“We set out to create a lending company that was focused on the customer experience first”
In 2014, Bill Green and Matthew Neisser founded LendingOne in response to their frustrations felt towards the banks’ disinterest in providing funding for investors and the unreliability and overly expensive reality of hard money lenders. With Mr. Green’s skills and experience in creating world-class organizations, coupled with Mr. Neisser’s background in technology and finance, LendingOne was born. As a direct private real estate lender, LendingOne was created to focus on the customer first and foremost, with the overall goal of providing them with a faster and easier way to apply and receive approval for their loans so their real estate investments can grow.
Mr. Green is the Chairman and co-founder of LendingOne. A seasoned businessman with years of experience and accomplishments, Mr. Green spent 25 years growing his company Wilmar Industries into one of the largest distributors of plumbing, hardware, and electrical products in the United States. In 1996, he successfully completed the IPO of Wilmar Industries (NASDAQ: WLMR) and it is now a $1.8 Billion company owned by the HomeDepot. Mr. Green recently published , All In: 101 Real-Life Business Lessons for Emerging Entrepreneurs, a #1 New Release in Leadership Training.
Starting in 2003, Mr. Green founded the first of the many Crestar Group of Companies, focusing on equity investments in private businesses, multi-state tax liens, and the management, foreclosure, and renovation of over 450 sales and rental homes. In addition to his many company achievements, Mr. Green has served on 12 corporate boards and is the Financier and Chairman of The Green Family Charitable Foundation for children’s charities.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Neisser is the CEO and Co-Founder of LendingOne. He has scaled the platform into one of the largest and fastest-growing private lenders in the country and has worked across all facets of the firm. Mr. Neisser has focused his career in real estate and finance. He served as the Principal at a regional commercial real estate firm that handled office, industrial, retail, multi-family and land. Mr. Neisser also gained valuable experience in residential real estate and land development throughout his career. Mr. Neisser brings to LendingOne years of knowledge in technology and finance and has coupled this with his range of experiences in the real estate market from owning, selling, and leasing residential and commercial properties.
Mr. Neisser also is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, Urban Land Institute, Turnaround Management Association, Columbia Real Estate Association, and International Council of Shopping Centers. He graduated with honors from Rutgers University-New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and with honors from Columbia Business School with an MBA.
Jaime Arouh – VP Capital Markets
Mr. Arouh is a University of Florida graduate with a BS in Finance, and he brings over 14 years of experience in trading, management, and origination of mortgage-backed securities and whole loans to LendingOne. He has held senior trading roles at CRT Capital Group, Lehman Brothers, and Societe Generale. In 2013, he joined FirstKey Lending as a head trader of residential loan products and later became the Managing Director.
At LendingOne, Mr. Arouh focuses on the placement of loan originations to institutional investors, financing, and establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships of the firm.
Josh Marcus – Corporate Counsel
Mr. Marcus holds a BBA in Finance and Business Law from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, and a Magna Cum Laude J.D. from University of Miami School of Law. He serves as LendingOne’s Corporate Counsel and has a background in corporate bankruptcy, real estate, and business litigation and transactions from his five years working at Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A.