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Professional Profile: Aryeh Friedman 2006


  • Title: President
  • Company: Park Avenue Funding, LLC
  • Location: 460 Park Avenue, 13th Fl., New York, NY 10022
  • Birthplace: Elizabeth, N.J., 1964

Family: Wife, Susan; daughter, Nevona; son, Nadav
College: Yeshiva University, BA and AA; and NYU, MS
First job outside of real estate: Cemetery worker
First job in real estate or allied field: Appraiser with James Felt Realty
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? We have expanded our range of loan products from $200,000 to $40 million. The next step is to increase our geographic coverage to become more of a national player. We are also seeking to increase staffing in all areas.
Favorite book: “Wise Blood” by Flannery O’Connor
Person you admire most (outside of family): Abram Barkan, MAI who taught me the keys to success (below).
Keys to success: Getting out of the office to personally inspect the real estate and its neighborhood. Retaining third parties who work quickly and on whom I can rely for sound advice. Maintaining a reputation for honesty and fairness.