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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Daniel Berke 2013


  • Title: Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer, Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Company: NorthEast Community Bank
  • Location: White Plains, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Staten Island, N.Y.

Family: Married. Wife and foster child-daughter, older daughter, older sister
and brother
College: BA-University of Wisconsin at Madison. Other: Diploma RE-New York
University Shack Real Estate Institute, American Society of Appraisers- ASA
First job outside of real estate: Baking pizza hor’deurves for a restaurant-in Spain
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I manage originations
for commercial real estate lending for the mid-atlantic region for NECB, a community
bank. I plan to be active in lending and CRE financing for the foreseeable future.
Hobbies: Photography, running,
Favorite Book: “The Trilogy of the Rings,” “Collected Plays of Shakespeare,” “2666”-
Favorite Movie: “Juliette of the Spirits,” “My Life to Live,” and “Blade Runner”
Keys to success: Listening and listening some more. The more you know about
anything the better your insight into what it is and what can be done with it. Then clarity of
purpose and empathy also go a long way to creating a framework for successful team
building in a financial services environment.
Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Buddha, Benjamin Franklin, Jim
Brown-All American Soccer Champion
If you had to pick another vocation, what would it be? Create affordable housing and
help to provide and support foster child care services for children at risk.