March 21 - April 3, 2017

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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Jerry Swartz 2015


  • Title: Co-Founder / Founder & Partner
  • Company: CityFunders & HKS Capital Partners
  • Location: Chelsea, N.Y.C.
  • Birthplace: Providence, R.I.

Education: Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Boston University
First job outside of real estate: Manager at A&S department store
First job in real estate or allied field: Loan originator at Sonnenblick Goldman
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am a Co-founder at the real estate crowdfunding platform CityFunders, where I originate transactions. I also run HKS Capital Partners, a commercial mortgage brokerage.
How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Relax with a fine Cabernet.
Favorite book or author: “The Liar’s Ball” by Vicky Ward
Favorite movie: “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Forever for Tonight, Neville Brothers”
One word to describe your work environment: Frenetic
Rules to live by in business: Never lie.
If you could invite one person to dinner who would it be and where would you go? Sam Zell to my favorite Greek restaurant, Periyali
What is your DREAM job? Landscaper