Our Team

CHARLES SCHARF, PRINCIPAL

charles@thebatterygroup.com

Tel: 718-705-9301

  • Principal and co-founder of the Battery Group.
  • Over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and long term care industry, and active real estate investor.
  • Co-Founder and Board Member of Cross River Bank, a New Jersey Charted Bank, since 2008 and a member of it’s Lending Committee.

WILLY BEER, PRINCIPAL  

willy@thebatterygroup.com

Tel: 718-705-9302

  • Principal and co-founder of the Battery Group.
  • Over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and long term care industry, and active real estate investor.
  • Leads the Battery Group’s acquisitions of healthcare facilities, real estate and finance companies since inception.

ELI KARMAN, CHIEF LENDING OFFICER 

eli@thebatterygroup.com

Tel: 718-705-9306

  • Decades of Experience in real estate as principal of a real estate agency.
  • Developed a keen understanding of the rental market, key to determining market value in residential properties.

DAVID HAZAN, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

davidh@thebatterygroup.com

Tel: 718-705-9209

  • Spent majority of his career as the Chief Financial Officer of various financial institutions.
  • Experienced in dealing with compliance and regulations and served as the point person when dealing with various regulatory agencies.
  • Proficient in establishing and implementing policies and procedures to enhance the firms reporting and monitoring functions.

MEIR KRENGEL, SENIOR VP OF OPERATIONS

meir@thebatterygroup.com

Tel: 718-705-9206

  • Extensive experience in real estate finance, focusing primarily on bridge lending.
  • Structured deals at levels of the capital structure with varying size, location, and property types.
  • Experienced in all facets of the bridge lending business, including, origination, due diligence, funding, servicing, HR, and operations.

ELY TENDLER, SPECIAL COUNSEL

etendler@thebatterygroup.com

  • Many years’ experience in private practice and corporate legal and operations experience.
  • Previously General Counsel and Executive Vice President of IDT Telecom and Chief Legal Officer of parent IDT corporation.
  • Eight years with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, specializing in complex M&A and securities transactions.
  • Over $50 billion in M&A, corporate finance, and securities transactions.
  • BA in Economics from Yeshiva University and JD from Yale Law School.

JOEL GOLDBERGER

joel@thebatterygroup.com

Tel: 718-705-9203

ELI KARMAN

eli@thebatterygroup.com

Tel: 718-705-9306

PINNY KOFMAN

pinny@thebatterygroup.com

Tel: 718-705-9309

MEIR KRENGEL

meir@thebatterygroup.com

Tel: 718-705-9206

MICHAEL MIRSKY

michael@thebatterygroup.com

Tel: 410-231-7750

CHERYL JAEGER, LOAN SERVICING

cheryl@thebatterygroup.com

Tel: 718-705-9307

JONATHAN MAY, SENIOR UNDERWRITER

yoni@thebatterygroup.com

Tel: 718-705-9308

NAFTALI PLAWES-UNDERWRITER

nplawes@thebatterygroup.com

Tel:- 718-705-9300 EXT 324

YONA BRAUN-UNDERWRITER

ybraun@thebatterygroup.com

Tel: 718-705-9300 EXT 322