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Max B. Mellman

Managing Director

mmellman@mbpartners.com
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Max B. Mellman is founder and Managing Director at Max Benjamin Partners. Recognized as one of the top up-and-coming commercial mortgage brokers in the nation, Max has coordinated & been involved in over $1.3 billion in debt and equity financing across a variety of property types, including office buildings, retail shopping centers, ground-up construction, multifamily and industrial properties. His transactional experience, capital markets expertise, and exceptional work ethic made him one of the top producers in Southern California.

 

Prior to founding Max Benjamin Partners, Max was a top producing mortgage banker with a boutique firm in Beverly Hills, CA. Max has also held the position of Associate at the Souferian Group. Located in Beverly Hills.

 

Max prides himself on his unparalleled work ethic, competitive spirit and willingness to go the extra mile for his clients. As an active member of his community, he provides for several charities in the Los Angeles area. In his spare time, Max enjoys: skiing, traveling, and spending quality time with his family.

 

Max majored in Planning, Policy and Development at the University of Southern California with an emphasis in Real Estate finance.

Jason Moyal

Jason is an Vice President at Max Benjamin Partners where he is responsible for client & partner management as well as origination. Before arriving at MBP, Jason spent time at an accelerator, consulting, implementing, and executing go to market strategies for foreign companies looking to enter the US market.

 

Prior to that experience, Jason was a top performing Private Banker in wealth management and lending working with High Net Worth Individuals and businesses and received numerous performance awards. A native Angelino, Jason was educated at San Diego State University in International Business, Finance, French, and Political Science as well as ESSEC Business School in France.

 

Integrity is of utmost importance to Jason as he takes complete ownership in all tasks undertaken and is always looking to do the right thing for his clients. During his free time, Jason is an avid beach volleyball player, traveler, and family man.

Jason Moyal

Jason is an Vice President at Max Benjamin Partners where he is responsible for client & partner management as well as origination. Before arriving at MBP, Jason spent time at an accelerator, consulting, implementing, and executing go to market strategies for foreign companies looking to enter the US market.

 

Prior to that experience, Jason was a top performing Private Banker in wealth management and lending working with High Net Worth Individuals and businesses and received numerous performance awards. A native Angelino, Jason was educated at San Diego State University in International Business, Finance, French, and Political Science as well as ESSEC Business School in France.

 

Integrity is of utmost importance to Jason as he takes complete ownership in all tasks undertaken and is always looking to do the right thing for his clients. During his free time, Jason is an avid beach volleyball player, traveler, and family man.

Christian P. Bloom

Christian P. Bloom is an Associate at Max Benjamin Partners where he is responsible for, originating, underwriting, client management, and capital partner relationship management. 

 

Christian has extensive experience across all asset classes and the entire range of the capital stack, ranging from perm financing to joint venture as well as tax credit LP equity. He has been involved in the originating, underwriting, and closing of hundreds of deals throughout his career. 

 

Prior to joining MBP, Christian was a Financial Analyst at a global LIHTC syndicator where he was responsible for the management of Multi-Investor and Proprietary Funds with value in excess of $500 million. Christian was also responsible for maintaining relationships with the high-profile investors in each of his funds. 

 

Christian received his B.S. degree in Real Estate Finance from NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. During his free time, Christian enjoys skiing and scuba diving. 

Christian P. Bloom

Christian P. Bloom is an Associate at Max Benjamin Partners where he is responsible for, originating, underwriting, client management, and capital partner relationship management. 

 

Christian has extensive experience across all asset classes and the entire range of the capital stack, ranging from perm financing to joint venture as well as tax credit LP equity. He has been involved in the originating, underwriting, and closing of hundreds of deals throughout his career. 

 

Prior to joining MBP, Christian was a Financial Analyst at a global LIHTC syndicator where he was responsible for the management of Multi-Investor and Proprietary Funds with value in excess of $500 million. Christian was also responsible for maintaining relationships with the high-profile investors in each of his funds. 

 

Christian received his B.S. degree in Real Estate Finance from NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. During his free time, Christian enjoys skiing and scuba diving. 

Zachary Ziv

Zak Ziv is an Associate at Max Benjamin Partners where he is responsible for originating, underwriting, client management and capital partner relationship management. During his short tenure at MBP, Zak has quickly built client strong relationships and played a crucial role in the origination of more than $100M of debt and equity in multiple asset classes across the nation.

 

Zak has a highly diverse background with experience in numerous fields. Whether it be his time spent training dolphins for the Navy or the creation of multiple successful entrepreneurial businesses, Zak has always positioned himself at the top of the heap in any endeavor he steps into.

 

Prior to his arrival at MBP, Zak worked at the prestigious La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. There he developed staff, member, and guest relationships as the Wine Buyer and Food and Beverage Manager of Club Dining Services. During his time at the LJBTC, Zak headed up the implementation of numerous financial systems, construction projects, and training protocols that increased year-over-year profits by more than 20% annually.

 

A native of Southern California, Zak was educated at San Diego State University in Sustainability, International Business, Finance, and Spanish. In his free time, Zak enjoys viticulture, surfing, camping and spending time with his family and friends.

Zachary Ziv

Zak Ziv is an Associate at Max Benjamin Partners where he is responsible for originating, underwriting, client management and capital partner relationship management. During his short tenure at MBP, Zak has quickly built client strong relationships and played a crucial role in the origination of more than $100M of debt and equity in multiple asset classes across the nation.

 

Zak has a highly diverse background with experience in numerous fields. Whether it be his time spent training dolphins for the Navy or the creation of multiple successful entrepreneurial businesses, Zak has always positioned himself at the top of the heap in any endeavor he steps into.

 

Prior to his arrival at MBP, Zak worked at the prestigious La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. There he developed staff, member, and guest relationships as the Wine Buyer and Food and Beverage Manager of Club Dining Services. During his time at the LJBTC, Zak headed up the implementation of numerous financial systems, construction projects, and training protocols that increased year-over-year profits by more than 20% annually.

 

A native of Southern California, Zak was educated at San Diego State University in Sustainability, International Business, Finance, and Spanish. In his free time, Zak enjoys viticulture, surfing, camping and spending time with his family and friends.

Alec N. Ziff

Alec N. Ziff is an Associate at Max Benjamin Partners where he is responsible for, originating, underwriting, client management, and capital partner relationship management.

 

Alec has experience structuring a variety of transactions involving permanent financing, construction financing, bridge and mezzanine loans and equity capital for the spectrum of property types. Throughout his career, Alec has been involved in the origination and underwriting of over $500,000,000 worth of debt and equity transactions.

 

Prior to joining MBP, Alec was an Associate at Disruptive Technology Advisers, a boutique investment bank that focuses on late-stage private technology companies.

 

Prior to working at DTA, Alec spent time as a software developer creating automation tools for a technology startup in the automotive collision repair industry. Alec started a luxury travel and concierge company during this time as well.

 

Alec majored in Economics and minored in Mathematics from California Lutheran University.

Alec N. Ziff

Alec N. Ziff is an Associate at Max Benjamin Partners where he is responsible for, originating, underwriting, client management, and capital partner relationship management.

 

Alec has experience structuring a variety of transactions involving permanent financing, construction financing, bridge and mezzanine loans and equity capital for the spectrum of property types. Throughout his career, Alec has been involved in the origination and underwriting of over $500,000,000 worth of debt and equity transactions.

 

Prior to joining MBP, Alec was an Associate at Disruptive Technology Advisers, a boutique investment bank that focuses on late-stage private technology companies.

 

Prior to working at DTA, Alec spent time as a software developer creating automation tools for a technology startup in the automotive collision repair industry. Alec started a luxury travel and concierge company during this time as well.

 

Alec majored in Economics and minored in Mathematics from California Lutheran University.