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Bayport Funding Names New CEO; Co-Founder Takes Chairman Role

Bayport Funding, a direct portfolio lender providing bridge financing for real estate investors, has announced key leadership appointments. CEO and co-founder Ami Bar-Mashiah will now serve as the Great Neck, NY-based firm’s chairman, and president Marcia Kaufman will serve as CEO.   

“I’ve been honored to help Bayport Funding grow its network and portfolio immensely since we started the firm,” said Bar-Mashiah. “In my role as chairman, I look forward to continuing to lead our expansion as we further our mission to make Bayport Funding the go-to capital partner for real estate investors.   

In her new role, Kaufman will drive the company’s business operations and expand the firm’s rapidly growing presence across the Eastern Seaboard in key gateway cities from South Florida to New England. She will lead business development and grow Bayport Funding’s extensive network of borrowers and investors. 


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