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Yaakov Zar

Lev Adds Three Senior Executives Amid Rapid Growth

Commercial real estate financing platform Lev, headquartered in Lower Manhattan, has hired three senior executives. They include Alex Vlasto as VP of marketing, Claire Lovell as VP of product and Priyanka Gupta as head of people. All three bring extensive experience to Lev. 

The three new team leaders will build out vital sectors of the Lev business as the company continues to expand its footprint. Vlasto and Lovell will lead marketing and product, respectively, as Lev rolls out new innovations over the coming months, while Gupta will spearhead internal initiatives at the organization and continue to grow the team. 

“We’re at a critical time for both the technology and commercial real estate industries, as well as a time of rapid growth for Lev, and Alex, Claire and Priyanka have the experience and vision to help us deliver for our clients consistently,” said Yaakov Zar, co-founder and CEO of Lev.

Pictured: Yaakov Zar. 

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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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