About Us

DELIVERING NATIONAL RESOURCES WITH LOCAL KNOWLEDGE


Lever Capital Partners offers commercial real estate investors the resources of a national platform with the personal commitment of a boutique company. Acting as an advisor, Lever Capital Partners can provide both private and institutional investors the capital their project requires. The team’s track record demonstrates a commitment to serving financing requirements in nearly all types of real estate income-producing and developmental projects.

Our Principles


THE LEVER CAPITAL PARTNERS TEAM ADHERES

TO THESE FIVE PRINCIPLES

L
ISTEN TO CLIENTS AND THE MARKETS

The team examines project needs against trends in the debt and
equity markets resulting in a solution that best serves the client.

E
MPLOY ETHICAL BEHAVIOR ABOVE ALL ELSE

Clients can expect total transparency throughout all phases of the
timeline from every member of the transaction team.

V
ALUE RELATIONSHIPS

A national client list and referral network speak to the firm’s
commitment to a business model built on long-term relationships.

E
MBRACE CHANGE USING EDUCATION

The team continuously participates in education initiatives to quickly
adapt to the new norm as credit markets shift.

R
ESPECT THE VALUE OF TEAMWORK

A collaborative team-based project environment allows for each
project to benefit from a diversity of experiences.

Who We Are


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ADAM HOROWITZ

FOUNDER


Adam Horowitz founded Lever Capital Partners in 2009 and built a company with a national platform dedicated to solving complex real estate transactions, not just vanilla debt. Since founding Lever Capital Partners, Mr.Horowitz has personally arranged debt, mezzanine and equity financings for some of the nation’s foremost real estate developers and owners while solidifying the firm’s relationships with key capital sources. Mr. Horowitz engineered the company’s collaborative culture which functions as a magnet for financial talent.

With over 15 years of real estate financing experience, Mr. Horowitz takes point on joint venture equity transactions and spends significant time on the mezzanine debt markets and oversees the firm’s restructuring platform. Before founding Lever Capital Partners, Mr. Horowitz led AFC Realty Capital’s Real Estate Capital Markets Group as the company’s managing director. Mr. Horowitz graduated with a Masters of Science from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida.

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AMNON COHEN

PARTNER


Mr. Cohen brings almost two decades of commercial real estate lending experience to Lever Capital Partners. Mr. Cohen’s diverse resume includes managing loans for a FDIC insured bank, managing a mortgage brokerage company and a commercial real estate brokerage firm, and working as a hard money lender.

Before joining Lever Capital Partners, Mr. Cohen worked as a portfolio workout consultant for a European Hedge Fund with a $50 million nationwide hard money loan portfolio. Mr. Cohen was charged with negotiating extensions, modifications or forbearance agreements with the borrowers or conversely foreclosing or/and exercising applicable lender remedies. Also, Mr. Cohen gained valuable experience in dealing with fractional trust deed holders, preserving their rights and  working out equitable solutions for real complex problems.

Mr. Cohen holds a Masters of Business Administration in finance and investments from Baruch College in New York City, and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Bar Ilan University in Israel. He also served three years in the Israeli Army.

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ADAM VANLERBERGHE

PARTNER


Prior to joining Lever Capital Partners, Mr. Vanlerberghe co-founded and worked as Managing Director of a national private real estate mortgage company. Mr. Vanlerberghe has sourced, structured and originated complex capitalization facilities across a broad range of commercial property types including land development, multifamily, retail, office, hospitality, industrial, and mixed-use.

He also acted as the Director of Asset Management of a real estate owned and special servicing portfolio where he was responsible for the management and disposition of over $100 million in commercial real estate loans and assets.

Mr. Vanlerberghe is a Registered Appraiser Intern in the state of Nevada. He graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Mr. Vanlerberghe is a native of Lansing, Michigan.

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ADAM HOROWITZ

FOUNDER


Adam Horowitz founded Lever Capital Partners in 2009 and built a company with a national platform dedicated to solving complex real estate transactions, not just vanilla debt. Since founding Lever Capital Partners, Mr.Horowitz has personally arranged debt, mezzanine and equity financings for some of the nation’s foremost real estate developers and owners while solidifying the firm’s relationships with key capital sources. Mr. Horowitz engineered the company’s collaborative culture which functions as a magnet for financial talent.

With over 15 years of real estate financing experience, Mr. Horowitz takes point on joint venture equity transactions and spends significant time on the mezzanine debt markets and oversees the firm’s restructuring platform. Before founding Lever Capital Partners, Mr. Horowitz led AFC Realty Capital’s Real Estate Capital Markets Group as the company’s managing director. Mr. Horowitz graduated with a Masters of Science from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Florida.

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AMNON COHEN

PARTNER


Mr. Cohen brings almost two decades of commercial real estate lending experience to Lever Capital Partners. Mr. Cohen’s diverse resume includes managing loans for a FDIC insured bank, managing a mortgage brokerage company and a commercial real estate brokerage firm, and working as a hard money lender.

Before joining Lever Capital Partners, Mr. Cohen worked as a portfolio workout consultant for a European Hedge Fund with a $50 million nationwide hard money loan portfolio. Mr. Cohen was charged with negotiating extensions, modifications or forbearance agreements with the borrowers or conversely foreclosing or/and exercising applicable lender remedies. Also, Mr. Cohen gained valuable experience in dealing with fractional trust deed holders, preserving their rights and  working out equitable solutions for real complex problems.

Mr. Cohen holds a Masters of Business Administration in finance and investments from Baruch College in New York City, and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Bar Ilan University in Israel. He also served three years in the Israeli Army.

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ADAM VANLERBERGHE

PARTNER


Prior to joining Lever Capital Partners, Mr. Vanlerberghe co-founded and worked as Managing Director of a national private real estate mortgage company. Mr. Vanlerberghe has sourced, structured and originated complex capitalization facilities across a broad range of commercial property types including land development, multifamily, retail, office, hospitality, industrial, and mixed-use.

He also acted as the Director of Asset Management of a real estate owned and special servicing portfolio where he was responsible for the management and disposition of over $100 million in commercial real estate loans and assets.

Mr. Vanlerberghe is a Registered Appraiser Intern in the state of Nevada. He graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Mr. Vanlerberghe is a native of Lansing, Michigan.