Pivoting from The Great Recession to Build a Lending Empire with Justin Ehrlich, Founding Partner, Churchill Real Estate

In this episode, you will learn this and more:

  • How Justin started from the ground-up in the commercial real estate business and overcame The Great Recession.
  • How he started Churchill Real Estate in 2013 with a friend and rapidly brought on large institutional partners.
  • How he and his partners leverage their proprietary software, to quickly underwrite deals, and make the right credit decisions to lend at the right values in the residential transitional lending space.

Justin Ehrlich is a founding partner of Churchill Real Estate. Before founding Churchill, he completed over $3B of debt and equity investing and the development of over one million square feet of luxury mixed use projects in Manhattan and California. In addition, Justin has invested capital on behalf of several institutional clients and served as a developer partner for several Taft Hartley pension funds. Before his development career, Justin was a Vice President for Broad Street Advisors on their capital markets team. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Boston University and an M.S. in Real Estate Finance and Investment from New York University.

The Dealmakers’ Edge with A.Y. Strauss highlights the stories, successes, and struggles behind major commercial real estate investors. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at commercial real estate leaders and their unique edge.

Hosted by Aaron Y. Strauss, Managing Partner at A.Y. Strauss

Aaron Y. Strauss is one of the leading legal advisors in the commercial real estate industry, providing insight and guidance for billions worth of transactions during his career. As our firm’s founder and managing partner, he has positioned A.Y. Strauss as one of the region’s most respected law firms for commercial real estate owners, lenders and sponsors, serving the needs of our clients with the utmost in care, integrity and transparency.