Abraham Bergman is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Eastern Union Funding. The company, which he invested his career in despite a break-out year with another firm, started with four people working out of a rented Brooklyn office belonging to a friend’s father. Eastern Union now has over 100 real estate professionals, churning out quality business at a rate which outpaces the rest of the industry.
Under Mr. Bergman’s leadership, Eastern has become a $3 billion annual operation. It has also been named one of New York’s Top 50 fastest growing companies by Crain’s New York. and listed by Inc. 5000 as the number one fastest growing commercial real estate firm in the United States.
Driving this forward is the management structure among Eastern Union’s principals, and Mr. Bergman is on the front lines with his clients, brokers and employees. Maintaining a strong presence, he stays involved in some of the more intricate loans in the company’s pipeline. A relationship builder by nature, Mr. Bergman has been instrumental in creating a network of over 85 lenders. He has done so by forming partnerships, understanding personalities, and executing quality deals based on a sophisticated and innate appreciation of individual lenders’ appetites.
Prior to co-founding Eastern Union Funding with Ira Zlotowitz in 2001, Mr. Bergman spent his first year in the industry building out new divisions at Meridian Capital. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Touro College and a master’s degree in General Business Administration from Baruch College. Entrenched in various philanthropic organizations, on a national level and locally in the Brooklyn neighborhood where he resides, Mr. Bergman’s family is also deeply involved in a charitable organization that assists families with various medical needs.