Jeff Levin, founder and president of Specialty Lending Group, has been an AAPL member for nine years. He’s not only an active member who lives each day to its fullest; he is a recognized authority, lecturer and panelist. He is a member of AAPL’s Education Advisory Committee, regular contributor to Private Lender magazine and has recently expanded his writing skills and released his first book!
Learn more about Jeff:
What AAPL benefit do you MOST value?
The conferences and member directory. I have attended nearly all the conferences and have developed many meaningful business relationships and friendships.
Why did you become a member?
I became a member of the AAPL to build meaningful relationships, network, and learn from private lending professionals.
What is your favorite AAPL memory?
My favorite conference memory was the 2017 Annual Conference and seeing a fellow member that I had not seen in our years and the bond remember seeing a fellow member I had not seen in over five years.
Why did you decide to enter the private lending profession?
I decided to enter the private lending space in 1991. It was an easy decision for me to make. At the time, I had just graduated college and had a friend who was earning $60,000 per year and driving a brand-new Audi. He asked me if I wanted an interview with his boss; I have been a lender ever since.
What are some accomplishments you are particularly proud of?
I’m pleased to announce the release of my inaugural book, “The Insider’s Guide to Private Lending.” Drawing upon my three decades of real estate experience, the book outlines anecdotes and advice on becoming a private lender and how to invest in real estate without lifting a hammer.
What is your favorite book, and why?
My latest favorite business book is a book written by Stephen Baars titled WIN. What I like about the book is how simple the authors message is – change your thinking and you will change your destiny.
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