Meet the team

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Ruben Izgelov

Co-Founder/Managing Partner

With over a decade in the real estate industry – acquiring, flipping, developing and financing over $500 million worth in real estate – Ruben has quickly become a renowned real estate expert, speaker, and guide for many professionals in the industry. The most successful time in Ruben’s career was during the 2009 financial crisis; during this time, he bought, fixed, and sold distressed properties, which showed his determination in both bullish and bearish markets. After using private money financing himself, he quickly saw the innovation desperately needed in the private lending space and decided to spearhead it by co-founding We Lend, LLC (a private lending platform).

Ruben originally, however, started as a hard-working eight-year-old boy distributing flyers on the streets of New York, and to this day still takes that work ethic with him everywhere he goes. He is a graduate of St. Johns University and Touro School of Law, where he earned a BS in legal studies and his JD, finishing cum laude and magna cum laude.

Andrew Schnissel

Director of Operations

As a Director at We Lend LLC, Andrew focuses on raising capital and nurturing investor relations. His wealth of knowledge spans not only the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) financing industry, but also the world of residential real estate financing. Prior to joining We Lend, Andrew worked as a Managing Director at Leviathan Capital where he structured and financed commercial transactions across the nation. During his time at Leviathan, Andrew grew an extensive network of contacts within the CRE space, and spoke at numerous real estate conferences. 

Before Leviathan, he also helped start an asset-based lender in Great Neck, NY, and represented major real estate lenders at a boutique law firm. Originally a psychology graduate from New York’s Stony Brook University, Andrew went on to earn a J.D. in real estate law from Touro Law School. Outside of We Lend, Andrew is passionate about social impact work. When COVID hit NY, he worked with REBNY, NYC Landlords, and the City of New York to find properties to house COVID patients. 

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Moses Suleymanov

Director of Credit Analysis

Moses is the Director of Credit Analysis at We Lend. He has underwritten and funded over $250MM in non-owner occupied residential, multifamily and mixed-use properties nationwide.

Moses began his career as a real estate speculator at an early age following the great recession in the United States. At the time, Moses' primary focus was locating, negotiating and acquiring distressed assets in the Tri-State area of New York. Moses has nearly a decade of experience in the field with an emphasis on the ‘fix and flip’ arena. Although Moses is still at his early stages of his career, he has already acquired, flipped, developed, and sold over $425 million in real estate.

Moses has a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Studies from St. John's University.

Solomon Suleymanov

Director of Originations

Solomon Suleymanov, an experienced real estate advisor, attended Pace University with a double major, and focus, in Legal Studies and Computer Science.

At the age of 21, Solomon entered into the field of real estate with a primary focus on Fix and Flips. As a hard-working, driven, and resolute individual, Solomon applied his legal and tech skillset to the field of real-estate while networking and building ties with other real estate investors, brokers, and mortgage brokers.

As a highly motivated individual who is constantly looking to evolve within the field of real estate, Solomon has acquired, flipped, and developed over $350 million in real estate. He is a diligent individual with great expertise and judgement within the field of real estate, and is constantly looking for alternative ways to apply his deep understanding of technology to the improvement of the real estate world.

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Marios Kostits-Pasialis

Director of Marketing

As the Director of Marketing at We Lend LLC, Marios focuses on managing and growing the brand. This includes planning social media campaigns, podcasts, webinars, private lending conferences and numerous other events. His background spans marketing, branding and data analytics. 

Prior to We Lend, Marios worked at a marketing agency in Manhattan where he managed accounts in a wide range of industries including real estate, e-commerce and banking. 

Marios obtained his Bachelor’s degree from NYU Stern School of Business where he studied marketing and finance. 

As a teen, Marios’ passion was skiing. He went on to become a professional alpine skier for the Greek National Team and to compete in the 2012 World Cup.