Mr. Brazy has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate, financial services and investment industries. Most recently, Mr. Brazy was Founder and served as CEO of Church Mortgage Acceptance Co., LLC (“CMAC”), one of the leading direct lenders to churches in the country. From 2001 to 2006, he served as CEO of Lakefront Ventures LLC, a private investment firm specializing in commercial and mortgage finance, private equity investments and structured finance advisory services.
During the 1990s, Mr. Brazy founded and led a series of private investment partnerships that raised and provided more than $5 billion of financing to small businesses and commercial real estate owners nationwide. Prior to that time, he was an officer with Eastdil Secured, a diversified real estate investment bank. At Eastdil, he was responsible for advisory assignments and major property debt and equity capital placements on a wide variety of existing and to-be-built properties including office buildings, hotels, shopping centers and industrial projects. Mr. Brazy received a B.S. degree in Economics from the California Institute of Technology, pursued further graduate studies as a fellow at Oxford University, and received an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.