Theodore Trachtenberg, C.P.A. is a partner and managing director of S & S Funding. He brings an extensive accounting and real estate background to his position as partner and managing director at S & S Funding. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Hofstra University and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (a national honor society for MBAs). Mr. Trachtenberg is also an award recipient from New York University School of Real Estate and has served on the Real Estate Committee of New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has performed independent audits for public, private, and non-profit companies in a variety of industries. He was a tax manager with a national accounting firm and a member of the real estate syndication group prior to establishing his own accounting and tax practice in 1985.
Mr. Trachtenberg actively owns, manages, and develops real estate for his own personal portfolio in the New York Area, which includes residential and mixed use buildings. His projects have included buildings in complete disrepair for which Mr. Trachtenberg has served as his own general contractor, overseeing all aspects of the renovation process. He has pioneered the use of new “green” technologies and has integrated many energy saving systems into his designs.
Rishona Sender is a partner and managing director of S & S Funding, Ms. Sender brings a wealth of managerial skills and real estate experience. She received her Masters of Business (MBA) from Bar Ilan University in 1998. Initially she worked in international and national marketing servicing marketing clients (including multiple fortune 500 companies). Leaving the marketing field, she then served as the Chief Operating Officer for an international internet long distance telephone company. Having family ties in the real estate industry, she became a partner of a real estate portfolio comprising multifamily buildings in the New York Metropolitan area; Ms. Sender has mastered the art of providing and caring for tenants while ensuring continued financial health and expansion. Her experience in property management includes on site supervision, overseeing tenant relations, building operations, and overseeing communications and compliance with regulatory bodies including the Building Department of the City of New York.
Michael Simcha is a partner and managing director and oversees title proceedings within S & S Funding. Mr. Simcha has an Associates degree from Kingsborough Community College. He began his professional career working for a boutique law firm with a specialty in real estate. The principals of the law firm encouraged Michael to transfer to their title insurance company. There, Michael began working in the recording department with the newly implemented city system “ACRIS” prior to becoming head of the recording department. Michael established a new recording company with partners doing high volume recording of large titles while still with the title insurance company. He became manager of the title company prior to establishing his own title insurance company. Mr. Simcha is now CEO of Barristers Title Agency, LLC located in Brooklyn, NY.
Benjamin Ungar is a partner and managing director at S & S Funding. Benjamin has a broad range of experience in the real estate field, including property management, real estate investments, title insurance, and supervision of building operations. Mr. Ungar is SSF’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the day to day business administration as well as investor and borrower relations and for managing the loan portfolio to ensure that funding is being used appropriately. He is also involved in sourcing new investors and managing the regulatory and compliance department for S&S Funding. Mr. Ungar holds a bachelor’s degree from Yeshivas Be’er Yitzchok and a Certificate of Business Administration from Rutgers University.