Rafi is a commercial real estate finance veteran with over 12 years of experience in corporate real estate structured finance, loan origination, and equity investments. In addition to Midloch, Rafi also serves as the CEO of PACE Loan Group (PLG), a direct PACE loan originator. He spent his early career on Wall Street where he was a managing director at Ladder Capital (a publicly traded REIT) and specialized in CMBS origination, balance sheet and mezzanine loans as well as equity investments. After beginning his career at Credit Suisse in its large loan commercial real estate group, Rafi also worked at Gramercy Capital conducting asset management and loan workouts. To date, Rafi has originated and closed over $2.5 billion of commercial real estate loans throughout the country. He holds a BS from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.