Ira Saferstein is co-owner and managing member of Titan Capital ID, LLC, one of the largest private real estate lenders in the New York City metropolitan area. He also serves as President of ID Capital Inc. the parent company of Titan Capital ID, LLC. Mr. Saferstein has more than 30 years of experience in all facets of the mortgage market. Early in his career, he worked in the mortgage-backed securities research department at Merrill Lynch and moved on to trading CMOs for both Morgan Stanley and Kidder Peabody, as well as trading mortgage derivatives at Smith Barney. While at Kidder Peabody, Mr. Saferstein effectively coordinated the firm’s worldwide CMO trading and origination efforts. In this role, he was personally responsible for the origination of over $10 Billion in securities.
In 1988, Mr. Saferstein founded Broadview Funding Corporation, a private lending organization that specialized in the origination of short-term loans secured by real estate assets. Broadview subsequently became Titan Capital in 1995, and since his company’s inception Mr. Saferstein has originated over 800 loans totaling in excess of $1.5 Billion.
Mr. Saferstein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.