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Trez Capital Hires Ilir “Eli” Necaj as Vice President for New York Office

July 29, 2021

NEW YORK – July 29, 2021Trez Capital is pleased to announce that Ilir “Eli” Necaj has joined the company as vice president of origination and capital markets as part of the newly formed Real Estate Bridge Financing team. Necaj, based in the firm’s New York City office, will focus on all sectors across the United States including hospitality, multifamily and single-family, industrial, office, retail and self-storage. He brings extensive experience in originating and underwriting various commercial real estate finance investments, structuring and issuing fixed income securitized products, and providing capital markets solutions to institutional investors.

“Eli’s commercial real estate finance experience will be a strategic asset to our team and clients alike,” said Trez Capital’s Head of Bridge Lending and U.S. Capital Markets and Managing Director, Darren Esser. “His capital markets expertise along with his origination and underwriting background will be instrumental to our growth in the bridge loan space and will serve our customers and our company well.”    

Prior to joining Trez Capital, Necaj most recently served as vice president at Centennial Commercial Finance Group, where he was tasked with the origination and underwriting of highly structured commercial real estate debt investments. Prior to Centennial, Necaj worked at Wells Fargo in the commercial real estate capital markets group, where he focused on the origination, structuring, closing, and asset management of the platform’s esoteric asset financing products as well as the structuring, securitization, and issuance of commercial mortgage-backed securities and collateralized loan obligations.

“I am excited to be joining a rapidly growing company like Trez Capital with a solid reputation as demonstrated by its long history of repeat borrowers and consistently strong investment returns,” said Necaj. “I look forward to working alongside our team in New York and across the U.S. to grow our bridge loan business.”

Necaj is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics from Wesleyan University. While at Wesleyan, he won a gold medal at the National Invitational Rowing Championship as a rower on the crew team. He was also a member of the Economics Honor Society.

The New York office is located at 1120 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor, New York, NY, 10036. Necaj can be reached at 646.269.9519 or email at

About Trez Capital

Founded in 1997, Trez Capital is a diversified real estate investment firm and preeminent provider of commercial real estate debt financing solutions in Canada and the United States. Trez Capital offers private and institutional investors strategies to invest in a variety of opportunistic, fully secured, high-yield mortgage investment funds, and provides property developers and owners with quick approvals on flexible short- to mid-term financing.

With offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Dallas, Atlanta, Palm Beach and bridge lending in Los Angeles, Trez Capital has over $3.9 billion in assets under management and has funded over 1,500 transactions totaling more than $12.5 billion since inception. For more information, visit