Your financing team when it matters most

We are obsessed with quality and perpetual  improvement. As we get to know you, our approach will be optimized and tailored toward your transactional objectives.

A team of renowned industry experts.

Being proactive is in our DNA. With Bravo, you never have to worry about the status of your deal and whether is is getting sufficient attention.

Our seasoned team has consistently executed some of the highest-stakes and largest real estate financings throughout the United States. But we know that loan volume is not a proxy for quality. Every financing transaction is your most important transaction, and we act accordingly.

Responsiveness, quality, transparency, consistency, and certainty of execution are our touchstones.

Aaron Krawitz

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Careers & Bravo

Our focus is hiring, retaining and growing exceptional talent. Bravo Capital is at the forefront of real estate financing. We leverage our expertise in an effort to deliver superior results to our clients. Today, Bravo Capital employs one of the nation’s most accomplished teams of FHA/HUD, mezzanine and bridge lenders.

Founder & CEO

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Aaron Krawitz

Aaron leads complex, fast-paced HUD, bridge and mezzanine financings. According to clients he “is reliable, creative and is a true partner for growth. He is just amazing.”

For over 15 years, Aaron Krawitz has overseen a number of the most sophisticated real estate transactions in the nation. Mr. Krawitz is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bravo Capital. He sits on its Management Committee and its Credit Committee. Mr. Krawitz was formerly the President at Dwight Capital and previously held various positions at Gibson Dunn and Skadden Arps. Mr. Krawitz received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania (with honors), and a JD from Michigan Law School (Michigan Law Review).

FHA Chief Underwriter

Matthew Fisher

Matthew began his career in commercial real estate finance by underwriting acquisition and development loans catering to private equity and large development firms at Wells Fargo. Mr. Fisher eventually narrowed his focus to multifamily and senior residential care financings through the FHA insured MAP and 232 programs by joining Wells Fargo’s FHA platform. During his career in FHA finance, Mr. Fisher has worked at Wells Fargo Bank and Centennial Mortgage, Inc. in the role of Deputy Chief Underwriter. At both firms he was responsible for managing staff, training, underwriting, 232 servicing, and overseeing the 232 underwriting platform. Mr. Fisher has underwritten and closed over $3 billion in commercial real estate financings secured by a variety of different asset classes.

President of Bravo Bridge Fund

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Matthew Rawlsky

Matthew Rawlsky is the President of Bravo Bridge Fund and sits on Bravo Capital’s Management and Credit Committees. Mr. Rawlsky is responsible for all aspects of Bravo’s bridge-to-HUD platform including evaluating, negotiating, financing, and executing new investment opportunities.‍

Mr. Rawlsky was previously in Blackstone’s Real Estate Debt Strategies group where he managed more than $10 billion of debt instruments in all property types and specialized in bridge-to-agency investments. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Rawlsky was a consultant for Deutsche Bank’s Special Situations group and a member of Ernst & Young’s Transaction Real Estate group.‍

Mr. Rawlsky received a BBA from the University of Wisconsin in Real Estate and Finance. He is actively involved in the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association.

Deputy General Counsel

New York

Jason Robinson

Jason Robinson is the Deputy General Counsel of Bravo Capital. Mr. Robinson is responsible for all legal aspects of Bravo Capital.

Mr. Robinson was previously a senior associate in the real estate department at Vinson & Elkins, where his practice primarily focused on debt and equity financings and acquisitions, where he closed deals in excess of $3 billion in all property types. Prior to Vinson & Elkins, Mr. Robinson was an associate in the real estate department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson.

Mr. Robinson received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Fordham University. He lives in the Upper West Side with his wife, son and dog.

Deputy Chief Underwriter

Ryan Patterson

Mr. Patterson is Bravo Capital’s Deputy Chief Underwriter.  Mr. Patterson previously worked at Greystone as a FHA Senior Underwriter. During his time at Greystone, he was responsible for the underwriting and submission of approximately $2 billion of HUD-insured loans. Mr. Patterson specialized in multifamily projects including market rate, income restricted, Section 8, and projects receiving new Low Income Housing Tax Credits.‍

Mr. Patterson received a BS in Business Administration from The College of New Jersey, with a concentration in finance.

Senior Analyst

Kendall Kozikowski

Kendall Kozikowski is Bravo Capital’s Senior Analyst. She is responsible for the initial review of all HUD and bridge-to-HUD transactions. She works with the underwriting team to prepare and execute FHA mortgage insurance applications.‍

Ms. Kozikowski previously worked at Greystone on their FHA underwriting platform. She has extensive experience with both affordable and market rate multifamily refinance and new construction transactions. She received a BS in Management from Boston College with a concentration in finance and business analytics.

Elan Goldberg

Elan Goldberg is an originator at Bravo Capital.  Mr. Goldberg’s prior work at a real estate private equity firm has given him invaluable experience.  Mr. Goldberg received a finance degree from Yeshiva University with high honors.