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Meet the Harper Capital team

 

NATHAN SCHUSS

nathans@harpercap.com | 347.916.9758

Nathan Schuss is Chief Executive Officer of Harper Capital Partners, LLC. Believe it or not, Nathan began his career in the trash industry. He worked for a waste consulting firm, based in Florida, reducing costs for property owners. Nathan parlayed his success in sales into a job as Vice President at Greystone and Co., where he successfully originated HUD, agency, and bridge loans for nearly a decade. Nathan’s primary focus at Greystone was utilizing HUD products to help his clients purchase, build, and refinance their properties with long-term debt solutions offered through the program. Nathan attributes his achievements to the prime feature of the HUD-insured loan: the ability to get a loan on a property and never have to worry about financing again is extremely attractive, especially in a volatile interest rate market. Nathan’s experience in the field led to the formation of Harper Capital Partners. At Harper, Nathan leads the production team and works directly with developers and owners to help them achieve their long-term plans. In addition, Nathan sets the direction of overall operations for the firm.

Nathan graduated from Sy Syms School of Business with a BS degree in General Business. 


STEVEN JUSKOWICZ

stevenj@harpercap.com | 347.916.9757

Steven Juskowicz is Chief Operating Officer of Harper Capital Partners, LLC. Steven started his career in commercial real estate finance at one of the largest HUD lenders in the country, where he served as a senior underwriter focusing exclusively on HUD’s multifamily programs. During that time, Steven worked on more than 100 projects, with loan amounts totaling more than $3 billion. Such projects included purchases, refinancing, new construction, substantial rehabilitation, and supplemental loans.

Steven manages operations and corporate functions at Harper.

Steven completed the Mortgage Bankers Association's rigorous FHA Multifamily Underwriter Training Program and now serves as an instructor in the program. He received a JD degree from New York University School of Law and a BA degree from Brooklyn College.

 

ROBERT SHEDDY

roberts@harpercap.com | 347.916.9750

Robert Sheddy is Chief Underwriter of Harper Capital Partners, LLC. Bob was most recently the Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriter of Multifamily & Healthcare Finance, LLC. Before holding that position, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriter of Oppenheimer Multifamily Housing & Healthcare Finance, Inc.

Bob began working with HUD lending programs in 1988. He founded Heartland Capital Corporation in 1990 and later joined Keycorp Real Estate Capital Markets, Inc. Bob has specialized in multifamily and healthcare loans for more than 30 years.

Bob received an MBA from the University of Utah and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas. He has served as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well.


DEAN WANTLAND

deanw@harpercap.com | 347.916.9750

Dean Wantland is Senior Vice President of Harper Capital Partners, LLC. Dean is responsible for all regulatory compliance issues under HUD and Ginnie Mae. He is also responsible for all loan closing activities and loan servicing operations for Harper. Dean has over 30 years’ experience with agency multifamily and healthcare loan programs.

While Dean has significant expertise in the area of compliance and quality control, his experience covers the full range of HUD business functions including origination, underwriting, closing, and secondary marketing activities, as well as construction loan administration and permanent loan servicing.

Dean received his B.S., Business Administration from Creighton University and has completed a portion of the curriculum towards a JD degree from St. Louis University’s School of Law. He actively participates in various industry groups and maintains an ongoing and open dialogue with HUD and Ginnie Mae officials.

 

JASON LANGER

jasonl@harpercap.com | 347.916.9759

Jason Langer is a Vice President at Harper Capital Partners, LLC. Jason started his career in corporate finance at the American Express Company, where he served on the Corporate Planning team. In that role, Jason analyzed and reported financial results across each of the various businesses within the company. He was later promoted to join the Global Commercial Services division at American Express to evaluate investment returns and efficiencies with a focus on the domestic sales organization.

At Harper, Jason is responsible for working with developers and existing property owners on evaluating their portfolios, with an emphasis on debt solutions.

Jason graduated from the Smith School of Business, at the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in finance.

 

ADAM LIVI

adaml@harpercap.com | 347.269.4002

Adam Livi is an analyst at Harper Capital Partners, LLC. Adam interned at Harper Capital while working on his degree, streamlining business operations and assisting in loan underwriting. He has since completed his degree and is now part of the Harper Capital team full time.

Adam works in Harper’s underwriting department analyzing financial statements, reviewing and evaluating third-party reports, and assisting in the preparation of loan applications in accordance with HUD requirements.

Adam graduated as salutatorian from the Sy Syms School of Business with a degree in finance.


SETH SCHLUSSEL

seths@harpercap.com | 347.735.5094

Seth Schlussel is a Vice President at Harper Capital Partners, LLC. Seth started his career at Bloomberg LP, where he was a financial  analyst in the fixed-income space specializing in mortgaged-backed securities (MBS). During that time, Seth advised clients on fundamental market data and go-to-market strategies.

Seth currently works with multifamily developers and owners in crafting financing strategies to enable growth.

Seth graduated from New York University with a degree in Political Science.