Samuel Greenblatt has been involved in various facets of financing real estate for more than 42 years as a lender, broker and sponsor. He began his career at First Pennsylvania Bank in 1972 as a commercial real estate loan officer originating and closing construction and permanent loans on all asset classes of real estate. In 1980, Mr. Greenblatt joined Fidelity Bond & Mortgage, which was at the time the largest independent mortgage banking company in the country with loan volume in excess of $300MM over a 4 year period, as the Director of the Construction Loan Division. In 1983 Mr. Greenblatt founded the Independent Mortgage Company with offices in Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale and Bradenton. Under his leadership, Independent originated more than $500MM in real estate transactions over a 3 year period.
In 1986, Mr. Greenblatt was recruited by Meridian Bancorp to help form Meridian Mortgage Corporation. Mr. Greenblatt ultimately became the Chief Operating Officer with all operations reporting to him. Meridian provided residential, commercial and multifamily loans that totaled approximately annual production of $3 billion. Concurrent to his time at Meridian Mortgage, Mr. Greenblatt was a Principal with Glenville Associates, a real estate development and investment firm. Glenville acquired and developed office, retail and multifamily assets throughout the entire country.
In 1995, Mr. Greenblatt help founded and served as the admistrative partner of Stafford Capital Group, a boutique real estate merchant banking company, and formed Pinnacle Capital Group, a commercial real estate lending platform. RAIT Financial Trust, a NYSE listed Real Estate Investment Trust, agreed to acquire Pinnacle Capital Group in 2000 where Sam served as a Vice President of RAIT and continued on as President and CEO of Pinnacle. Sam’s involvement with RAIT continued to expand until he was named an Executive Vice President and Director of Originations for RAIT’s national platform.
Urban Retail Properties, an owner and manager of enclosed shopping malls throughout the United States, recruited Mr. Greenblatt to be their Chief Investment Officer in 2010, a position he occupied until joining Washington Square Realty Capital in November 2014. At Washington Square, Mr. Greenblatt is involved in developing a national origination platform, establishing capital markets relationships and working in conjunction with the entire Washington Square team on financing assignments.
Mr. Greenblatt graduated from Temple University in 1972 with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a focus on real estate finance and an MBA in economics and finance from Drexel University. He currently resides in Center City Philadelphia.