Ira (Yisroel) Zlotowitz is the "founder and president of Eastern Union Funding, a private real estate mortgage brokerage."
Like the ArtScroll business founded by his late father, success is credited to two things: "The first thing is God" and the second is "amazing technology." Zlotowitz's personal goal he described as "to help people help themselves."
His career began at age 21, working for Meridian Capital.
Just as Zlotowitz established a practice that he and his senior managers give out a $2 bill with every business card, so that "This card, they never forget,", even his part-time employees are not allowed to forget to be "available all the time ... day and night," even on vacation, conceding that "the biggest negative to Eastern Union is that people talk about the high turnover." He defends this practice by saying "we do .. training" even if the trainee is someone who in the future will be willing to work with him as an outsider.
Eastern Union Funding
His role in the 2001-founded Eastern Union Funding is to be the "rainmaker" to deals, for which his partner Abraham Bergman is to ensure that their customers are given proper service. The firm's fee-capping moves and competitors' reasons against it were covered by The Wall Street Journal
The company's funding areas include medical facilities.
Yellow pages lists one of its business addresses at the same address as that of the ArtScroll business founded by Ira Zlotowitz's late father.
The Ira Group
In 2019 Zlotowitz launched a second business, named The Ira Group. Unlike those who need funding to invest in real estate, this business is about enabling returns on funds that, through his business, is channeled by real estate investors. Zlotowitz terms this business, which is a form of crowdfunding, a "consumer-to-business" approach.
Zlotowitz was born in 1976. He and his wife Rachel have 3 children.
His hiring philosophy is to look for complementary skills to those already onboard.