Director and Sr. Underwriter
Arish met founders, David Stern and Craig Lombard while the three worked at Blackheath Financial, now Accenture. He brings depth of experience in commercial real estate capital markets that is a powerful complement to his competitive zeal.
As a Director and Senior Underwriter at Townhouse, Arish manages underwriting, due diligence and client relations for our bulge-bracket firms as well as boutique lenders across multiple asset classes. On larger transactions, Arish has built custom models for client-specific needs as part of the full underwriting scope. Not one to be an expert in merely one industry, Arish also specializes in manufactured housing communities. To date, he has underwritten roughly $550 million in loans within this sector.
Prior to coming to Townhouse, Arish was a consultant at Citigroup as part of the portfolio management team re-underwriting and developing asset summary reports for rating agencies and institutional investors. He also consulted at Credit Suisse underwriting life settlements transactions.
Arish earned his Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University’s – College of Arts and Sciences where he triple-majored in economics, history and philosophy. He also earned his Master of Arts in International Affairs from The New School’s – Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.