A formidable leader in the banking industry, Robert Barthelmess (NMLS #1195738) brings over 25 years of expertise in corporate, banking and commercial real estate finance to BGI Capital (NMLS #1711349). Mr. Barthelmess has served in numerous roles in prestigious banking institutions, such as Vice President of Banco Pichincha in Miami, Vice President of Dresdner Bank in Miami, Chief Lending Officer of BPD Bank in New York City, and most recently as the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Anthem Bank & Trust. Prior to co-founding BGI Capital in 2017, Mr. Barthelmess was Founder and President of Oakland Private Lending, which provided alternative real estate financing solutions to real estate professionals, builders and developers in South Florida. Over his prestigious career, he has been directly responsible for the origination, structuring, and management of more than $800 million in commercial real estate loans.
With extensive experience and a proven record of developing profitable business divisions in domestic and international banking as well as commercial real estate lending, Mr. Barthelmess oversees the lending and institutional relationship components for BGI Capital. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Florida International University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.