Management Team

Over 100 combined years of experience and established relationships with the most competitive lenders in the nation allows Cent Banc to offer products and options others can’t. Our professionals and management team are leaders in the industry with extensive education, certifications, and professional affiliations, allowing us to provide world-class knowledge and service on every single transaction.

  • Robert Margolis
    Robert Margolis President & CEO

    Robert Margolis, President and CEO, has over 27 years of Real Estate Finance experience and is known as one of the highest Commercial and Residential loan producers in the United States. Through his association with Financial Advisors, Business Managers, Attorneys and CPAs, Margolis has funded over $8 billion in Commercial, Residential, Construction, and Multi‐Family loans. Additionally, Margolis has significant experience in Property Management, Acquisitions, Development and Dispositions.

    Margolis holds a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), CPM (Certified Property Manager), CMP (Certified Mortgage Planner), GRI (Graduate of the Real Estate Institute) and an IBI (Graduate of The Investment Banking Institute of New York). Margolis was a Class B General Building Contactor and is currently certified through Construction Owners Association of America in Construction Management and the ULI (Urban Land Institute) in Real Estate Development. He is a Licensed CA Real Estate Broker, federally and state licensed NMLS, and consults regularly for firms that require his multifaceted experience.

    Additionally, Margolis consulted on the development and management of 1,658,000 sq ft of GLA in multiple Retail Centers throughout the US.

    Margolis earned a BSM in Economics from Pepperdine University and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Finance from Wharton School of Business.

    Margolis resides in Brentwood, California. He is an avid traveler whose hobbies include architecture, design and wines.

    • David Parry
      David Parry Director of Construction Lending

      Spanning a career of close to 35 years in the commercial real estate industry, David brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Cent Banc’s Construction Lending Division. Obtaining both his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of San Diego while also studying Financial Accounting at Harvard University, David’s relentless pursuit of higher education has armed him with an unrivaled understanding of structured high finance and the subtle nuances of construction lending. He’s a licensed Real Estate Broker and Mortgage Loan Originator and also belongs to several industry organizations such as the National Association of Mortgage Professionals (NAMB), the California Association of Mortgage Professionals (CAMP), and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

      David is an avid college sports enthusiast who loves everything Southern California has to offer. He’s also a dedicated supporter of his local animal shelter, from which he’s rescued two Labradors.

      • Sean Nelson
        Sean Nelson Senior Associate

        Sean began his career in real estate under the mentorship of Robert while he was earning his B.S. with Honors in Finance and a minor in Economics from the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. It was during this time that his passion for problem solving and entrepreneurship was first applied towards real estate.

        Sean focuses on business development and finding creative new ways to expand Cent Banc’s financing capabilities. He works closely with Cent Banc’s principals to design and implement systems, relationship management tools, and marketing tactics.

        Born and raised in California, Sean enjoys travelling, exploring new music, and spending time outdoors.

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