David Marx - Chairman, President

David Marx is the founder, chairman and CEO of Rockhall Funding Corp. He has extensive experience in operating a diverse array of real estate companies that span three decades and numerous real estate cycles. Under his leadership Rockhall Funding Corp. has completed over $2.5 Billion in commercial real estate and multifamily financing. Under his leadership Rockhall Funding Corp. has developed in to a mature investment firm with a national reputation. His oversight of all deals ensures the maximum leverage will be obtained consistent with the lowest cost of capital.
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 304
Westbury, NY 11590
Direct: 917-881-7583

David Slifkin - Vice President

David Slifkin is the Vice President of Health Care for Rockhall Funding Corp. Prior to joining the company he was CEO of Personal Touch Home Care for the past 25 years. During this period he engineered an $85 Million refinancing to permit the principles to withdraw capital and, obtained a $60 Million credit facility for operations. His involvement with the clients will extend beyond the initial transaction and help them develop additional business opportunities. His commitment has and always will be to help create a financing structure that permits effective functioning of the business by ensuring the appropriate financing is put into place.
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 304
Westbury, NY 11590
Direct: 718-380-8882, extension 1029

Jaymes Katilus - SVP, Chief Underwriter

Jaymes Katilus is the Chief Underwriter of Rockhall Capital Funding and oversees all MAP and LEAN mortgage transactions submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for FHA Mortgage Insurance. Jaymes joined Rockhall in 2018 and previously served in the same position for American Property Financing, Wachovia Multifamily Capital and Tavernier Capital Funding. Mr. Katilus has underwritten countless mortgage transactions involving nearly every Section of the National Housing Act and has been personally involved in underwriting over $1 billion of FHA insured financing. He has personally underwritten successful applications under Sections 221(d)3, 221(d)4, 223(f), 223(a)7, 232, 232/223(f), 202, 241(a) and 241(f) of the National Housing Act. Additionally, he is well versed in the seldom-utilized 231 and 242 programs and has underwritten 202 direct loans and 236 “Decouplings”. A number of these transactions have also included Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, Hope VI Revitalization Grants and Tax-Exempt Bond Financing combined with FHA insured financing.

Mr. Katilus was previously employed by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for twelve years as a Multifamily Appraiser and later as a Team Leader/Production Specialist. His experience also includes thirteen years in the residential and commercial construction industry. Jaymes served honorably in the United States Marine Corps and is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo holding B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics.
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 304
Westbury, NY 11590
Direct: 347-901-4105

Steven Marx - Senior Director

Steven Marx is Managing Director in the Rockhall Funding FHA/HUD office and specializes in both multifamily and healthcare financing. Steven specializes in debt and equity origination for multifamily and commercial real estate in all real estate life cycles including ground-up development, redevelopment, pre-stabilized and stabilized. Steven has been involved in a wide range of real estate finance transactions and syndications. His expertise includes market rate & affordable multifamily housing, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 304
Westbury, NY 11590
Direct: 917-881-7583

Peggy Ayala - Assistant Vice President and Controller

With an extensive commercial banking administration background, Peggy is responsible for much of Rockhall’s financial operations. Peggy handles core business functions such as accounts receivable/payable and annual audits. An experienced credit analyst, she also plays a critical role in transaction processing. Prior to joining Rockhall, Peggy held positions as Vice President and Comptroller at several mortgage lenders in the New York area.
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 304
Westbury, NY 11590
Direct: 516-342-7057

Carol Arbelaez - Managing Director

Carol Arbelaez is a senior Director at Rockhall. Carol brings 12 years of accounting and finance experience including 6 years as a Senior Property Accountant creating financial statements, budgets, strategic plans. Managed Finance Analysts and internal control. Spent several years as consulting in accounting, where she gained a range of knowledge in such fields as real estate development/investment, distribution, professional services, non-profit. Carol graduated from University of Phoenix holds a Master of Science in Accountancy and Bachelor of Associate of Art in Business in Accounting
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 304
Westbury, NY 11590
Direct: 786-614-2173

Eli Freiden - Managing Director

7100 W. Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Direct: 901-378-0334

Chanah Freiden - Chief Marketing Director

Chanah Freiden, Rockhall’s chief marketing director, brings 15 plus years in company branding, promotion and event planning. Her marketing portfolio includes health care, professional sports teams, government, education, fashion and finance. Putting her focus on social media, PR events, and company awareness gives Rockhall an edge in the lending world. Chanah attended Florida International University and was chosen as a Senator Joseph Lieberman Scholar. She is a founder of Hadar High School and serves as an executive board member.
7100 W. Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Direct: 561-221-0191