Barry Slatt Mortgage announces an expansion of its leadership team with the hiring of Jason Berry as their new Chief Operating Officer. Jason Berry had been a strategic advisor to the firm since October 2015. With this announcement, Michael Kaplan has been promoted to President of the firm, focused on client facing production initiatives and leading our Southern California region.
“We are very excited to have Jason join our firm full-time as our new COO. I have known Jason for over 25 years and have been fortunate to have worked closely with him for the past 18 months as an advisor and coach to our leadership team. He has been instrumental in helping align our internal operations and formalizing our strategic growth plans. ” said Daniel Friedeberg, Chief Executive Officer of Barry Slatt Mortgage. Michael Kaplan, President adds “This is a very exciting time for the firm with the re-opening of our San Francisco office and geographic expansion in California. This move allows Jason to focus on implementing our operating initiatives out of our Bay Area headquarters while I spend more time engaged with our lenders and clients while focusing on expanding our Southern California production capabilities.”
With more than 27 years of experience in commercial real estate, Jason has a proven track record of innovative operations as well as leading cross-functional teams for complex operations. Prior to full-time engagement with Barry Slatt Mortgage, Jason served as both interim Chief Operating Officer and regional leader of the California brokerage offices for CBC Advisors, the largest franchisee in the Coldwell Banker Commercial system. Jason’s background included serving as the Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2012 for BT Commercial which helped launch Cassidy Turley in 2010. After the successful merger with Cassidy Turley in 2012, he became the Executive Managing Director of the Northern California region prior to leaving the firm in 2015 with the sale to Cushman & Wakefield.