Since co-founding Anchor Loans in 1998, Jeff Lipton’s vision has helped grow Anchor from a real estate investment start-up to an established financial institution with over $5.5 billion in total private money loan volume—over $1.1 billion in 2016 and over $1.1 billion in 2017. Mr. Lipton established the Company’s lending platform, led Anchor’s successful navigation of the 2008-2009 national credit crisis, and in the last five years has been a driving force behind the hyper-growth in Anchor’s loan business. Mr. Lipton led the Company as its CEO for more than 18 years and continues to serve as the Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors.
With more than 20 years of real estate experience and a keen ability to identify trends in the market, Mr. Lipton has created tremendous value for investors and strong profits and significant growth for the Company. He also plays a key role in strategic planning and business development. Prior to co-founding Anchor Loans, at age 26 Mr. Lipton worked as a buyer for Broadway Department, Inc, a division of Carter Hawley Hall, where he had an 8-year career in the retail industry.
Mr. Lipton credits his New York City roots for firing his drive for success, his competitive edge and tenacity. He now resides with his wife in Palos Verdes, CA where he is actively involved in the local community— formerly serving as a trustee and member of the executive board of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation. Mr. Lipton also spent three years on the Peninsula High School Booster Club where he served as an executive board member and treasurer.
Mr. Lipton is currently a member of the Board of Governors of Cedars Sinai Hospital and continues to serve and contribute to a number of public service and non-profit causes. In his free time he enjoys attending Lakers and Clippers games and fishing for salmon in the Pacific Northwest.