Our Team

M. Shayle Epstein C.E.O.


  • For over 44 years, Mr. Epstein has been a successful Banker, Mortgage Banker, Real Estate Broker, and Developer. His expertise is in Structuring and Funding of all types of Commercial Real Estate Transactions, and arranging Debt and Equity for his many clients Nationwide. In addition to being a Principal of a successful Mortgage Banking Firm, Shayle also created a profitable Mortgage Banking Firm within a De Novo Bank in Chicago. In addition, he acquired, funded, and/or co-developed several Hi-rise and Loft condo projects including "Metropolitan Place", "The Cameron", and "Haberdasher Square Lofts" in Chicago. He arranged the pre-development sale of The Vue in Charlotte, N.C., The Grand Orleans in Chicago, and provided the Equity ( and the "work-out" strategy) for The Vue in Orlando, Fla. Mr. Epstein currently maintains a large network of Institutional and Private Investors and Lenders, and recently played a key role in building a client base for a start-up- Institutional "Fix and Flip" Private Lender. In addition,Shayle is a Commercial Broker/Lender for several other Institutional Private Money Lenders, and is currently a Licensed Managing Broker in Illinois.


William Judy Senior V.P.

  • Bill co-founded two successful residential mortgage banking firms- Goodmortgage.com  and Lifetime Financial Partners.  He was also Managing Broker of Alpine Square, LLC, specializing in residential investment properties.His awards include;:
  • IL Banker of the Year
  • IL Mortgage Executive Owners of the Year
  • Deloitte and Touche Rising Star Award
  • Deloitte and Touch Fast 500 Nationwide for 5 year growth


Janet Crabb V.P. Operations

  •  Janet’s attention to detail, organizational skills & quality customer service lead her to be one of Chicago’s top producing Real Estate Brokers. She brings over four decades of real estate experience to the Creative Funding Partners team in appraisal, construction, property management & sales.