Andrew Schnissel

Andrew Schnissel is the head of commercial real estate originations for Queens-based lender We Lend.

We Lend hired Schnissel in February 2021 from Leviathan Capital, where he was a managing director focusing on commercial real estate financing. We Lend hired him as part of the three-year-old firm’s expansion. He focuses on growing originations for We Lend.

Founded in 2018 by a group of investors focused on distressed properties, the privately held We Lend operates as a nationwide hard money lender focusing on fix-and-flips loans, commercial loans, permanent financing and construction loans. The lender markets itself as providing a quick and transparent deal process, where transactions are closed within a matter of days in part with the help of a proprietary software platform. Its rates start at 5 percent.

Schnissel spent three years at Leviathan Capital. He earned a law degree from Touro and an undergraduate degree in education from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.