Integrity and excellence in execution.

Management Team



Vernon Beckford is the CEO of Diversified Lending Solutions. Mr. Beckford has fifteen years of experience and leadership in investment management, debt and equity joint ventures, commercial mortgage origination, and distressed loan workouts.  Concurrent with his roles at large companies, he had made early-stage investments in tech and operating businesses as well as commercial real estate.

Prior to launching DLS, Vernon spent five years on the Investments team at Global Atlantic Financial Group, formerly Goldman Sachs Reinsurance, where he helped build the Real Estate Group, which invested opportunistically in senior, mezzanine, and bridge loans, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and participated in joint ventures on ground-up real estate developments.

Vernon also worked at asset management firm CW Capital, where oversaw distressed workouts on loans in excess of $200 million, serving as the negotiating party with property landlords. He began his career in New York at Credit Suisse, where he worked in the Structured Finance Group domestically and in Japan, focusing on loan originations and securitization.

Vernon holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


President & COO

Eric Andrew is the COO and President of Diversified Lending Solutions. Mr. Andrew is a serial investor and entrepreneur with experience launching and growing businesses in the real estate, technology, service sectors. His professional experience also includes more than 15 years of commercial and residential transaction experience for a myriad of financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs and Capital Trust REIT. 

Mr. Andrew also served as a Vice President at Auction.com, the nation’s largest real estate auction platform. At Auction.com, he launched and managed the company’s Institutional Private Client Group, which was responsible for generating over $750M in online residential and REO sales. He also managed the New York Capital Markets desk, where he oversaw all disposition efforts for more than $3B in whole mortgage notes secured by commercial real estate assets and pooled residential NPLs.  There, Eric also served on the Valuations Credit Committee as the Head of Underwriting for all commercial real estate and loan sale activity. 

Mr. Andrew earned a B.A. from Columbia University with a triple major in Economics, History and Mathematics.  He also holds a Venture Management Certificate from Harvard Business School, candidacy for CCIM designation, and graduated with the highest ranking from the ULI/ICSC-Sponsored Real Estate Associate Program. 


Testimonials from commercial real estate professionals like you who have worked with DLS and believe in the DLS 3X Growth Process.

I work on large size PUDs and it's critical that I have a capital markets advisor that can manage projects of my scale. DLS does all that and more.
Aviel Biton
CEO, AAI Development LLC
You are both incredible at this and you guys are the real MVPs! Thank you for getting my $40 Million deal closed on time and great execution.
Allyson P.
CEO, Bodka Creek Capital
My best experience ever working with a real estate advisor. Unparalleled professionalism and best-in-class execution.
Bill Bates
Private Investor
When I can't get a client loan funded with an Agency loan, DLS is my first call. These guys are commercial real estate tacticians and strategists, and really excel are getting deal deals done.
Nicholas Diamond
Vice President / Loan Originator, Lument
DLS helped me navigate a complicated transaction that easily could have died 5 different times. Their Advisor team is create, smart, strategic, and well-informed about how to get deals done.
Rob Allegro
Private Investor