Chuck Ernst joined The Paradise Group in 2008 as CFO. Shortly after his arrival, he was tasked with assisting in the restructure of our loan portfolio among 12 lenders. He now oversees operations of Paradise ventures, Inc., which is the real estate venture formed from the legacy Paradise Group in July 2009. Chuck has an extensive background in commercial real estate lending and valuation. Prior to joining The Paradise Group, Chuck was market manager for LaSalle Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Group where he was responsible for business development and loan organization for local and regional clients in Florida and Georgia. Chuck also served in similar production roles at KeyBank Real Estate Capital, SunTrust Bank and ING Investment Management. Chuck has a Bachelors degree in Finance and Real Estate from Florida State University.