Esplanade Luxury Senior Living

As a family-owned and operated organization for more than fifty years, The Esplanade has always championed respect for the elderly and delivery of the quality care that they have rightfully earned.

The Esplanade in Manhattan is located in one of New York City’s most desirable neighborhoods. West End Avenue, with its tree-lined sidewalks flanked by the finest examples of pre-war architecture in the city, is a most beautiful backdrop to Senior Living at The Esplanade Manhattan.

The first Scharf family senior residence was founded in 1950. It was built on the premise that seniors can continue to enjoy their lives even as it becomes difficult to live in their homes, yet are not in need of the skilled care of a nursing home. We like to think of our residences as a ‘new home’ where seniors can enjoy all the freedom of an independent lifestyle, with none of the worries that accompany household management. Propelled by a deep-rooted tradition of respect for the elderly, the Scharf family is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that fosters dignity for each and every resident.

Alexander Scharf opened the first Assisted Living Facility in Manhattan back in 1993. He owns and operates two affordable extended stay hotels in New York City. He also operated six independent Luxury Senior Residences. In one of these ventures, he restored Staten Island’s finest independent Senior Living Residence. Alexander owns and operates the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, New Jersey, which is one of a handful of Four Diamond rated hotels in Central New Jersey. He has also invested, built and managed over 3,000 residential units that have sold or converted into condominium ownership and boosted the local value of the neighborhood.


SBIC Approved Loans and Equity

Small Business Investment Companies are allowed to borrow from the federal government to augment the funds of private investors. SBICs seek attractive net returns for their private investors; SBICs use their investment criteria and processes to make investment decisions. SBA has no influence over SBIC investment decisions. Small Business Investment Companies are privately managed for profit investment funds that use privately raised capital and guaranteed SBA loans to provide long-term loans and equity investments to qualifying small businesses.

SBA loans are made through banks, credit unions and other lenders who partner with the SBA. The SBA provides a government-backed guarantee on the part of the loan. Under the Recovery Act and the Small Business Jobs Act, SBA loans were enhanced to provide up to a 90 percent guarantee to strengthen access to capital for small businesses after credit froze in 2008. The agency had record lending volumes in late 2010

A privately-owned investment company that is licensed by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) supply small businesses with financing in both the equity and debt arenas. They provide a viable alternative to venture capital firms for many small enterprises seeking startup capital. SBICs usually focus on 100,000-250,000 dollar investments and tend to be considerably more forgiving than venture capital firms in their underwriting requirements.

Alexander Scharf was the Vice President of Lloyd Capital Corporation that was an SBIC providing loans and equity to small businesses. It was founded in 1975; Lloyd Capital Corporation is a small organization in the loan brokers industry located in New York, NY.


Alexander Scharf – The Triple Net Lease

Alexander Scharf has been in business for himself for many years now, and has built a successful enterprise that includes many real estate properties. He is proud of his many satisfied partners and investors, who view him as an honest and experienced businessman.

Alexander Scharf owns and operates six Independent Luxury Senior Residences in and around New York City. He is also the Vice President of the Lloyd Capital Corporation, an SBIC providing loans and equity to small businesses.

Recently, Alexander Scharf launched a fund to invest in NNN properties nationwide. In the real estate business, NNN, or Triple Net Lease, is a term that signifies a lease structure in which the tenant is responsible for some or all of the common expenses that are related to owning the property, in addition to the rent fee applied under the lease. The structure of a Net Lease, says Alexander Scharf, requires the lessee to pay the net real estate taxes on the property that is being leased; to pay net building insurance,; and to pay net common area maintenance. In other words, he says, the lessee pays the net amount on three different costs, which is how it came to be known as Triple Net, or NNN.

The Triple Net Lease, says Alexander Scharf, has been referred to by some wags as the “hell or high water” lease.

Alexander Scharf also owns and operates two affordable extended-stay hotels in New York City. He is a vigorous and athletic man and very active in his community, serving on the board of many Jewish communal, educational, and good Samaritan organizations.

Alexander Scharf – Inspirational Speaker

Alexander Scharf is a New York businessman with many successful real estate business ventures to his credit. He has renovated and rehabilitated many blighted Manhattan apartment buildings, and founded and then expanded the Esplanade chain of luxury residences for seniors.

Alexander Scharf is also a sought-after inspirational speaker. And he thinks that there is a huge difference between a good inspirational speaker and a great one.

Alexander Scharf draws on his many years of experience in the business world when he delivered carefully crafted messages to audiences of younger business people eager to learn from his experience. But he says that a great inspirational speaker will do more than just share entertaining anecdotes, informative as they might be. The truly great inspirational speaker will present a detailed and clear plan that listeners can take and make their own, and execute to their benefit.

He also says that it is important to deliver a message that addresses, at least in some small way, the aspirations of each of his listeners. Alexander Scharf says that too often, stories of accomplishment by many inspirational speakers are so exceptional that the personal goals of his listeners might seem commonplace or even trivial in comparison. Alexander Scharf relies on his ability to reach almost every one of his listeners on an individual level, which gives his message greater impact and makes listener goals seem more achievable.

The truly great inspirational speaker, Alexander Scharf believes, do not merely educate an audience. He or she will create change by influencing the thoughts and emotions of the listener and inspire them to be the best that they can be. And they do this – Alexander Scharf does this – by being genuine; by being at his best when he is interacting with others.

Alexander Scharf – The Esplanade Senior Residence

Alexander Scharf has spent many years in the real estate business and owns properties in New York and other states. He opened the first assisted living facility in Manhattan in 1991 and is the owner the Esplanade Senior Residences, a luxury retirement center in New York City. “Caring for seniors is a way of life for the Scharf family,” says Alexander Scharf. The Scharf family, he continues, is motivated by a deep-rooted family tradition of respect for the elderly, and is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all residents in the Scharf family retirement residences. “We’re dedicated to creating a warm, comfortable, and caring atmosphere that provides each and every resident with the best quality of life,” Alexander Scharf says of the Esplanade Senior Residences. The living quarters there are spacious and have all the comforts of home. There are studio and one and two bedroom floor plan options. Each apartment has wall-to-wall carpeting with plenty of closet space, and each has a kitchenette. Each apartment is air conditioned and includes utilities. Because seniors often have extra needs, the Esplanade residence has safety features that include emergency call systems and grab-bars in the bathrooms. In addition to the living quarters, says Alexander Scharf, residents of the Esplanade Senior Residences are served three meals a day in an elegant dining room. There is a library and parlor and a wellness center, and residents have the added safety of twenty-four hour security and concierge service. The Esplanade Senior Residence is located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in New York City.

Alexander Scharf: Inspirational Speaker

Alexander Scharf is a leading real estate owner and operator of several successful hospitality ventures. Alexander Scharf is widely recognized for his work in the real estate field, including his gut renovation of the Staten Island Hotel. In 2011, Alexander Scharf transformed the Staten Island Hotel into Staten Island’s finest Independent Senior Living Facility.

Alexander Scharf serves on the Board of multiple Jewish communal, educational, and good samaritan organizations.

Alexander Scharf founded the Esplanade chain of Luxury Residences for seniors located throughout the tri-state area.

Alexander Scharf is the Vice President of Lloyd Capital Corp – an SBIC that provides equity and loans to small businesses.

Alexander Scharf is a believer in the principle of perseverance. No matter how challenging a goal may be, Alexander Scharf believes it can be achieved. According to Alexander Scharf, there are many ways in which one can excel in any number of areas.

In his spare time, Alexander Scharf enjoys collecting art as well as composing, producing, and performing Jewish Contemporary Music.

Alexander Scharf has led a remarkable career. Alexander Scharf owns and operates the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, New Jersey, which is one of only a handful of Four Diamond rated hotels in Central New Jersey.

Alexander Scharf has successfully converted hundreds of residential units into condominium ownership throughout New York City.

Alexander Scharf is also the owner and operator of 2 highly successful affordable extended stay hotels in New York City.

Alexander Scharf has worked to better the lives of people in need and has been involved with a number of charitable organizations. Alexander Scharf has lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan his whole life.

Jewish Contemporary Music With Alexander Scharf

Alexander Scharf, is familiar with many aspects of contemporary Jewish music. As a composer and producer, Alexander Scharf continuously builds upon his interest and knowledge-base in Alexander Scharf is also a performer of his work.

The arena of contemporary Jewish music is vast, according to Mark Kligman, a Jewish ethnomusicologist who says that Jewish music is inclusive of numerous styles and genres ‘. . . including music for the synagogue, folk and popular music on religious themes, Yiddish songs, klezmer music, Israeli music, and art music by serious composers’.

Alexander Scharf is a successful real estate businessman who earned his BA from Bernard Burch University in New York City, New York. Most of Alexander Scharf efforts are spent in his career as a leading real estate owner, operator, and investor. However, when he’s not busy with work, Alexander Scharf spends much of his time composing, producing, and performing contemporary Jewish music.

Alexander Scharf spends much of his free time working on music as a composer, producer, and performer of original Jewish contemporary music. Alexander Scharf possesses extensive knowledge of music literature, especially as it pertains to contemporary Jewish music.

Alexander Scharf serves on the board of numerous Jewish communal, educational, and good Samaritan organizations. His involvement in these organizations has been of great benefit to many, and continues to have a resonating and positive influence on their members. Alexander Scharf gets much fulfillment from his community and charitable involvement, and is always interested in making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.