Former Town president Jeff Appel moves to Everbank

Jeffery Appel and the Everbank offices at 780 Third Avenue

Jeffery Appel and the Everbank offices at 780 Third Avenue

Jeffery Appel, who acted as the face of Town Residential during CEO Andrew Heiberger’s absence, has joined Everbank, a Jacksonville, Fla.,-based financial services firm.

Appel is the sales director of the Appel-DeSimone Group — a home lending firm — with partner Bonnie DeSimone, who also joined Everbank’s retail lending division. In the past, Appel has worked extensively with Ken Evans, who has also joined Everbank, and Mark Wenitzky, who has been senior vice president and retail lending division manager at Everbank since November 2014.

“New York is an extraordinarily dynamic real estate market,” Wenitzky said in a prepared statement. “We are excited to combine EverBank’s unique products and services with the peerless lending expertise of the Appel-DeSimone Group.”

The Appel-DeSimone Group has already moved into the EverBank office at 780 Third Avenue.

Appel made headlines last year after Town Residential CEO Andrew Heiberger ousted him from his position as president and COO. Heiberger dismissed Appel upon his return to the brokerage, following his own public ousting by Town co-owner and Thor Equities head Joseph Sitt.

During Heiberger’s absence Appel became the public face of the firm and oversaw all aspects of Town’s operations. – Christopher Cameron


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