Alexander Scharf

Honest and Experienced

Vice President

Alexander Scharf is the Vice President of Lloyd Capital Corporation, a Small Business Investment Company that provides loans and equity to small businesses. He has also been active in New York real estate and has been involved in the rehabilitation of many blighted Manhattan apartment buildings. Alexander Scharf is a lifelong New Yorker who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Baruch College.

Alexander Scharf - Baruch College Grad

Alexander Scharf is a graduate of Baruch College in New York City, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business.


Baruch College, as Alexander Scharf knows, is part of the City University of New York system, and was named in honor of Bernard M. Baruch. The school's full name, in fact, is Bernard M. Baruch College. Bernard M. Baruch was a statement and financier.

Alexander Scharf is proud to be an alumnus of Baruch College, which has consistently ranked among the best colleges in the region. As recently as July 2014, Forbes Magazine again included Baruch College on its list of America's Top Colleges, ranking #244 overall. That's an improvement of thirty-six spots from the previous year.


Money Magazine has also placed Baruch College on its list of the Best College in the country. In a survey of 665 accredited institutions of higher learning, the magazine placed Baruch College at #70.


In the years since he earned his degree from Baruch College, Alexander Scharf has made a name for himself as one of the leading businessmen in New York City. He is the Vice President of Lloyd Capital Corporation, a Small Business Insurance Company. He also founded and expanded the Esplanade chain of luxury residences for senior citizens.


Alexander Scharf owns and operates several successful hospitality ventures, including two affordable, extended stay hotels in New York. He has built his reputation as an honest and experienced businessman and is proud of the many satisfied business partners and investors with whom he has been associated. Alexander Scharf is a devoted family man who has been married since 1979, and is the proud father of six daughters.

Alexander Scharf - The Esplanade Residences

Alexander Scharf founded and expanded the chain of Esplanade Luxury Residences, located throughout the Greater New York City area.


Four generations of the Scharf family have provided residences for senior citizens, a fact that Alexander Scharf is enormously proud of. There are currently five Esplanade locations: in Manhattan, Chestnut Ridge, White Plains, Palisades, and Staten Island. The Staten Island location is formerly the Staten Island Hotel, a landmark in Staten Island that fell into disrepair, and which Alexander Scharf renovated into the splendid facility that it is today.


The very first Scharf family senior residence was established more than sixty years ago, in 1950, with the idea that senior citizens can continue with a fine quality of life even as it becomes more difficult for them to live independently. Alexander Scharf is committed to that philosophy, which has become a Scharf family tradition. He, like his forbears who founded that first Scharf family senior residence, is motivated by a deep respect for the elderly.


Today, the Esplanade Luxury Residences provide the security that its residents have become accustomed to. Each Esplanade location offers a warm, comfortable and caring ambience that enables those who live there to enjoy the best quality of life. The Esplanade Senior Residences offer spacious one and bedroom apartments, and also studio apartments. Each one has wall to wall carpeting and plenty of closet space and a kitchenette. Residents can prepare their own meals or dine in an elegant dining room, where three wholesome and delicious meals are served each day. And they can take advantage of all the modern amenities, like a library, a beauty and barber shop, a wellness center, and a computer room.


Alexander Scharf is a committed family man, and the Esplanade Luxury Residences remain something that he is proud of.

Alexander Scharf - A Long and Successful Career

Alexander Scharf is a New York businessman who has enjoyed a long and successful career making wise and profitable real estate investments.


He is a graduate of Bernard M. Baruch College in New York, a part of the City University of New York system. Alexander Scharf was enrolled in a business curriculum and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business.


Like generations of his family before him, Alexander Scharf is providing residences for senior citizens that offers them comfortable living in a warm and congenial environment. He owns and operates six Esplanade Luxury Residences in and around the New York City area. The Manhattan facility opened in 1993.


Alexander Scharf is a lifelong New Yorker who grew up in, and still lives in, the Upper West Side. He owns and operates several successful hospitality ventures, including the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, New Jersey, one of just a few Four Diamond-rated hotels in central New Jersey.


When he isn't overseeing his various business interests, Alexander Scharf composes, produces, and performs Contemporary Jewish music. He is also an avid art collector who has amassed an impressive and enviable personal art collection. He enjoys the challenge of researching and then finding the works of art that attract him, and matching them with other works of art that form a cohesive whole.


In addition to all this, Alexander Scharf is a sought-after inspirational speaker who is capable of inspiring his audiences to support common objectives and to reach their own personal goals, which he considers the primary duty of any inspirational speaker.

Alexander Scharf has been married since 1979. He and his wife are the proud parents of six daughters.

Supporting Jewish Education

Through Jewish education, we are helping the next generation develop and explore their Jewish heritage. There are several challenges that present themselves in Jewish Education that usually stem from financial support. Those challenges come in both formal and informal settings, as it is expensive to make Jewish education accessible to everyone. Jewish education needs to evolve to meet the needs of modern students and learners, especially those in congregational schools. There is a need for qualified teachers who can provide a range of learning styles because children learn in a variety of ways and have different abilities. These challenges are clear and evident issues where funding is lacking, and support is weak.


Because Jewish education helps children create a deeper understanding of Jewish life the support of those initiatives for Jewish day schools, congregational education, and more informal settings is extremely important. Passing on a legacy takes a commitment to nurturing ongoing learning that sparks and encourages the natural curiosity of children and students.


Alexander has been a Board Member of Jewish Communal, Education, and Good Samaritan Organizations. His passion for family, education, and business defines him as an honest and experienced businessman. He was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and resided there for his entire life. Also, Alexander is a highly successful investor with a track record of successful ventures throughout this career. As an investment professional, he has built a strong network of partners and investors who satisfactorily trust in his expertise. Recently, Alexander Scharf has launched a fund to invest in NNN, also known as Net-Net-Net leased properties nationwide.


Alexander has been a Board Member of Jewish Communal, Education, and Good Samaritan Organizations. His passion for family, education, and business defines him as an honest and experienced businessman. He was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and resided there for his entire life. Also, Alexander is a highly successful investor with a track record of successful ventures throughout this career. As an investment professional, he has built a strong network of partners and investors who satisfactorily trust in his expertise. Recently, Alexander Scharf has launched a fund to invest in NNN, also known as Net-Net-Net leased properties nationwide.

Upper Westside of Manhattan Landmarks

If you're on the upper west side of Manhattan, you'll want to start by heading south on Broadway. Your first stop if you have kids should be the Children's Museum of Manhattan. The hands-on exhibits are so engaging that they make learning painless.

Next up is Zabar's, which is one of the city's top gourmet stores, with a dizzying selection of cheeses, bread, prepared foods, salads and much more. There is also the historical Apthorp apartment building, which takes up the entire block. On the way, you will find Fairway, another West Side institution, and the best place in town to buy fabulous produce at bargain prices. The Ansonia Hotel originally opened in 1904 as a luxury residential hotel. The Ansonia offered its tenants a grand ballroom, a swimming pool, a theater and a system that sent messages swooshing in pneumatic tubes from room to room.


At Central Park West stands the impressively large building known as the Dakota. The Dakota will forever be associated with John Lennon, who was tragically gunned down outside its gates on 72nd Street. John's widow, Yoko Ono, still lives here. Since you're right there, you can leave the Dakota and head over to Central Park across the way. Just inside the 72nd Street entrance is Strawberry Fields, a beautifully landscaped area dedicated to Lennon's memory. It's one of the loveliest, most tranquil spots in the park, and a perfect place to spread out your picnic and end your tour.


Alexander Scharf is the proud father of 6 daughters who married in 1979. He is a family man that highly values quality time with his wife and children. His passion for family and business defines him as an honest and experienced businessman. He was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and resided there for his entire life.