President, Broker

Charles “Chuck” Bercy co-founded The Argus Group in 1990 with Russell Jones. His in-depth knowledge and experience in the private money mortgage business is virtually unparalleled.  Chuck’s relationships with Argus Group investors, often reaching back decades, are the foundation of the company’s success.  Known for his open door policy, Chuck takes the time to ensure that each investor, whether a first time lender or a sophisticated one, receive personalized and regular attention regarding their current and future investment needs. 
DRE License #00369435


Vice-President, Broker of Record

Russell Jones, along with Chuck Bercy, founded The Argus Group in 1990, building and sustaining the successful long-running brokerage through times where many others have come and gone.  Russell has a rare and sophisticated knowledge of both the loan and construction industries, and has earned the respect and business of many long-time developers and contractors.  His knowledge and oversight have contributed to the success of many projects, from ground-up construction or entitlements to one time house flips.  Russ works well and closely with all levels of borrowers, investors, and brokers, and is personally involved in every aspect of the transaction. 
DRE License #00752968

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Bureau Of Real Estate License # 01075583

Our Team


Loan Servicing Manager/ Executive Administrator

Jennifer Bercy is an invaluable member of The Argus Group team.  Having managed its loan servicing department for close to 20 years, she has significant experience in loan servicing generally, as well as specialized knowledge regarding each loan that comes through our doors, from origination through payoff.  Jennifer creates and distributes all investor reporting information, maintains compliance records, and most importantly, processes your payments and interest checks.  Jennifer ensures the servicing department and The Argus Group run smoothly through open and consistent communication with our borrowers and lenders alike. 
DRE License #01253959


Broker Affiliate- Investor Relations
BRE License #00888984


Loan Processor- Funding and Disbursements

Jennie has been in the mortgage industry for almost 25 years, and with The Argus Group for approximately seven years.  Jennie has extensive experience working for major banks and servicers, handling mortgage insurance processing, loan processing, underwriting, quality control, custom construction funding, and more.  She provides prompt and valuable service to borrowers seeking construction disbursements, and assistance to loan processing and servicing departments. 



Alex joined The Argus Group in 2017.  Prior to that, Alex worked in private equity for 9 years where he bought ans sold business in the Los Angeles area.  In addition he has been an investor in trust deeds and held his broker license since 2009.  Since he started at The Argus Group Alex has worked closely with investors, dealt with loan origination, and loan evaluations. 

DRE License #01868072


Investor Relations

Gene has had a relationship with The Argus Group for approximately 20 years.  His early career began on Wall Street, until he relocated to California and began a successful career in real estate.  Gene sold residential real estate before founding his own private money mortgage company.  Semi-retired, Gene continues to enjoy his relationships with investors and The Argus Group, where he is a valued team member.
BRE License #00378815


Loan Origination, Construction management

Kory joined The Argus Group approximately 4 years ago.  His many years of experience managing portfolios of real estate, where he successfully worked with some of the largest independently owned management companies in California, made him the perfect choice to manage our REO division.  Having successfully liquidated the large percent of that portfolio, Kory easily merged into support for construction ventures and project management, assisting with site inspections and disbursement requests.  He has built relationships with contractors and brokers, providing excellent customer service in both the arrangement and servicing of loans.
BRE License #0192890