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This list showcases the top New York based CEO’ operating in the Real Estate space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
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Co-Founder and CEO of Compass
Robert Reffkin is the Founder and CEO at Compass. Prior to Compass Robert worked at Goldman Sachs as Chief of Staff to the President & COO following five years working in the firm’s private equity arm. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked at Lazard and McKinsey & Company. In 2005, he was appointed as a White House Fellow to serve as special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury. Robert is also the Founder of New York Needs You. He received a B.A. and M.B.A. from Columbia University. Outside of work, he recently completed 50 marathons, one in each state, to raise $1 million for nonprofits.
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About Compass: Compass is a real estate technology company that provides an online platform for buying, renting, and selling real estate assets.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Henry Kravis (New York) co-founded KKR in 1976 and is Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on regional Private Equity Investment and Portfolio Management Committees. Henry Kravis currently serves on the boards of First Data Corporation and ICONIQ Capital, LLC. He also serves as a director, chairman emeritus or trustee of several cultural, professional, and educational institutions, including The Business Council, Claremont McKenna College, Columbia Business School, Mount Sinai Hospital, Partnership for New York City, Partnership Fund for New York City, Rockefeller University, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity and Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. He earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in 1967 and an M.B.A. from the Columbia Business School in 1969. Henry Kravis has more than four decades of experience financing, analyzing, and investing in public and private companies, as well as serving on the boards of a number of KKR portfolio companies.
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About Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Partnership Fund for New York City: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is a global alternative asset manager focusing on private equity, fixed income, and capital markets.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of SquareFoot
Jonathan graduated from Columbia Business School in May 2012. Prior to business school, Jonathan worked in the International Capital Group at Jones Lang LaSalle where he advised foreign and domestic clients on more than $3 billion worth of transactions globally.
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About MetaProp, MetaProp, SquareFoot: SquareFoot is a marketplace that helps companies find office spaces.
Anthony Malkin (Tony Malkin)
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Empire State Realty Trust
Anthony E. Malkin is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. He joined its predecessor entities in 1989. Mr. Malkin has been a leader in existing building energy efficiency retrofits through coordinating the team of Clinton Climate Initiative, Johnson Controls, JLL, and Rocky Mountain Institute in a groundbreaking project at the Empire State Building (www.esbsustainability.com). Mr. Malkin led the development of standards for energy efficient office tenant installations which is now known as the Tenant Energy Optimization Program at the Urban Land Institute (https://tenantenergy.uli.org/). Mr. Malkin is a board member of APi Group Corporation, the Real Estate Roundtable and Chair of its Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee, a member of the Climate Mobilization Advisory Board of the New York City Department of Buildings, a member of the Urban Land Institute, member of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York, member of the Partnership for New York City’s Innovation Council, member of the Building Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy. Mr. Malkin received a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Harvard College.
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About Empire State Realty Trust: Under CEO Anthony Malkin, Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT).
Co-Founder and CEO of DailyClout
Dr. Naomi Wolf is a bestselling author, columnist, and professor; she is a graduate of Yale University and received a doctorate from Oxford. She is cofounder and CEO of DailyClout.io, a successful civic tech company. Since the publication of her landmark international bestseller, The Beauty Myth, which The New York Times called “one of the most important books of the 20th century,” Dr Wolf’s other seven bestsellers have been translated worldwide. The End of America and Give Me Liberty: A Handbook For American Revolutionaries, predicted the current crisis in authoritarianism and presented effective tools for citizens to promote civic engagement. Dr Wolf trains thought leaders of tomorrow, teaching public presentation to Rhodes Scholars and co-leading a Stony Brook University that gave professors skills to become public intellectuals. She was a Rhodes scholar herself, and was an advisor to the Clinton re-election campaign and to Vice President Al Gore. Dr Wolf has written for every major news outlet in the US and many globally; she had four opinion columns, including in The Guardian and the Sunday Times of London. She lives with her husband, private detective Brian O’Shea, in the Hudson Valley.
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About DailyClout: DailyClout is a platform that empowers real people to build & exert real political clout.
Chief Executive Officer of Continental Finance
Alexander Gurevich is a real estate developer and investor who is the CEO for Continental Finance Corporation. With past experience as a real estate attorney Alexander has developed a skill set and experience that aids him with his investments to this day.
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About Continental Finance: Continental Finance is in the business of private equity funding, real estate development, management, and legal services.
CEO & Co-Founder of Convene
Ryan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Convene, commercial real estate’s first workplace-as-a-service platform. His unique expertise in real estate acquisitions, development, and structured finance has helped catapult Convene to become a pioneer in the industry.
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About Convene: Convene designs and services premium places to work, meet, and host events.
Founder & CEO of Better.com
Vishal Garg is the Founder and CEO of Better.com, a digital-first homeownership company whose services included mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance. A serial entrepreneur, the day that he came up with the idea behind Better.com, Vishal was simply looking to purchase a home for his growing family (and not start a new company). When Vishal’s effort to buy his family’s dream house was defeated by an antiquated homeownership process, the vision and mission for Better.com was born. Vishal Garg’s Better.com all-in-one digital platform takes customers through the entire home-buying process, from finding an agent to securing a mortgage (or refinanced loan) to shopping for insurance. To date, under Vishal Garg’s leadership, Better.com has done over $46.9 BN in home loans and provided over $16B in cumulative coverage through Better Cover and Better Settlement Services, the insurance divisions of Better.com. Better.com has raised over $400M in equity capital and is backed by L Catterton, Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, American Express Ventures, Citi and other investors. In December 2019, HousingWire honored Vishal Garg with the “2019 Vanguard Award”, which recognizes leaders of businesses contributing to the growth of the housing economy. In July of 2020, Comparably surveyed employees of color to rate the top CEOs driving diversity and inclusive work culture. The results ranked Garg at #13 out of 25, placing him alongside leaders at organizations like Microsoft and Google. In September of 2020, Business Insider named Vishal Garg as one of the “100 People Transforming Business in 2020”. And, in October of 2020, Ernst & Young included Garg on the “Entrepreneur of the Year 2020” list. Vishal Garg is also the founding partner of 1/0 Capital. Previously, Vishal was Co-head and Managing Partner, ARAM ABS Group ($6 B+ assets) and the Founder and President & CFO of MyRichUncle (2005 NASDAQ IPO), which he founded at the age of 21 and built into the fourth largest private student loan originator in the US. Prior toMyRichUncle, Vishal was an analyst in the Mergers & Acquisition dept. at Morgan Stanley, and a frontier emerging markets portfolio manager for the Strategos Fund. He is a graduate of NYU Stern with the highest honors.
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About Better.com, Phoenix Holdings: Better.com is a homeownership journey platform that utilizes technology to change the way people buy and own a home.
Co-Founder and CEO of Rentroom
Alex Britton is the co-founder and CEO of Rentroom. Prior to founding Rentroom as CEO, Alex worked as a growth product manager at Toast Inc. and Blue Apron. These positions assisted Alex in gaining a strong understanding of B2B and consumer software businesses. He has led software development, go-to-market strategy, and operations teams. Alex holds a B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Computer Science from NYU.
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About Rentroom: Next generation software for property owners and tenants
Founder & CEO of Plotify
Anish Malhotra is a Founder and CEO at Plotify.
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About Plotify: Plotify is a real estate company that specializes in Buying, owning, managing, and selling an investment property.
CEO & Partner of TPG
Jon Winkelried is the Chief Executive Officer and a Partner of TPG based in San Francisco. Prior to joining TPG in 2015, Jon was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. for more than 27 years, until he retired in 2009 as President and Co-Chief Operating Officer. Jon received a BA in economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He serves on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and on the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Board of Overseers.
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About TPG, TPG Capital Asia: TPG is a private investment firm that manages capital across a family of funds.
President and CEO of River 2 River Realty
Daniel Neiditch is a real estate mogul who oversees luxury real estate sales, rentals, and purchases in New York. As the president of River 2 River Realty, he has built his business to acquire over a billion dollars in real estate holdings and stand out from the competition due to their extensive, personalized customer service. Various industry organizations, such as the Manhattan Board of Realty, Manhattan Listing Service, and National Association, include River 2 River as a member. One of Daniel Neiditch’s greatest achievements in real estate is his eight-year tenure as president of the Atelier condo in Manhattan, where numerous celebrities have chosen to stay. He has received numerous accolades for his involvement in luxury property management, including a previous spot in Manhattan’s top ten listing agents. Daniel Neiditch continues to build his experience and educate himself on the ever-changing real estate market of New York and beyond. In addition to a genuine love for the business and a desire to help people find their homes, one of the driving forces behind Daniel’s management of real estate is environmental friendliness. He continues to push for sustainable infrastructure in his properties. The Atelier condo has the highest solar array of any residential building in the country. Daniel Neiditch is also heavily involved in charity work. In addition to financially contributing to organizations, one of his most fulfilling philanthropic experiences was traveling to Africa with doctors who provided medical care to children. He continues to reach out to charity sites, particularly those which contribute to economic betterment and disaster relief.
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About River 2 River Realty: River 2 River Realty was founded by a family with over 70 years of experience covering the New York City, Westchester and The Hamptons
Jonathan Z. Cohen
Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of Acres Commercial Realty
Jonathan Z. Cohen has been Chief Executive Officer of Resource America, Inc. since 2004, President since 2003, and a Director since 2002. Previous roles include Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2004, Executive Vice President from 2001 to 2003 and Senior Vice President from 1999 to 2001. He is also the Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of Resource Capital Corp. (NYSE: RSO) since its formation in 2005. He has been Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Atlas Energy, L.P. (NYSE: ATLS) since February 2011. Jonathan served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Atlas Pipeline Holdings, L.P. from January 2006 until February 2011 and has served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors since 2006. Jonathan was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Atlas Energy, Inc. from September 2000 until February 2011 and Chairman of the Board of the Executive Committee of Atlas Energy, Inc. from October 2009 until February 2011. Jonathan is a trustee of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens and a Director of Lincoln Center Theater. Jonathan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. He also received a Juris Doctor from American University School of Law.
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About Acres Commercial Realty, Resource America: Acres Commercial Realty is a REIT that offers transitional commercial real estate loans and commercial real estate credit investments.
Co-Founder & CEO of Cadre
Ryan Williams is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Cadre.
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About Cadre: Cadre is an online marketplace that connects investors and operators of real estate.
Co-founder & CEO of Rhino
Paraag Sarva is the Co-Founder & CEO at Rhino. Also, serves as an Operating Partner for Kairos, Mentor for Techstars and General Partner for Grow Real Estate.
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About Kairos, Rhino, Techstars: Rhino is a licensed insurance agency that gives renters financial alternatives to security deposits.
President, CEO & Director of Icahn Enterprises
Keith Cozza has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Icahn Enterprises L.P. and its general partner, Icahn Enterprises G.P., Inc., since February 2014, and as a director since September 2012. Mr. Cozza served as Executive Vice President from February 2013 to February 2014. Mr. Cozza has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Icahn Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises and Icahn Enterprises Holdings, since February 2013. Mr. Cozza has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Icahn Associates Holding LLC, a company controlled by Carl C. Icahn, since 2006. From 2004 to 2006 Mr. Cozza served as Controller at Icahn Associates Holding LLC. Prior to that Mr. Cozza was a senior assurance associate at Grant Thornton LLP. Mr. Cozza has been a director of: The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack, an automotive parts installer and retailer, since February 2016; a director of: FCX Oil & Gas Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Inc., since October 2015; IEH Auto Parts LLC, since June 2015; Tropicana Entertainment Inc., since February 2014; PSC Metals Inc., since February 2014; Herbalife Ltd., a nutrition company, since April 2013 and XO Holdings, a competitive provider of telecom services, since August 2011. Mr. Cozza has also been a member of the Executive Committee of American Railcar Leasing LLC since June 2014. Mr. Cozza was previously a director of CVR Refining GP, LLC, the general partner of CVR Refining, LP, from January 2013 to February 2014; and MGM Holdings Inc., an entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content, from April 2012 to August 2012. XO Holdings is indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Icahn also has or previously had non-controlling interests in Freeport-McMoRan, Herbalife and MGM Holdings through the ownership of securities. Mr. Cozza brings to his service as a director his significant experience in leadership roles as director of various companies as discussed above. In particular, his experience as the Chief Financial Officer of Icahn Associates Holding LLC enables him to understand the complex business and financial issues that we may face.
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About Icahn Enterprises: Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ: IEP), a master limited partnership, is a diversified holding company engaged in nine primary business.
President & CEO of Skyline Properties
Robert Khodadadian is proven commercial real estate broker. He has been involved in almost every realm of the real estate industry since he was 20. He has been involved with several leading real estate firms, including Massey Knakal Realty Services and Eastern Consolidated. All through his career, Khodadadian has contributed in the sale of hundreds of properties across Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, the Bronx and other areas, with a diverse range of commercial and residential listings. He has been involved in all aspects of New York’s wide-ranging real estate properties, from multi-family homes to retail stores, offices, SRO’s, IMD’s, retail condos and hotels, as well as investment opportunities including shares, partnership interests, loans and note sales.
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About Audilar, kentstruction, Miren.Co Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, Skyline Properties: Commercial Real Estate Investment Sales
CEO of ButterflyMX
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About 3L Capital, Bling Capital, ButterflyMX, Button, Clear Ballot Group, Inc., FilmRise, HENRY The Dentist, Omaze, Parallel Wireless, PINATA, Reddit: ButterflyMX develops property access solutions including video intercom systems and keypads that users can manage from a smartphone.
CEO and Founder of Up&Up
Michael Wong is the Founder and CEO of Up&Up.
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About Up&Up: Up&Up is a tech-enabled real estate platform that allows renters to accumulate fractional ownership of the properties.
Co-founder and CEO of Stake
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About Stake: Creating the future of FinTech powered real estate with Cash Back rewards.
Founder & CEO of Orchard
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About Orchard: Orchard is an online platform for buying and selling residential real estate.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Roomi
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About Dada Room, Forbes, Forbes Real Estate Council, Roomi: Roomi is a free mobile platform that helps people find flexible, affordable co-living solutions.
CEO and Co-Founder of Spruce Holdings
Patrick Burns is a Co-Founder at Spruce Holdings.
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About Spruce Holdings: Spruce Holdings aims to improve title insurance assessment and issuance to reduce the time needed to close a real estate deal.
CEO & Co-Founder of Hello Alfred
In 2014, the founders of Hello Alfred won the TechCrunch Disrupt SF pitch competition–becoming the first all-female founder team to do so–after wowing judges with its vision of an on-demand concierge service that connects customers with a professionally trained home manager to complete workaday household errands like cleaning, laundry, and pet care.
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About Hello Alfred: Alfred is the largest and most advanced residential management platform.
Chief Executive Officer of NeueHouse
Advisor at UNION Point of Sale .
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About Aeterna Capital, NeueHouse: NeueHouse is a private workspace and cultural home for creators, innovators, and thought-leaders.
John S. Shriber
Co- Founder & CEO of Roomster
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About Roomster: The leading multi platform roommate matching & shared housing application. IOS, Android & fully responsive design
CEO & Co-Founder of EasyKnock
Jarred Kessler is the CEO and Co-Founder of EasyKnock, and former Global Head of Equities at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a New York-based financial services firm. He previously held positions at Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs. Jarred is the propelling force behind the name that’s changing the future of real estate. Having worked on Wall Street for years, Jarred saw the fundamental issues preventing Americans from accessing the money they need. He decided he was going to do something about that. With over fifteen years of experience in technology and business strategy and development, Jarred has developed the first institutionalized sale-leaseback platform to help homeowners across the country.
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About EasyKnock, Forbes Real Estate Council: EasyKnock provides sale-leaseback solutions that help homeowners to convert their home equity to cash.
Founder and CEO of Stoop
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About Stoop: Stoop is a marketplace platform for furnished home rentals and urban residential space.
Chairman & CEO of LeFrak
Richard LeFrak has been among the top executives of his family’s LeFrak Organization since 1975, the year he became the real estate concern’s president. He has been CEO and chairman since 2003, the year his father, Samuel LeFrak, died. He joined the company in 1968, shortly after graduating from Columbia Law School. The LeFrak Organization is one of the New York City region’s most prominent real estate ownership and management groups. Its holdings include more than 40 million square feet of residential, commercial and retail holdings nationwide. Locally, these include the office tower at 40 West 57th Street (LeFrak controls seven office towers in Midtown), the massive 20-building LeFrak City in Queens and the Gateway apartment complex in downtown Manhattan. Richard LeFrak has greatly expanded the firm’s holdings. The Newport development in Jersey City, begun in 1986, for instance, added eight office buildings, 13 apartment towers, a mall and two hotels to LeFrak’s portfolio. Richard LeFrak also commenced a major development push in South Florida and has diversified the firm’s holdings into gas and oil investment. LeFrak was born in 1945 in New York City and graduated from Amherst College before going on to Columbia. His wife, Karen Tucker, is a children’s author; they have two sons, Harrison and James, both of whom work at the family firm.
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About LeFrak: LeFrak is a preeminent, family-owned property company committed to community development and long term ownership.
Yaakov James Zar
Co-Founder and CEO of Lev
Yaakov Zar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lev.
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About Dispatch, Lev: Lev is a commercial mortgage marketplace.
Keith E. Bass
Chief Executive Officer of Mattamy Homes
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About Mattamy Homes, Mill Creek Capital Advisors, Xenia Hotels and Resorts: Mattamy Homes is a home builder with homes for sale in Canada and the United States.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Fund That Flip
Matt is the Founder and CEO of Fund That Flip, a venture-backed real estate investment marketplace specializing in short-term loans for residential real estate rehabbers. As an active real estate investor, Matt became frustrated with the inefficiencies and lack of transparency offered by traditional rehab lenders. Fund That Flip’s technology provides ease-of-use, speed and transparency to professional real estate rehabbers. For accredited and institutional investors the platform automates sourcing, underwriting and loan origination, providing unprecedented access to this desirable asset class. Prior to founding Fund That Flip, Matt led sales and marketing for a $950M commercial property risk management firm. Matt earned a finance degree from John Carroll University and is a Chartered Property Underwriter.
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About Fund That Flip: Fund That Flip provides fast, convenient, and affordable capital for experienced real estate investors.
Founder & CEO of RueOne Investments
RueOne Investments is an independent private investment firm offering family offices and institutional investors exclusive access to direct and co-investment opportunities in private equity and venture capital. I have been involved in the alternative investment industry since 1998. I began my career as an analyst working for Strategic Financial Solutions and continued in increasing roles of responsibility at The Carlyle Group, The World Bank, and ARIS Capital Management. Most recently, I founded Empiric Asset Management, a family of funds focusing on energy infrastructure and energy master limited partnerships(“MLPs”).
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About RueOne Investments: RueOne is a private investment firm making early to growth stage investments in FinTech / InsurTech / Enterprise Software.
Thomas A. Rizk
Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Rizk Ventures
Thomas A. Rizk has three decades of experience building diverse companies, managing a variety of investments, and investing in special opportunities. He currently serves as CEO and Chairmen of Rizk Ventures, a private investment firm. Mr. Rizk previous experience includes founding TractManager Inc. where he serves as Chairman and CEO until April 2013 and CEO and Director of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation. He led Cali Associates through its highly successful initial public offering as Cali Realty Corporation, a real estate investment trust (REIT) traded on the NYSE.
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About Rizk Ventures, Workspace Property Trust: Rizk Ventures is a privately-held investment firm. We focus on Venture Capital, Private Equity, Real Estate and Special Opportunities.
Co-Founder and CEO of Arch
Ryan Eisenman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Arch.
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About Arch: Arch digitally manages private investment operations for investors and investment advisors.
Jonathan B. Handler
Founder and CEO of YINC
Jonathan B. Handler is the founder & CEO at YINC.
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About YINC: YINC leverages Blockchain technology to transform the service-to-hire industry for consumers & real estate mgmt companies.
Larry De Shon
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Avis Budget Group
Larry D. De Shon is chief executive officer and chief operating officer of Avis Budget Group, Inc., a leading global provider of vehicle rental services. Prior to this position, he served as president and chief operating officer. Mr. De Shon was previously president, International, Avis Budget Group. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the Company’s Avis, Budget, Zipcar, Payless, Maggiore and Apex businesses in Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EMEA), Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Mr. De Shon joined Avis Budget Group in 2006 and has previously overseen the Company’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as president, EMEA and operations in the United States as executive vice president, domestic operations. Before joining Avis Budget Group, Mr. De Shon was senior vice president of airport operations at United Airlines, Inc. As the head of United’s worldwide airport operations, he oversaw ground operations, logistics, safety, security, customer processing and service, product development and internal communications, leading an organization of 23,000 employees in 29 countries. He began his 28-year career with the airline carrier as a customer service representative and advanced to hold numerous positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure. He received bachelor degrees in both communications and sociology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
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About Avis, Avis, Avis Budget Group: Avis Budget Group offers professionals and individuals with vehicle rental and sharing services.
CEO of rabble
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About rabble: An impact investing platform that connects people with projects that strengthen communities
CEO of Finch Living
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About Finch Living: Finch Living offers scalable solution for community building and improved experience in residential buildings across the US.
Founder & CEO of Realm
Founder & CEO, Realm. Previously Reonomy, Groupon & Bloomberg.
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About Realm: All the data you need to navigate complex, expensive home decisions.
Co-Founder & CEO of Jones
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About Jones: Jones offers independent contractors a Pay-As-You-Go solution to end the hassle of liability insurance.
Chief Executive Officer of Kalyx Development
George M. Stone is the Chief Executive Officer of Kalyx Properties Inc. He brings to Kalyx more than 30 years of real estate industry experience. Most recently, George was a founding and managing principal of SKL Partners, a real estate and restaurant management company that owns and/or operates retail, restaurant, office and hotel properties. Prior to SKL Partners, Mr. Stone owned and operated Julia B. Fee Real Estate, a residential brokerage firm in Westchester County, NY where he tripled the firm’s revenue and then sold the company to Sotheby’s International Realty. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Stone was a Founding Partner and interim Chief Financial Officer of The Witkoff Group, a full-service real estate investment firm. During Mr. Stone’s tenure, The Witkoff Group purchased and subsequently managed a $2.5 billion dollar global real estate portfolio consisting of more than 15 million square feet of office property. In addition to office properties, the company had interests in hotels, retail properties and more than 4,000 apartments. Prior to serving as CFO, Mr. Stone oversaw acquisitions, financing, leasing and asset management for the firm.
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About Kalyx Development, Wildcat Capital Management: Kalyx Development Inc. has amassed an unlevered, multi-state portfolio of cannabis properties.
Founder and CEO of Great Jones
Jay Goldklang is the founder & CEO of Great Jones, a venture-backed startup aiming to deliver superior technology and service to residential property owners and their residents. Before founding Great Jones, Jay served as VP of Product Management at 1stdibs, the world’s leading online marketplace for high-end antique and modern furniture, fine art, jewelry and fashion. There, Jay and his team built the business model and many of the tools and operational practices to help scale 1stdibs’ online sales from zero to hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Prior to his role at 1stdibs, Jay worked at Seamless, Bain & Company, and Gold Standard Collectibles, a vintage sports memorabilia business he founded. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
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About Great Jones: Great Jones is building the modern operating platform for the residential rental asset class.
Co-founder & CEO of Obligo
Roey Dor is the Co-Founder and CEO of Obligo.
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About Obligo, Obligo: Obligo rids both landlords and renters from the burden of security deposits.
Founder & CEO of Kairos
Ankur Jain is the Founder & CEO of Kairos.
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About Bilt Rewards, Kairos, Rhino: Kairos is a portfolio of brands that focuses on making life simpler and more affordable for our generation.
CEO & President of Curtis
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About Curtis: Curtis Partition is one of the New York construction industry’s leading Drywall and Ceiling trade contractors.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of BullsBridge Capital
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About BullsBridge Capital: Revolutionizing Real Estate Investing
CEO of Whiterock AI
Proptech entrepreneur and real estate investor.
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About Whiterock AI: Novel data for novel real estate insights.
CEO of Brookfield Property Partners
Mr. Clark was recently named Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Property Partners, after 10 years as Chief Executive Officer of Brookfield Office Properties. He has been with Brookfield Asset Management’s Real Estate Group and its predecessors and affiliates since 1984 in various senior roles. Mr. Clark currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Brookfield Office Properties, and is a member of the board of directors of General Growth Properties.
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About Brookfield Asset Management, Brookfield Properties, Brookfield Property Partners: Brookfield Property Partners L.P. is a commercial real estate owner, operator and investor operating globally.
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of Ollie
Co-Founder at Dandi.
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About Dandi, Ollie: Ollie is a micro-housing and coliving platform, providing residents with hotel-style services, community events and abundant amenities.
CEO & Founder of VisuWall
Kobi Wu Pasmore is the Founder and CEO of VisuWall Technologies.
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About VisuWall: Eye level media and metrics that matter in just a few clicks.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Bowery Valuation
Prior to co-founding Bowery, John worked at Leitner Group, now BBG, the largest independent appraisal firm in New York City. In his 4+ years there he valued over $3 billion of commercial property across all asset types. Frustrated with the antiquated process of appraising, but excited by the need for a better solution, he left to start Bowery with Noah and Cesar in June of 2015. John graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in US History. He still aspires to become a chef, a filmmaker, and the first left handed shortstop for the San Francisco Giants.
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About Bowery Valuation: Bowery Valuation is a technology-enabled commercial real estate appraisal that powers appraisers with cutting edge software.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Bowery Valuation
Before co-founding Bowery, Noah worked for Butler Burgher Group, valuing over $2.5 Billion worth of commercial real estate in New York. In 2010 he started his career in Baseball Operations, running numbers for the Toronto Blue Jays. The following year he became the youngest plenary speaker in the 29 year history of the International Conference of the System Dynamics Society. Noah graduated from McGill University with a major in Statistics and a double minor in Operations Management and Labor-Management Relations.
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About Bowery Valuation: Bowery Valuation is a technology-enabled commercial real estate appraisal that powers appraisers with cutting edge software.
Co-Founder, CEO of Caretaker
Susannah Vila is the Co-Founder and CEO of Caretaker.
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About Caretaker: Caretaker builds property management automation software for small and medium sized landlords and property managers.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of NorthStar Realty Finance
David Hamamoto has been the Chairman of the Board of NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc., since January 30, 2013 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He has also been the Chairman of the Board at NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. since October 16, 2007 and as its Chief Executive Officer since October 2004. He serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer at Northstar Capital Investment Corporation. Mr. Hamamoto is the Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer at NorthStar Capital, and he served as the President of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. from October 2004 to April 2011. He was Investment Professional at Netstar Ventures, LLC. He has been Chairman of the Board of NorthStar Healthcare Investors, Inc since October 2007 and its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hamamoto Co-Founded NorthStar Capital in July 1997 which he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer until October 2004. From July 1983 to July 1997, Mr. Hamamoto worked for Goldman Sachs, where he was co-head of the Real Estate Principal Investment Area and general partner of it from February 1994 to June 1997. During Mr. Hamamoto’s tenure at Goldman Sachs, he initiated the firm’s effort to build a real estate principal investment business under the auspices of the Whitehall Funds. He is employed at Wakefield Capital, LLC. He served as a Partner and Co-Head of the Real Estate Principal Investment Area at Goldman, Sachs & Co. In 1988, he initiated the effort to build a real estate principal investment business at Goldman, Sachs & Co. under the auspices of the Whitehall Funds. He served as Chief Executive Officer of NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust, Inc until January 30, 2013. Mr. Hamamoto serves as the President of the Board of Trustees of The Brearley School in New York City. He served as Executive Chairman of Morgans Hotel Group Co from March 2011 to November 20, 2012 and previously served as its Chairman of the Board from February 2006 to March 2011. He has been Director of U.S. Franchise Systems Inc since March 1998. He serves as Director of Delano Hotel, Inc. and as Director of NorthStar Healthcare Investors, Inc and Thirsty.com, Inc. He served as Director of Shelbourne Properties I Inc.and as a Director of Hard Rock Hotel Holdings, LLC since February 2007. He served as Director of Hard Rock Hotel Inc. and served as Director of Morgans Hotel Group Co until November 20, 2012. Mr. Hamamoto received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Stanford University.
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About NorthStar Realty Finance: NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. is an internally-managed real estate finance company formed in October 2003. Our shares are publicly traded
CEO of Life Storage, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2012. David previously served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Secretary from 1995 to February 2012. From 1988 to 1995, David served as the Vice President of Finance of the Company’s predecessor and from 1984 to 1988 he served as Controller and Due Diligence Officer. Prior to joining the Company, David spent seven years as an accountant/systems analyst in both the public and private sectors. As one of the founders of the company, David has 30 years of experience in the self-storage industry and extensive knowledge of the capital markets.
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About Life Storage, Inc., Life Storage, Inc.: Life Storage, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT).
CEO & Founder of VISUALHOUSE
Robert Herrick, started his career as an Architect, working for a highly regarded practice in London. From there Robert focused his career to Architectural Visualisation, working for an established architectural illustration studio. In 2006 Robert started his first business, Visualhouse. Then an architectural visualisation studio, working closely with renowned practices in London, New York and the Middle East. Robert grew the business and in 2008 securing a series of major international project contracts including the largest development in US history, Hudson Yards, New York. In 2011 Robert moved to New York establishing the firm’s first US office and continued to grow the business acting as Managing Director. Over the following 4 years Robert and the VH team grew the business into a full “Creative Ideas” agency with 5 international offices operating in London, New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Hong Kong. Visualhouse had established commercial film, rendering, creative and branding divisions, with creatives producing 360 degree campaigns for the luxury property sector. Over the past 7 years Robert has built renowned visual brand stories for landmark buildings and iconic designers such as Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Daniel Libeskind, Rafael Vinoly, Thomas Heatherwick and many more. In 2013 Robert established the Thompson House Group along with a small group of tastemakers and collaborators in New York. With the core focus of delivering exceptional private member experiences across a growing group of international House’s, Workspaces, Restaurants and Hotels. Today Robert holds the position of CEO & Founder of Visualhouse internationally and the Thompson House Group.
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About : Visualhouse is a creative agency focused on creating compelling brand stories for architecture, design, and the built environment.
Founder & CEO of TheGuarantors
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About TheGuarantors: TheGuarantors is a FinTech company that offers innovative risk and financial solutions for the real estate ecosystem.
CEO of Storefront
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About Storefront: Storefront is an online marketplace for renting short term retail space.
Hugh R. Frater
CEO of Fannie Mae
Hugh Frater served as Chairman of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC, a commercial real estate company providing comprehensive capital solutions and investment sales advisory and research services for multifamily and commercial properties, from April 2014 to December 2015, and as Chief Executive Officer from August 2010 to April 2014. From November 2007 to June 2010, Mr. Frater was the Chief Operating Officer of Good Energies, Inc., and from February 2004 to May 2007, was an Executive Vice President at PNC Financial Services, where he led the real estate division. Mr. Frater was a Founding Partner and Managing Director of BlackRock, Inc. from August 1988 to February 2004, where he led the real estate practice. Mr. Frater serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of VEREIT, Inc., and as a director of ABR Reinsurance Capital Holdings Ltd. He also serves on the Real Estate Advisory Board at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he is also a member of its Board of Overseers. Mr. Frater has been a Fannie Mae Director since January 2016. Mr. Frater is a member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Policy and Capital Committee.
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About Fannie Mae: Fannie Mae is supporting today’s economic recovery and helping to build a sustainable housing finance system.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Delos
Paul Scialla After 18 years on Wall Street, including 10 at Goldman Sachs as a Partner, Paul Scialla’s interest in sustainability and altruistic capitalism led him to found Delos, which is merging the world’s largest asset class – real estate – with the world’s fastest growing industry – wellness. Since the company’s inception, Paul has become a leading voice in the sustainability movement, serving as a keynote speaker at prominent green building, real estate, and technology forums and conferences around the world. Paul is also the Founder of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), which administers the WELL Building Standard® globally to improve human health and wellbeing through the built environment, a member of the Board of Directors for the Chopra Foundation, and a founding board member of the JUST Capital Foundation. Paul graduated from New York University with a degree in finance, and he currently resides in New York City.
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About Delos: Delos is a real estate company that focuses on tech, health, design and science to improve human health in the built environment.
CEO of American Development Group
Perry M. Finkelman, CPM, RAM is Founder and Managing Director of the American Development Group, LLC, He has 30 years’ experience as a leader in real estate management, marketing, finance, investment and development. Mr. Finkelman has created over 4,000 apartments, and has successfully built and managed office, industrial and retail projects throughout the New York Metropolitan region. Additionally, Mr. Finkelman is a Partner and Managing Director of Automotion Parking Systems, and Willoughby Operating Company, LLC, a high technology company which develops automated high efficiency parking garages and develops and creates robotic garages throughout the United States. Mr. Finkelman graduated from the Bernard M. Baruch College of The City of New York and is a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) affiliated with Langsam Property Services, an AMO® organization, and a Registered Apartment Manager (RAM). Other professional affiliations include the Rent Stabilization Association, Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), Associated Builders and Owners, Bronx and Manhattan North Board of Realtors, Long Island Board of Realtors, and NYS Energy Efficient Building Association. Additionally, Mr. Finkelman was the Chapter President of the Institute of Real Estate Management for Long Island from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Finkelman is on the Board of Directors of a number of organizations including the Long Island Division of the Jewish National Fund, State of Israel Bonds and The Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn, and The NYC Electrical Board. Mr. Finkelman’ s firm currently has been featured in the NYT, various publications, Bloomberg News, for the innovative design and future implementation of North Americas Largest robotic parking system and building a NYC Park above the structure in Downtown Brooklyn. Mr. Finkelman has developed integrated cash management systems to operate in NYC automated garage systems, as well as implement Vehicle recognition equipment and software for vehicular tracking within the garage and as a revenue control device. Numerous projects that Mr. Finkelman develops encompasses emerging local artists and incorporates those works into lobby finishes, hallway art, public space upgrades to create unique spaces with a vision.
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About American Development Group: American Development Group (ADG) is seeking to raise equity for a new residential development project situated in Park Slope Brooklyn.
David J Millstone
Co-Chief Executive Officer of Standard Industries
David Millstone is co-Chief Executive Officer of Standard Industries, a privately-held, global industrial business. Standard Industries offers world class solutions that enable the people who depend on them to focus on what matters most in their daily lives, succeeding by investing in extraordinary talent and taking a long-term approach to building businesses. Its companies are leaders in delivering product excellence, exceptional customer experiences and market innovation. With over 15,000 employees, operations in more than 80 countries, and 180-plus manufacturing plants worldwide, Standard’s companies and related businesses include: GAF, the largest building materials company in North America; BMI, the largest manufacturer of flat and pitched roofing systems in Europe; Siplast, a leader in the development and manufacturing of the world’s most advanced roofing and waterproofing systems; Schiedel, a leading designer and maker of chimney, stove and ventilation systems in Europe; SGI, a leading North American aggregates and mining company; 40 North Management, a fundamentally-based investment platform focused on public equities; and Winter Properties, a vertically integrated real estate investment management business. Mr. Millstone resides in New York City with his wife, Jennifer Heyman Millstone, and his four daughters. He serves on the Yale University Development Council and the Board of Advisors of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance. The Millstone family is involved in various civic and charitable endeavors including The Fortune Society, The Innocence Project, UJA Federation of New York, and the 92nd Street Y.
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About Standard Industries: Standard Industries is a global, diversified holding company with interests in building materials.
David S Winter
Co-Chief Executive Officer of Standard Industries
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About Standard Industries: Standard Industries is a global, diversified holding company with interests in building materials.
CEO of JTRE Holdings
Jack Terzi born in Brooklyn NY, Born a Sephardic Jew grew up in Midwood Brooklyn in a family of 5. Jack is currently Married and living in Manhattan on the Upper East Side. Jack is currently the CEO and founder of JTRE a real estate brokerage and acquisition business. As a community man Jack sits on several charity boards including SAFE (www.thesafefoundation.org).
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About JTRE Holdings: JTRE Holdings is a firm that provides consulting services to both landlords and tenants.
CEO & Real Estate Developer of Beechwood Acquisitions
Haysha Deitsch is founder,Real Estate Developer & CEO of Beechwood Acquisitions, where he establishes the vision for the company and takes the leads in investor and partner relations, policy and overall operations. With over $100,000,000 successfully completed real estate transactions, he has developed and invested across all real estate asset types. By evaluating and analyzing investment opportunities for the company, and works with project strategies and acquisition teams, he manages to source potential business opportunities and implement the company’s overall business strategy. Haysha Deitsch has built some of the most prestigious residential projects by recognizing the opportunity to capitalize on the unique property markets in the NY and Miami. He gets to evaluate and analyze investment opportunities and work with project strategies and acquisitions in order to source potential business opportunities. This leading real estate developer implements the company’s overall business strategy. Under Haysha Deitsch leadership, Beechwood Acquisitions, one of NYC’s finest Real Estate Development and Acquisitions Companies, has undertaken an ambitious plan to transform the city’s residential market and create vibrant, sustainable, mixed-use premium development projects. The W. Squared River Lofts in Tribeca, Manhattan, 60 Spring Street in Soho, and Downtown by Philippe Starck in the Financial District, are some of his most noted initiatives so far.
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About Beechwood Acquisitions, Guggenheim Digital Media, Prospect Park Residence: Beechwood Acquisitions is a real estate development company
CEO and Co-Founder of Nexus Capital Real Estate
Scott Seppen is the CEO and one of the Co-Founders of Nexus Capital Real Estate.
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About Nexus Capital Real Estate: Nexus Capital Real Estate is an investment firm structured as an umbrella REIT (“UpREIT”) for holding, investing and managing real estate.
Founder/CEO of FischTank PR
Eric Fischgrund is the founder and CEO of FischTank PR, a boutique communications and marketing firm headquartered in New York City. A career MarComm executive, Eric has worked both agency side and in-house prior to launching FischTank PR. The firm specializes in a number of corporate practice areas, including but not limited to B2B and B2C technologies, renewable energy and sustainability, financial services and personal finance products, and non-profits. Eric resides in North Jersey with his wife Monica and dog (Buddy), and enjoys spending time with family and friends, biking, golfing, hiking, reading, and writing.
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About Boom Local, FischTank PR: FischTank PR is a public relations and marketing firm specializing in media relations, content writing, branding, digital/social, & more.
Founder & CEO of RealBlocks
Perrin is the Founder of RealBlocks. RealBlocks democratizes access to alternative investments by digitizing shares of the funds over a blockchain-enabled network. The network is designed to create unmatched levels of liquidity and transparency in the traditionally complex world of alternatives, thereby enabling fund managers, financial intermediaries and investors greater control and impact over their performance,
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About RealBlocks: RealBlocks is a technology platform that delivers online access to alternative investments.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SolarKal
Yaniv Kalish is a Founder & CEO at SolarKal.
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About SolarKal: SolarKal is the largest B2B solar energy marketplace in the US, connecting organizations to solar providers who compete for their business.
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of REZI
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About REZI: REZI a rental company that provides tech solutions to improve the rental experience for landlords and tenants alike.
CEO of Propzie
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About Propzie: TENNTS is a PropTech company concentrating on rentals and hospitality.
Co-Founder and CEO of Envizzo
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About Envizzo: Envizzo is a platform for real estate operators to design and furnish properties with ease.
Co-Founder & CEO of Reonomy
Richard Sarkis is CEO and co-founder of Reonomy, a commercial real estate data and analytics platform. Since the company’s founding in 2013, Sarkis has been instrumental in raising $128 million in venture capital and led Reonomy through a successful web-platform launch in New York City, as well as the launch of a second nationwide platform in 2017. An avid entrepreneur, Sarkis has launched numerous companies, including an international arbitrage textbook company, a college marketing network and an offshore tech company.
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About Reonomy: Reonomy is an AI-powered data platform for the commercial real estate industry.
Founder & CEO of Updater
David M. Greenberg is the Founder and CEO of Updater. Updater’s app helps relocating consumers organize and complete all moving-related tasks, such as updating accounts and records, connecting Internet and utilities, booking a moving company, and much more. Over 1,000 real estate companies have partnered with Updater to deliver their clients a simplified moving experience. Technology owned by Updater touches nearly 50% of all household moves in the US annually. Updater’s Home Services Division provides innovative technology that simplifies the purchase of home subscription products across telecommunications, cable, satellite, home security, home improvement and home energy. MoveHQ, a subsidiary of Updater, provides widely-used technology that helps moving companies run their businesses, from driver applications to warehouse management solutions, and more. Updater has raised over $120 Million in growth capital and is backed by Fidelity International, Softbank Capital, IA Ventures, Second Century Ventures (the strategic investment division of the National Association of REALTORS), Commerce Ventures, and over 10 other institutional funds. Updater has over 200 full time employees and over 400 contractors working to reinvent the moving experience. In Crain’s list of Best Places to Work in NYC, Updater has ranked in the top 10 multiple times in recent years (and the top ranked tech company in NYC in 2016). Previously, David practiced corporate law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
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About Updater: Updater is a technology company platform that develops tools to help consumers relocate more easily.
Chief Executive Officer of GPB Capital Holdings
David Gentile is responsible for the management of GPB Capital Holdings, LLC (“GPB”), including the formulation of strategy and oversight of investment policy and leadership of the Investment Committee. Prior to founding GPB, Mr. Gentile spent 25 years at the Corporate Advisory and Accounting practice of Gentile Pismeny & Brengel, LLP (“GP&B”) in New York. During this time, he advised clients on business expansion and growth strategies, cash flow management, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalization, spin-offs and divestiture, corporate turn-around and restructuring. He developed and maintained executive level relationships with many of the firm’s 3,000+ entrepreneurial, corporate executive and high-net-worth clients. During his career at GP&B, Mr. Gentile provided financial and strategic advisory services to various companies with a combined enterprise value over $1B in the private and public markets. He earned his Bachelor of Business Studies in Finance and Accounting from Queens College.
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About GPB Capital Holdings: GPB Capital is a New York-based alternative asset management firm that seeks to acquire income-producing private companies.
CEO & Founder of The Moinian Group
Joseph Moinian is known for his superb investment, development and management strategies, forging new neighborhoods and spearheading the transformation and enhancement of property values and environments. The New York City-based developer, investor and long-term owner of prime real estate nationwide is recognized for pioneering the development of emerging neighborhoods in major metropolitan cities across the United States. Founded by Mr. Moinian in 1982, The Moinian Group today boasts a portfolio of more than 20 million square feet of property – and is among one of the only national real estate entities to develop, own and operate properties across every asset category, including office, hotel, retail, condos and rental apartments. Joseph Moinian is a member of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York and sits on the boards of the Skyline Museum. Mr. Moinian is also a noted philanthropist who supports the arts, civic organizations and healthcare issues. He resides with his wife Nazee and their five children in Manhattan.
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About The Moinian Group: The Moinian Group is a real estate company that develops, owns, and operates commercial, residential, and hotel properties in US.
CEO of Broker Dealer of LEX Markets
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About LEX Markets: LEX Markets is a commercial real estate securities marketplace that takes commercial buildings public through single-asset IPOs.
CEO of Castlerock REO
Victor Naar is CEO at Castlerock REO.
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About Castlerock REO: Castlerock REO is a wholesaler of foreclosed real estate properties.
CEO & Chairman of Hamister Group
Mark Hamister, Chairman and CEO, is a proven leader with a clear vision for the future of his company. His attitude and drive define success. Keeping his eye on the long term future, he is determined to always excel at customer service and is anchored in a solid value structure. His commitment to research leads to a healthy recognition of when it is time to divest select product or service areas of the company. He is known for being humble enough to admit mistakes and is dedicated to community service with distinction. Mark believes that the foundation of effective leadership is an absolute commitment to values, a clear vision for all of his co-workers, and a careful strategic plan to guide the direction of the company in a changing world with ever changing customer expectations. He founded his first assisted living company, named 8678 Lake Street, Inc., in 1977. From the very beginning, he focused on great service and high rewards for all constituencies. This company later evolved into National Health Care Affiliates, Inc. (NHCA), which was sold in 1996 returning a significantly above average return for its investors. Mark is also an extremely active member of the community in the Buffalo-Niagara Region, serving as a member and/or officer of multiple Boards and Civic organizations such as the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, State University of New York at Buffalo Foundation (Trustee), Miami Transplant Institute and the Buffalo Public Schools Foundation. Examples of Mark’s former board participation include: Empire State Development Corporation, to which he was appointed Director by Governor Pataki and confirmed by the New York State Senate , Independent Health Association, a large regional health insurance company, Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (former Chairman), Buffalo Seminary, a private all girl high school (former Chairman), Shea’s Buffalo Center for the Performing Arts (former Chairman), Committee for Tomorrow, Buffalo State College President’s Advisory Council, The Erie County Cultural Resources Advisory Board (Chairman), the Buffalo-Niagara Region Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Chairman) and The Police Foundation (Chairman). Mark’s distinctions and awards include: Buffalo Business First Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), Jack Kemp Leadership Award (2012), Erie County Republican Committee Abraham Lincoln Award (2001), Buffalo Niagara Partnership Chairman’s Award (2000), Kenmore West Corridor of Honor (2000), Business Backs the Bills (1999), Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Laureate (1999), the Signature Award (1999), the Arts Council Special Honoree Award (1997), Ebony and Ivory Award (1996) and Entrepreneur of the Year for New York State (1992).
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About Hamister Group: Hamister Group is a sponsor of privately-held, real estate funds which invest in middle-market hotels and senior housing facilities.
Founder &CEO, Somewhere Good of Ethels Club
Naj Austin is the founder and CEO of Somewhere Good and Ethel’s Club. She has spent her career building digital and physical products that make the world a more intersectional and equitable space. She was named one of Inc’s 100 Female Founders transforming America, a Huffpost Culture Shifter of 2020 and Time Out New York’s 2020 list of women making NYC better.
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About Ethels Club, Somewhere Good: An immersive wellness platform centering people of color. By us, for you.
CEO and Founder of MD Squared Property Group
Michael Mintz is the CEO and founder of MD Squared Property Group. Founded in late 2014, MD Squared has grown to manage over 70 retail and multifamily properties consisting of over 3000 units in the NYC area. Prior to co-founding MD2 Property Group, Michael was the Acquisitions Manager and a Senior Property Manager at FirstService Residential New York, LLC (formerly Cooper Square Realty, Inc.), managing properties and locating investment opportunities for the principals of FirstService. Michael used his management, investment and development knowledge to create and implement asset repositioning plans including violation removal, tenant buyouts, staff training and renovations and building improvements in order to maximize value for owners and enhance resident experiences. Michael has experience in high-end and affordable housing including rent-stabilized units in the rental, co-op and condo markets. He began working in property management upon graduation from the University of Maryland with a degree in Economics. Michael grew up in Minneapolis, MN. Michael established himself as a leading manager and key investment advisor at FirstService. He is an entrepreneur and has parlayed his unique skills and knowledge into making MD2 one of New York City’s leading property management and real estate investment firms. Michael holds real estate salesperson licenses in the State of New York and The District of Columbia. Michael is also a licensed New York State real estate instructor.
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About MD Squared Property Group: MD Squared Property Group is a New York City based property management firm.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Landis
Tom Petit is the Co-Founder of Landis.
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About Landis, Zicklin School of Business: Landis helps renters become homeowners.
Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Landis
Cyril Berdugo is the founder of Landis and a Managing Partner at his personal tech and real estate investment company, Berd Industries. Prior to co-founding Landis and Berd, Cyril was a venture capitalist at Fifth Wall where he invested in real estate tech companies. He was also a Director at Crown Acquisitions, one of the largest real estate investment firms in the US, where he was responsible for acquisitions, refinancings, dispositions and asset management. Before joining Crown, Cyril worked at Houlihan Lokey where he advised companies on M&A, equity and debt capital markets, and restructuring transactions across all industries. At Houlihan, Cyril was a founding member of the Capital Markets Group. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Cyril worked in the Credit Trading group at Citigroup. Throughout his career, Cyril has completed over $10 billion in transactions. Cyril is an advisor to several early-stage companies and a director at TP NYC, a real estate investment firm. He is a graduate of Emory University and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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About Berd Industries, Landis: Landis helps renters become homeowners.
Co-Founder and CEO of Bond Collective
Shlomo Silber is the co-founder and CEO of the flexible shared workspace provider, Bond Collective. As the visionary behind the company, Silber’s vast experience in the real estate and development sector allowed him to identify a gap in the marketplace for a hospitality-driven, member-centric workspace, driving him to found Bond Collective (formerly Coworkrs) in 2012 with partner, Elie Deitsch. An entrepreneur at heart, Silber was also the founder of Elbo Construction, a company that specialized in luxury apartment, brownstone, condominium and office suite renovations. Prior to that, he was a property and project manager across a substantial residential portfolio in New York City. While Silber heads up Bond Collective as CEO, he’s not afraid to put his handyman skills to the test by fixing a broken table or chair for members. He currently lives in Queens with his wife and four sons, all under the age of 10, when he’s not working, he enjoys cross-fit and exploring hiking trails throughout the country.
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About Bond Collective: Bond Collective provides shared and luxury workspaces for modern businesses and individuals to be productive in a sophisticated environment.
Co-Founder & CEO of AtlasX
Anthony Dominguez is the co-founder and CEO at AtlasX.
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About AtlasX: AtlasX is a pipeline and deal management software.
CEO of Corniche Capital
David Ebrahimzadeh is the founder of Corniche Capital, David a Manhattan based real estate and private equity investment firm.
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About Corniche Capital: Corniche Capital is involved in real estate and private equity.
Founder & CEO of CAIS
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About CAIS: CAIS is a financial technology platform that provides independent wealth channels with access to alternative investments.
Co-Founder and CEO of The Yard
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About The Yard: The Yard offers a revolutionary shared office space that allows driven professionals to work together in an innovative community.
CEO of BGC Partners
Howard W. Lutnick is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company serving the wholesale financial and real estate markets. In addition, Mr. Lutnick is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., one of the world’s leading financial services firms. More details about his role at Cantor Fitzgerald can be read here. BGC serves the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers and investment firms. The Company’s products include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures, structured products, and other asset classes. BGC also provides trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions. Through its BGC Trader and BGC Market Data brands, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to select financial instruments and markets. BGC entered the commercial real estate industry in 2011 when it acquired brokerage firm Newmark Knight Frank. The following year BGC acquired assets of Grubb & Ellis, forming Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. NGKF’s full range of services includes leasing advisory, global corporate services, investment sales and capital markets, property and facilities management, program and project management, and valuation and advisory services. Its integrated platform provides clients with a single-source solution for every phase of occupying or owning a property – from strategic planning, site selection, design, construction and initial occupancy to ongoing cost-effective operations and dispositions. Mr. Lutnick is a graduate of Haverford College and holds a degree in economics. He joined Cantor Fitzgerald in 1983 and was appointed President and CEO in 1991. Five years later he was named Chairman. He rebuilt the firm following the tragic losses suffered on September 11, 2001, and since then has fostered corporate philanthropy across BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald through their annual Charity Day. Both firms, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, donate 100% of their revenues from Charity Day to approximately 150 charities around the world and to date have raised over $100 million on Charity Day. Mr. Lutnick is a member of the boards of Haverford College, Intrepid Museum Foundation, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at Rockefeller University, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum Foundation, and The Partnership for New York City. Mr. Lutnick received the Department of the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest honor granted to non-military personnel by the Navy. Mr. Lutnick and his wife Allison are proud parents of four children.
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About BGC Partners, Cantor Fitzgerald: BGC Partners is a global brokerage company servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets.
Chairman, President & CEO of Bluerock Residential Growth REIT
Ramin Kamfar serves as Chairman of the Board and as Chief Executive Officer and President at Bluerock Real Estate. Mr. Ramin Kamfar has served as the Chairman of the Board since August 2008, and also served as our Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Executive Officer of our former advisor from August 2008 to February 2013. He has also served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Bluerock since its inception in October 2002, where he has overseen the acquisition and development of approximately 7,500 apartment units, and over 2.5 million square feet of office space. In addition, Ramin Kamfar has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and as a Trustee of Total Income (plus) Real Estate Fund, a closed-end interval fund organized by Bluerock, since 2012. Mr. Ramin Kamfar has 25 years of experience in various aspects of real estate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investing, investment banking, and public and private financings. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Ramin Kamfar worked as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers Inc., New York, New York, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. In 1993 Mr. Kamfar left Lehman to focus on private equity transactions. From 1993 to 2002, Mr. Ramin Kamfar executed a growth/consolidation strategy to build a startup into a leading public company in the ‘fast casual’ market now known as Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BAGL) with approximately 800 locations and $400 million in gross revenues. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Kamfar also served as an active investor, advisor and member of the Board of Directors of Vsource, Inc., a technology company subsequently sold to Symphony House (KL: SYMPHNY), a leading business process outsourcing company focused on the Fortune 500 and Global 500. Ramin Kamfar received an M.B.A. degree with distinction in Finance in 1988 from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a B.S. degree with distinction in Finance in 1985 from the University of Maryland located in College Park, Maryland.
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About Bluerock Residential Growth REIT: Bluerock Residential Growth REIT is a is a publicly-traded real estate investment trust.
Founder & CEO of Common Living
Brad is the founder and CEO of Common. Common is dedicated to making housing better by providing flexible, community-minded shared homes. Previously,he co-founded General Assembly, a global education institution with campuses in more than 15 cities worldwide. As part of the General Assembly founding team, Brad led the growth of the company’s education business from its launch in 2011 into a global institution with over a dozen campuses. Most recently, he was a Venture Partner at Maveron, General Assembly’s lead investor. Brad has been named to Vanity Fair’s “The Next Establishment”, Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, and Business Insider’s “Silicon Alley 100”.
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About Common Living, GoCrossCampus: Common Living is a community-driven residential company that brings community, convenience, and flexibility to housing.
Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Sculptor Capital Management
Jimmy Levin is the CEO and CIO of Sculptor Capital Management. Having joined Sculptor in 2006, Mr. Levin is a member of Sculptor Capital’s Board of Directors and the Chairperson of the Firm’s Portfolio Committee, and a member of the private investment committees. Jimmy is on the board of the East Harlem Tutorial Program and has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.
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About Sculptor Capital Management, Sculptor Capital Management: Sculptor Capital is an alternative asset management firm that provides services and products to institutional investors around the world.
CEO of Jefferies Financial Group
Richard Handler is CEO at Leucadia National. He is CEO & Chairman at Jefferies.
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About Drexel Burnham Lambert, Jefferies, Jefferies Financial Group: Jefferies Financial Group engages in investment banking, capital markets, asset management, and direct investing.
Founder & CEO of Pickspace
Israeli, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Doer. My passion is technology, Real Estate, and people. I had the opportunity and the luck to combine them together into one company (Pickspace Plus) and to an amazing solution for property managers and tenants that I am very proud of. I am an entrepreneur by heart. Until 2008 I served as a combat soldier in an elite commando unit. As a student, I founded the International Entrepreneurship Students Community (IESC) where I was active as President for two years. Completed my Law and another degree in Business Management & Marketing. a year after I have completed my master’s in Law & Finance. + Bar exam. In 2019 I have launched Pickspace Inc in the USA with an amazing property management software for property management companies. Hope to meet you up the road! Maor
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About Pickspace: Pickspace – An automated online property management software – which increases productivity, tenant satisfaction, and profitability by 20%
CEO of Vacayo
Truth Oladapo is the CEO at Vacayo company.
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About Vacayo: Vacayo leases longterm rentals and transforms them into beautiful, group-friendly vacation rentals.
CEO of Inman Group
Josh is Inman’s chief executive officer. Previously, Josh served as president of Curbed Network, which he helped grow from a single local blog into a leading digital publisher with a national footprint and three influential brands—Curbed, Eater & Racked. After Vox Media acquired Curbed in 2013, Josh ran revenue operations and business development across all of Vox’s brands. Most recently, he was the chief operating officer at Gawker Media. Earlier in his career, Josh reported on the first wave of the Internet boom for Smartmoney.com. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Brown University, where he was the editor-in-chief of The Brown Daily Herald.
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About Inman Group: Inman is the industry’s leading source of real estate information.
CEO of Knotel
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About Knotel: Knotel is a flexible workspace platform that matches, tailors and manages space for customers.
CEO of TapCap
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About TapCap: Digital Multifamily Lender
CEO & Co-Founder of Sharestates
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About ANSTitle, Sharestates: Sharestates specializes in crowd funding, real estate, investment, fixed income investment, and alternative investment.