Aaron Stelzer joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2019 as a Business Development Associate. His primary focus is identifying and interacting with potential clients seeking debt and equity solutions for their commercial real estate transactions.
Prior to joining the firm, Stelzer held positions in both trading and sales, covering municipal fixed income, interest rates and FX at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Additionally, he worked on the buy side, advising commercial real estate developers and alternative asset managers with structured hedging solutions.
Stelzer, a Certified Treasury Professional, earned a B.A. in History from Arizona State University. He also holds a MSc. from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, in Risk Management.
Alex Anderson joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2017 as a Business Development Associate. Alex is primarily focused on identifying and interacting with potential clients seeking debt, equity, & structured capital solutions for their commercial real estate transactions.
Prior to joining Eyzenberg & Company, Alex worked as the Head of Sales for a boutique construction company in New Jersey. Before working in the real estate and construction industries, Alex interned as a Sales Analyst at Atlantic Records.
Alex studied Music Industry at Syracuse University and is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Finance with a specialization in Real Estate at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Mr. Muniak joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2022 to focus on debt and equity originations in his newly adopted home of South Florida.
Mr. Muniak is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Makal Equities, a real estate investment firm specializing in multifamily, industrial and retail property in Southern California and New York. He invested, sourced, and underwrote all commercial development and investment opportunities during this time. Furthermore, Mr. Muniak’s previous position as Managing Director at a Family Office in New York allowed him to develop his skills as he increasingly became involved in all aspects of fundraising and deploying the fund’s investment mandate. In his career to date he has invested, sourced, and underwrote commercial development and investment contracts, exceeding 100 million dollars.
Furthermore, Mr. Muniak is a Board Member and shareholder of the Mangia Hospitality Group in New York, where he oversees all aspects of fundraising, including the Group’s investment mandates. As a strategic dealmaker, Mr. Muniak is responsible for retail acquisitions & new developments and acts as a liaison with City and State Government bureaus. Due to his established reputation as a key player in the real estate and hospitality industry, Mr. Muniak has managed to build a wide portfolio of bicoastal projects and has worked closely with top developers, entrepreneurs, and restaurateurs nationwide.
Originally from New York City, Mr. Muniak graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, and completed his graduate Business certificate in Sydney, Australia. He is a long-time martial artist and a philanthropist.
Alima Omerbayeva joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2022 as a Junior Financial Analyst. She assists with underwriting, analysis, and financing memoranda preparation for commercial real estate debt and equity capitalization assignments.
Prior to joining the firm, Alima worked as a Business Assistant at TraceAir Technologies, a California-based startup in the construction industry.
Ms. Omerbayeva is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Transformational Leadership and Social Impact at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.
S. Andrew Vedamuthu joined Eyzenberg and Company in 2023 as a Director in its Miami office. Andrew is primarily focused on originating & placing debt, equity, and ground lease capital for commercial real estate transactions across the U.S. with a special focus on Hospitality related assets.
Andrew previously founded and ran a hospitality transactional advisory firm delivering strategic due diligence, capital and feasibility services to a variety of public/private domestic and international clients. Andrew’s prior experiences also included stints as an asset and portfolio manager at a public REIT, investment banks, private owner and a sovereign wealth fund. Prior to this, he was a consultant at PWC working in the financial instruments, structured products, and real estate group with a focus on hotel investments & real estate focused clients. Andrew also worked for two of the largest hotel companies in the world, first as a Manager on the North American Development team, covering the U.S., Canada, French Polynesia, and the Caribbean; and then, as a Director of Corporate Strategy focused on the Caribbean & Latin America.
Andrew graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration with a Bachelors and a Masters in Finance from Johns Hopkins University. He is originally from the island of Maui, in Hawaii, and is always happy to help developers bring more commerce to his homeland.
Andrew Hunter joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2019 as a Business Development Associate. His primary focus is on identifying and interacting with potential clients seeking debt, equity, & structured capital solutions for their commercial real estate transactions.
Prior to joining Eyzenberg & Company, Andrew brokered the sales of multifamily properties outside of Philadelphia, primarily in New Jersey, for a national brokerage firm. While there, he parlayed relationship-building skills and creative thinking toward pursuing and developing successful client-oriented business relationships. Before brokerage, Andrew worked on Capitol Hill for a Leadership member of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., and, earlier, for the Federal Government in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Small Business Utilization, where he often communicated with, and produced work for, the Office of Secretary of Transportation and the White House.
Additionally, Andrew spent time working in microfinance institutions in Bangladesh and in intensive interaction with poor borrowers of the 2006 Nobel Prize winning Grameen Bank and BRAC (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee), and with the UN World Food Program in Bangladesh and India.
Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of the South (Sewanee).
Aruyel Nurbekova joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2022 as Junior Analyst. She assists with underwriting, analysis, and financing memoranda preparation for commercial real estate debt and equity capitalization assignments.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Nurbekova worked as a Business Valuation Analyst at Ernst & Young company, one of the Big Four accounting firms.
Ms. Nurbekova completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Finance and Investment Management at KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
David Eyzenberg is president of Eyzenberg & Company, a NYC-headquartered investment bank delivering full capital stack solutions for existing, transitional, and to-be-built commercial real estate projects. With offices in New York, Washington D.C., Miami, and Philadelphia, Eyzenberg & Company is one of the fastest-growing real estate capital advisory firms in the U.S.
Affiliated entities Eyzenberg GroundSure (an institutionally-backed private equity vehicle specializing in the creation and acquisition of leased-fee positions) and Eyzenberg GreenCap (a joint venture with leading C-PACE firm, Greenworks Lending) provide innovative proprietary capital solutions for CRE transactions.
Complementing his professional endeavors, he teaches graduate real estate finance studies in the New York University Schack Institute’s Master of Science in Real Estate program as well as NYU Stern and University of Miami MBA programs.
Previously, Mr. Eyzenberg was a principal and U.S. lead for the real estate capital-raising practice of Avison Young, where he co-founded and oversaw a group that during his tenure expanded throughout multiple offices and consummated well over $1 billion of financing transactions. Prior to Avison Young, Mr. Eyzenberg was a managing director and head of commercial real estate for NewOak Capital. His tenure at NewOak began in 2011 after its acquisition of the investment banking practice of Eyzenberg’s Prodigious Capital Group, where he served as president since 2005. Prior to running Prodigious Capital Group, Mr. Eyzenberg was associated with several boutique real estate investment banks. He began his real estate career on the buy side working for Merrill Lynch, Ramius Capital Group, and Greenstreet Partners.
Mr. Eyzenberg graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications and a Master’s degree in real estate finance and investment. Mr. Eyzenberg is an active member of multiple industry associations and a frequent speaker at real estate events. He also sits on multiple advisory and corporate boards including those of REZI, VR WorldNYC, and Commercial Mortgage Strategies.
Evan Dockser joined Eyzenberg & Company’s Washington DC office in 2019 as a managing director. He originates, structures and places debt, equity and ground lease capital for commercial real estate transactions across the U.S.
Dockser’s extensive client advisory experience as principal with Dresam Advisors and Hotel B Investors, involved development, acquisitions and management targeting hospitality and residential assets.
Prior, Dockser participated in the acquisition and management of several national real estate-related operating businesses. He served as president of Hospitality Investors Group, a hospitality and real estate development advisor assisting clients worldwide with projects ranging from urban boutique hotels to large-scale master planned development. As chief investment officer for Legends Golf & Sands Resort, an owner and operator of 9 signature golf courses and over 1,500 condominium and townhome rental units, he completed a $50M+ recapitalization. Furthermore, he oversaw the conceptual planning of a 1,500-acre, master-planned community on the Island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.
In earlier executive positions, Dockser specialized in business development and capital raising with national and international firms, including Wall Street Realty Capital, and NYSE-listed companies Friedman, Billings, Ramsey and MeriStar Hotels & Resorts (now InterState Hotels & Resorts). He has been involved in raising over $800M+ from both public and private sources. Dockser’s hospitality experience includes time spent working for Hyatt Hotels and Hilton International.
Dockser began his career in his family’s business, CRI, Inc., which, in the early ’90s, was the largest owner of multifamily housing in the country with over 100,000 units. At CRI, he spearheaded management and asset management for overseas clients in the hotel and golf course sectors.
Dockser has a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University. Additionally, he is a licensed salesman in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Henry Chakardjian joined Eyzenberg & Company in January 2019 as a Business Development Associate. Henry primarily focuses on identifying and interacting with potential clients seeking ground lease, debt and/or equity solutions for their commercial real estate transactions.
Henry has over 15 years of investment experience in real estate origination and capital raising, buy side private equity investing, and commodities trading. Prior to joining Eyzenberg & Company, Henry was a Vice President of Investments at a prominent Hong Kong based private equity firm. Working on global transactions spanning real estate and hospitality, natural resources, retail, technology and other sectors, he participated in transactions in excess of $5 billion. He led the company’s US real estate activity and moved to the United States as investor representative on a multi-billion-dollar condo development. Henry then set up his own boutique consultancy company in New York, where in addition to advising his former employer, he originated and advised on several predominantly residential real estate transactions throughout the United States. Henry began his career in commodities trading, working in London, Paris and Amsterdam.
Henry earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree at the University of Pennsylvania and has been actively involved in several charitable organizations, including National Geographic’s Pristine Seas and Panthera Corporation.
Ivan Hagen joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2023 as an Originator. Ivan’s primary focus is identifying and interacting with potential clients seeking debt, equity, and ground lease capital solutions for commercial real estate transactions.
Mr. Hagen started his career in banking in 2003 at Emigrant Savings Bank (EFC) with a focus on small balance commercial real estate loan originations in Florida. He later joined Thomas D. Wood and Company in 2006 with a focus on underwriting and loan originations for life insurance companies. After the 2008 financial crisis; Mr. Hagen shifted gears and specialized in CRE portfolio management, loss mitigation and asset management for Bayview’s FDIC SFO team and Sabadell United Bank’s Credit department. In 2015 he joined Insite Group as a hotel acquisition analyst and later focused on acquisition project management.
In 2018 Mr. Hagen became a managing broker for a boutique real estate team with a focus on investment properties in South Florida.
Mr. Hagen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami, where he studied International Finance/Marketing (IFM). He later obtained a master’s degree in International Real Estate (MSIRE) from Florida International University.
Mr. Hagen was born, raised and educated in Venezuela; naturally South Florida offered the best of both worlds when he picked a new homestead in 1997.
Jose Moreno joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2022 as an Origination Associate. His primary focus is identifying and interacting with potential clients seeking debt, equity, & ground lease capital solutions for their commercial real estate transactions.
Prior to joining Eyzenberg & Company, Jose developed an extensive experience in the international fixed income markets and capital raising in Europe, North America and Latin America. He has worked for firms such as BNP Paribas, CIBC and Pembroke Capital.
Jose holds a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics from the London Metropolitan University.
Lilia Eyzenberg joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2016 as Director of Finance and Human Resources. Ms. Eyzenberg oversees all accounting, finance and human resource functions, and assists with strategic planning.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Eyzenberg was an accounting clerk at Metalmark Capital and a tax preparer at Integrated Financial Services. Earlier in her career, she was an accountant at Prodigious Capital Group and a bookkeeper at Hunter College.
Ms. Eyzenberg graduated with honors from Krasnoyarsk State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Management. Additionally, she graduated summa cum laude from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Madina Tuyak joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2022 as a financial analyst. She assists with underwriting, analysis and financing memoranda preparation for commercial real estate debt and equity capitalization assignments.
Prior to joining the firm, Madina had experience working at KPMG and other consulting firms.
Madina holds an IB DP diploma, she is a winner of multiple full scholarships to study at KIMEP University Bang school of business, as well as Geneva business school (Barcelona campus).
Matt Reith joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2022 as an Originator. His primary focus is identifying and interacting with potential clients seeking debt, equity, and ground lease capital solutions for commercial real estate transactions.
Prior to joining Eyzenberg & Company, Matt was a residential originator for several years. Earlier in his career, he served in the Navy within Special Operations.
Matt graduated with a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development from New York University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Norwich University.
Maxim Yanovich joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2022 as an Originator. His primary focus is identifying and interacting with potential clients seeking debt, equity, & structured capital solutions for their commercial real estate transactions.
Maxim previously worked as a Senior Analyst at BNY Mellon. His responsibilities included managing business relationships, providing trade support to institutional investor counterparties, and maintaining a trade capture process, ensuring complete and timely settlement of derivative trade flows. After leaving the bank, Maxim advised small businesses on accessing working capital products. During his tenure, he is most proud of having established a strategic alliance with a corporate debt restructure group, providing consolidation and restructure assistance to those burdened by UCC-1 filings and other unsecured loans.
Maxim Yanovich holds a Bachelor’s Degree from West Virginia University, where he studied Finance and graduated in 2019. Maxim is a proud Mountaineer and spent many of his formative years living in West Virginia where he garnered a deep appreciation for the Mountain State.
Peter Skevas joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2022 as an Originator. His primary focus is identifying and interacting with potential clients seeking debt, equity, & structured capital solutions for their commercial real estate transactions.
Peter began his real estate career in new development with subsequent stints in commercial real estate finance, sales and leasing.
Peter holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from NYU School of Professional Studies, Schack Institute of Real Estate, is a member of the Long Island Board of New York and is fluent in modern Greek.
Stephen Kass joined Eyzenberg and Company in 2021 as a Director in its Miami office. Stephen is primarily focused on originating and placing debt, equity and ground lease capital for commercial real estate transactions across the U.S. Additionally, he will leverage his prior 20+ years of restructuring experience while focusing on distressed opportunities.
Mr. Kass was a partner in a Manhattan law firm practicing commercial bankruptcy and tax controversy. The majority of his clientele were commercial real estate developers, contractors and investors. He was also in-house counsel for a NYC developer focused on ground-up condominiums & hotel projects plus office and multi-family acquisitions. Prior to this, he was a tax consultant at Deloitte working in the financial services unit with clients in international banking and brokerage. Mr. Kass also worked for investment banking firms as a Director sourcing and managing deal teams in aviation, supermarket and energy. He is particularly proud of the restructuring services he provided to regional airlines after the September 11th tragedy.
Mr. Kass is an Attorney and a CPA and graduated from NYU School of Law with an LLM in taxation and from Hofstra University with honors in both its law and accounting programs. He is a commercial real estate broker in New York.
Zachary Shavolian joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2022 as an Originator. Zach’s primary focus is identifying and interacting with potential clients seeking debt, equity, and ground lease capital solutions for commercial real estate transactions.
Prior to joining Eyzenberg & Company, Zach held a position as an advisor and analyst at a commercial real estate capital advisory firm. He underwrote and negotiated over $1 Billion of new debt and equity for various projects and assets across the nation. Zach also has previous experience working at a New York based real estate brokerage and a boutique real estate investment and development firm.
Zach holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with Magna Cum Laude honors from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business.