Aron Stelzer

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

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.

Email

astelzer@eyzenberg.com

D: (212) 519-1140 ext.109
C: (917) 922-6883

Alima Omerbayeva

JUNIOR ANALYST

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.

Email

aomerbayeva@eyzenberg.com

D: (305) 995-0777

Alex Anderson

VICE PRESIDENT OF ORIGINATIONS

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. 

Email

aanderson@eyzenberg.com

D: (212) 519-1140 ext.112
C: (609) 273-2848

Alvaro Ruiz Headshot

Alvaro Ruiz

ASSOCIATE

Alvaro Ruiz joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2024 as an Associate. He is responsible for originating, structuring, and placing debt, equity, and ground lease capital for commercial real estate transactions across the U.S.

Before joining Eyzenberg & Company, Alvaro served as an Assistant Vice President on the debt production team at Citi Community Capital, the community development lending and investing division of Citi. In this role, he analyzed over $3 billion in debt financing for various multifamily projects across the U.S. Prior to Citi Community Capital, Alvaro participated in Citi’s leading global management associate program. During this time, he worked across Treasury and Trade Solutions Sales, Corporate Banking, and FX Corporate Risk Solutions in New York, Zurich, and London. He began his career as an Associate on the Investment Finance team at Citi Private Bank in Miami. Alvaro is also a U.S. Army veteran.

Alvaro holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida Muma College of Business.

Email

aruiz@eyzenberg.com

C: (954) 798-3694

Andrew Hunter

ORIGINATION ASSOCIATE

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).

Email

ahunter@eyzenberg.com

D: (212) 519-1140 ext.114
C: (215) 756-2195

Andrew Murray headshot

Andrew Murray

MANAGING DIRECTOR & VP OF OPERATIONS

Email

amurray@eyzenberg.com

D: (305) 995-0777; 308
C: (203) 209-2171

Molnar daniel

JUNIOR ANALYST

Daniel Molnar joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2023 as a Junior Financial Analyst. He assists with underwriting, analysis, and financing memoranda preparation for commercial real estate debt and equity capitalization assignments.

Prior to joining the firm, Daniel worked as a Product Analyst at WebPredict, a Budapest-based startup, specializing in Artificial Intelligence.

Daniel holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Budapest Business University, where he studied finance and graduated in 2022.

Email

dmolnar@eyzenberg.com

D: (305) 995-0777

David Eyzenberg

PRESIDENT

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.

Email

david@eyzenberg.com

D: (305) 995-0777 ext. 305
C: (917) 701-2814

Edmond Sahradyan

JUNIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST

Edmond Sahradyan joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2023 as a junior financial analyst. He assists with underwriting, analysis and financing memoranda preparation for commercial real estate debt and equity capitalization assignments.

Prior to joining Eyzenberg & Company, Edmond worked as an M&A Finance Analyst at GROVN, a Portugal-based B2B SAAS holding company.

Edmond earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at Yerevan State University and a Master’s degree in Finance at Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal. He received both the Excellence Fellowship and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Scholarship.

Email

esahradyan@eyzenberg.com

PHONE

D:(305) 995-0777

Elen Petrosyan Headshot

Elen Petrosyan

ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT

Email

epetrosyan@eyzenberg.com

PHONE

C:(954) 798-3694

Evan Dockser

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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.

Email

edockser@eyzenberg.com

D: (202) 424-2999 ext. 201
C: (301) 332-8300

Henry Chakardjian

EQUITY DESK LEAD

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.

Email

hchakardjian@eyzenberg.com

D: (212) 519-1140 ext. 108
C: (917) 717-4513

Josh Richards

MANAGING DIRECTOR & VP OF EXECUTION

Email

jrichards@eyzenberg.com

PHONE

D: (305) 995-0777; 310
C: (321) 299-3759

Lance Chebin

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Email

lchebin@eyzenberg.com

D: (305) 995-0777 ext.304
C: (215) 499-2816

Lilia Eyzenberg

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

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.

Email

lilia@eyzenberg.com

D: (305) 995-0777
C: (347) 885-4290

Madina Tuyak

JUNIOR ANALYST

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).

 

Email

mtuyak@eyzenberg.com

D: (305) 995-0777

Maxim Yanovich

ORIGINATOR

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. 

Email

myanovich@eyzenberg.com

D: (305) 995-0777 ext. 307
C: (305) 710-9870

Matt Reith

ORIGINATOR

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. 

Email

mreith@eyzenberg.com

D: (212) 519-1140 ext. 117
C: (203) 339-1766

Paul Garner Headshot

Paul Garner

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Paul Garner is Associate Director of Eyzenberg & Company, a NYC-headquartered investment bank delivering full capital stack solutions for existing, transitional, and to-be-built commercial real estate projects. Mr. Garner resides in South Florida and has over a decade of commercial real estate lending and relationship management experience.

Previously, Mr. Garner was a Director at Walker & Dunlop, where he represented sponsors in capitalizing various types of CRE investments through utilizing relationships with a broad range of capital providers. Prior to Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Garner served as Vice President of Originations at Miami-based 3650 REIT, sourcing loans for its Stable Cash Flow and Bridge & Event-Driven platforms. Mr. Garner started his career in commercial real estate at CCRE, where he analyzed, structured, and originated conduit loans.

Mr. Garner holds a B.S. in Finance from Louisiana State University and a M.S. in Finance from Tulane University.

Email

pgarner@eyzenberg.com

D: (305) 995-0777;302
C: (985) 951-9220

Seth Schumer

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Seth Schumer joined Eyzenberg & Company as a Managing Director. His primary focus is transaction management and structuring advisory for commercial real estate finance transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Schumer served as Head of US Investments for Quadrum Global (formerly Cube Capital) where he grew platform from one US hotel investment to an 18-asset mixed use portfolio through new acquisitions, ground-up developments, team building and creation of three internal operating platforms (Tesseract Investment Advisors, Arlo Hotel Management and Quadrum Senior Living Management). While at Quadrum, Schumer acquired, capitalized and asset managed a hotel portfolio that includes Arlo SoHo, Arlo NoMad, Nautilus South Beach, The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, Essex Inn Chicago, and B Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World, and led the efforts to create an in-house hotel management platform and the new Arlo Hotel brand. He additionally led the efforts to develop a senior housing property and the Amavida brand.

His expertise in debt financing including loan underwriting, servicing and borrower relations was learned while working in London for ABN AMRO, and in New York for Chase Manhattan Bank and Chemical Bank. Whilst at AIG Global Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Partners (now CP Capital), he additionally gained asset management, development insight and JV equity structuring experience. Also, during his time at AIG, Seth was part of team that acquired four RTC loan portfolios.

Schumer holds a master’s degree in real estate investment and development from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland.

Email

sschumer@Eyzenberg.com

D: (305) 995-0777 ext .306
C: (305) 360-9625 

Simon Balaj

SENIOR ASSOCIATE - EQUITY DESK

Email

sbalaj@eyzenberg.com

PHONE

D: (212 ) 519-1140;105
C: (917) 734-2530

Stephen Kass

DIRECTOR

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.

Email

skass@eyzenberg.com

D: (305) 995-0777 ext. 308
C: (516) 330-6082

Zachary Shavolian

ORIGINATOR

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.

Email

zshavolian@eyzenberg.com

D: (212) 519-1140 ext. 104
C: (516) 680-0699