About the New York Real Estate Division

The New York Real Estate Division of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces was founded in 2006 by a group of successful business and philanthropic leaders in the Real Estate community. Our goal is to mobilize professionals in our field to support FIDF’s mission. We are almost 3,000 strong and are fortunate to have Stonehenge, Ariel Properties and Meridian as corporate sponsors.

Since 2006, the Division has grown tremendously and we have supported several capital projects, in addition to FIDF programs, to benefit the soldiers. We are very proud of the FIDF construction projects we have helped build such as the Sports Center at Michve Alon on which we partnered with the Long Island Chapter.

In addition to our Annual Golf Outing which raises almost $200,000, we also host a wide range of activities including panel discussions, networking sessions, cocktail and dinner events. Fall 2017 marks our first Real Estate Mission to Israel.





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Committee Members

Chairman: Shimon Shkury - Ariel Property Advisors Chairman of Young Professionals:
Lenny Sporn - The Tavivian Group


Abbie Newman - Abigail Michaels Concierge Larry Gluck - Stellar Development & Management
Adam Tantleff - Madison Realty Capital Liraz Yuval - Shiboleth, LLP
Alan Pines - Millenium Homes Martin Kravet - Royal Abstract
Alex Gurevich - Castle Development Group Matthew Kasindorf - Meister Seelig & Fein LLP
Andrew Hoffman - Stonehenge Management LLC Michael Alvandi - Kushner Companies
Avi Banyasz - Westbrook Partners Michael Ashner - Winthrop Realty Trust
Brian Cooper - Kensington Vanguard National Land Services Michael Stoler - New York Real Estate TV, LLC
David Aarons - AFD Contract Furniture, Inc. Mitti Liebersohn - Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Edan Shiboleth - Leviev Boymelgreen Moshe Azougi - Brack Capital Real Estate
Ehud Kupperman - Equity One Inc. Yair Maman - Yam Connections
Elliot Horowitz - Thor Equities Nancy Packes - Nancy Packes Inc.
Evan Seiden - Summit Equities LLC Paul Greenbaum - GCP Capital Group, LLC
Gary Malin - Citi Habitats Rachel Sommer Winston - Sommer Properties
Gary Podell - Vintage Group Ralph Herzka - Meridian Capital Funding
George Klett - Signature Bank Rama Bassalali - RMB Properties, LLC
Howard Schor - Treeline - The Treeline Companies Richard Born - BD Equities
Ilan Bruhim - Everest Abstract Services,LLC Robert Ivanhoe - Greenberg Traurig
Jack Halpern - Atlantic Realty Ron j Horowitz - Birchwood Park Homes
Jacky Teplitzky – Prudential Douglas Elliman Ronn D. Torossian - 5W Public Relations
James Bush - Stonehenge Management LLC Sammy Mahfar - SMA Real Estate
Jane Gol - Continental Ventures Realty Scott Smith - Lawrence Exterior Restoration Corp.
Kenny Rudeman - Studley  Scott Spector - Spector Group
Jason Haim - Breakers Capital Partners, LLC Shawn Hakimian - The Hakimian Organization
Jeff Mann - Mann Publications Shimon Shkury - Ariel Property Advisors
Jeffrey Levine - Levine Builders Shlomi Reuveni - Brown Harris Stevens Select, LLC
Joel Seiden - Stonehenge Partners, Inc. Stephen B. Siegel - CB Richard Ellis
Jonathan Fishman - Stonehenge Partners, Inc. Steve Napolitano - First American Title Insurance Company of NY
Jonathan Mechanic - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson Tony Former - The We're Group
Jordan Heller - The Schonbraun McCamm Group, LLC Yoav Oelsner - Grubb & Ellis New York, Inc.
Joseph Paradis - Atlantic Realty Yoron Cohen - Cushman & Wakefield
Josh Dardashtian - Pinnacle Real Estate Ventures, Inc. Ziel Feldman - Property Markets Group
Joshua Schwalbe - Blackpoint Partners Neil B. Garfinkel - Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP
Josh Zegan - Apline Commercial Capital, LTD. Ariel Tavivian - Tavivian Sporn Group
Jonathan Friedman - Sterling & Sterling