new york real estate division

About the New York Real Estate Division

The New York Real Estate Division of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces was founded 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 Silverstein Properties as corporate sponsors.

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.

In addition to our Annual Golf Outing, 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.

upcoming events


Check back soon for more of our upcoming events!



Contact this chapter to learn how you can get involved with FIDF locally.

Committee Members


Marty Burger – Real Estate Division Co-ChairmanChuck Rosenzweig – Real Estate Division Co-Chairman
Scott Alper – The Witkoff Group LLCAlan Miller – ALDO Advisors
Nesim Bahar – Alexico GroupRichard Miller – Gym Source
Edward Baquero – Corigin Real Estate GroupSteve Napolitano – First Nationwide Title/Amtrust Title Insurance Company
Tal Bar-Or – Meridian Capital GroupDean Palin – Palin Enterprises
Todd Bassen – Bassen PropertiesGary Phillips – Allianz Real Estate
Daniel Benedict – Benedict Realty GroupEyal Reggev – Stonehenge Partners
Ross Berkowitz – Robert K. Futterman & Assoc.Peter Ripka – Ripco Real Estate
Matthew Borstein – Deutsche BankCharles Rosenberg – Vornado Realty Trust
Martin Burger – Silverstein Properties, Inc.Charles Rosenzweig – Criterion Real Estate Capital
Richard Dansereau – Stonehenge PartnersPhilip Roth – IBE Trade
Ned Dubofsky – NFPEugene Schneur – Omni New York
Zachary Ehrlich – MdrnJason Schwalbe – Hilson Management Corp.
Ziel Feldman – HFZ Capital GroupBrian Shatz – Madison Realty Capital
Adam Foster – CBREShimon Shkury – Ariel Property Advisors
Jane Gol – Continental Ventures Realty LLCScott Smith – Hunter Property Advisors
Christopher Green – MacquarieAdam Spies – Cushman and Wakefield
Warren Heller – Savills StudleyScott Stackman – UBS Financial Services
Ralph Herzka – Meridian Capital GroupAdam Stern – Aegis Capital Corporation
Robert Ivanhoe – Greenberg Traurig, LLPMichael Stoler – New York Real Estate TV, LLC
Matthew Kasindorf – Meister Seelig & Fein LLPSteven Swarzman – Glenwood Management
Robert Knakal – Cushman & WakefieldAdam Tantleff – Madison Realty Capital
Lance Korman – NGKFRobert Vecsler – Silverstein Properties, Inc.
Stephen Kraus – The Kraus OrganizationBrett Weinblatt – Sol Goldman Investments
Ronald Kravit – Cerberus Capital ManagementAnthony Westreich – Monday Properties
Steven LaForgia – First Nationwide Title/Amtrust Title Insurance CompanyOfer Yardeni – Stonehenge Partners, Inc
David Lazarus – Eastdil SecuredScott Weiner – Apollo Global
Jeffrey Levine – Douglaston DevelopmentJonathan Plotkin
Scott Mager – Perfect Building Maintenance (PBM)Andrew Klaber
Jeffrey Mann – Mann PublicationsStephen Siegel
Jonathan Mechanic – Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & JacobsonOfer Yardeni
Scott Stackman