Spring Members' Meeting · Wednesday, April 29 – Thursday, April 30, 2015
Chairman and Founder, HFZ Capital Group
Ziel Feldman is the Chairman and Founder of HFZ Capital Group, a Manhattan-based real estate investment and development company formed in 2005. Mr. Feldman began his career as a real estate attorney in 1984 and concurrently, began investing in multi-family properties in New York City. Based in part on his legal background, Mr. Feldman takes a creative approach to deal structuring and has a unique understanding and ability to manage risk. Prior to forming HFZ, Mr. Feldman co-founded Property Markets Group in 1991. Under his leadership, PMG grew into a national real estate development company, with diverse holdings in hotel, resort, residential, commercial, and golf course community developments. Over his more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, Mr. Feldman has championed the development of mixed use properties across a broad range of Manhattan neighborhoods with more than 12,000 residential units bought, sold and developed, with an aggregate value in excess of $7.5 billion. Mr. Feldman graduated from Queens College with a BA in economics and accounting, and holds a law degree from Cardozo Law School.
With expertise in a broad range of real estate disciplines, including underwriting, analytics, structured finance, investment, development, construction and asset management, HFZ capitalizes on development and investment opportunities in the U.S. and abroad and has acquired, owned, developed and operated properties across many asset classes, including residential, hotel, office, retail, sports and entertainment. The company has a stellar reputation for restoring and preserving historic buildings to their original grace and refinement, as well as ground up developments that deliver architecturally significant properties through collaboration with renowned architects and designers. Today, HFZ has emerged as the most prolific developer of luxury, residential condominiums in Manhattan and is managing and developing more than 5 million square feet of Manhattan real estate and bringing nearly 2,000 units to market.
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