As Founder & CEO Gary has the vision and leads his team in charting the strategy for Living Residential’s continued expansion and opportunities. Gary sets the mission and standards for the day to day operations at Living Residential, and oversees a team of asset managers, and property managers. He is also focused on maintaining and creating relationships, with lenders and partners alike.
Gary’s real estate career began in the commercial financing field. Starting out as a commercial loan originator at Meridian Capital Group, Gary negotiated hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate financing, across all asset types.
Gary continued on in 2015 to join Emerald Equity Group as executive vice president and principal in many deals. Gary’s expertise in real estate finance has brought to Emerald a unique strength in sourcing, negotiating, and securing the requisite capital for funding Emerald’s acquisitions. Over Gary’s time at Emerald Equity Group, he sourced, negotiated and closed over $2 billion in real estate transactions.
In 2018 Gary founded Living Residential with a focus on expanding his real estate portfolio beyond the borders of NYC, by strategically acquiring high quality cash flowing assets in multiple markets across the USA. Living Residentials portfolio currently spans over 4,000 apartments, across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas and Missouri.
As Chief Financial Officer for Living Residential Azriel’s extensive experience in internal control, financial analysis and reporting for both private and publicly traded companies, is key to the company’s management of finances, reporting and controls.
Azriel’s expertise is a vital asset earning Living Residential the strong confidence of some of the most prestigious lenders, who have come to rely on its thorough cost analyses and financial documentation.
Prior to joining Emerald, Azriel served as an Audit & Advisory Professional at Deloitte & Touche, LLP where he successfully led audit teams on both large public and privately held corporations. In addition to audits, Azriel has assisted on multiple advisory projects including implementation of new internal controls as well as assisting clients in the completion of complex transactions.
Yitz began his career in public accounting. He is a licensed CPA and spent 5 years in the audit department at the prestigious Cohen Reznick CPAs. After 5 years in public accounting, Yitz took his people skills and financial acumen to the private sector. He began with overseeing a large scale apartment renovation campaign in Manhattan and eventually transitioned to the regional manager of our New Jersey portfolio. After 2 years as regional manager Yitz assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer for all of Living Residential's portfolio.
Yitz specializes in setting up systems and processes utilizing cutting edge technology. This ensures that our properties are running efficiently, within budget while at the same time providing an excellent customer service experience to our residents.
His background in finance and internal controls as well as his customer first mentality has endeared him to both our staff as well as our residents.