Ben Beitel

CEO

Ben Beitel is a visionary: he recognizes the potential in each deal and turns undervalued properties into profitable enterprises, time and time again. Mr. Beitel has over two decades of experience and a proven track record leading acquisitions, dispositions, portfolio and asset management. Mr. Beitel initially built his real estate portfolio by investing in multi-family assets and invests proprietary capital alongside the partners.
As Besyata quickly expanded, Mr. Beitel engaged institutional partners both in the United States and overseas to enable further growth. Over the course of his career, Mr. Beitel has purchased over $500MM in real estate and continues to expand and diversify the company's portfolios. Mr. Beitel is an active member in his community and an ardent supporter of many charities and committees.

Mark Silberstein

MANAGING DIRECTOR, FINANCE

Mark Silberstein is in charge of financing new acquisitions through debt and equity and developing strategic partnerships with lenders and investors – from family offices to institutional partners. Mr. Silberstein's keen business acumen is critical in arranging and executing insightful and creative financing solutions for Besyata's new acquisitions.
Since joining the firm, Mr. Silberstein has played an integral role in the growth of Besyata’s portfolios and the facilitation of capital markets transactions. Since joining the firm in 2011, Mr. Silberstein has raised capital for some of Besyata’s largest acquisitions.

Katherine Zamsky

MANAGING DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENTS

Katherine Zamsky focuses on developing strategic partnerships with family offices and institutional investors and evaluating investment opportunities for Besyata’s portfolios. Ms. Zamsky joined Besyata in 2016 from Bank of America, where she structured and ran the private equity funds for the $65B wealth management platform. She managed LP-GP relationships and evaluated investment merits for a variety of sectors, including real estate.
In her prior role at Merrill Lynch, Ms. Zamsky negotiated deal terms with leading hedge funds. She started her career at AIG on the hedge fund-of-fund team, where she focused on due diligence and portfolio allocations. Ms. Zamsky holds a BA from Hunter College and an MBA from Columbia University.

Acquisitions Team

Ben Cohen

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF PORTFOLIO ACQUISITIONS

Ben Cohen focuses on expanding the company’s portfolios through the acquisition of new assets. He sources and evaluates value-add investment and development opportunities across the U.S. in the major multifamily and commercial markets.
Mr. Cohen is an accomplished real estate professional with extensive experience within the underwriting and portfolio management functions. Mr. Cohen joined Besyata in 2008, and since then, has coordinated some of Besyata’s most significant acquisitions, with a focus on maximizing and creating value.

Jared Rosenblatt

DIRECTOR, ACQUISITIONS AND DEVELOPMENT

Jared Rosenblatt manages the sourcing and research of potential acquisitions in the commercial market. In underwriting potential investment opportunities for Besyata’s portfolios, Mr. Rosenblatt conducts market research, due diligence, and financial analysis for a wide variety of commercial transactions. Mr. Rosenblatt oversees strategic relationships with brokers.
Mr. Rosenblatt joined Besyata in 2015 from a CPA accounting firm, where his focus was on real estate holdings. Mr. Rosenblatt holds a BA in Accounting from Touro College.

Ryan Winter

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, ACQUISITIONS AND DEVELOPMENT

Ryan Winter underwrites prospective acquisitions within Besyata’s portfolios, preparing detailed financial models and property-level research for each deal. He uses Argus, CoStar, and Excel, among other tools, to underwrite investment opportunities for various asset classes nationwide.
Prior to joining Besyata, Mr. Winter worked at Brixmor Property Group, where he participated in commercial acquisitions. Mr. Winter holds a BS degree from University of Delaware, where he majored in Finance and graduated with Honors.

Julien Darmon

ASSOCIATE, ACQUISITIONS AND DEVELOPMENT

Julien Darmon underwrites prospective acquisitions within Besyata’s portfolios, completes capital markets and competitive analyses for investment and development opportunities for various asset classes nationwide. He develops strategic partnerships with parties involved in the development and construction process for prospective acquisitions, and prepares property-level analysis for each deal.
Prior to joining Besyata, Mr. Darmon worked in commercial brokerage at Cushman & Wakefield, representing New York City office tenants. Mr. Darmon holds a BA degree from The University of Rochester, where he majored in International Relations.

Robert Winter

ANALYST, ACQUISITIONS AND DEVELOPMENT

Robert Winter underwrites prospective acquisitions within Besyata’s portfolios, preparing financial models and for property-level research for each deal. Mr. Winter completes capital markets and competitive analysis to underwrite investment and development opportunities for various asset classes nationwide.
Prior to joining Besyata, Mr. Winter worked at Oberon, where he on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising. Mr. Winter holds a BS degree from Yeshiva University's, Sy Syms School of Business, where he majored in Finance and Accounting.

Asset Management Team

Haim Mermelstein

VP, ASSET MANAGEMENT

Haim Mermelstein plays a multi-faceted role, involved in all aspects of hands-on real estate operations and development. He utilizes his broad industry network and extensive experience to develop and implement portfolio and asset strategies for the company. Heavily involved in corporate decisions for every transaction, Mr. Mermelstein oversees all legal, tax, insurance, development, and financing matters. A creative problem solver, Mr. Mermelstein has identified significant cost-saving and value-add solutions for every project, helping to deliver solid returns to Besyata and its partners.

Andrea Bellino

ASSET MANAGER

Andrea Bellino focuses on asset management and is involved in all aspects of hands-on real estate operations and development. Ms. Bellino is an accomplished real estate professional with experience in asset management. Ms. Bellino joined Besyata in 2016 from the Easton Group where she oversaw operations of 17 million square feet across 18 commercial properties, directed capital and tenant improvements, prepared operating budgets and oversaw financial statements. In her prior role at National Development Corporation, Ms. Bellino managed operating data for rental property portfolio of over 11,000 units. Ms. Bellino holds a BA from University of Miami.

Xzavian Johnson

ASSET MANAGER

Xzavian Johnson focuses on asset management and is involved in all aspects of daily real estate operations and development. Ms. Johnson is an accomplished real estate professional with 11 years of nationwide experience in asset management. Ms. Johnson joined Besyata in 2017 from TGM Associates where as a Business Manager she oversaw operations, leasing, renovation, staff, and financial reporting of luxury rental apartments as well as a Marina. In her prior roles at Greystar, ZRS, William C. Smith & Co., and Archstone, Ms. Johnson managed financial reporting, renovations, budgets, and leasing teams for large multifamily rental properties to achieve capital and tenant improvements. Ms. Johnson holds a B.A. from Howard University.

Development and Construction Team

Russ Walker

SENIOR DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION

Russ Walker plays a critical role in developing properties and maximizing their value. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Walker has managed the construction of numerous development and redevelopment projects, providing oversight in every stage of the process. Mr. Walker has worked with various product types along the risk spectrum, managing projects from inception to completion.
Mr. Walker has been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders with the designation of Graduate Master Builder and Certified Green Builder. Over the course of his work, Mr. Walker has acquired extensive knowledge of a number of metro residential real estate markets. He brings this knowledge to Besyata, where he is a valued member of the team.

Shlomo Rosenberg

ASSOCIATE, DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Shlomo Rosenberg manages development and construction projects in commercial and residential markets. Mr. Rosenberg develops strategic partnerships with parties involved in the development and construction process for prospective acquisitions preparing property-level research for each deal and then monitors day to day progress. Mr. Rosenberg collaborates with property managers and construction teams and uses his extensive entrepreneurial experience to drive projects successfully to completion.
Prior to joining Besyata, Mr. Rosenberg worked at Citi Habitats, Pilgrim Management, and Private Real Estate Syndicate, where he brokered and syndicated private real estate ventures. Mr. Rosenberg holds a NY State Real Estate Salesperson License.

Mordy Beitel

ASSOCIATE, DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION

Mordy Beitel is the creative mind and visionary behind Besyata’s new developments. He sources, designs and manages construction projects from inception to completion and oversees the strategic relationships with all parties involved in the construction process, including GC teams, architects, brokers, and third-party vendors. Mr. Beitel supervises the leasing up of the new development properties and maximizing their value.
Mr. Beitel has been involved in the family business from early on and has managed a number of development and redevelopment projects for Besyata, providing oversight of the construction in every stage of the process. With his efforts, Besyata’s development vector is expanding quickly in Brooklyn and nationwide.

Investor Relations and Administrative

Hannah Newman

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF INVESTOR RELATIONS, HEAD OF MARKETING

Hannah Newman focuses on developing and managing relationships with current and prospective investment partners, directing key business development initiatives.
Ms. Newman oversees the marketing and communication efforts of the company, including client relations, social media, and marketing presentations.

Hindy Gancz

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CONTROLLER

Hindy Gancz heads the accounting operations of the company, including the production of periodic financial reports and the management of the system of accounting records for Besyata. In her capacity as controller, Ms. Gancz oversees a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.

Nina Vidot

SENIOR OFFICE MANAGER

Nina Vidot manages the day to day business activity and operations of the office and ensures the office is properly maintained and prepared for business partner meetings. Ms. Vidot has over 20 years' experience in customer service relations and office management.

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