Gavriel Kahane is the Managing Partner of ODG (Opportunity Development Group) and the CEO & Co-Founder of Arkhouse Partners. ODG is a real estate investment firm launched by JDS Development Group and Arkhouse Partners that utilizes the ‘Opportunity Zones’ tax incentive program to target opportunistic development and redevelopment projects.
Prior to founding ODG, Mr. Kahane worked as the Director of Operations and Finance for the Sapir Organization. During his tenure at Sapir, Mr. Kahane managed over $3.6 billion in financing, acquisitions and dispositions on behalf of the company. He also oversaw leasing of more than 2.5 million square feet of commercial office space and led negotiations with tenants including Credit Suisse, Sony, William Morris Endeavor, Coca-Cola, Fidelity and Yelp. Mr. Kahane closed the sale of 11 Madison Avenue, the highest grossing single-asset sale ever recorded, to SL Green Realty. Mr. Kahane joined Sapir after serving as a Vice President at Meridian Capital Group, where he structured and placed large CMBS and balance sheet loans.
Mr. Kahane began his career in New York real estate at Africa Israel USA, where he learned the fundamentals of real estate investment, construction and development. During those very pivotal and turbulent years for U.S. real estate, Mr. Kahane developed a prudent investment outlook that continually informs his market-sensitive investment approach.
Mr. Kahane serves on the executive Young Leadership board of AMIT, as well as Mensa Investment Special Interest Group. Earlier this year, he was recognized as a 40 under 40 CEO & Executive of New York by the YJP.