Eric is COO of InvestReal, a data-driven real estate marketplace connecting investors with developers in Qualified Opportunity Zone projects, supported by artificial intelligence. The platform allows accredited investors to evaluate listed QOZ projects with standardized and transparent metrics, and invest at the project level with the developer partner to mitigate the inefficiency of blind pool funds and crowdfunding models. Eric is responsible for all of the company's operations, including strategic and capital initiatives in driving overall growth and scale. Eric has 17 years of experience in operations, capital markets, investment management and investment banking.
Previously, Eric was Chief Development Officer at True Investments, a single family office where he led its real estate investments division with 1,200 rental assets across 13 states. Prior to joining True Investments, Eric spent 10 years in investment banking where he originated and executed capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and recapitalization transactions in the Real Estate and Housing industries, spanning from UBS, Lehman Brothers, KBW and Zelman. Over the course of his investment banking career, Eric worked on a wide range of transactions with an aggregate transaction value of over $15 billion. Prior to investment banking, Eric spent four years in investment management at BlackRock and Merrill Lynch’s joint venture.
Eric earned a B.A. in Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine and an M.B.A. with distinction from the Johnson School at Cornell University. Eric is involved in numerous charities and previously served on the Young Leadership Council at the Boys & Girls Harbor of Harlem, and has been involved with Restore NYC and Big Brothers Big Sisters of OC.
Eric is COO of InvestReal, a data-driven real estate marketplace connecting investors with developer