The Firm

Arel Capital is a real estate investment firm focused on multifamily properties in large metropolitan markets. The firm seeks to earn attractive returns by implementing value-add strategies to enhance and reposition properties located in improving neighborhoods. The firm leverages its network of property managers, lenders and intermediaries to identify transactions before or as they come onto the market. The firm partners with local property managers and brokers who bring the granular knowledge and oversight capabilities of particular neighborhoods. The firm evaluates investment opportunities with market values ranging from $50 million to $150 million, in about a dozen markets, including New York, Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, DC, California and Arizona.

Arel Capital was founded by Richard Leibovitch and Gabriel Bousbib, following successful nearly three decade careers in capital markets, asset management and hedge funds.  Arel's other key team members bring experience in real-estate development and property management, lending, capital markets and finance.  The firm’s team, now 18 strong, includes dedicated teams focused on acquisitions in the top 20 US markets, asset management and development, investor relations and finance/operations.  It brings institutional-quality due diligence and investment processes to a segment underserved by large real-estate allocators.

Since it was launched in early 2013, Arel Capital has closed more than 30 transactions, representing about $1.4 billion worth of real-estate in six cities (New York, Houston, Denver, Austin, Charlotte and Nashville). About 150 limited partners, including high net worth individuals, family offices and institutional investors, have invested in Arel Capital transactions.