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.