founder & managing principal
Ziel Feldman is the founder and managing principal of HFZ Capital Group, a Manhattan based real estate investment and development company formed in 2005. With an expertise in a broad range of real estate disciplines including underwriting, analytics, structured finance, investment, development, construction and asset management, HFZ capitalizes on development and investment opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad. Some of Mr. Feldman’s recent projects under HFZ include the acquisition of the notes securing 303 East 51st Street, 20 West 40th Street, The Setai at Wall Street (40 Broad Street) and One Madison Avenue, as well as acquiring the properties located at 11 East 68th Street and 11 Beach Street, all located in New York City. Mr. Feldman began his career as a real estate attorney in 1984 and concurrently, began investing in multi-family properties in New York City. Based in part on his legal background, Mr. Feldman takes a creative approach to deal structuring and has a unique understanding and ability to manage risk. Prior to forming HFZ, Mr. Feldman co-founded Property Markets Group in 1991. Under his leadership, PMG grew into a national real estate development company, with diverse holdings in hotel, resort, residential, commercial, and golf course community developments. Over his more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, Mr. Feldman has bought, sold, and/or developed over 10,000 residential units, including 3,000 condominium units, and has acquired, managed, developed and sold more than one hundred fifty properties with an aggregate value in excess of $6 billion.
Mr. Feldman graduated from Queens College with a B.A. in Economics and Accounting, and holds a Law degree from Cardozo Law School. Mr. Feldman is on the Board of Governors of the Hillel Foundation and together with his wife, Helene, is involved in many charitable organizations. Mr. and Mrs. Feldman reside in Manhattan, and have 3 children, Jordan, Adam and Leila.