Ian is the Managing Partner and CEO at Olive Tree Holdings. He is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. At Olive Tree, Ian oversees the company and all affiliate platforms – including Olive Tree Affordable Housing and Olive Tree Ventures.
Prior to forming Olive Tree, Ian was a principal at One Wall Partners. At One Wall Partners, Ian spearheaded the partnership’s multifamily acquisitions and capital raising. Prior to joining One Wall Partners, Ian was an associate at Duval and Stachenfeld, one of the leading real estate law firms in the world. Prior to Duval and Stachenfeld, Ian was an associate at Intersection Partners, a private investment firm focused on developing highly scalable strategies for growth industries including health care, renewable energy, education, and infrastructure.
In addition to his professional responsibilities, Ian is a co-founder and board member for Pay Away The Layaway, a nationally recognized non-profit corporation committed to serving low-income families across the United States. Ian also serves as a Strategic Advisor to Stake, and a Board Observer to Moved.
Ian holds the CCIM designation and earned his J.D. from the Hofstra School of Law and B.A. and MBA from Binghamton University. Ian is also a member of YPO and was featured by the New York Real Estate Journal in 2022 as a Notable Leader in Real Estate.
Michael is Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Olive Tree Holdings, parent company of Olive Tree Ventures. He is also a member of the firm's Investment Committee.
Michael is an investment professional with over a decade of experience in commercial real estate, private equity, and early-stage venture capital investing. He has a proven track record in sourcing, analyzing, and managing deals through the investment life cycle.
Previously, Michael worked for 11 years as the Chief of Staff to the Founder/Chairman of a private family investment firm with a $360 million commercial real estate portfolio of over 1.5 million square feet from New York to Miami Beach. The diverse real estate portfolio included office and industrial assets, multi-family communities, single-family homes, parking garages, and restaurants. During Michael's tenure, the real estate portfolio generated over $26 million annually in rental revenue and $15.5 million in free cash flow. In total, Michael successfully completed $157 million in real estate transactions, including acquisitions, debt refinancing, and dispositions.
In September 2018, Michael was elected to the Board of Directors of IEH Corporation (OTC: IEHC), the largest independent manufacturer of hyperboloid circuit board connectors in the U.S. In business since 1941, IEH serves the aerospace and defense, oil and gas, medical and industrial markets with customers in the United States, Canada, European Union, Asia, and the Middle East. At the annual shareholder meeting in November 2018, Michael became the only Director nominated to serve on the firm's Audit and Compensation Committees.
Michael earned his B.A. from Emory University and graduated with his MBA in Corporate Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Yuriy is a Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Olive Tree Holdings, parent company of Olive Tree Ventures.
Yuriy brings extensive institutional capital markets experience to Olive Tree's leadership. Previous to Olive Tree, Yuriy spent three and a half years at Citadel Investment Group, one of the world's top hedge funds. At Citadel, Yuriy was a tenured investment professional in one of the firm's equity businesses, where he had P&L responsibility for a $300 million portfolio focused on home building, building products, and construction materials sectors.
Prior to Citadel, Yuriy spent six years at GLG Partners, managing risk and conducting extensive due diligence. Prior to GLG Partners, Yuriy began his career as an investment banker at Lazard in its M&A group in New York.
Yuriy graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Economics.
Jeremy joined Olive Tree Ventures in 2022 as General Partner. In his role, Jeremy oversees all of OTV’s investment activity, helps lead portfolio company management, helps lead the Strategic Partner Network, and is also a member of OTV’s Investment Committee. Jeremy is also a Mentor at Rise, the Barclays FinTech Accelerator.
Before joining Olive Tree, Jeremy helped build Tishman Speyer’s venture investing platform and helped launch Picus Capital in the Americas. Prior to moving into the VC space, Jeremy helped found the PropTech & ConTech Investment Banking group at Barclays.
Jeremy graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Economics.
Spyro joined Olive Tree Ventures in 2022 as a Venture Investor. In his role, Spyro leads the due diligence for all potential investments within PropTech/ConTech/Real Estate FinTech. Spyro is also responsible for working directly with the firm's principals to build the investment platform and provide strategic support to all internal and external portfolio companies.
Prior to OTV, Spyro worked at Alpaca VC as a Venture Investor. Spyro also has prior experience working as a Strategic Consultant at JLL.
Spyro earned his B.A. from Brown University in 2018 and graduated with his M.S. in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in 2021.
Akshay has been with Olive Tree Holdings since 2017. In his role, he leads capital events for the firm and has overseen much of the firm's underwriting, process creation, and capital structuring. Most recently, as a Strategic Advisor at Olive Tree Ventures, Akshay assists the firm's efforts to identify opportunities within the Proptech/CRETech sector and has been actively involved in the seed, inception, and scaling TrueRate Services, a tech-enabled CRE Advisory platform.
Prior to Olive Tree, Akshay worked at Ackman-Ziff on institutional debt and equity transactions. Akshay also has experience working with sponsors such as The Sapir Organization and ABR-Alchemy Investment Partners.
Akshay earned his BBA from The George Washington University and graduated with his M.S. in Real Estate Finance from NYU. He is currently a member of the Young Leaders Organization for the Center of Real Estate and Urban (CREUA) analysis at GWU.