Ran founded Northwind Group in 2008 and oversees all company investment activities across both the equity and debt strategies. Throughout his career, Ran has executed numerous real estate transactions in the U.S. totaling over $2.5 billion in value, amassing a well-diversified portfolio in NYC consisting of residential and office properties, a +$500 million portfolio of healthcare and senior living properties as well as establishing Northwind’s debt platform including the formation of Northwind’s dedicated closed-ended real estate debt fund (NDF I).
Under Ran’s leadership Northwind has evolved into a reputable institutional grade private equity firm, consistently improving its capabilities, expanding its operations, know-how and industry recognition, while adhering to strict core values of honesty and transparency. Ran is a sought-after speaker in the NYC real estate community and is constantly quoted by several real estate news outlets. Prior to forming Northwind Group, Ran co-founded and served as CEO of EXRE, the real estate investment fund of one of Israel’s largest family offices, which invested in a 5 million square feet portfolio of 32 grocery anchored shopping centers located in Florida and Texas.
Ran is a retired Captain of the Israeli Navy, where he served active combat duty as Commander of a naval warship. Ran currently sits on the Board of AFN, a non-profit, apolitical organization providing vital assistance to army veterans and civilians suffering from PTSD. He is passionate about Manhattan real estate, surfing and most importantly serving as a good role model to his three children.