About

Founded in 2015, Ruby Capital offers its clients and partners a range of financing solutions for real estate transactions, including property acquisitions, construction loans, mezzanine debt, preferred equity, bridge loans, and refinancing. The company is an affiliate of the Ruby Ventures group, owned by the Rubinstein family of Toronto, Canada. 

The Team

Ilan Rubinstein

Chairman and Founding Partner

Ilan Rubinstein | Chairman and Founding Partner

Ilan has served in senior management positions for several real estate development and investment companies in New York including a HFZ Capital Group and Dalan Holdings. Ilan is a co-founder of Ruby Ventures and he has previously served as a director of Dapple and Convergent Energy & Power. Ilan received a BA in Philosophy and History with honors from Yeshiva University. He received his MS degree in Real Estate Investment and Development from New York University (NYU).

Andrew Mestel

Founding Partner and Director

Andrew Mestel | Founding Partner and Director

Andrew has many years of experience in the trade, financing and marketing of commodities and raw materials in the global market. He also has vast experience in initiating and founding businesses and leading them to growth and commercial success. He was one of the founders of Interlink Resources, an international trading company. In recent years, Andrew has invested in real estate projects in Israel and the United States, where he has been involved in the purchase, finance, debt syndication and management of the projects. Born in New York, Andrew holds a BA in Economics with honors from the State University of New York, as well as an MBA with honors from New York University (NYU).

Hadas Peker-Nir

CFO

Hadas Peker-Nir | CFO

Hadas manages Ruby Capital's Accounting and Finance department and provides financial advice and guidance for the company's various activities. In the past she has served as CFO at both Excellence Investment House and at Tamir Fishman Investments. In addition, Hadas served as a director at Tamir Fishman Mutual Funds. Hadas, a Certified Public Accountant, holds a BA in Accounting and Economics and an EMBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Ben Oren

Project Manager

Ben Oren | Project Manager

As part of his job at Ruby Capital, Ben is responsible for analyzing transactions, managing current projects - mainly those in the framework of construction loans - and working with the professionals who accompany the projects (assessors, supervisors and others). Educated as a Land Assessor, Ben completed his internship at Z.A.M Assessment & Engineering Ltd. In addition, he has served in several positions in the Gazit Globe Israel commercial center company and was a manager of the G Rothschild and G Yokneam malls. Prior to that, he served as a personal assistant to the company CEO. Ben holds a BA in Business Administration, specializing in financing, from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.

Gerson Schapiro

CEO and Founding Partner

Gerson Schapiro | CEO and Founding Partner

Gerson founded and served as CEO of an international boutique metals trading company with multiple offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Throughout his tenure, he led the company to significant growth and commercial success, with an annual turnover of $500 million at its peak. Gerson served in senior positions in various high-tech companies in Israel, a number of which had successful exits. Gerson was born in New York, and has a BA in Economics and Political Science from Yeshiva University. Gerson also served as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces.

Omer Alpern

Vice-President

Omer Alpern | Vice-President

Omer specializes in financing projects and complex financing of real assets. He has previously been involved in raising debt and capital for real estate, infrastructure and energy activities in Israel and abroad, amounting to billions of shekels. Omer is a member of the Investment Committee of Ruby Capital, responsible for the company's business development, and taking a lead in forming and implementing business and financial strategies. Additionally, Omer serves as the contact person with developers and purchase groups, from the initial introductory stage up to the actual financing. An accountant by profession, Omer served in the past as CFO of City People, and performed financial analysis and project management at BDO Ziv Haft.

Tamar Berger Dvir

Legal Advisor

Tamar Berger Dvir | Legal Advisor

Tamar serves as in-house legal counsel at Ruby Capital. Prior to joining Ruby, she worked as a lawyer at Goldfarb, Seligman & Co., a leading Israeli law firm. In this position, she accompanied and handled many real estate transactions, represented large banking institutions and non-banking entities, and accompanied purchasing groups. In addition, Tamar gained extensive experience in her work at the Department of Justice's Counseling and Legislation Department. Tamar holds both BA and MA degrees with honors in Law, both from Bar-Ilan University, and has been a member of the Israel Bar Association since 2015.

​Maayan Persiko

Office Manager

​Maayan Persiko | Office Manager

Maayan is responsible for the administration and ongoing management of the office. Maayan is an experienced office manager and developed her strong background at various high-tech companies including the international payment company, PayPal. She holds a BA in Tourism & Hotel Management from the Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley, Israel.

Ilan Rubinstein

Chairman and Founding Partner

Ilan Rubinstein | Chairman and Founding Partner

Ilan has served in senior management positions for several real estate development and investment companies in New York including HFZ Capital Group and Dalan Holdings. Ilan is a co-founder of Ruby Ventures and he has previously served as a director of Dapple and Convergent Energy & Power. Ilan received a BA in Philosophy and History with honors from Yeshiva University. He received his master’s degree in Real Estate from New York University (NYU).

Gerson Schapiro

CEO and Founding Partner

Gerson Schapiro | CEO and Founding Partner

Gerson founded and served as CEO of an international boutique metals trading company with multiple offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Throughout his tenure, he led the company to significant growth and commercial success, with an annual turnover of $500 million at its peak. Gerson served in senior positions in various high-tech companies in Israel, a number of which had successful exits. Gerson was born in New York, and has a BA in Economics and Political Science from Yeshiva University. Gerson also served as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces.

Andrew Mestel

Director and Founding Partner

Andrew Mestel | Director and Founding Partner

Andrew has many years of experience in commodities trade, financing and marketing in the global market, mainly in metals, petrochemical products and other raw materials. He also has vast experience in initiating and founding businesses and leading them to growth and commercial success. He was one of the founders of Resources Interlink, an international trading company. In recent years, Andrew has invested in real estate projects in Israel and the United States, where he has been involved in purchase, financing, debt syndication, planning processes, leasing and management services. Born in New York, Andrew holds a BA in Economics with honors from the State University of New York, as well as an MBA with honors from New York University (NYU).

Omer Alpern

Vice-President

Omer Alpern | Vice-President

Omer Alpern | Vice-President Omer specializes in financing projects and complex financing of real assets. He has previously been involved in raising debt and capital for real estate, infrastructure and energy activities in Israel and abroad, amounting to billions of shekels. Omer is a member of the Investment Committee of Ruby Capital, responsible for the company's business development, and taking a lead in forming and implementing business and financial strategies. Additionally, Omer serves as the contact person with developers and purchase groups, from the initial introductory stage up to the actual financing. An accountant by profession, Omer served in the past as CFO of City People, and performed financial analysis and project management at BDO Ziv Haft.

Hadas Peker-Nir

CFO

Hadas Pakar-Nir | CFO

Hadas Pakar-Nir | CFO Hadas manages Ruby Capital's Accounting and Finance department and provides financial advice and guidance for the company's various activities. In the past she has served as CFO at both Excellence Investment House and at Tamir Fishman Investments. In addition, Hadas served as a director at Tamir Fishman Mutual Funds. Hadas, a Certified Public Accountant, holds a BA in Accounting and Economics and an EMBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Tamar Berger Dvir

Legal Advisor

Tamar Berger Dvir | Legal Advisor

Tamar serves as in-house legal counsel at Ruby Capital. Prior to joining Ruby, she worked as a lawyer at Goldfarb, Seligman & Co., a leading Israeli law firm. In this position, she accompanied and handled many real estate transactions, represented large banking institutions and non-banking entities, and accompanied purchasing groups. In addition, Tamar gained extensive experience in her work at the Department of Justice's Counseling and Legislation Department. Tamar holds both BA and MA degrees with honors in Law, both from Bar-Ilan University, and has been a member of the Israel Bar Association since 2015.

Ben Oren

Project Manager

Ben Oren | Project Manager

As part of his job at Ruby Capital, Ben is responsible for analyzing transactions, managing current projects - mainly those in the framework of construction loans - and working with the professionals who accompany the projects (assessors, supervisors and others). Educated as a Land Assessor, Ben completed his internship at Z.A.M Assessment & Engineering Ltd. In addition, he has served in several positions in the Gazit Globe Israel commercial center company and was a manager of the G Rothschild and G Yokneam malls. Prior to that, he served as a personal assistant to the company CEO. Ben holds a BA in Business Administration, specializing in financing, from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.

​Maayan Persiko

Office Manager

​Maayan Persiko | Office Manager

Ilan has served in senior management positions for several real estate development and investment companies in New York including HFZ Capital Group and Dalan Holdings. Ilan is a co-founder of Ruby Ventures and he has previously served as a director of Dapple and Convergent Energy & Power. Ilan received a BA in Philosophy and History with honors from Yeshiva University. He received his master’s degree in Real Estate from New York University (NYU).
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