Chairman & Founder
HFZ Capital Group
Ziel Feldman is the Chairman and Founder 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 and has acquired, owned, developed and operated properties across many asset classes, including residential, hotel, retail, sports and entertainment.
Under Mr. Feldman’s leadership, HFZ has become one of New York City’s most active and successful real estate development companies, with more than 5 million square feet of residential assets under development and management. His long range perspective and fundamental respect for the cyclical nature of the real estate industry continues to provide HFZ with the fiscal discipline to manage its assets and conduct its activities in ways that help the company derive the most value and opportunity out of each cycle.
Some of Mr. Feldman’s recent projects under HFZ include the acquisition, development and construction of mixed-use residential condominiums located at 505 West 19th Street, One Madison Avenue, Halcyon at 305 East 51st Street, The Marquand located at 11 East 68th Street, 11 Beach Street, 215 Chrystie Street, The Chatsworth located at 340-344 West 72nd Street, 20 West 40th Street, The Astor located at 235 West 75th Street, The Metro located at 301 West 53rd Street, and 88 and 90 Lexington Avenue, as well as the note securing The Setai at Wall Street (40 Broad Street), all located in New York City, as well as the Shore Club in Miami Beach.
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. With Ziel Feldman at the helm, 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 championed the development of mixed-use properties across a broad range of Manhattan neighborhoods with over 12,000 residential units bought, sold and developed, with an aggregate value in excess of $7.5 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 together with his wife, Helene, are involved in many charitable organizations and sit on several charitable boards. Mr. and Mrs. Feldman reside in Manhattan, and have 3 children, Jordan, Adam and Leila.