The Real Deal New York

Day in the life of: Aliza Avital-Caplan

The under-the-radar multifamily broker on her “Coyote Ugly” bartending days, jacking herself up on caffeine and her $690M deal

March 09, 2016 05:30PM
By Mark Maurer

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Aliza Avital-Caplan (credit: Larry Ford)

From the March issue: Aliza Avital-Caplan, the under-the-radar broker who runs Emerald Equities NYC, has handled some of the largest multifamily investment sales deals in the city. In 2015, the 39-year-old Israeli native and her three-person team racked up $720 million in transactions, including the 24-building Caiola portfolio that Fairstead Capital and Blackstone Group bought for a massive $690 million.

Avital-Caplan, a one-time personal trainer for the Israeli Defense Force, moved to the city in 1999 with plans of being a professional dancer. But to pay the rent, she became a “Coyote Ugly”-esque bartender: “I brought in more cash than anyone else.” [more]

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