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Jeffrey Ravetz

Jeffrey Ravetz

Adjunct Instructor

Mr. Ravetz is the President of Girona Ventures and has spent his entire real estate career acquiring commercial properties adding value through recapitalization, capital improvements, changing property use, implementing tax benefit programs, remediating environmental hazards, re-tenanting and other creative value-add enhancements. Since 1990, as a principal in Girona Ventures, Lighthouse Real Estate Ventures and DNC Capital, Mr. Ravetz has been responsible for the acquisition and redevelopment of multifamily, office and retail properties totaling in excess of ten million sf located in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Nebraska, New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Girona also invests in and advises early-stage and private equity businesses in need of capital, industry contacts, and a deep well of business experience growing businesses and raising capital. Girona's early-stage and PE investments have spanned businesses in sports tech, cash payments transfer, ecommerce, and other growth sectors including:

  • Qrious-Data Analytics platform for ecommerce
  • DSTLRY-Comic Book publishing house
  • Gameface-AI for Sports Analytics
  • Obsesh-Platform facilitating monetization of elite athletes’ relationship with their fan base
  • Felix-Cash payment transfer company to Latin America via crypto
  • Better Spaces-Provider of live and virtual commercial tenant amenities
  • Burrow-Modular Couch E-retailer
  • Some Spider-Podcast and media company
  • Clive-Coffee prep products-E-retailer
  • Social Genius-Music App

Prior to the above RE ventures, Jeffrey was responsible for acquisition and financing at Time Equities, the national real estate investment firm based in New York. Prior to Time Equities, Mr. Ravetz was a small business strategist at Deloitte. Jeffrey received his B.S. in Economics and M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business and is both a New York licensed Certified Public Accountant and Real Estate Broker.

Mr. Ravetz is currently an adjunct instructor at NYU’s School of Professional Studies and Schack School and a member of RESA (The Real Estate Services Alliance). Additionally, Mr. Ravetz serves on the board of trustees of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, is Vice-Chairman of New York Edge, the largest after-school learning program in NYC, and is a judge and mentor in the Wharton and NYU New Venture Programs.

Past Courses

Real Estate Acquisition and Ownership

Learn every aspect of a real estate transaction across multiple asset classes in this course taught by preeminent industry professionals.