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ABOUT US

Frankforter Group is a third generation real estate investment and asset management firm with a focus on acquiring institutional grade multifamily and commercial real estate in Canada and the United States, with a proven track record of realized returns to our investors led by an experienced team, with well over 40 years and $1.3 billion in transaction experience.

We employ a fundamental value approach to investing by targeting select product types and geographic regions, with an emphasis on opportunities across Canada and the United States

We have developed a large pipeline for compelling investment opportunities through cutting edge strategies combined with industry leading execution 

We own and manage a portfolio of multi-family and commercial properties in partnerships with institutional investors, private equity firms and family offices.

Frankforter Group co-invests significant capital in every deal to ensure meaningful alignment of interests.

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Investment Discipline

Each investment opportunity undergoes an extensive underwriting process by stress testing through a sensitivity analysis.

We work closely with third-party firms for in-depth analysis and extensive financial, physical and legal due diligence that drive value in real estate decisions.

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Asset Management

Asset management is actively engaged in providing leadership and oversight throughout the entire investment lifecycle. We focus on understanding current and future fundamental market trends which guide the business plan of each investment.

This includes implementing an efficient operating strategy, overseeing capital improvement projects, creating budget reports and continually maintaining operating strategies to maximize income and returns.

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Enduring Relationships

Given the experience of the Frankforter Group executive team, we continue to build broad-based, substantive industry relationships with the nation’s top advisors, agents, operating partners, investors, and lenders.

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Tailored Approach

Frankforter Group targets best in market assets with positive cash flow, maximizing low risk-adjusted returns by employing a fundamental value approach to investing.

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Expert Leadership

Frankforter Group’s founders invest in real estate for over 40 years.

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Yaakov Frankforter
Founder & CEO

Yaakov Frankforter

Eliezer Frankforter
President

Eliezer Frankforter

Reuben Abitbol
Chief Legal Officer & Managing Director 

Reuben Abitbol

Olof Akesson
Managing Director of Global Capital Raising and Investors Relations 

Olof Akesson

Elior Gozlan
Director of Finance

Elior Gozlan

Stephane Benalal
Director of Acquisition

Stephane Benalal

Polina Grisha
Director of Accounting and Management

Polina Grisha

Gianluca Barreca
Director of Asset Management

Gianluca Barreca

Brian Polley
Senior Portfolio Management

Brian Polley

Benjamin Farkas
Director of Investments

Benjamin Farkas

Mattia Piazzano
Director of Operations

Mattia Piazzano

Meir Hayoun
Investment Analyst, Acquisitions 

Meir Hayoun

Leah Frankforter
Asset Management

Leah Frankforter

Moshe Frankforter
Asset Management

Moshe Frankforter

Founder & CEO

Yaakov Frankforter

Yaakov is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the FG. Through years of mentorship by his grandfather, Mr. David Rosenberg, Chairman of The Rosdev Group, Yaakov began to venture into partnerships by investing and developing real estate across North-America. As an active real estate investor, owner, and operator since 2011, Yaakov has been directly involved in acquiring more than 8,000 multifamily units and has invested across the real estate spectrum including residential, office, hospitality, retail, and industrial properties. Yaakov specializes in multifamily investments, where property performance can be enhanced through multiple operational and strategic capital improvements. His investments have shown a strong history of success in improving both the quality of life for the tenants and returns to investors. Yaakov is responsible for the integration of the firm’s assets, regional management, executive team, and relations with institutional partners, lenders and investors. Our constant growth has been fueled by his great ability to negotiate, structure and close even the most complex transactions efficiently.

Phone:(514) 416-8585 ext. 201

Email:yaakov@frankfortergroup.com

President

Eliezer Frankforter

Mr Frankforter brings over three decades of experience in real-estate investment and asset management. Throughout his career, Mr Frankforter built a large real estate portfolio through partnerships consisting of multifamily, hospitality, offices and industrial properties. He has an extensive proven track record of adding value and overseeing development, asset management, and capital market activities. In addition to his activities with The Frankforter Group, Mr. Frankforter is an equity partner in a large portfolio owned and managed by The Rosdev Group, consisting of Commercial real estate and hospitality properties in Canada and the United States.

In his personal life, Mr. Frankforter is committed to community service, volunteering his time and energy to numerous charitable organizations and community associations focused on providing food, shelter, and education for underprivileged families both locally and around the world.

Phone:(514) 416-5858 ext. 202

Chief Legal Officer & Managing Director 

Reuben Abitbol

Reuben Abitbol oversees the legal and regulatory functions and strategies of The Frankforter Group and its underlying subsidiaries. Member of the Quebec bar (2015) and a Certified Public Accountant (NY – 2010), Reuben is uniquely qualified to analyze matters affecting the Group from both a legal and financial standpoint. Prior to joining The Frankforter Group, Reuben spent six years practicing as a tax attorney with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, where he primarily advised high-net-worth individuals and family offices on strategic and personalized investment structures. Before attending law school at McGill University (B.C.L./LL.B. 2014), Reuben practiced as a CPA with KPMG’s financial services group in New York City.

Email:reuben@frankfortergroup.com

Phone:514 416 5858 ext. 211

Managing Director of Global Capital Raising and Investors Relations 

Olof Akesson

Olof Akesson is responsible for managing and developing relationships with the firm’s existing and prospective investors and capital partners. Olof has more than 20 years of investment and capital markets experience working in real estate private equity and investment banking. His expertise encompasses fund structuring, capital raising, and investor relations working with institutional and family office investors globally. Prior to Frankforter Group, he led the sales & investor relations team at Civitas Capital, a real estate investment manager and held senior leadership positions at HSBC, J.P. Morgan, and Citigroup across Global Markets and Investment Banking in London, Hong Kong and New York. He also played professional tennis on the ATP World Tour.

Director of Finance

Elior Gozlan

As Director of Finance, Elior oversees all accounting functions, financial and investor reporting. Included in the financial reporting, he is responsible for auditing and reconciliations. Elior is also responsible for developing accounting and recording processes and managing customized reporting. Prior to joining Frankforter, Elior gained extensive accounting experience at a Big Four firm. Elior is a CPA.

Phone:(514) 416-8585 ext. 210

Email:elior@frankfortergroup.com

Director of Acquisition

Stephane Benalal

As Director of Acquisitions, Stephane is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and structuring asset portfolio investments and capital markets. His role is crucial in the investment process; from business plan development, due diligence, all the way through to the execution and disposition of the properties’ full realization of the investment.

Phone:(514) 416-5858 ext. 204

Email:stephane@frankfortergroup.com

Director of Accounting and Management

Polina Grisha

Polina oversees all property/operational accounting functions, including financial reporting, monthly internal audits, and ensuring all adherence to both internal policies and accounting standards are being met. Maintaining accuracy of the accounting database, evaluating budgets, and providing portfolio management guidance. Polina has more than 10 years of accounting experience, including several at a real estate subsidiary of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Phone:(514) 416-8585 ext. 209

Email:polina@frankfortergroup.com

Director of Asset Management

Gianluca Barreca

Gianluca is responsible for Asset Management. He is directly involved in the acquisition, disposition, and day to day asset management of over $500M in multifamily assets. He is responsible for financial policies, procedures, controls, and supervision. Oversees the Accounting, and Renovations teams. His responsibilities include the asset management of existing properties and oversight of the property operations, ensuring compliance with various loan requirements, and tracking performance on both a property and portfolio level.

Phone:(514) 416-5858 ext. 206

Email:gianluca@frankfortergroup.com

Senior Portfolio Management

Brian Polley

Mr. Polley joined Frankforter Group in 2019 and is responsible for the financial and operational performance of properties throughout the Southeast United States. As an asset manager, Mr. Polley Maximizes value and returns through the creation and implementation of strategic business plans for each asset, analyzing trends and taking a hands-on leadership and collaboration approach with third party management partners. Mr. Polley additionally takes an on the ground lead in renovation projects, due diligence, and capital improvements.

Director of Investments

Benjamin Farkas

Benjamin leads the Investment Management teams. He oversees the business plans execution, including the property management professionals, financials, evaluating budgets, providing portfolio management guidance, and strategic investment growth opportunities. He is responsible for the management of the portfolio and overseeing value-creation projects across the firm’s portfolio.

Phone:(514) 416-5858 ext. 207

Email:benjamin@frankfortergroup.com

Director of Operations

Mattia Piazzano

As Director of Operations Mattia oversees Frankforter Group’s ancillary services, innovative strategies, recovery services, revenue optimization and corporate management. Mattia leads collaborative efforts in Corporate Services to align the company’s operational vision and plan with execution strategies for growing business efficiencies and profitability.

Phone:(514) 416-5858 ext. 205

Email:mattia@frankfortergroup.com

Investment Analyst, Acquisitions 

Meir Hayoun

Meir Hayoun serves as an Investment Analyst. In this role, Meir is responsible for sourcing and executing new acquisition opportunities. He works closely with senior management and equity partners in defining investment strategy, coordinating due diligence, developing business plans, structuring financing, and leading acquisitions through closing.

Phone:(514) 416-8585 ext. 208

Email:meir@frankfortergroup.com

Asset Management

Leah Frankforter

Leah is responsible for overseeing the operations and daily management of property performance. She’s responsible for the execution of the business plan and keeping up to date with the latest market trends.

Asset Management

Moshe Frankforter

Moshe is responsible for overseeing the operations and daily management of property performance. He’s responsible for the execution of the business plan and keeping up to date with the latest market trends.

Phone:(514) 416-8585 ext. 203

Email:moshe@frankfortergroup.com

INVESTMENTS

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    Multifamily

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    Commercial

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    Development

We strategically deploy capital to acquire multifamily and commercial properties that have a compelling story and showcase a mix of value-added and core plus opportunities.

Each investment undergoes an extensive underwriting and due diligence process, through an in-depth market research and financial, physical and legal audit, that fosters our decision making.

We have a proven track record in recognizing opportunities in the market. We have demonstrated an ability to structure, negotiate, and close even the most complex transactions efficiently.

Frankforter Group asset management team works in collaboration with the property management professionals to maximize investments returns.

Asset management is actively engaged in providing leadership and oversight throughout the entire investment lifecycle. We focus on understanding current and future fundamental market trends which guide the business plan of each investment.

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STRATEGIES

VALUE ADD

Our value-add strategy is focused on acquiring under-managed well-located assets, combined with an active asset management approach utilizing reputable best-in-class property managers to implement net operating income growth by maximizing rental rates and ancillary revenue opportunities with rigorous operational controls to manage and reduce costs.

Additionally, we strategically deploy capital to improving rental units, clubhouses and amenities in order to achieve proven increases in rental rates and growing revenues.

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Our Core+ strategy is focused on acquiring stabilized properties capitalizing on historically low vacancy and strong demographic trends in targeted geographic locations experiencing compelling population growth, employment growth, and lifestyle preferences. Selected properties that are recently constructed by developers will require active asset management in order to unlock their potential. We utilize reputable best-in-class property managers to implement net operating income growth by maximizing rental rates and ancillary revenue opportunities with rigorous operational controls to manage and reduce expenses.

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LOCATION

4810 Jean-Talon West, Suite 408,
Montreal, QC, Canada, H4P 2N5

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