Our mission is simple: to do quality work with quality partners.

Confidence, collaboration, trust, and integrity are at the core of our mission and form the basis of every project we develop. These values characterize not only our external relationship with partners but also describe our internal team ethos.

We are a close-knit family of professionals with diverse backgrounds and wide-ranging skills that encompass acquisition, law, development, architecture, and construction. We believe everyone who walks through our door—whether team member or client—deserves equal respect and attention.

Our Team

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Shlomi Avdoo
Principal & Founder

Shlomi Avdoo has been involved in New York real estate for over 18 years. He has great love for the industry and a passion for collaborating with various partners to develop projects that create a positive impact on both the neighborhoods and communities he sets out to work in.

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Krystyn Gatto
Director

Krystyn Gatto has obtained a breadth of experience in multiple facets of the real estate industry over the past 12 years. Having entered the industry in commercial leasing, she then shifted to asset management and on to development.

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Jonathan Pivovarov
General Counsel

Jonathan Pivovarov brings over 10 years of experience in construction, new development, and real estate law to Avdoo & Partners.

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Shay Shemesh
Senior Vice President of Construction

Shay Shemesh has been involved in the acquisition, design, filing, and construction of over 2,000,000 square feet of retail and residential real estate since the start of his career in New York real estate in 2006.

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Jason Hakim
Senior Development Project Manager

Jason Hakim has served in the capacities of Field Superintendent, Assistant Project Manager and Project Manager for several reputable firms over his 8 years of experience in the real estate development industry.

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Jon Bruno
Development Project Manager

Jon Bruno is a registered architect with over 9 years of experience in New York City architecture, design, and construction.

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German Mota
Senior Construction Manager

German Mota began his career in New York real estate in the plumbing and mechanical industry before joining Avdoo & Partners in 2010.

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Justin Frank
Development Associate

Justin Frank joined Avdoo & Partners in 2020 and assists in all aspects of the firm’s pre-development and development phases.

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Emily Goldberg
Development Associate

Emily Goldberg spent 5 years working in lender services prior to joining the development team at Avdoo & Partners.

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Ashley Ambrose
Director of Real Estate Acquisitions

Ashley Ambrose brings more than 13 years of experience in a corporate setting to Avdoo & Partners. Starting his professional career in London, and developing client bases in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York City, has allowed Ashley to bring an international and relationship driven approach to his work.

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Zach Tractenberg
Acquisitions Associate

Zach Tractenberg brings a wealth of knowledge to our acquisitions team having worked in the New York City real estate industry since 2017.

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Aureen Mascarinas
Senior Accounting Manager

Aureen Mascarinas oversees all accounting activities including cash management, budgeting, and financial reporting for Avdoo & Partners.

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Shlomi Avdoo
Principal & Founder

Shlomi Avdoo has been involved in New York real estate for over 18 years. He has great love for the industry and a passion for collaborating with various partners to develop projects that create a positive impact on both the neighborhoods and communities he sets out to work in.

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Krystyn Gatto
Director

Krystyn Gatto has obtained a breadth of experience in multiple facets of the real estate industry over the past 12 years. Having entered the industry in commercial leasing, she then shifted to asset management and on to development.

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Jonathan Pivovarov
General Counsel

Jonathan Pivovarov brings over 10 years of experience in construction, new development, and real estate law to Avdoo & Partners.

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Shay Shemesh
Senior Vice President of Construction

Shay Shemesh has been involved in the acquisition, design, filing, and construction of over 2,000,000 square feet of retail and residential real estate since the start of his career in New York real estate in 2006.

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Jason Hakim
Senior Development Project Manager

Jason Hakim has served in the capacities of Field Superintendent, Assistant Project Manager and Project Manager for several reputable firms over his 8 years of experience in the real estate development industry.

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Jon Bruno
Development Project Manager

Jon Bruno is a registered architect with over 9 years of experience in New York City architecture, design, and construction.

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German Mota
Senior Construction Manager

German Mota began his career in New York real estate in the plumbing and mechanical industry before joining Avdoo & Partners in 2010.

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Justin Frank
Development Associate

Justin Frank joined Avdoo & Partners in 2020 and assists in all aspects of the firm’s pre-development and development phases.

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Emily Goldberg
Development Associate

Emily Goldberg spent 5 years working in lender services prior to joining the development team at Avdoo & Partners.

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Ashley Ambrose
Director of Real Estate Acquisitions

Ashley Ambrose brings more than 13 years of experience in a corporate setting to Avdoo & Partners. Starting his professional career in London, and developing client bases in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York City, has allowed Ashley to bring an international and relationship driven approach to his work.

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Zach Tractenberg
Acquisitions Associate

Zach Tractenberg brings a wealth of knowledge to our acquisitions team having worked in the New York City real estate industry since 2017.

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Aureen Mascarinas
Senior Accounting Manager

Aureen Mascarinas oversees all accounting activities including cash management, budgeting, and financial reporting for Avdoo & Partners.

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Shlomi Avdoo
Principal & Founder

Shlomi Avdoo has been involved in New York real estate for over 18 years. He has great love for the industry and a passion for collaborating with various partners to develop projects that create a positive impact on both the neighborhoods and communities he sets out to work in.

Shlomi personifies Avdoo & Partners commitment to designing and building quality projects with great craftsmanship. He believes in developing strong relationships and operating with the utmost integrity in working with his partners, contractors, and community. Shlomi directs all aspects of the company's acquisitions, strategic development, financing, construction, and marketing. He has deep expertise and understanding of the entire development cycle and has a reputation for having the ability to underwrite and structure complex real estate transactions.

Shlomi holds a JD from Touro University’s Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, a Bachelor’s in Economics, and is a member of the New York State Bar. During his spare time, Shlomi enjoys volunteering with Project Sunshine, a non-profit organization that sends trained volunteers into hospitals to provide companionship and deliver enrichment programming to pediatric patients and their families.

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Krystyn Gatto
Director

Krystyn Gatto has obtained a breadth of experience in multiple facets of the real estate industry over the past 12 years. Having entered the industry in commercial leasing, she then shifted to asset management and on to development. Prior to joining Avdoo & Partners, she spent time at both Colliers International and SL Green Realty. With Krystyn’s experience comes a tenacity and dedication to excellence for all projects in which she is engaged.

At Avdoo & Partners, Krystyn is involved with acquisitions, investor relations, pre-development, project marketing, development, leasing, and sales. Having a hand in nearly every element of the development cycle allows her to build upon her expertise and deploy her strategic knowledge into each project and partnership Avdoo & Partners takes on.

Krystyn holds a Master’s in Real Estate Development from New York University, as well as a Bachelor's in Business and Entrepreneurship from Mount Royal University.

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Jonathan Pivovarov
General Counsel

Jonathan Pivovarov brings over 10 years of experience in construction, new development, and real estate law to Avdoo & Partners. Jonathan is involved in acquisition contract negotiation, condominium offering plan preparation, financing, leasing, and dispositions, serving as internal counsel for Avdoo & Partners.

His wealth of knowledge comes from working at prestigious firms including Romer Debbas, Goldstein Hall, Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, and Marans Weisz & Newman LLC.

Jonathan holds a JD in Real Estate Law from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Real Estate, Economics and Finance, Law, and Policy from The City University of New York - Baruch College.

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Shay Shemesh
Senior Vice President of Construction

Shay Shemesh has been involved in the acquisition, design, filing, and construction of over 2,000,000 square feet of retail and residential real estate since the start of his career in New York real estate in 2006. He has extensive construction experience to plan, build and manage projects of all sizes, scopes, and complexity levels. As SVP of Construction, Shay oversees all aspects of construction for the entire Avdoo & Partners portfolio. Shay manages pre-development site work, budgeting, operations, quality control and delivery.

Shay holds a degree in Economics with a concentration in Financial Markets.

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Jason Hakim
Senior Development Project Manager

Jason Hakim has served in the capacities of Field Superintendent, Assistant Project Manager and Project Manager for several reputable firms over his 8 years of experience in the real estate development industry. Prior to joining Avdoo & Partners, Jason worked for CM & Associates as the Project Manager for 221 West 29th Street, a 102,000 square-foot, 21-story residential development consisting of 96 residential apartments and a retail component. Jason brings deep project management skills and experience in pre-construction planning, budget development, scheduling, contract procurement, trade coordination, execution, and close-out.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate with a concentration in Construction Management from New York University.

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Jon Bruno
Development Project Manager

Jon Bruno is a registered architect with over 9 years of experience in New York City architecture, design, and construction. Jon spent the first 7 years of his career at CallisonRTKL managing projects for several internationally recognized luxury and specialty retail brands. His technical expertise, attention to detail, and project management skills make him a valuable resource to the firm.

Jon brings with him an extensive knowledge of core and shell and luxury interiors construction, along with his more recent experience in due diligence, budgeting and estimating, and scheduling. Jon brings a deep understanding of the entire development cycle which allows him to execute projects at the highest level.

Jon holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and maintains his architecture and Real Estate Salesperson license in New York State.

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German Mota
Senior Construction Manager

German Mota began his career in New York real estate in the plumbing and mechanical industry before joining Avdoo & Partners in 2010. German brings unparalleled commitment and exemplifies professionalism. He has successfully completed the planning and construction management for over a dozen Avdoo & Partners Projects, including the company's two recently completed signature projects, 10 Lenox in Manhattan, a co-development with Second Canaan Baptist Church, and 20 Old Fulton Street in DUMBO Brooklyn, the new flagship home for international tenants Arabica and Tsuta.

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Justin Frank
Development Associate

Justin Frank joined Avdoo & Partners in 2020 and assists in all aspects of the firm’s pre-development and development phases. Justin currently works on Saint Marks Place, assisting with construction management, buyouts, and trade coordination. Prior to joining Avdoo & Partners, Justin worked at First Service Residential as a Property Manager supervising multiple capital improvement projects.

Justin holds a Bachelor’s in Advertising Management & Media from Michigan State University.

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Emily Goldberg
Development Associate

Emily Goldberg spent 5 years working in lender services prior to joining the development team at Avdoo & Partners. Her unique expertise managing due diligence, estimating, and scheduling for high-end residential, commercial, mixed use, and industrial developments makes Emily a valuable addition to the firm.

Emily is involved in all aspects of the development cycle including acquisitions, pre-development, investor relations and financing. Emily’s experience monitoring construction loans on behalf of debt and equity lenders, managing relationships, and leveraging multiple stakeholders makes it possible for her to thoroughly understand the development process and be able to identify and solve for obstacles along the way.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts with Major in American Studies and Minor in Writing, Rhetoric and Media Arts from Trinity College, as well as a Certification in Buildings and Construction from NYU.

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Ashley Ambrose
Director of Real Estate Acquisitions

Ashley Ambrose brings more than 13 years of experience in a corporate setting to Avdoo & Partners. Starting his professional career in London, and developing client bases in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York City, has allowed Ashley to bring an international and relationship driven approach to his work.

Ashley is involved in relationship management, financing, acquisitions sourcing, negotiation, and closing. His extensive experience in business development and hospitality makes it possible for him to analyze deals and determine value through multiple perspectives.

Ashley holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management and Marketing from London Metropolitan University.

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Zach Tractenberg
Acquisitions Associate

Zach Tractenberg brings a wealth of knowledge to our acquisitions team having worked in the New York City real estate industry since 2017. Joining Avdoo & Partners in 2022, Zach is responsible for relationship development, the underwriting, sourcing, and negotiating of development deals.

Prior to joining Avdoo & Partners, Zach began his career at A&E Real Estate serving as an Acquisitions Analyst and Asset Management Analyst, where he closed on nearly $200 million in property acquisitions. His tenacity and out of the box thinking are what continue to lead to incredible acquisition opportunities here at Avdoo.

Zach holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Michigan.

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Aureen Mascarinas
Senior Accounting Manager

Aureen Mascarinas oversees all accounting activities including cash management, budgeting, and financial reporting for Avdoo & Partners. Earlier in her career, Aureen worked for Ernst & Young and as Chief Accountant for several large corporations both in the Philippines and the US.

Aureen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is currently pursuing her CPA degree. She is a four-time recipient of the Academic Scholar Award.

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