Profile

Eli Braha
Managing Member & CEO
Berkley Aquisitions LLC

Experience: Mr. Braha has been the managing member of Berkley Acquisitions LLC, a commercial real estate acquisitions company, since April 2008. Mr. Braha has explored various commercial trade opportunities in more than 50 countries. Mr. Braha has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, including raising capital as a developer and lead syndicator of commercial real estate as a principal, developer and property manager. In addition, he has arranged lease transactions, acquired multiple types of commercial, residential and industrial properties, and consulted and co-invested in various types of real estate. Mr. Braha has acquired, owned, managed, and operated over 50 buildings. Through multiple successful deal making experiences, Mr. Braha has demonstrated strong negotiating skills. Mr. Braha has worked with brokers, sellers, title insurers, appraisers, engineers, attorneys, lenders, equity partners, leasing and property management teams; negotiated loans; spearheaded programs to offer property management and leasing services to third-party investors; negotiated terms for new leases, renewals and workouts; ensured compliance and proper tenant billing; negotiated with tenants and third party auditing firms; and hired employees in property management and acquisition analysis and due diligence. Mr. Braha has relationships with credible transaction sources. Mr. Braha has also underwritten, developed, advised, managed and marketed real estate properties, coordinated due diligence including directing and consulting with third party professionals and engineers, completed successful grant applications, performed financial structuring for public and private partnerships, promoted federal and state historical tax credits, assisted in the floating of Industrial Development Authority bonds, negotiated leases, purchased and sold notes secured by real estate, negotiated the buy-down of secured and unsecured debt, dealt with the acquisition of real property out of domestic and international bankruptcy, dealt with national and historical landmark preservation issues and related tax credits, studied zoning codes and performed all other services related to the acquisition and operation of numerous real estate assets and notes. Additionally, Mr. Braha has extensive knowledge and experiences relating to management and ownership operations through his long time involvement in the import and export of textiles and apparel with multiple family owned companies, where he generated well over $500 million in revenue as the President and Chief Executive Officer.

Memberships, Affiliates, Groups and Associations: Real Estate Board of New York; International Council of Shopping Centers; ARGUS Commercial Real Estate Network; Baruch Alumni Group; CMBS and CRE CDO Professionals; CREPIG - Commercial Real Estate Professionals & Investors Group; Commercial Real Estate Investment Professionals; Corporate Real Estate; Distressed Asset Acquisition & Disposition Group; Global Capital Sources for Conventional & Alternative Real Estate Funding; Hotel Buyers & Sellers; New York Real Estate; New York Real Estate Finance & Investment.

Education: City University of New York- Bernard Baruch School of Business, B.A., International Trade & Management.




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