Shimon Idan Shitrit
Prior to co-founding the Investmates in January 2012, Shimon served as Director of Sales at Gaia Real Estate, a $500 million real estate fund based in Manhattan, where he managed a team of real estate brokers and sourced investments for the fund. Before joining Gaia in January 2010, Mr. Shitrit spent four years at Douglas Elliman as a real estate broker selling real estate in Manhattan and Brooklyn and was recognized as Rookie of the Year in 2008.
Specializing in construction projects in Brooklyn and Manhattan areas, co-founder Koby possesses an extensive knowledge of the real estate market and focuses on cultivating relationships with potential sellers, as well as managing the permit process for each project. Born and raised in Israel, he previously served at the communication center in the Israeli Army and earned a degree in Interior Design and Marketing. Upon moving to New York in 2004, he worked as a buyer and analyst for a investment firm in Brooklyn. He also gained market experience as a broker at DE Realty.