About

Founded in 2015, Ruby Capital offers its clients and partners a range of financing solutions for real estate transactions, including property acquisitions, construction loans, mezzanine debt, preferred equity, bridge loans, and refinancing. The company is an affiliate of the Ruby Ventures group, owned by the Rubinstein family of Toronto, Canada. 

The Team

Ilan Rubinstein

Chairman and Founding Partner

Ilan Rubinstein | Chairman and Founding Partner

Ilan has served in senior management positions for several real estate development and investment companies in New York including a HFZ Capital Group and Dalan Holdings. Ilan is a co-founder of Ruby Ventures and he has previously served as a director of Dapple and Convergent Energy & Power. Ilan received a BA in Philosophy and History with honors from Yeshiva University. He received his MS degree in Real Estate Investment and Development from New York University (NYU).

Andrew Mestel

Founding Partner

Andrew Mestel | Founding Partner and Director

Andrew has many years of experience in the trade, financing and marketing of commodities and raw materials in the global market. He also has vast experience in initiating and founding businesses and leading them to growth and commercial success. He was one of the founders of Interlink Resources, an international trading company. In recent years, Andrew has invested in real estate projects in Israel and the United States, where he has been involved in the purchase, finance, debt syndication and management of the projects. Born in New York, Andrew holds a BA in Economics with honors from the State University of New York, as well as an MBA with honors from New York University (NYU).

Omer Alpern

Partner

Omer Alpern | Vice-President

Omer specializes in financing projects and complex financing of real assets. He has previously been involved in raising debt and capital for real estate, infrastructure and energy activities in Israel and abroad, amounting to billions of shekels. An accountant by profession, Omer served in the past as CFO of City People, and performed financial analysis and project management at BDO Ziv Haft.

Tamar Berger Dvir

Legal Advisor

Tamar Berger Dvir | Legal Advisor

Tamar serves as in-house legal counsel at Ruby Capital. Prior to joining Ruby, she worked as a lawyer at Goldfarb, Seligman & Co., a leading Israeli law firm. In addition, Tamar gained extensive experience in her work at the Department of Justice's Counseling and Legislation Department. Tamar holds both BA and MA degrees with honors in Law, both from Bar-Ilan University, and has been a member of the Israel Bar Association since 2015

Maor Eltahan

Analyst

​Maor Eltahan | Analyst

Before joining Ruby Maor served as an analyst at the consulting firm Giza Singer Even where he conducted analysis of hundreds of Israeli public companies. Maor has a BA in Economics, and Management, specializing in finance and information systems from the College of Management.

Sima Edrei

Executive Assistant

​Sima Edrei | Executive Assistant

Sima has decades of experience in project management and sales. Her expertise lies in building and maintaining customer relations and working closely  with both suppliers and vendors. Sima has a degree in Electronic Engineering.

Gerson Schapiro

CEO and Founding Partner

Gerson Schapiro | CEO and Founding Partner

Gerson was a partner and CEO (for 16 years) of an international boutique metals trading company with multiple offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Throughout his tenure, he led the company to significant growth and commercial success, with an annual turnover of $500 million at its peak. Gerson served in senior positions in various high-tech companies in Israel, a number of which had successful exits. Gerson has a BA in Economics and Political Science from Yeshiva University.

Yaakov Nitzan

President and Partner

Yaakov Nitzan | President and Partner

Yaakov has 18 years of experience in the fields of real estate development and finance. Among his many acheivments, Yaakov was responsible for establishing the real estate debt division at Harel Insurance where he managed an investment volume of over ILS 1 billion. In addition, Yaakov served in various management positions in the finance world in Israel, including managing the real estate finance sector at Bank Otzar and various management positions in the HaMizrachi group. Yaakov holds a BA in finance.

Hadas Peker-Nir

CFO

Hadas Peker-Nir | CFO

Hadas has served as CFO at both Excellence Investment House and at Tamir Fishman Investments. In addition, she served as a Director at Tamir Fishman Mutual Funds. Hadas, a Certified Public Accountant, holds a BA in Accounting and Economics and an EMBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Anastasia Pospelov

Bookkeeper

Anastasia Pospelov | Bookkeeper

Anastasia has over ten years of experience in accounting and payroll.  Prior to working at Ruby Capital, she worked for Meitav Dash, a leading Israeli Investment company. Anastasia holds a BA in Economics from the State University of Tashkent and holds a certificate in Accounting from Ginat College Israel.

Maayan Persiko

Office Manager

Maayan Persiko | Office Manager

Maayan is an experienced office manager who has worked at various high-tech companies prior to joining Ruby. She holds a BA in Tourism & Hotel Management from the Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley, Israel.

Shir Matzrafi

Controller

Shir Matzrafi | Controller

Before joining Ruby, Shir worked in the audit department at PWC Israel. Shir is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from Sapir College and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Ilan Rubinstein

Chairman and Founding Partner

Ilan Rubinstein | Chairman and Founding Partner

Ilan has served in senior management positions for several real estate development and investment companies in New York including HFZ Capital Group and Dalan Holdings. Ilan is a co-founder of Ruby Ventures and he has previously served as a director of Dapple and Convergent Energy & Power. Ilan received a BA in Philosophy and History with honors from Yeshiva University. He received his master’s degree in Real Estate from New York University (NYU).

Gerson Schapiro

CEO and Founding Partner

Gerson Schapiro | CEO and Founding Partner

Gerson was a partner and CEO (for 16 years) of an international boutique metals trading company with multiple offices in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Throughout his tenure, he led the company to significant growth and commercial success, with an annual turnover of $500 million at its peak. Gerson served in senior positions in various high-tech companies in Israel, a number of which had successful exits. Gerson has a BA in Economics and Political Science from Yeshiva University.

Andrew Mestel

Founding Partner

Andrew Mestel | Director and Founding Partner

Andrew has many years of experience in commodities trade, financing and marketing in the global market, mainly in metals, petrochemical products and other raw materials. He also has vast experience in initiating and founding businesses and leading them to growth and commercial success. He was one of the founders of Resources Interlink, an international trading company. In recent years, Andrew has invested in real estate projects in Israel and the United States, where he has been involved in purchase, financing, debt syndication, planning processes, leasing and management services. Born in New York, Andrew holds a BA in Economics with honors from the State University of New York, as well as an MBA with honors from New York University (NYU).

Yaakov Nitzan

President and Partner

Yaakov Nitzan | President and Partner

Yaakov has 18 years of experience in the fields of real estate development and finance. Among his many acheivments, Yaakov was responsible for establishing the real estate debt division at Harel Insurance where he managed an investment volume of over ILS 1 billion. In addition, Yaakov served in various management positions in the finance world in Israel, including managing the real estate finance sector at Bank Otzar and various management positions in the HaMizrachi group. Yaakov holds a BA in finance.

Omer Alpern

Partner

Omer Alpern | Partner

Omer specializes in financing projects and complex financing of real assets. He has previously been involved in raising debt and capital for real estate, infrastructure and energy activities in Israel and abroad, amounting to billions of shekels. An accountant by profession, Omer served in the past as CFO of City People, and performed financial analysis and project management at BDO Ziv Haft.

Hadas Peker-Nir

CFO

Hadas Pakar-Nir | CFO

Hadas has served as CFO at both Excellence Investment House and at Tamir Fishman Investments. In addition, she served as a Director at Tamir Fishman Mutual Funds. Hadas, a Certified Public Accountant, holds a BA in Accounting and Economics and an EMBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Tamar Berger Dvir

Legal Advisor

Tamar Berger Dvir | Legal Advisor

Tamar serves as in-house legal counsel at Ruby Capital. Prior to joining Ruby, she worked as a lawyer at Goldfarb, Seligman & Co., a leading Israeli law firm. In addition, Tamar gained extensive experience in her work at the Department of Justice's Counseling and Legislation Department. Tamar holds both BA and MA degrees with honors in Law, both from Bar-Ilan University, and has been a member of the Israel Bar Association since 2015

Maor Eltachan

Analyst

​Maor Eltachan | Analyst

Before joining Ruby Maor served as an analyst at the consulting firm Giza Singer Even where he conducted analysis of hundreds of Israeli public companies. Maor has a BA in Economics, and Management, specializing in finance and information systems from the College of Management.

Shir Matzrafi

Controller

Shir Matzrafi | Controller

Before joining Ruby, Shir worked in the audit department at PWC Israel. Shir is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from Sapir College and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Anastasia Pospelov

Bookkeeper

Anastasia Pospelov | Bookkeeper

Anastasia has over ten years of experience in accounting and payroll.  Prior to working at Ruby Capital, she worked for Meitav Dash, a leading Israeli Investment company. Anastasia holds a BA in Economics from the State University of Tashkent and holds a certificate in Accounting from Ginat College Israel.

Sima Edrei

Executive Assistant

​Sima Edrei | Executive Assistant

Sima has decades of experience in project management and sales. Her expertise lies in building and maintaining customer relations and working closely  with both suppliers and vendors. Sima has a degree in Electronic Engineering.

​Maayan Persiko

Office Manager

​Maayan Persiko | Office Manager

Maayan is an experienced office manager who has worked at various high-tech companies prior to joining Ruby. She holds a BA in Tourism & Hotel Management from the Kinneret Academic College in the Jordan Valley, Israel.
Contact Us
  • 94 Yigal Alon, Alon Tower 2
    36 FL. Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • +972-73-7000771
3625 Dufferin Street, Suite 403, Toronto,
ON M3K 1N4 Canada
  • office@rubycapital.com

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