Our Team
Our Team

Mr. Ran Eliasaf

Managing Partner

L.L.B., Major in International Law, IDC
BA, Major in Finance, IDC

Ran founded Northwind in 2009. throughout his career he has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of US real estate properties totaling over $1 Billion in value. Previously, he co-founded EXRE Inc., a real estate company that acquired in JV with GFI a portfolio of grocery anchored shopping centers located in Florida and Texas, totaling over 4.5 million Sq. Ft. Prior to that, Ran managed complex residential development projects in Israel. Ran began his career as the right hand of the late Adv. Haim Rabinovich.

Dr. Jacob Grossman


Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University
MBA, University of California, Berkley

Dr. Grossman joined Northwind as partner in 2012. Dr. Grossman has been an active investor in the financial markets for over 30 years. He is the founder of Arakamba Trading Ltd., focused on global derivatives and arbitrage trading. He began his career in New-York and London, including a research position at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Mr. Yechiel Lehrfield

Financial Controller

BA, Major in Accounting / Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University .
Brooklyn College.

Yechiel manages the day to day monetary and accounting activities at Northwind. His responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, payables/receivables, and liaising between the various vendors. Yechiel was the financial manager at a logistics company prior to joining the team.

Mr. Tzvee Rotberg

Asset Manager

BA in Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Real Estate Finance, New York University.

Tzvee oversees day to day management of Northwind’s portfolio. His responsibilities include rent collection, leasing, tenant interaction among other routine operations & maintenance. Prior to joining Northwind Group Tzvee served as an asset manager of commercial properties in upstate New York & New Jersey.

Mr. Michael Frisse


B.S in Accounting & Real Estate, Monmouth University.

Mike is primarily responsible for the rent collections, conducting periodic reconciliations, monitor and substantiate daily property expenses, and the various projects' construction accounting. He assists in the preparation of the monthly and quarterly reports & budgeting. Prior to joining Northwind, Mike worked as an accounting intern under a well known residential real estate Development Company.

Mr. Asher Abittan

VP, Acquistions & Development

B.S in Accounting, Yeshiva University.

Asher is responsible for the sourcing and evaluation of investment opportunities. He also assists in project and development management of the existing portfolio. Prior to joining Northwind, Asher was a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers focusing on real estate private equity funds, publicly traded REITS, and real estate fund-of-funds.

Mr. Joe Castillo

Head of Maintenance


Joe brings the team over 23 years of valuable experience in day to day maintenance of Manhattan properties. His responsibilities include conducting routine repairs & maintenance to portfolio assets, implementing and monitoring preventative maintenance programs, supervising and coordinating with outside contractors working on site as well as executing dedicated interior renovations. Prior to joining Northwind Joe worked as a superintendent of various Manhattan properties.