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Ari Hirt


Adjunct Professor of Management


Ari Hirt is a Managing Director at AKS Capital Partners, where he Is involved in the firm’s placement and execution efforts for commercial real estate developers, owners and investors nationwide.  Hirt also is responsible for business development including sourcing and evaluating new financing opportunities. Hirt has completed over $20 billion in debt and equity transactions for institutional and private commercial real estate owners and developers. He has been quoted as a thought leader by numerous industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Commercial Observer, The New York Real Estate Journal, and Real Estate Finance and Investment.  Earlier in his career Hirt held senior positions as a lender at Nomura Asset Capital Corporation and Key Bank. 

Hirt founded and co-chairs the Yeshiva University Real Estate Executive Circle (YUREEC), an industry networking group. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Management at the University’s Sy Syms School of Business and previously lectured on real estate matters at Columbia University and the Real Estate Board of New York. Hirt is an active member of AIPAC’s Real Estate networking group, serves on AIPAC’s National Council and New Leadership Network. .

Hirt earned his MBA in finance at NYU’s Stern School of Business and his BA in Economics at Yeshiva University.



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