Yaniv Blumenfeld

Yaniv Blumenfeld

Yaniv Blumenfeld

Founder and Managing Partner
Glacier Global Partners, LLC

Yaniv is the founder of Glacier and is responsible for the company's strategic direction and oversees the company's investments and day-to-day management including origination, underwriting, closing, investor relations and asset management functions.  Yaniv has over 20 years of real estate experience, 13 years of which have been with leading Wall Street firms where he was responsible for structuring, underwriting, pricing, securitizing and syndicating over $16 billion of commercial real estate loans and equity transactions.

Prior to Glacier, Yaniv was a Managing Director at Bear Stearns / JP Morgan Chase, responsible for structuring and closing over $2 billion real estate debt and equity transactions for institutional clientele.  Prior to Bear Stearns, Yaniv was a Managing Director and Head of the CMBS Capital Markets Group for the US at EuroHypo AG, then world’s largest real estate investment bank.  In that capacity, Yaniv built a large loan CMBS group and oversaw the structuring, pricing, securitization and syndication functions and served on the bank’s investment committee in charge of approving all transactions. Yaniv designed and implemented risk-control measures, standardized underwriting and pricing models and structured over $4 billion of real estate loans. Yaniv grew the large loan CMBS business from $600 million to $3 billion within 12 months of joining the firm.

Other positions held by Yaniv included Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers, PaineWebber/UBS, and Daiwa Securities.  Prior to joining the banking industry, Yaniv worked as a real estate consultant at Ernst & Young real estate consulting group, advising real estate owners and operators, and various investment banks.

Yaniv received a BS degree in real estate finance from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Yaniv is a member of the CRE Finance Council, was a guest lecturer at Columbia University, a speaker at the Mezzanine Debt industry conference, authored an article on Urban Time Sharing, and was a recipient of the YJP NYC Real Estate Entrepreneur & Achievement Award in 2013.  He is also involved with various philanthropic organizations including AIPAC, and American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC), among others.