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Ruben joined George Smith Partners as a member of Team Shaffer in 2018. Ruben is responsible for underwriting, deal structuring, client relations, and capital partner relationship management. Since joining George Smith Partners, Ruben has placed debt and equity for over 4 million square feet of multi-family, retail, office, land, hotel and mixed use properties valued at over $1.5 billion. On the debt side, these capital placements have varied between construction, bridge, permanent, and mezzanine financing.
Prior to joining the firm, Ruben was an Acquisition Analyst at The Standard Oil Credit Holding, a boutique firm based in New York City focused on the strategic acquisition of under-performing commercial real estate notes. In his short term at The Standard Oil Credit Holding before deciding to move to Los Angeles, Ruben sourced and closed acquisitions collateralized by a total of over one million square feet of real estate.
Ruben received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration with concentrations in Real Estate Finance & Development and Psychology from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. Ruben is active in community affairs. He is a Washington Member of AIPAC, and a LEAD member of IAC’s young professional network.