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Education & Professional Associations
  • JD from the Hofstra School of Law
  • BA and MBA from Binghamton University
  • Strategic Advisor to Stake
  • Board Observer to Moved
  • Co-founder and board member for Pay Away The Layaway
  • Member of YPO
  • CCIM certified
Ian Bel
Managing Principal
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Leadership
Ian is the Managing Principal and CEO at Olive Tree Holdings. He is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. 
At Olive Tree, Ian oversees the company and all affiliate platforms – including Olive Tree Affordable Housing and Olive Tree Ventures, the PropTech venture investment arm of Olive Tree Holdings. Under Ian’s leadership, Olive Tree has acquired and transformed over 16,000 units of workforce and affordable housing communities across 9 states and has deployed over $250 Million in capital expenditures to enhance the lifestyles of its residents. Prior to forming Olive Tree, Ian was a principal at One Wall Partners. At One Wall Partners, Ian spearheaded the partnership’s multifamily acquisitions and capital raising. Prior to joining One Wall Partners, Ian was an associate at Duval and Stachenfeld, one of the leading real estate law firms in the world. Prior to Duval and Stachenfeld, Ian was an associate at Intersection Partners, a private investment firm based in Westport, Connecticut, focused on developing highly scalable strategies for aggressive growth industries including health care, renewable energy, education and infrastructure. In addition to Ian’s professional responsibilities, Ian is a co-founder and board member for Pay Away The Layaway, a nationally recognized non-profit corporation committed to serving low income families across the United States. Ian also serves as a Strategic Advisor to Stake, the first fintech platform built to create tenant wealth through cash back rewards, and a Board Observer to Moved, a disruptive logistics platform and marketplace. Ian holds the CCIM designation and earned his JD from the Hofstra School of Law and BA and MBA from Binghamton University. Ian is also a member of YPO and was featured by the New York Real Estate Journal in 2022 as a Notable Leader in Real Estate.
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