Ivan Zdanov Joins Massey Knakal Capital Services
Massey Knakal Realty Services is pleased to announce that Ivan Zdanov has joined the Capital Services division as a Director. He will utilize Massey Knakal’s deep relationships with the lending community to procure the most effective financing in the commercial real estate debt markets for assets located throughout the New York metropolitan market. His focus will be on Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill, Upper East Side, and Yorkville.
“We are delighted that Ivan has joined our team as we continue to expand our mortgage brokerage platform,” said Garrett Thelander, Executive Managing Director of Massey Knakal’s Capital Services division.
Prior to Massey Knakal, Ivan was a Founding Advisor of Legit Trader, a transparent social trading platform, in San Francisco, CA. He was responsible for defining the original idea and developing the value proposition. He facilitated interactions with Silicon Valley venture investors, resulting in pre-seed funding. He advised on the startup’s long-term strategy and path to monetization, build-out of the core team, fundraising, and negotiations with vendors. Ivan was also the Founder of Norma Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund in San Francisco and he spent time as Principal Partner, Venture Capital at Global Venture Alliance in Palo Alto, CA.
Ivan earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Investment Management and Finance as well as his Master of International Studies degree from the Wharton School and the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. While there, he was Vice President of the Sales and Trading Club and an Analyst for the Wharton Investment Management Fund. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Washington and Lee University, where he was a four-year member of the Wrestling team and served as Team Captain.
He can be reached in the Manhattan office.