Principal and Co-Founder of East River Partners
Jody Kriss has been focused on development and financing of real estate in NYC his entire 17-year career. Since founding East River Partners LLC in 2010, he has been focused on the development of eight residential projects in Brooklyn and Manhattan with an aggregate value of over $125 million. Four of those projects have been successfully completed and four more are currently under development. Mr. Kriss has been instrumental in ERP’s focus in NYC, applying many years of experience with landmarks, rezonings, assemblages, BSA cases and many other aspects of adding value to properties. Before co-founding ERP, Jody Kriss was a partner in Bayrock Group, LLC where he was a principal in the development of a 47-story ground-up hotel development in Manhattan, the assemblage and sale of a 100,000 SF residential development site in Brooklyn and the re-zoning of a 13-acre waterfront property in Queens. Jody Kriss was an Associate at investment banking firm APC Realty Advisors, where he participated in successfully raising equity and debt capital for several projects including a 100,000 SF loft condo conversion in Tribeca. Jody began his career as an Analyst and Project Manager at the Athena Group where he helped execute the financing and development of 838 Fifth Avenue, a condominium located on Central Park at 65th Street that was the first in NYC to reach $2,000 / SF in sales in 1999. Mr. Kriss received his Bachelors degree in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.