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President of NYC-based investment bank to discuss capital stack at CCU Growth Summit


February 14, 2019

Conway, SC – Coastal Carolina University’s 21st annual Economic Growth and Real Estate Summit will be headlined by David Eyzenberg, president of Eyzenberg & Company, a New York City-based investment bank delivering best-in-class debt, equity and ground lease capital solutions for existing, transitional and to-be-built projects. The Growth Summit is administered by the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics at CCU and will be held on March 1, 2019, at the Marina Inn in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

In his talk, Eyzenberg will discuss capitalizing commercial real estate transactions with innovative financial structures. As interest rates have continued to widen, investors have turned to structured finance products to capitalize their deals. The emergence of ground leases, mezzanine debt and various equity structures have allowed investors and developers to achieve yield in a rising cost environment. 

“David brings tremendous perspective for our summit attendees,” said Robert Salvino, Ph.D., director of the Grant Center. “Through his various firms, he has consummated billions of dollars of real estate deals, including one of our 2018 Real Estate Award winners, Myrtle Beach’s $40 million THEBlvd.”

Eyzenberg founded Eyzenberg LFC, an institutionally backed private equity vehicle specializing in the creation and acquisition of leased fee positions, subject to long-term ground leases,  on development and existing income producing real estate. He also teaches graduate real estate finance studies in the New York University Schack Institute’s Master of Science in Real Estate and NYU Stern MBA programs.

“He provides a wonderful example of building opportunities from experiential knowledge to help shape the minds of tomorrow’s leading professionals,” Salvino said.

Eyzenberg is an investor and board member of REZI, a technology-enabled startup that helps landlords manage vacancy risk by pre-funding rents for vacant apartments. He also is an investor and board member of VR WorldNYC, a leader in virtual reality currently operating the largest VR experience center located in North America and the Western Hemisphere. 

Previously, Eyzenberg was a principal and U.S. lead for the real estate capital raising practice of Avison Young, where he co-founded and oversaw a group that during his tenure expanded throughout multiple offices and consummated more than $1 billion of financing transactions.

Prior to Avison Young, Eyzenberg was a managing director and head of commercial real estate for NewOak Capital. His tenure at NewOak began in 2011 after its acquisition of the investment banking practice of Eyzenberg’s Prodigious Capital Group, where he served as president since 2005. Eyzenberg began his real estate career working for Merrill Lynch, Ramius Capital Group and Greenstreet Real Estate Partners. 

Eyzenberg graduated from New York University with a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree in real estate finance and investment. He   serves on the NYU Schack Real Estate Institute advisory committee and is an active member of NMHC, ICSC, RELA and MBA.

Register to attend the annual Growth Summit by Feb. 25 at coastal.edu/business/grantcenter/growthsummit or by contacting Hattie Jordan, program assistant of the Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics, at hajordan@coastal.edu or 843-349-2052.


The Grant Center for Real Estate and Economics serves students and professionals engaged in all facets of real estate and economic development and provides market analysis, study-based scholarships, networking opportunities, internships and technical study tours of international sites.

The Grant Center leverages the global ties of Coastal Carolina University and key partners, including students, alumni, faculty, staff and board members. It offers courses in commercial and investment real estate, publishes scholarly research and produces applied studies for stakeholders in the region. The center also hosts the annual real estate and economic summit and awards gala, provides seminar talks on a regular basis and consults for various private, government and nonprofit groups.

The key mission is to support the education of its students to the highest levels of competence and professionalism and to broaden the economic base of the region, serving as a bridge between Coastal Carolina University and the wider community.

For more information, please contact Hattie Jordan, Program Assistant of the Grant Center, at hajordan@coastal.edu 

Follow the Grant Center on Social Media @GrantCenterCCU.

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