About Us

At RLTY, we believe hard-working real estate agents deserve to get paid today. Too often we have seen transactions closing months after they are under contract or, for rental transaction, months after tenants move in. We built a solution to provide access to commissions seamlessly and transparently so agents can focus on serving their clients, not worrying about cash flow. We limit cumbersome data entry and document submission by agents and streamline the process.

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Our story

RLTY Capital was founded by real estate veterans who deeply believe in the fundamentals and long-term outlook of New York City and South Florida real estate. RLTY is committed to serving real estate professionals who have a proven track record of success and are looking to grow their businesses, hire and boost performance.

Briggs Elwell

Co-founder and CEO

Briggs has extensive real estate experience. He started his career at Related Companies in the luxury residential division eventually managing business development for Related Rentals. After leaving Related, Briggs went on to run multiple real estate brokerages in New York.

Daniel Kennedy

Co-founder and President

Daniel, co-founder and President, has advised entrepreneurs, executives and other individuals on residential and commercial real estate transactions, start-up businesses, and other legal issues. He has served a number of privately held companies as outside general counsel.

Ryan Serhant

Partner

Ryan Serhant is a partner at RLTY. Ryan is the CEO and founder of SERHANT., and provides invaluable insight to our operations and strategic growth. Ryan is a costar on Bravo’s hit show Million Dollar Listing New York and a national best-selling author.

Tamas Hoffmann

Chief Operating Officer

Tamas is the Chief Operating Officer at RLTY. Tamas started his career at KPMG Property Advisory and transitioned to the head of the finance department at a Manhattan real estate brokerage. Tamas earned a Master’s in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets and another in International Management.

Other Team Members

Katharine Steffens

Sales Professional

Katharine brings a breadth of experience to the business. She has worked alongside CEOs and leaders in the fields of performance, law, finance, diplomacy, sales, and real estate where she is currently licensed in NY & CT.

Stuart Orfuss

Principal

Stuart has a substantial grasp on both real estate finance as well as sales. He has spent years working at multiple brokerages throughout New York City where he transacted across various real estate sectors. Stuart previously studied political science and real estate finance.

Donata Bazie

Executive Administrator

Donata has worked in a number of capacities in the real estate industry, including for one country’s largest brokerages.  She assists with all areas of our operations.

Advisory board

RLTY has an advisory board of other NYC real estate executives, including Related Companies Senior Vice President Christopher Schmidt. Members of the advisory board focus directly on certain aspects of RLTY’s operations and provide vital expertise.

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