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


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.

Other Team Members

Stuart Orfuss


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.

Erynn McCabe

Vice President of Operations

Meet Erynn, our Vice President of Operations with a proven track record spanning over a decade. With a diverse background in public and private company operations, marketing, finance, and management, she brings a wealth of expertise. Having worked as a  successful real estate agent in Connecticut, Erynn possesses firsthand knowledge of the dynamic and ever-changing market. Throughout her journey, she has provided valuable insights as a Director and consultant for top brokerages and teams across the  state.
Before joining RLTY, Erynn made a significant impact at a top-ranked wealth management firm. There, she spearheaded business development and marketing efforts, skillfully managed operations, and coordinated memorable events. Under her leadership, the firm experienced exponential growth, effectively doubling in size.

Karen Talamelli Cusick

Director of Finance

Karen brings decades of experience in public and private company operations, marketing, finance, management, and business planning, as well as federal, state, and local governmental relations. Previously, she was an integral part of the founding team and management of a successful Carlyle Group-sponsored transportation and real estate public private partnership in Connecticut, which has become a national model for P3 infrastructure projects in the United States.

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.