Steven Hurwitz, President
As President of GFI Development Company, Steven oversees all aspects of GFI Development’s projects. Steven joined GFI
Development in 2006 as Vice President and was responsible for sourcing new projects; acquisition due diligence and deal structure; debt and equity placement; project strategy, design, schedule and budgeting; office and retail leasing; and condominium marketing and sales. He has
completed more than $600 million in acquisitions and new construction, ranging from office buildings, residential condos, retail and hotel projects.
Prior to joining GFI, Mr. Hurwitz was a senior analyst in Ernst and Young’s Real Estate Transaction group, working closely with major Wall Street
lenders, opportunity funds and real estate investment trusts. Earlier in his career, he worked as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCooper’s Hedge fund and Private Equity Group.
Mr. Hurwitz serves on the boards of directors at the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Fulton Street Alliance. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a licensed CPA in the State of New York.
David Rosen , Senior Project Manager
David Rosen joined GFI Development Company in 2015 as a Senior Project Manager to spearhead the ground up construction of an 180,000 square foot lifestyle hotel in downtown Brooklyn and the renovation and adaptive reuse of an existing 185,000 square foot hotel in Midtown South. Mr. Rosen is responsible for leading and coordinating all aspects these projects, including the preparation of budgets and cost estimates, monthly draws, identifying and selecting design professionals, facilitating the procurement process, and overseeing the design direction and coordination of the construction documents.
Prior to joining GFI, Mr. Rosen worked as an associate in the Acquisition and Development Group for Gemini Real Estate Advisors. While at Gemini, Mr. Rosen was responsible for transaction execution, due diligence, financing, and development. Mr. Rosen primarily focused on the development, renovation, and repositioning of independent hotels in New York City and Boston. Prior to working at Gemini, Mr. Rosen was a Senior Consultant at Horwath HTL in Toronto, where he conducted feasibility studies, valuations, and strategic planning for hotels, resorts, spas, and banquet facilities. Mr. Rosen conducted engagements in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Costa Rica.
Mr. Rosen received his Master’s degree in Real Estate Finance and Investment from the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate and he graduated with Distinction from Queens University in Canada with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
Stan Spiegelman , Vice President
Stan Spiegelman joined GFI Development Company in 2009 as an analyst to underwrite new investment opportunities. Since 2009, Mr. Spiegelman’s role has expanded to Vice President, which includes overseeing the development and construction of multiple mixed-use, hotel and residential projects. This role includes design development, interfacing with project management and construction teams, sales and marketing teams, as well as capital partners, operating partners, and lenders.
Currently, Mr. Spiegelman is involved in the acquisition and repositioning of the iconic Five Beekman Street building and the development of an adjacent 45-story mixed-use tower in Manhattan’s Financial District in New York.
Prior to joining GFI, Mr. Spiegelman spent several years as an investment banking analyst at a major investment bank. He graduated summa cum laude from Binghamton University with concentrations in finance and marketing.
Cody Zalk, Project Manager
Cody Zalk joined GFI Development Company in 2016 as a Project Manager. He is responsible for management and oversight of all aspects of design, construction and delivery of the Beekman Hotel and Residences. Cody is a registered architect in the state of New York and is a member of AIA and the New York Architecture League. Prior to joining GFI Development, he was an architect at both Thomas Juul-Hansen LLC and Solomonoff Architecture Studio, where he worked on a broad range of residential, commercial, and institutional projects. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, where he was a Kinne Scholarship recipient for his research on post-industrial reuse. He previously taught architecture and design at Columbia University and Parsons School of Design. A Colorado native, Cody lives with his wife and daughter in Manhattan.
Matt Rosenbloom , Development Associate
Matt Rosenbloom is a Development Associate with GFI Development where he is primarily responsible for financial analysis and underwriting, property due diligence, and project management.
Prior to GFI, Mr. Rosenbloom worked as an acquisitions analyst/consultant at The Brookhill Group and as an Analyst at Helios Capital underwriting distressed debt. He’s also worked as a commercial real estate broker in New Jersey where he represented small businesses and larger corporations such as JPMorgan Chase, Edward Jones, and Saint
Barnabas Health Care Systems.
Mr. Rosenbloom earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his Master’s degree in Real Estate Development from the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. While at NYU, Mr. Rosenbloom worked as a research assistant as part of NYU’s post-catastrophe reconstruction team in Haiti where he developed an economic impact
study and job creation analysis as part of NYU’s proposed Haiti five-site redevelopment plan. Mr. Rosenbloom has also completed the Monmouth
University Kislak Real Estate graduate certificate program.