A full service asset management firm, focused on the entire investment life cycle, including Asset Management, Development & Construction Management and Property Management.

We offer various investment opportunities in different real estate classes. Our current market focus spans across the USA, with a hot spot in the Southeast.
ESJ is comprised of investment vehicles based in the USA managed by ESJ Capital Partners, LLC1 and in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg managed by ESJ Management sàrl. These investment vehicles are in the shape of funds or club deals.
We work with investors from diverse backgrounds, including high net worth individuals, institutional investors and corporations.
Through our headquarters in Miami (USA) and our affiliates in Luxembourg (Europe), ESJ has a direct access to major financial investors across the globe.
We are a management owned company. Founded in 2008 at the height of world financial crises, we have seen exponential growthin the past 7 years. ESJ’s portfolio today spans over 2 million square feet and has exceeded $500 Million USD under management.
ESJ’s philosophy is to provide optimum returns for our investors through disciplined procedures, selective investment criteria and structured processes. Amid this rapid growth, we remain dedicated to these principles.

Our Portfolio

Some Of Our Recent Projects & Assets


ESJ currently employs a roster of 15 high caliber industry professionals across its offices in Miami and Luxembourg.

Gabriel Amiel
Gabriel Amiel Principal

Gabriel began his career at one of Europe’s largest IT houses, Generale de Services Informatique (GSI). After a 22-year tenure of continued success, he participated in the LMBO and the sale of the company to ADP (USA). In 1996, Gabriel founded CR Europe, an IT consulting company, and sold it in 2002 to one of its biggest competitors in Europe. In 2003, Gabriel co-founded a private equity fund targeting midsize companies. The following year he took his investment expertise to the US and founded RealFund Capital, a real estate private equity fund targeting American income producing properties. Gabriel’s entrepreneurial nature and experience in real estate, finance and private equity are valuable assets to the organization. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science. He works at the Miami office.

Arnaud Sitbon
Arnaud Sitbon Principal

Arnaud is the founder and managing partner of Flore Invest, a Miami-based Investment company, and ESJ Asset Management, LLC which today is involved in the ownership and management of over 500,000 square feet of office, shopping centers and retail properties in Florida and Georgia. Prior to moving to the US, Arnaud was directly involved in the management of Finorvest, a French real estate investment group, founded in 1984, which owns and manages over 1,000,000 square feet of prime office and retail properties in Paris. Arnaud is a Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker and a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designee. He holds a Masters degree in Real Estate Management and Development from "Université" Paris IX Dauphine. He works at the Miami office.

Philippe Marchal
Philippe Marchal Executive Director

Philippe serves as Executive Director in charge of the management of the Luxembourg-based office. He has over 15 years of experience in finance including private equity/real estate, estate planning, structured finance and audit. Prior to joining ESJ in 2011, Philippe has worked with Deloitte (formerly Deloitte&Touche) and with Bank Degroof Petercam (formerly Bank Degroof) in Brussels and Luxembourg for over 7 years. At Bank Degroof Petercam, Philippe worked with the structured finance and credits department in charge of structuring and co-managing private funds. He also sat on the Bank Degroof Credit Committee. Philippe holds a law degree (UCL – Belgium), diploma in entrepreneurship (UCL – Belgium) and a master degree in European tax law (ESSF – Belgium). Philippe works at the Luxembourg office.

Matthew Fuller
Matthew Fuller Chief Investment Officer

Matt serves as its Chief Investment Officer responsible for the acquisition and the disposition of assets. Prior to joining ESJ, Matt has spent the last 14 years in structured real estate finance and debt acquisitions, most recently at KeyBank Real Estate Capital where he originated CMBS, Life Company, securitized bridge and mezzanine financing for institutional and private investors nationally. Previous to KeyBank Real Estate Capital, Matt opened Countrywide Commercial Real Estate Finance’s Ft. Lauderdale office to focus on CMBS, bridge and mezzanine debt originations within the Southeast US. In his spare time, Mr. Fuller is an adjunct professor within Nova Southeastern University’s Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship and volunteer teacher with Junior Achievement. Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College.

Elie Mimoun
Elie Mimoun Chief Operating Officer - Head of Portfolio

Elie serves as Chief Operating Officer. He is Head of Portfolio and is based in Miami, FL. A Veteran of commercial, corporate and real estate law, with a track record of many years in brokering and managing both business and real estate properties throughout the Southeast, Midwest United States and Israel.  Experienced in representing investors, developers, private lenders and other beneficiaries in a large range of transactions which include prospecting, negotiating, due diligence and managing once reaching a successful closing. Elie holds an LLB (Bachelor of Laws Degree) from the University of Sussex, UK..

Patrice Grunbaum
Patrice Grunbaum Chief Financial Officer

Patrice Grunbaum currently serves as our Chief Financial Officer. Patrice He has over 18 years of experience in the financial services sector, including six years in New York City, four years in Paris, France, and eight years in South Florida. Prior to joining ESJ in 2016, Patrice was the Audit Executive for Caribbean Financial Group, a consumer finance company. Patrice also previously served as a Senior Manager in the Assurance practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he provided audit and consulting services to large private and public companies, including banking, capital market, and insurance companies. During his tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Patrice also served as a consultant with the National Professional Services office specializing in SEC matters for both domestic and foreign private issuers. Patrice received his Masters degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Paris Dauphine. Patrice is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the AICPA. He works at the Miami office.

Richard Berk
Richard Berk Director of Development

Richard serves as Director of Development. He is also involved in the analysis of feasibility of new project construction and expansion. Richard has over 30 years of Real Estate Development expertise. He has developed retail, office, multifamily, and residential subdivisions during his career. Before joining ESJ, Richard has spent 11 years as a regional managing director of national retail developer Boos Development Group. Prior to that he was the founder and president of Paradise Development Group which has been involved into one of the largest portfolio of Publix shopping centers in the Southeastern United States of America. Richard has developed properties with a value in excess of $1 billion in the retail, and multifamily markets in Florida.

Salomon Zrihen
Salomon Zrihen Construction Manager

Salomon serves as the Construction Manager and is responsible for the planning, management and supervision of all the construction activities associated with ESJ assets portfolio. Salomon has over 17 years of experience in construction management and engineering, including pre-construction planning and estimating, construction coordination and administration, contracts, procurements, quality assurance and cost control. Prior to joining ESJ, Salomon worked as a project manager for Baker Concrete Construction, the US leader in commercial concrete construction, and brought to completion multi-million dollar projects in Florida as well as other states across the US. Salomon is a Certified General Contractor in the state of Florida and holds a civil engineering diploma from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Strasbourg, France as well as a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami Florida.

Marine Peclet
Marine Peclet Corporate Finance Manager

Marine serves as Corporate Finance Manager responsible for the accounting, budgeting and financial reporting of the management companies of ESJ. She is a point of contact for the investors for accounting matters. Marine joined ESJ working as a financial controller in charge of all the aspects of the accounting and tax reporting for the Group and its investors. She previously worked for a Miami-based accounting firm which specialized in European clientele and she gained knowledge in federal and tax reporting matters as well as GAAP accounting. Marine received her Masters degree in Sciences of Management from La Sorbonne Paris. She also graduated with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Clark University, Massachusetts. Marine works at the Miami office.

Alvaro Viana
Alvaro Viana Properties Finance Manager

Alvaro Viana serves as Properties Finance Manager in charge of accounting, budgeting and financial reporting of the properties companies. Alvaro has more than sixteen years of real estate accounting experience in commercial, residential, retail, hospitality and industrial property types as well as development. Prior joining ESJ, Alvaro worked for Fossil Group Latin America Division in Miami as Finance Manager. Prior to Fossil Group, Alvaro held various accounting positions for different privately-held, boutique real estate firms supervising their financial operations. Alvaro holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Florida International University, a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Alvaro works at the Miami office.

Alexander Chuneyev
Alexander Chuneyev Porfolio Finance Manager

Alexander serves as Porfolio Finance Manager responsible for the accounting, budgeting and financial reporting of the investment vehicles. Alexander brings 10 years of the accounting and financial reporting experience from a variety of financial services industries including hedge funds, banks and broker-dealers. Prior to joining ESJ, Alexander held internal audit position with Miami based BankUnited. Previously, He has worked at PwC in Miami where he was responsible for planning and supervising financial statement audits. Alexander holds an accounting degree and a MBA from Florida Atlantic University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 2008. Additionally, he is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA). Alexander works at the Miami office.

Gregory Henfling
Gregory Henfling Junior Finance Manager

Gregory serves as Junior Finance Manager of ESJ Management. He is in charge of financial reporting and internal control of Luxembourg–based investment vehicles and management company. Gregory is also involved with the supervision of the service providers, investor reporting and office management in Luxembourg. Prior to joining ESJ, Gregory worked as external financial auditor at Deloitte Luxembourg. He has been involved on financial audit of a wide range of clients including prime banks, investment funds and securitization vehicles. Gregory received his Master degree in Business Engineer from HEC-Management School, Liège (Belgium) in 2011. He works at the Luxembourg office.

Robert L. Saunders
Robert L. Saunders Investment Analyst

Robert Saunders serves as Investment Analyst. He is based in Miami, FL.

David Amiel
David Amiel Junior Analyst

David Amiel serves as Junior Analyst. He provides support in the acquisitions process and underwriting investments. David has a bachelor of science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami. David works at the Miami, Florida office.

Johanna Dayan
Johanna Dayan Investor Relations Assistant

Johanna serves as Investor Relations Assistant. Her duties include administrative and legal assistance related to investments and investors entities portfolio and to the preparation of reporting of the US investment vehicles. She is a point of contact of the investors for any US administrative matters. Prior to joining ESJ, Johanna worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s (BCBS) financial department, an insurance company, as an actuary. Johanna was responsible for the company’s reserves fluctuation, forecasting and reporting and disability insurance trends analysis. Johanna also developed financial models for BCBS for rate and competitive analysis. Johanna graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada with a Bachelor in Mathematics and Statistics, specialized in Actuarial Mathematics.

Rachael Peters
Rachael Peters Senior Executive Assistant

Rachael Peters serves as an executive assistant. She has 15 years of C-Suite public company assistant experience. Prior to ESJ, Rachael served as the Senior Executive Assistant/Treasury Manager for Trade Street Residential in Miami, where she oversaw all corporate office management functions and administrative operations. Also, she assisted with paralegal matters linked to regulation and transactions She also acted as a liaison for the board of directors. Rachael is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Supervisory and Management at Miami Dade College.