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Giving - A Central Part of the Ariel Culture

Ariel Property Advisors is committed to improving the communities in which we do business. Through direct investments in local charities, and by supporting a range of initiatives lead by Ariel employees, we aim to positively affect the educational, economic and environmental challenges our communities face today.

Our Philanthropic Activities

Coffee and Cap Rates

Bi-Annual Coffee & Cap Rates Raises Funds for Legal Outreach


Held twice a year, Ariel Property Advisors’ Coffee & Cap Rates has grown into a premiere industry networking event. Featuring a dynamic panel comprised of prominent commercial real estate executives, real estate trends are discussed while engaging an audience of over 250 people. All proceeds are matched by the firm and donated to Legal Outreach, a nonprofit that offers intensive legal and educational programs to encourage urban youth from NYC’s underserved communities to compete at high academic levels and pursue a higher education.

Summer ’16 Internship Program For The Chapin School

Summer ’16 Internship Program For The Chapin School


Ariel Property Advisors hosted an internship summer kickoff program to five graduating seniors from the Chapin School, an all-girls independent day school located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The students participated in a four-day immersive commercial real estate course, just a couple of weeks before June graduation. The program, led by Aryeh Orlofsky, Michael Tortorici and Ariel Property Advisors’ Investment Research Department, is designed to provide young women the opportunity to learn about New York City commercial real estate trends, practices and career paths from industry professionals.​

Guy Shkury Scholarship

Guy Shkury Scholarship for Excellent Academic Achievement and Determination


In 2014, Ariel Property Advisors launched the Guy Shkury Scholarship for Excellent Academic Achievement and Determination to financially support promising students at the Open University of Israel who completed a minimum of half of their academic studies but were unable to continue towards a degree due to financial constraints. Shimon Shkury, President of Ariel Property Advisors, created this scholarship in honor of his late brother, Guy Shkury, who graduated with distinction from the Open University and earned an MBA from Tel Aviv University. To date, this initiative has enabled 22 students to continue their education.

Center for Holocaust Survivors

Center for Holocaust Survivors


Ariel Property Advisors recently funded the ​construction of a special room for cutting-edge sensory treatments - aka a “snoezelen” room - to benefit the residents of the Center for Holocaust Survivors. The project was funded with a donation made in memory of Leland Gelman, our corporate accountant who passed away in October 2014. Construction was completed in August 2016.

Harlem RBI

Harlem RBI


Each year, Ariel Property Advisors celebrates the beginning of baseball season by sponsoring a team for Harlem RBI, a nonprofit in East Harlem that provides more than 1,500 boys and girls aged 5-22, with year-round sports, educational and enrichment activities.

Inner City Scholarship Fund

Inner City Scholarship Fund


Ariel Property Advisors contributes annually to the Inner-City Scholarship Fund (ICSF), a nonprofit which strives to provide families with demonstrable financial needs a chance to give their children a quality, values-based K-12 Catholic education within the Archdiocese of New York.

Highlighted Projects


Our commitment to give back has enabled us to form close bonds with several organizations that we are proud to partner with to make our communities better.


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What is the Open University?

In the academic environment in Israel, the Open University of Israel is similar to other universities in its pursuit of excellence and its commitment to superior scientific and scholastic standards. However, it differs in its organizational structure, its curriculum, and its admission requirements.

The Open University is open to all those who wish to study a single course or a battery of courses, or to pursue a full program of study toward a Bachelor's degree. Enrollment does not require matriculation or any other certificate from another educational institution. Though applicants are not required to provide proof of prior scholastic achievements, their academic achievements are the key to their success at the Open University. Along with its open admission policy, the Open University demands of its students personal qualities without which academic achievements cannot be attained: ambition, motivation, perseverance, responsibility and self-discipline. Students are required to study on their own, practice at home, actively participate in group learning activities, and meet course deadlines and requirements.

Since 1996, the Open University has offered programs of study leading to a Master's degree. In contrast to the open admission policy for undergraduate studies, admission to graduate studies is contingent on fulfillment of certain requirements.

How Ariel Property Advisors supports the Open University

Ariel Property Advisors established the Guy Shkury Scholarship for Excellent Academic Achievement and Determination at the Open University of Israel in 2014. The scholarship was founded in honor of Guy Shkury, the late brother of Shimon Shkury, President of Ariel Property Advisors, who graduated with distinction from the Open University and earned an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

The scholarship affords an opportunity to students who have completed a minimum of half of their academic studies with distinction and cannot afford to finish the balance of their requirements to earn a bachelor’s degree at no further cost to them.

To date, 22 students are continuing their education because of the support given by Ariel Property Advisors. The first students to complete their degree due to the Guy Shkury Scholarship are set to graduate in 2015.

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What is the Open University?

In the academic environment in Israel, the Open University of Israel is similar to other universities in its pursuit of excellence and its commitment to superior scientific and scholastic standards. However, it differs in its organizational structure, its curriculum, and its admission requirements.

The Open University is open to all those who wish to study a single course or a battery of courses, or to pursue a full program of study toward a Bachelor's degree. Enrollment does not require matriculation or any other certificate from another educational institution. Though applicants are not required to provide proof of prior scholastic achievements, their academic achievements are the key to their success at the Open University. Along with its open admission policy, the Open University demands of its students personal qualities without which academic achievements cannot be attained: ambition, motivation, perseverance, responsibility and self-discipline. Students are required to study on their own, practice at home, actively participate in group learning activities, and meet course deadlines and requirements.

Since 1996, the Open University has offered programs of study leading to a Master's degree. In contrast to the open admission policy for undergraduate studies, admission to graduate studies is contingent on fulfillment of certain requirements.

How Ariel Property Advisors supports the Open University

Ariel Property Advisors established the Guy Shkury Scholarship for Excellent Academic Achievement and Determination at the Open University of Israel in 2014. The scholarship was founded in honor of Guy Shkury, the late brother of Shimon Shkury, President of Ariel Property Advisors, who graduated with distinction from the Open University and earned an MBA from Tel Aviv University.

The scholarship affords an opportunity to students who have completed a minimum of half of their academic studies with distinction and cannot afford to finish the balance of their requirements to earn a bachelor’s degree at no further cost to them.

To date, 22 students are continuing their education because of the support given by Ariel Property Advisors. The first students to complete their degree due to the Guy Shkury Scholarship are set to graduate in 2015.

How Ariel Property Advisors supports Legal Outreach

Supported Causes

Below you will find a logo gallery representing some of the organizations that we supported over the years.

Abyssinian Buptist Church
CAI
Jewish Children Museum
AFRMC
Camp
Chabad org
Chapin school
Civic Builders
Harlem RBI
Futures In Education
FIDF
SOBRO
Innercity
BEIT RABAN
Jewish National Fund
Larger Than Life
Legal Utreach
Lewa Wildlife
NCCI
Open University of Israel
RAJE
Settlement Housing Fund INC
UALC
Tenement Museum
The Network
Top Honors
HSA
Uja Federation of New York