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Giving - A Key Commitment for Ariel Property Advisors

Ariel Property Advisors is committed to promoting social responsibility both internally and externally. Ariel actively fosters an inclusive company culture that values the insights and contributions of a diverse workforce. Outside the office, community values are central to Ariel's business, and the company, in addition to promoting prosperity responsibly in the neighborhoods where Ariel operates, gives back through direct investment, volunteer opportunities and supporting initiatives. Ariel aims to have a positive impact on the educational, economic and environmental challenges faced by communities today.

Our Philanthropic Activities

Coffee and Cap Rates

Bi-Annual Coffee & Cap Rates in July Raises Funds for Non-Profit Legal Outreach


Held twice a year, Ariel Property Advisors' Coffee & Cap Rates event has become one of the city's most popular industry events. Nearly 200 professionals attended the networking breakfast on July 25, which was exclusively sponsored by Berdon LLP and featured a panel of some of NYC's most influential real estate executives. All proceeds were matched by Ariel Property Advisors and donated to Legal Outreach, a nonprofit that helps young people from underserved New York City communities gain admission to the country's most competitive colleges and universities.

4rd Annual Internship Program For UES’ Chapin School

4rd Annual Internship Program For UES’ Chapin School


Ariel Property Advisors hosted its fourth annual internship summer kickoff program to four graduating seniors from the Chapin School, an all-girls independent day school located on  Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The students participated in an intensive four-day commercial real estate course from June 3-7, just a few weeks before their June graduation. The program – led by Chelsea Bolter,  Michael A. Tortorici and representatives from Ariel Property Advisors’ Investment Sales, Capital Services and Research Division – 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

The Real Estate Program

The Real Estate Program (REAP)


We started building a relationship with The Real Estate Associate Program (REAP), a group that relentlessly tries to connect talented minority professionals with commercial real estate companies. In 2019, we hosted a luncheon for REAP, which was attended by over 30 professionals. At the luncheon, we discussed the skills and mindset necessary for a successful career in commercial real estate which includes patience, perseverance, and an analytical outlook to consistently solve the problems put in front of you.

Ariel Property Advisors Proudly Participates In Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Event In March

Ariel Property Advisors Proudly Participates In Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Event In March


Ariel Property Advisors is strongly committed to a very special cause: Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. For the past few years, our company has been a part of this philanthropic organization and has participated in various events, including the charity’s 5th Annual Chefs for Kids’ Cancer gala that was held Tuesday evening, March 6. Our President and Founder, Shimon Shkury was accompanied by this his wife Dr. Ruby Gelman. Funds raised for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer are granted to five of the nation’s leading pediatric cancer centers to support development of safer, more effective cancer treatments.

Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work


We firmly believe in donating time to various causes, such as the UJA Federation’s Volunteer Lunch. Our volunteers participated in fun activities with vulnerable senior citizens from across the city, with the aim of giving them a sense of belonging and the opportunity to enjoy a hot mean during the holiday season. HELP USA is another philanthropy we hold in high regard, with our team gladly offering their time in December 2019 to provide dinner to homeless families in The Bronx.

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.

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 61 students to continue their education.

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