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Shimon Shkury

President and Founder

212.544.9500 ext. 11

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Our company is unique to the real estate brokerage industry because it is organized like an investment bank, with separate sales and research divisions. By enabling our sales teams to deploy more resources to every transaction, this structure produces outstanding results for our clients.

Shimon Shkury


Shimon Shkury is the President and Founder of Ariel Property Advisors. As President he oversees all investment sales, capital services and research initiatives that the company undertakes.

Since 2002, Mr. Shkury has advised private clients, institutions, operators, equity providers and lenders on pricing, positioning and selling assets throughout New York City. This experience has enabled Mr. Shkury to emerge as an expert within the various asset classes, city, state and federal regulatory agreements and market indicators.

Mr. Shkury is routinely sought out as a resource for the industry and has been featured in publications such as The Real Deal, Commercial Observer, The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s New York, Bisnow and many others. As a contributor to Forbes, he writes about trends in commercial real estate and is the host of Ariel’s Coffee & Cap Rates podcast.

In 2023, he was named to the Commercial Observer’s Power 100 list of commercial real estate leaders and, in 2022, to Crain’s New York’s list of Notable Leaders in Real Estate. Along with his partners, he was honored with Connect CRE’s Top Broker Award 2022,’s Multifamily Influencer Award 2022, and Commercial Property Executive’s Best Investment Transaction 2022 in the portfolio category.

Originally from Israel, he came to the United States in 1999 to earn an MBA in finance at the Wharton School of Business and a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute. He previously served as a lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces. Prior to starting Ariel Property Advisors, Mr. Shkury was a Partner with Massey Knakal Realty Services, now Cushman & Wakefield.

Mr. Shkury lives in Manhattan with his wife, son and daughter. He can be reached at 212.544.9500 ext. 11 or via email at

Community & Local Leadership

  • UJA-Federation of New York - Board Member, Real Estate Council Member
  • Legal Outreach - Advisory Board Member
  • AFOUI (American Friends of the Open University of Israel) - Board Member
  • AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) - Real Estate Executive Council
  • Belev Echad
  • REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York)
  • Israel Bonds Real Estate & Allied Industries Division
  • CHIP (Community Housing Improvement Program)
  • JNF (the Jewish National Fund)
  • Cookies For Kids Cancer
  • New Destiny Housing Corporation
  • Settlement Housing Fund, Inc.
  • Chabad of Harlem
  • FIDF (Friends of the Israel Defense Forces) - Real Estate Division Committee (Past Chairman)
  • The NYU Furman Center for Real Estate

Media Mentions

/ April 11, 2024

Ariel Forms Strategic Partnership with GREA

Citybizlist / April 10, 2024

APA Announces Strategic Partnership with National Platform GREA

Ariel Property Advisors / April 9, 2024

APA Announces Strategic Partnership With National Platform GREA

Commercial Observer / April 9, 2024

Ariel and Global Real Estate Plan Major Expansion With Newly Formed Partnership

The Real Deal / March 29, 2024

Value-add investors compete for “old 421a” buildings

Commercial Observer / March 28, 2024

Generational Buyers Are Feeling Flusher in New York’s Outer Boroughs

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