King Rook Capital (‘KRC’) has offices in New York City and Israel and is operated by experienced professionals
with global perspective and backgrounds in investment, real estate, finance, and law.
Mor Assayag is a founding partner of KRC, and in collaboration with David Issroff leads acquisitions, dispositions, refinancing, and asset management activities. Born in Israel, Mor was educated in the United Kingdom where he graduated from law school and thereafter practiced law in Israel, focusing on M&A, real estate and corporate finance. Mor has spent over twenty years working with global institutional and high net worth clients to invest in commercial and residential real estate in the United States, United Kingdom, and internationally, and has managed all aspects of real estate investments and developments across multi-family, retail, and office sectors. Mor lives in the New York Area together with his wife Shelly and their three children.
David Issroff is a founding partner of KRC, and in collaboration with Mor Assayag leads acquisitions, dispositions, refinancing, and asset management activities. Born in South Africa, David was educated in the United Kingdom and the United States where he graduated from Wesleyan University. Prior to moving to New York City in 2006 with his wife Lisa and their three children, David was a Partner with Glencore in Switzerland, where he was responsible for the global Ferro Alloys and Nickel Division of one of the world’s largest suppliers of a wide range of commodities to industrial consumers. In this capacity, David served as a non-executive Director of various public corporations in South Africa, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, including Xstrata Plc from 2002-2006. Together with his wife Lisa, David founded the Issroff Family Foundation, whose mission is to provide support for youth primarily in Southern and East Africa in a tangible and sustainable way that will give them a basis for uplifting their lives and realizing their potential. David serves on the boards of various private portfolio investment companies and several non-profit organizations, including Echoing Green.
Michael Shine is Senior Partner and Founder of Michael Shine & Partners, Advocates and Notaries, and Chairman of MSA Shine Global Family Office Ltd. Michael is considered a leading specialist on international family wealth management structuring and protection, international banking law and procedures, international tax and estate planning, and domestic and commercial management for private clients. Michael holds a LLB from University College London.
Mark Greenbaum works across all aspects of KRC’s investment process, including acquisitions, dispositions, refinancing, and asset management activities. Prior to joining KRC, Mark completed his accounting articles at Deloitte in Johannesburg and New York City. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Science majoring in Finance and Accounting, a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, and a Master of Commerce (Finance), from the University of Cape Town.
Yang Xu is a Financial Analyst at KRC. Prior to joining KRC, Yang was a Vice President at Maritime Finance Company, a specialty lender to the maritime industry based in Bermuda. Prior to MFC, Yang was a Vice President at CIFC Asset Management in New York, where he underwrote loans in the energy, homebuilding, building materials, and industrial sectors. Yang holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and French Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jin works across all aspects of KRC’s real estate investment process, including acquisitions, dispositions, refinancing, and asset management activities. Prior to joining KRC, Jin worked as an assistant project manager at a prominent affordable-housing development firm in Bronx, NY. Jin holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Columbia University.
Yeshai Kav, serves as the Chief Investment Officer of the Shine Group (M.S.A Shine Global Family Office Ltd). Yeshai has over 15 years of professional financial and investment experience in the fields of capital markets, private equity, and real estate. Yeshai has acquired extensive experience throughout his career in structuring and closing complex transactions. Yeshai generates broad deal flow from the group’s strong network and relationships which have been nurtured over many years. Prior to joining the Shine Group, Yeshai held a senior investment advisory position at one of the leading Israeli banks. Yeshai holds an MBA in finance and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and has a Certified Investment Advisor license with the ISA.
A graduate of the Interdisciplinary Centre in Herzliya, holding two degrees, one in law (LLB) and one in business (BA), specializing in finance. He specializes in the field of multi-national family asset protection, trust law and administration, estates and inheritance, international taxation and financial investments. He holds a diploma in international trust taxation/law and is a member of the International STEP Organization. Adv. Alon Shine serves as the financial and investment manager of the firm and guides local and international real estate transactions, start-up transactions and financial investments, including hedge funds, venture capital funds, and the building of financial instruments personally adapted for the firm's clients (both local and international).
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