Prior to founding Upland, Yoav served as a Managing Director with JLL Capital Markets, New York Investment Sales for eight years. Yoav was consistently one of the top producers on the team, developing a deep network of buyers and sellers and earning a reputation as a creative, responsive, and tenacious transaction closer.
Prior to joining JLL in 2012, Yoav was an Executive Vice President with the capital markets team at Grubb & Ellis. He was involved with such notable transactions as 555 Avenue of the Americas, 93 Worth Street and 423 West Street. Prior to Grubb & Elllis, Yoav was a Senior Director in the Capital Markets Group at Cushman & Wakefield. He joined the firm in 2003 as a founding member of the capital markets team, specializing in middle-market commercial transactions. Yoav began his real estate career with Eastern Consolidated Properties, specializing in the sale of commercial properties.
Yoav holds a MS in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. He studied Industrial and Management Engineering at Tel Aviv University and earned a BS in Manufacturing Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from The New York Institute of Technology. Yoav is a licensed associate real estate broker in the State of New York.