Who We Are

Established in 2011, HKS Real Estate Advisors has rapidly ascended to become an industry leader in commercial real estate advisory. With over $2 billion in annual transaction volume and a remarkable track record of closing more than $25 billion in transactions, our brand story is one of continuous innovation and excellence.

HKS operates with a multifaceted structure, encompassing our Investment Sales and Capital Advisory groups. Our services extend to advising clients on single-asset properties, entire portfolios, development sites, air rights, ground leases, JV partnerships, and partial equity sales across multifamily, industrial, office, retail, and hospitality asset classes.

For over a decade, HKS has consistently earned a reputation for providing best-in-class sales and financing solutions characterized by seamless execution, regardless of complexity. At HKS, our journey is defined by a unique set of core competencies that resonate with our commitment to leadership, insight, and unparalleled negotiation prowess. We are not just advisors; we are visionaries, leaders, and the driving force behind commercial real estate excellence.


Investment Sales Services

Our Investment Sales team has a successful track record in transactions across all asset classes, including office, multifamily, portfolio, retail condo, development site, hotel, and industrial. Our impressive array of clients includes prominent real estate families, institutions, foreign investors, and private capital. The group is spearheaded by industry veteran Peter Carillo, who has over 20 years of experience and has closed over $3 billion in transactions. Mr. Carillo has an industry reputation as a creative thinker and an exceptional dealmaker who consistently delivers. HKS provides a full suite of transaction services, including acquisitions, dispositions, and advisory services in fee, leasehold, assemblage and partial interest transactions.

Capital Advisory Services

Acquisition & Bridge Financing

Long Term Fixed and Floating Rate Recapitalization

Mezzanine and Private Equity

Construction Financing

Meet Our Team

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Jerry Swartz

Chairman Emeritus

Phone: (212) 254-1600 x107

Email: jswartz@hks.com

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John Harrington

Principal and Founding Partner

Phone: (212) 254-1600 x104

Email: jharrington@hks.com

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Ayush Kapahi

Principal and Founding Partner

Phone: (212) 254-1600 x105

Email: akapahi@hks.com

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Michael Lee


Phone: (212) 254-1600 x101

Email: mlee@hks.com

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Peter Carillo

Principal, Senior Managing Director

Phone: (212) 254-1600 x118

Email: pcarillo@hks.com

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Charles Yellen

Senior Managing Director

Phone: (212) 254-1600 x146

Email: cyellen@hks.com

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Eugene Weinraub

Managing Director

Phone: (212) 254-1600 x207

Email: eweinraub@hks.com

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Daniel Kowalsky

Managing Director

Phone: (212) 254-1600 x 130

Email: dkowalsky@hks.com

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Alex Dobosh


Phone: (212) 254-1600 x149

Email: adobosh@hks.com

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Jeremy Pentek

Associate Director

Phone: (212) 254-1600 x116

Email: jpentek@hks.com

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Jay Stern-Szczepaniak

Associate Director

Phone: (212) 254-1600 x106

Email: jstern@hks.com

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Antonio Lulli

Associate Director

Phone: (212) 254-1600 x112

Email: alulli@hks.com

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Arthur Safdeye


Phone: (212) 254-1600 x122

Email: asafdeye@hks.com

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