Executive Team

Marc Avi Hershberg

Managing Partner & CEO

Marc Avi Hershberg began his career working at UBS Financial Services managing clients portfolios and debt placement in excess of $1 billion with affiliated banks, insurance pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, not-for-profit portfolios and private equity partners. While founding Topaz Capital, Mr. Hershberg works as Head of Originations and Asset Management at Brick Capital, a premier private equity and debt investment and lending firm with $250 million AUM and a leader in the special financing industry in New York. At Brick Capital, Mr. Hershberg worked along with the firm’s principals in sourcing alternative loan financing and debt acquisition opportunities throughout major U.S. Markets with a primary focus on the New York Metropolitan area.

Mr. Hershberg holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Yeshiva University and a Graduate Degree with an honors in distinction from New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate.

J. Etan Friedman

Managing Partner & COO

Etan Friedman began his career working at Treetop Development. He worked there for 2 years alongside the Director of Acquisitions. Mr. Friedman was involved with the underwriting, due diligence and closing of over 2500 units across North America. Mr. Friedman dealt with both “free market” and government subsidized “HUD” properties. In January 2017, Mr. Friedman left Treetop Development to begin growing Topaz Capital’s acquisitions platform. To this day he still considers the Treetop Development team his mentors.

Mr. Friedman holds an Honors Degree Cum Laude from Baruch College Newman School of Real Estate.

Barry Shevlin Esq.

General Counsel & Managing Director

Barry T. Shevlin Esq., began his career in Florida in 1985 in the Supreme Court of Florida. Later in 1987, Mr. Shevlin went on to work with the Southern District of Florida, and shortly thereafter, US Tax Court in 1988; US Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit and Federal District Court in 1989. In the early 1990’s, Mr. Shevlin founded Shevlin & Atkins, Attorneys at Law. Mr. Shevlin has more than 33 years of legal experience and is widely respected in the community. Mr. Shevlin focuses his practice on complex corporate and real estate matters as well probate litigation and estate planning. Mr. Shevlin represents buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants, in all real estate matters, from the purchase of a real estate asset, to obtaining financing on the asset, leasing the property, and in any eviction or litigation matter that may arise from owning real estate.  Mr. Shevlin owns and operates over $150,000,000 of real estate primarily in the Florida markets and has over $2 billion in transactional experience.

Mr. Shevlin holds various Honors in Distinction Degrees from University of Miami School of Law, LLM, 1987; University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1985; and University of Miami, B.A, 1982.

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