Gary Friedland

Investments and Capital Markets

Gary Friedland, Director of Investments and Capital Markets, oversees with Jordan Sanders the identification of new acquisitions for Sanders Equities. Friedland also has principal responsibility for the evaluation of real estate investment opportunities and the company’s relationships with strategic partners.

Prior to joining Sanders Equities, Friedland was involved in all aspects of real estate development and finance, including conducting due-diligence, handling zoning and entitlement matters, overseeing sales and marketing for various projects, legal work on all aspects of real estate acquisition, development, construction and operations, and financial analysis at the project and company level.

For more than thirty-five years, Friedland has been engaged in diverse and significant aspects of real estate development, acquisitions and strategic planning. From 1978 to 1985, Friedland practiced law at law firms in Washington, D.C. and Beverly Hills, California, specializing in corporate, real estate and tax matters.  Since 1986, Friedland has been a builder-developer for his own residential real estate projects. From 1996 to 2005, he headed acquisitions at Carl Icahn’s real estate companies, for which he also served as a consultant from 2006 to 2010.  From 2008 to 2011, Friedland served as consultant for the Community Preservation Corporation’s redevelopment of the historic Hudson River Psychiatric Center and the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, NY. His responsibilities included oversight and coordination of zoning, environmental remediation, marketing and financing matters.

Since 2013, Friedland has co-taught two commercial real estate law/finance courses at the NYU Stern School of Business (undergraduate and graduate MBA program).

Friedland received his B.S. in Accounting from the State University of Binghamton, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He obtained his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he graduated Cum Laude. Friedland is a licensed real estate broker in the State of New York.