Corporate Investment Strategies

Goldstone Capital seeks opportunities with attractive investment attributes that offer minimal down-side risk, visible cash flow streams, and upside potential. All investments undergo extensive due-diligence, examination of management and high-touch fact-finding. Our approach enables us to navigate through all market cycles.

Our philosophy emphasizes the importance of forming symbiotic relationships for the success of both the companies we invest in and our investment partners.

Areas of interest include: asset-based and cash-flow based assets, specialty finance, insurance, health-care, real assets, public-private partnerships, energy, consumer, and entertainment.

 

Real Estate Investment Strategies

Goldstone Capital specializes in sourcing and funding distressed real estate opportunities. Our industry knowledge and deep dive forensic approach enables us to originate undervalued opportunities in-house. Our real estate investment platform is fully integrated with our value-driven philosophy and nimble approach, which provides us with a “first-look” advantage on quality transactions. Our principal investing experience spreads across market cycles and captures every level of the capital structure.

Areas of interest include: multi-family, single-family, mixed-use, and retail.


Goldstone targets properties that demonstrate an attractive value proposition upon rehabilitation, and in some cases repositioning. Our team has strong understanding of the risks associated with property rehab and applies a hands-on approach in our relationships with our construction teams.

Goldstone is committed to the highest standards of architecture, interior and landscape design. We ensure our vision is fulfilled, by working hand-in-hand with our trusted third-party construction teams, which offers strong expertise that covers all aspect of the real estate development equation. Our projects include residential developments ranging from affordable housing to luxury for-sale residences, and dynamic mixed-use projects. Our team has broken sales price records in some of New York City’s fastest developing neighborhoods.

Goldstone specializes in sourcing and funding middle-market senior-secured bridge financing, mezzanine loans, and preferred equity investments to distressed real-estate opportunities. We capitalize on market conditions where liquidity is limited, financing is difficult,  and time is a constraint. Goldstone opportunistically identifies underperforming residential, commercial and mixed-used assets in fundamentally sound locations, to capitalize on market dislocation and generate superior risk-adjusted returns.

Our transactions include the following characteristics:

  • Loan Size: $400,000 – $5,000,000
  • Duration: 12 to 24 months
  • Loan-to-Value (LTV): Up to 75%
  • Structured and flexible financing


Our Team

Ira Burstein

Managing Principal

Adam Levine

Vice President

Ira is the Founder of Goldstone Capital. Ira oversees the firm’s corporate and real estate investment strategies. Ira brings over 20 years of experience in a wide range of corporate private credit and real estate investing strategies, and portfolio management roles, across multiple sectors.

Prior to Goldstone Capital, Ira served as a Portfolio Manager at TCA Global, a $400 million credit hedge fund, where he specialized in senior-secured and asset-based lending for both public and private companies. Prior to TCA, Ira served as a Portfolio Manager at Platinum Partners, a $1B+ multi-strategy hedge fund, where he focused on corporate lending across the capital structure. Prior to Platinum, Ira served as an SVP at Armstrong Capital, where he co-managed a $300 million portfolio of anchor-based shopping centers in the North-East.

Mr. Burstein earned his B.B.A in Finance and Accounting from Brooklyn College.

Adam oversees the investment research and analysis process at Goldstone. Furthermore, Adam is responsible for structuring, underwriting, and managing transactions.

Prior to Goldstone, Adam served as an analyst in the Private Placements Group at Platinum Partners, a $1B+ multi-strategy hedge fund. At Platinum, Adam focused on distressed private equity and credit transactions in a variety of sectors and across the capital structure.

Adam served as a commander in a field intelligence unit in the Israeli Defense Forces.

Adam graduated Magna Cum Laude from Yeshiva University with B.S. in Finance.

Contact Us

Goldstone Capital
1325 Avenue of Americas 28th Floor New York, NY 10019
  (646) 415-8672