Our Team

Rigorous Creativity

Using rigorous creativity, we thrive within the most competitive multifamily real estate markets in the United States. Our team brings it to every project, every day. The big ideas. The elegant details. It all works together, driven by an entrepreneurial mindset and strategic process.

Get to know the experts who locate opportunities and unlock value by bringing their visions to life.


  • Yotam Dankner

    Yotam Dankner

    SVP, Investments

  • Mike Ruiz

    SVP, Investments

Yotam Dankner

SVP, Investments

As Senior Vice President, Development, Yotam Dankner is responsible for sourcing residential development sites throughout the New York and Boston Metro markets and structured loans to third-party borrowers nationally. He evaluates feasibility, performs sub-market due diligence, and structures transactions.

Prior to joining Carmel Partners, Mr. Dankner worked for Brack Capital in New York, where he was in charge of acquiring and developing multifamily properties.

Mr. Dankner received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and international relations from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Master of Science in real estate development from Columbia University. He is also a former Army officer.

Mike Ruiz

SVP, Investments

Mike Ruiz joined Carmel Partners in 2011. As Senior Vice President, Investments, Mr. Ruiz leads the Investments Team and all disposition efforts for the West Coast—Seattle, Northern California, and Southern California. Mr. Ruiz specializes in existing asset pursuits and dispositions on the West Coast and land sourcing in Northern CA.

Prior to joining Carmel, Mr. Ruiz was a Senior Associate in PricewaterhouseCoopers Real Estate practice, where he advised private and public REITs on real estate matters.

Mr. Ruiz earned a Bachelor of Science in economics and business administration from Saint Mary’s College of California.