Ariel Shtarkman is a family office investor, as well as the co-founder and Managing Director of Atom Assets, a real estate investment platform for family offices. She is also the Founder of Orca Capital, boutique advisory practice, with main focus on sourcing and structuring real estate private transactions and selective capital raising from Asian investors toward cross-border transactions. Previously, Ariel was with Citibank Real Estate Structured Finance in Hong Kong, where she structured debt instruments for real estate developers, REITs and private equity funds. Before joining Citibank, she worked in real estate private equity funds sponsored by ING Clarion in New York (covering US) and ING Real Estate Investment Management in Hong Kong (covering Asia).
Ariel holds an MBA from Columbia Business School with concentration in Real Estate, and BSc from Tel Aviv University with double major in Computer Science and Business Administration. She serves as Senior Content Adviser of Urban Land Institute (ULI), is a member of the ULI Asia Pacific Executive Committee, and a founding member of Columbia Business School Alumni Network of Hong Kong. Ariel is fluent in English, Hebrew and Russian, and conversant in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. Her other interests include martial arts, travel and the integration of technology and real estate.