Meet Our Team

Highly motivated and well trained, our team brings expertise in property management, investment and redevelopment. Our entrepreneurial culture means everyone is focused on creating value and developing innovative solutions. Day in and day out, our team is quick to roll up their sleeves to get the job done—and get it done right.

Zev Hendeles
Zev HendelesPrincipal
A second-generation real estate investor and operator, Mr. Hendeles founded 3rd Ave Investments in 2013. He brings experience identifying value-add properties, retrofitting multifamily affordable housing, and implementing strategies that dramatically increase property value.

Prior to establishing 3rd Ave, Mr. Hendeles spent seven years serving as financial engineer and director of leasing for Pembroke Companies, LLC. Pembroke is a fully integrated real estate operating company that owns and operates more than 7,000 multifamily apartments in the New York metro area.

Mr. Hendeles was involved in more than $800 million in debt refinancing, and more than $400 million in equity and recapitalizations for Pembroke. Mr. Hendeles also interacted with, reported to and developed relationships with various strategic capital partners. During his tenure, Pembroke closed deals with the likes of Blackstone Companies, Perry Capital, AREA Property Partners, and Cerberus Capital Management.

Mr. Hendeles is a magna cum laude graduate of Yeshiva University and earned a M.S. in Real Estate Finance from New York University.

Vince Giannantonio
Vince GiannantonioDirector of Asset Management
Vince Giannantonio joined 3rd Ave Investments in 2016 and brings broad asset management expertise. His primary role within the organization is to maximize operational efficiencies, including unit turns and renovations, rent roll forecasting and analysis, underwriting and overall portfolio performance.

Prior to joining 3rd Ave, Mr. Giannantonio was a founding member of E&G Real Estate Services, a real estate brokerage focusing on residential investments. While there, he was responsible for operations for the property management division as well as the leasing, acquisitions and dispositions of investment properties. When he’s not at the office, he spends his time volunteering with animal welfare organizations in Phoenix.

Mr. Giannantonio earned his Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance with a minor in mathematics and statistics from Arizona State University.

Allan Mendlowitz
Allan MendlowitzDirector of Construction Management
Since 2016, Mr. Mendlowitz has served as Director of Construction Management for 3rd Ave Investments. In this role, he oversees the planning, design, build out and maintenance of our property improvements. Mr. Mendlowitz ensures each capital construction project meets our strategic priorities in the most cost effective and innovative manner.

Prior to joining 3rd Ave, Mr. Mendlowitz served as a project manager and consultant for Center Street Capital and Knight Tower, respectively. In his spare time, you can find him playing hockey or indulging his passion for highly sought after sneakers.

Mr. Mendlowitz attended the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Queens College.

Arie Hendeles
Arie HendelesDirector of Marketing and Leasing
Mr. Hendeles joined 3rd Ave Investments in 2017 as Director of Marketing and Leasing. He is primarily responsible for providing comprehensive business solutions, including trends analysis, leasing activity and project management for the portfolio. Mr. Hendeles ensures that 3rd Ave Investments is maximizing property net income through tenant retention strategies, advertising and social media marketing.

Mr. Hendeles earned his Business Management degree from Yeshiva University, and he is a registered broker with the State of Arizona.