GY properties is a U.S. real estate company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, specializing in acquisition, development, construction, renovation, and in-house management of multifamily residential properties. GY Properties has been doing business for more than 33 years in the Philadelphia region. 

“A great company starts with great people. Our team’s hard work and dedication at GY Properties is integral to our success.”

Doron Gelfand, Founder & President







Doron is responsible for general operations at GY Properties, with 32 years of experience in the US residential market and more than $725M in acquisitions, developments, management and dispositions. Doron is Co-founder and Partner in Yardeni, Gelfand, Aberman & Co., a boutique Israeli accounting firm; and a Partner in Prometheus Financial Advisory, an independent economic and financial consulting firm. Doron is a CPA and earned his BA in economics and accounting from Tel Aviv University, Israel. He is also well-known for his spectacular international handball career with the Israeli national team. Doron is a major (res.) in the IDF and served as a military police company commander until age 49.

Haim Gelfand, CEO

Haim leads all residential activities and general operations at GY Properties and has extensive experience in real estate. Haim has supervised and functioned as the contractor on site of numerous projects since 2009. He has also served as an associate in one of Israel’s leading real estate law practices at Weksler, Bregman & Co., worked two years in EY’s transaction real estate team. Haim is a CPA and attorney at law in Israel. He earned his BA in accounting, his LLB, and MBA, with a concentration in financial management, from Tel Aviv University, Israel. Haim has served as an officer in several armored corps units and received an Israeli military decoration.

Amos Dikenstein – COO

Amos is responsible for pre-construction and projects financing. Amos is also responsible for asset management and for maximizing the value of our portfolio. Amos has worked at GY Properties since 2012, managing its activities and general operations, and overseeing the company’s entire residential projects lifecycle. Previously, Amos served in several operations, marketing, and pre-sale management roles in leading Israeli hi-tech companies. Amos completed his legal internship at Gornitzky & Co. and earned his LLB (cum laude) from the College of Management, Israel. Amos is a naval officer and holds the rank of lieutenant-commander.

Arthur Ruppin – VP Finance

Arthur leads finance activities at GY Properties and has vast experience in real estate investments, development, construction and asset management in the US. Prior to joining GY Properties in 2003 as its Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Ruppin was the CEO of PLA Advance Construction Co. a real estate development and construction company in Israel and was also the CEO of Marathon Development Corp. a single homes builder in Connecticut and upstate New York. Arthur earned his BA in Economics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.


James Drumheiser

VP of Finance

Kathryn Sullivan


Miri Hemo

Associate VP Center City Properties

Linda Dalrymple

Associate VP Suburban Properties

Erez Regev

Construction Director

Henri Popa

Director of Acquisitions

Devorah Katz

Human Resources Manager

Bruce Edwards

Acquisition Analyst

Nofar Sahar

Manager of Financial Advisory

Ashley Merin

Property Accountant

Roslyn Richardson

Property Accountant

Tyler Waddle

Property Accountant

Kiara Hyman

Property Accountant

Quiana Parks

Accounts Payable

Greg McGarrah

Property Manager

Marlene Jacobs

Property Manager

Chris Holland

Facilities Manager

Ory Katzir

Project Coordinator

Erna Gelfand

Interior Designer

Bella Xu

Interior Designer

Alisa Gelfand

Marketing Manager

Eva Mitrushi

Assistant Property Manager

Shantara Kennedy

Office Manager

Kobi Zonshein

Maintenance Supervisor