Isaac Khafif is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of MKF Capital Ltd. He holds a B.A. in Finance from Boston University and an M.A. in Science from New York University. Prior to founding MKF Capital, Mr. Khafif was Vice President of Emmes and Co., investing in distressed real estate in the Northeastern United States. Mr. Khafif also served in the investment and construction management departments of RAGHSA Construcciones SA in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Edgardo Khafif joined MKF Capital Ltd as Chief Investment Officer and Risk Manager in January 2008. Mr. Khafif is a Senior Vice President at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC and was a Portfolio Manager of the First Eagle Emerging Nations Debt Fund FEENDF. He earned a B.A. in Economics from Boston University in 1990, after which he served in the Foreign Exchange Department of Republic National Bank for two years. In 1993, after earning an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he joined Leucadia National Corporation as Assistant to the President, Mr. Joseph Steinberg. At Leucadia, he practiced and applied value investing in distressed situations in the United States and emerging markets. In 1997, Mr. Khafif founded American Investment Holdings, an investment management firm specializing in advising U.S. high net worth individuals' investments in Emerging Markets Sovereign debts. He joined Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC as portfolio manager of FEEND in June 2004.
Adam Smith joined MKF Realty, LLC as Managing Director in the spring of 2009. Mr. Smith's responsibilities at MKF include seeking, underwriting, and negotiating real estate acquisitions and asset managing the company's real estate portfolio. Prior to joining MKF, Mr. Smith was an associate at Executive Management, Inc, a major developer in Madison, Wisconsin. He was involved in all areas of the business including project management, leasing, property management, and feasibility analysis. While at Executive Management, he served as project manager of the University Square Redevelopment, a 1.1 million square foot mixed-use development project in downtown Madison. Mr. Smith earned a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2005.