Meet Our Team
RealT is a union of seasoned real estate and blockchain industry executives, along with marketing, ecommerce and technology experts. Together, we are executing our collective vision to create a new real estate ownership experience.
Chairman of the Board / Principal
In 2011, Remy transitioned into crypto, where he quickly developed a passion for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. He began his career in blockchain as a miner, building his first mining operation called Liquid Bits. This operation quickly evolved into a more substantial company called CoinWare, which became one of the first commercial mega mines in 2013.
Board Member / Principal
After exiting real estate, Jean-Marc initiated another project called Liquid Gold. It was here he first learned about Bitcoin, and immediately became passionate about the transformational implications cryptocurrency would have on the world. He quickly transitioned from Liquid Gold to Liquid Bits and began to focus solely on Bitcoin.
In 2013, he founded Bitcoin Embassy, the world’s first entrepreneurial hub for developers, professionals and startups in the Bitcoin industry. His vision for the Embassy was to foster a cryptocurrency community where people from different backgrounds and experiences could come together and create mutually-beneficial relationships that could help further develop and advance this disruptive technology.
Through these experiences, Jean-Marc sees the potential of blockchain technology and the important implications it has for society on a massive scale. He has a deep interest in using blockchain to help people and organizations strike the balance between privacy and transparency.
Board Member / Principal
In 1977 he joined a client, Integrated Resources, Inc., a publicly-held financial services company, and spent 13 years in the marketing, structuring and acquiring of over 600 leveraged real estate, equipment leasing, cable TV and other operating company transactions. He also headed and built the largest financial planning broker dealer group in the United States at that time.
In 1990 he was the senior-most officer at Integrated to move with the acquisition by Eli Broad and SunAmerica Inc. of Integrated’s trust company, annuity company, brokerage business and mutual fund company. During his career with SunAmerica he managed as Chairman, CEO and/or President these and other SunAmerica companies.
In 1999 following the acquisition of SunAmerica Inc. by American International Group, Inc., he stepped away from many of his day-to-day responsibilities and worked directly with AIG’s Chairman, Hank Greenberg, traveling extensively in Europe and the Far East to recreate the SunAmerica core businesses in AIG strongholds located in those places.
He decided to step back even further and spent time in the capacity of Senior Consultant to SunAmerica and AIG. He ended his formal relationship with both companies at the end of 2001.
Thereafter, he formed a series of companies to lend to, invest in and manage operating real estate and storage businesses, which to this day have been involved in over 250 transactions.
The last decade he’s focused on what has become a 40 acre real estate assemblage in the Wynwood area of Miami, a 10 acre assemblage encompassing more than 50 buildings in the Flagler Street area in downtown Miami and a 20 acre real estate assemblage in Jersey City, New Jersey, named Mana Contemporary, which today represents one of the largest 100% art related business/real estate assemblages in the world.
Chief Operating Officer
David operates a cryptocurrency focused podcast called POV Crypto, where prominent guests come to discuss their views and predictions about the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. POV Crypto is praised for it’s balanced arguments between the co-hosts and guests, in its attempt to bring unbiased arguments into the space. Additionally, David frequently writes articles about the Ethereum ecosystem, MakerDAO, and token economics, and is a leading advocate for the adoption of the decentralized finance industry.
Chief Technology Officer
Starting his career in the Graphics Lab at ESRI, Astor has had the privilege to work on many high profile projects for Disney, Warner Bros, BBC, The Oscars, Coachella, Bloomberg TV, Food Network and many others.
He has led and managed development teams, product documentation, dev ops, micro & lambda services, cryptographic schemes, security contract audits, streaming data, applied machine learning and cloud networking.
He brings his extensive experience developing for the cryptocurrency market to his work building cutting-edge technology for RealT.
Lead Web Developer
Ben is a technological omnivore who has built solutions for companies large and small, including REI and the University of Washington. His software development skills are supported by his insatiable curiosity and his ability to empathize with his users—an ability honed over a decade of teaching. As Lead Web Developer for RealT, Ben’s mission is to craft a user experience that is truly first-class.
Director of Business Development
Samuel is an experienced options trader who made the jump to crypto in 2017 as a Business Development Consultant. He helped European crypto startups with their marketing, sales, and investor relations.
Previously he was the Head of Academy at Adara, a regulated Swiss crypto exchange. His role at Adara was product strategy and development of Adara’s social-focused crypto trading platform. He also created the Adara Academy, a free learning resource.
Samuel is the host of End of the Chain, a future/crypto focused podcast that explores the technology of the future and its impact on society.
Real Estate Legal Counsel
Joe is Chair of our Real Estate Practice Group. Joe’s transactional real estate and corporate experience spans over 30 years from his prior career as a real estate and corporate banker throughout his legal career. Joe represents a variety of clients, including real estate developers, financial institutions, private equity firms, high net worth individuals, and public entities in all phases of complex commercial real estate and business transactions. His experience includes acquisitions, development, financing, leasing, joint ventures, and advising clients in connection with raising capital for real estate projects in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Joe is also an agent for several national title insurance companies and has handled the resolution of complex title insurance issues involving real property in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Joe’s representation of banks and other lending institutions includes lenders providing secured corporate loan transactions, including revolving credit facilities, asset-based lending, and other secured lending facilities.
In addition, Joe has extensive experience with representing condominium associations, community associations, developers and investors in condominium projects and groups of unit owners in a variety of condominium law and community association matters. Joe has developed a special niche in representing condominium associations and cooperative corporations which are being pursued by developers for acquisition of all or substantially all of the units and frequently coordinates a multi-disciplinary approach to representing these clients in order to counsel and assist clients in navigating the myriad of legal issues faced by associations and unit owners in these situations. Joe and the condominium law attorneys at the Firm have also developed extensive experience representing condominium associations which are facing a significant casualty or construction defects issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Joe served as General Counsel for an asset management firm owned by a large private equity firm which managed several luxury high-rise condominium projects. Prior to that, Joe was the head of the real estate practice group at the Miami office of Hogan Lovells and was also a shareholder in the real estate practice group at Greenberg Traurig in Miami.
In April of 2017, Joe was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).
Joe is active in the community and was formerly the Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement of Greater Miami and now serves as a board member. In addition, Joe is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law and teaches courses in real estate finance in the Real Property Development L.L.M Program.
Securities Legal Counsel
Mr. Bevilacqua graduated Cum Laude from Fordham University and obtained a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law where was a member of the Order of Coif. Mr. Bevilacqua is Chambers ranked in Capital Markets (International Firms) (Experts Based Abroad) and USA Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Foreign Experts). Mr. Bevilacqua holds Series 7, Series 24 and Series 63 securities registrations with FINRA.
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