OPHIR STERNBERG FOUNDER & CEO of Lionheart Capital
Ophir Sternberg is the Founder and CEO of Lionheart Capital. He has over 28-years of experience investing in all segments of the real estate industry, including land acquisitions, luxury residential, hospitality, commercial and retail.
Consistently interested in opportunistic investing, the early part of Sternberg’s career was spent in New York City where he focused on assembling, acquiring and developing properties in emerging neighborhoods. By identifying assets with unrealized potential and combining innovative partnerships with intricate ﬁnancing structures to realize above average returns, the hallmark of Sternberg’s investing style was cultivated.
In 2010, Sternberg shifted his principal focus to South Florida. Again, taking the contrarian view, he led Lionheart Capital in the acquisition of several trophy luxury residential development sites at deeply discounted valuations. Dedicated to working with only best-in-class partners, Lionheart Capital has since completed numerous transactions including the development of two Ritz-Carlton projects.
In 2017, Sternberg founded Out of the Box Ventures, a Lionheart Capital subsidiary, to acquire and reposition distressed retail properties nationally. With over 28 properties in 17 states, the company currently owns in excess of 5,500,000 SF of big boxes, shopping centers and enclosed regional mall properties with plans to improve and expand upon these acquisitions.