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MEET The team

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Arthur is Legacy Development’s principal deal maker. Responsible for acquisitions of new projects, Arthur has over 10 years of experience structuring complex site assemblages and seeing them through the full entitlement process. Arthur works closely with our professional teams and acts as the primary liaison between Legacy and the local municipalities where we work, and remains active in overseeing the construction process alongside our GC teams. Arthur’s experience spans both the multifamily and single family home industries, ranging from luxury homes and bulk subdivisions to transit-oriented urban mixed-use. Prior to co-founding Legacy, Arthur spent 10 Years at GFI Group, an innovator in intermediary trading technologies.  Additionally, Arthur is co-owner RBA Metals Corp and owner and co-founder of Bullion Exchanges, a leading online precious metals retailer.   Arthur and his wife Svetlana are based in Demarest, NJ with their two children, Avery and Marcus. Arthur holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Rutgers University. 

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Co-founder Michael brings to his role over 40 years of experience in commercial and residential construction in the New York, New Jersey area. A self-taught entrepreneur, Michael and his family emigrated to the United States in 1979 and he specialized in luxury single family homes built to suit and to spec. In the early 2000’s Michael expanded to multifamily rentals and currently oversees Legacy’s construction teams throughout the development process. Michael holds his undergraduate degree in engineering and is based in Weehawken, NJ.

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Abigail oversees project underwriting, capital management and investor relations for Legacy Development. She has 10 years of experience in Real Estate valuation, financial modeling and financial risk management. After beginning her career in Morgan Stanley’s asset management division, Abigail relocated to Hong Kong to assist in the launch of Caidao Wealth, where she managed high net worth private client accounts through the use of customized portfolios and high yield structured products. Abigail holds her Masters in Corporate Finance, specialized in Real Estate Pricing and Valuation. Abigail is the co-founder and President of Fair Lawn Main Street, Inc, a non-profit managing the development and expansion of Fair Lawn, NJ’s downtown districts. She is co-owner of Club Pilates Livingston and Westfield. Abigail lives with her husband, Chris and mini-Bernedoodle, Brody, in Livingston, NJ.

Arthur Kheyman

Managing Partner & Head of Acquisitions
Michael Katznelson

Managing Partner & Head of Construction
Abigail Polizois

Partner & Head of Financial Affairs
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