tuesday, january 26th

location: to be announced




Michael D. Gershenson
Managing Director

Michael D. Gershenson is a Managing Director focused on U.S. real estate opportunities. He is responsible for all aspects of real estate investments, with a geographic focus on New York and Boston, as well as a product focus on retail and industrial properties. Mr. Gershenson is based in New York. Since joining Carlyle in 2002, Mr. Gershenson has been involved with the execution of over 40 transactions with an all-in capitalization exceeding $2 billion and the asset management of Carlyle’s portfolio of retail and industrial assets. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Gershenson was with Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown's mergers, acquisitions and corporate advisory group in New York where he specialized in real estate transactions. Mr. Gershenson received a B.S.B.A. from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.


about yjp


The YJP - Young Jewish Professionals is a not-for-profit organization, focused on providing business, educational, and mentoring opportunities for the new generation of Jewish business leaders.

YJP’s vision focuses on empowering and activating the new generation of Jewish business leaders. Our history is marked by continual reinvention and renewal, and a fascination for what’s next. We’ve taken giant steps to stay one step ahead of society’s ever evolving needs. We work to transform their lives by opening doors to a world-class community of business leaders, innovators and forward thinkers, who mentor and teach through unparalleled educational experiences, upscale conferences and forums. In doing so, we create unique opportunities to develop invaluable professional skills, expanded networks, as well as strong personal and spiritual growth.

YJP exists to attract, develop and create a community for Young Jewish Professionals who are willing to lead, innovate and give back to the Jewish and global communities. We help them continue a remarkable tradition of spearheading change—and we provide bold ideas and resources to shape their future as well as their Jewish identity for generations to come.

"For more than 3 years YJP has been an an amazing resource for making business connections, both receiving and giving sound advice and forming new meaningful relationships in the Jewish community. I highly recommend YJP to anyone that is looking to make new connections, grow their social and political capital and give back to the Jewish community. "

- Jason Hill, YJP member, Founding Partner of Sound Advice Consulting Services