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The force behind Opal

Solid investments begins with a strong foundation.

Confident investments can only happen with a team you trust.

Founded in 2012 by a team of successful entrepreneurs with extensive real estate backgrounds, Opal Holdings is a prominent real estate investment firm based in New York City.

Opal runs on an investor-first mindset.

Everything we do is guided by the question of ‘how can we help our investors?’
And we stand by that — if your EB5 application is rejected, we’ll return your investment.

We take a big-picture view.

Opal Holdings operates across all sectors of the real estate industry. 
By acting as owner, developer, investor, and operator, we have the full picture and can get a profound understanding of what makes an investment successful. 
This allows us to see hidden opportunities that others don’t appreciate, and to convert those opportunities into real growth.
As the leading firm in asset management, we have our finger on the pulse of global trends, and with our varied team of experts, we continuously stay updated on new opportunities.

Confident investments. Reliable numbers.

Years of collective real estate experience
Year when Opal was founded
Assets under management

Our guiding principles

Foster Trust

Foster Trust

Everything we do is grounded in honesty and integrity. We believe it’s the only way to build relationships and to successfully work together.

Value Relationships

Value Relationships

We value our clients and invest in long-term relationships with them. It’s key to successful outcomes and a thriving working relationship

Providing Excellence

Providing Excellence

Expect nothing less than excellence. We take pride in the full-service experience you get when working with us.

The people at Opal

Founding Member


Shaya Prager is a founding member of Opal Holdings, which he founded in 2012. Shaya personifies Opal Holding’s commitment to the highest standards of quality, integrity, and value. With his stellar reputation, he consistently devises creative deal structures and closes complex transactions. He is engaged in all facets of the company’s operation, from overseeing acquisition, financing, and investor relations to asset management for the company.

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Chief Executive Officer


Brian Haimm is the Chief Executive Officer of Opal Holdings, which he joined in 2019. Brian has over 30 years of financial experience in the real estate industry encompassing many sectors including office, multifamily, retail, hospitality and industrial. Prior to joining Opal, Brian was the Chief Financial Officer at Ascend Capital. Brian also served on the Board of Directors for Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation, a publicly traded REIT. Brian has previously held financial positions at Winstar, Net2Phone, Softbank Holdings and Price Waterhouse.

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Chief Operating Officer


Eric Zabarkus has over 20 years of real estate investment experience. Prior to joining Opal, Eric ran Acquisitions and Asset Management for Signature Acquisitions. He was responsible for closing transactions totaling over 3M square feet and $500 million in asset value. Eric has previously held positions with KBS Realty Advisors, Thor Equities, Rugby Realty and New Plan Realty Trust.

Senior Vice President of Acquisitions


Prior to joining Opal, Andrew was Director of Asset Management for MC Real Estate Partners where he oversaw leasing initiatives and operations for commercial office properties located along the east coast. Andrew began his career at Meritage Properties as an asset management and acquisitions associate.

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Vice President of Accounting and Finance


Johanny is an accounting professional with over 10 years of experience. She began her career in 2006 as an on-site construction accountant with John Moriarty & Associates in Florida. Prior to joining Opal, Johanny was the Controller at Millennium Management, LLC in Florida, where she helped streamline accounting processes, improve internal control, and develop accounting systems. While at Millennium, Johanny also managed a diverse portfolio of commercial, residential, and construction properties as well as nursing homes and a mental health hospital. Johanny holds a BA in Accounting and Finance and is currently working on her Masters in Forensic Accounting.

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