Dune Professionals

Russell Gimelstob

Russell Gimelstob
Head of Acquisitions, Partner, Managing Director and Member of the Investment Committee


Mr. Russell Gimelstob joined Dune during its first year of operations and over the past 12 years he has executed investments for Dune in numerous geographies, with a focus on the West Coast.  He joined Dune as an Associate in 2005 and, in recognition of his many contributions to the firm, became a Partner in 2013 and Head of Acquisitions in 2017.  

Prior to joining Dune in 2005, Mr. Gimelstob was an Analyst in Goldman Sachs' Real Estate Investment Banking Division from 2003 to 2005, where he focused on commercial real estate lending.  Prior to that, Mr. Gimelstob traded commercial mortgage-backed securities in Goldman Sachs' Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities Division from 2002 to 2003.  Mr. Gimelstob's experience includes commercial mortgage-backed securities trading as well as first mortgage and mezzanine debt origination.

Mr. Gimelstob is a member of the Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board at the University of California Berkeley's Haas School of Business.  In 2012, he was the Hebrew Academy for Special Children's annual honoree.  Mr. Gimelstob received an M.P.A. in 2002 and a B.A. (with Distinction) in 2001 from Cornell University.

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