Your Home. Your Life.

A home is the most cherished asset most of us will ever own. It’s a place where your family grows and memories are created. We believe it should also be a life accelerator, giving you the means to seize new opportunities, achieve financial objectives or simply take charge of your future.

The Problem

Life is full of unexpected twists that can bring disruption and uncertainty to your finances. Anyone seeking funding, whether to overcome adversity or pursue an opportunity, are forced to settle for antiquated options that no longer suit the modern homeowner. Banks and lenders qualify based on credit history and job type, making it impossible for nearly 25% of Americans to access their built-up home value, resulting in many having to sell their houses and move.

The Solution

We believe everyone deserves financial stability and the ability to pursue opportunities, so we created new and innovative options. Say goodbye to banks, unfair qualifications, and loans with complicated language and hidden fees. Through our revolutionary sale-leaseback programs, you sell your house to EasyKnock, unlocking its value, while continuing to live in your home as a renter for as long as you’d like with the option to buy it back or move. We’re bringing both control and flexibility back into your life.

Our Founders

Ben Black

Ben Black is the Co-Founder and CIO of EasyKnock. Formerly the Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, a New York-based financial services firm, as well as the former Managing Director for Ladder Capital, a commercial real estate investment firm, Ben brings an extensive background in real estate investment and management. There, Ben witnessed the narrowing margin for Americans looking for typical financing options. In response, Ben decided to create a solution that disrupts a process that is no longer working for the American people. In partnership with Jarred Kessler, Ben has developed the first institutionalized sale-leaseback platform to help homeowners across the country access the money they need to reach their goals.

Jarred Kessler

Jarred Kessler is the CEO and Co-Founder of EasyKnock, and former Global Head of Equities at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a New York-based financial services firm. He previously held positions at Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs. Jarred is the propelling force behind the name that’s changing the future of real estate. Having worked on Wall Street for years, Jarred saw the fundamental issues preventing Americans from accessing the money they need. He decided he was going to do something about that. With over fifteen years of experience in business strategy and development, Jarred has developed the first institutionalized sale-leaseback platform to help homeowners across the country.

Meet the Team

Jarred Kessler

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Ben Black

Founder, President & Chief Investment Officer

Jeff Carr

Chief Marketing Officer

Matt Palmerlee

Chief Technology Officer

Ron Wexler

Head of Finance

Christopher Raia

SVP, Head of Acquisitions

Antuela Romero

Head of People

Avery Waters

VP, Transaction Management

Michael Gilman

Head of Legal and Portfolio Management

Justin Doria

Vice President of Operations

Peter de Florio

Chief Product Officer

Catherine Rodriguez

VP, Due Diligence

Netahly Leddel Heckerling

Senior Accountant

Stephanie Andrew

Customer Success Manager

Kentra Byrd

Transaction Manager

Ashley Lord

Transaction Specialist

Neil Rook


Kevin Yen

Legal Consultant

Christelle Abboud

Property Management Associate

Aaron Wagner

Sales Operations Manager

Eva Lam

Lead Product Manager



Health Insurance

Parental Leave

Commuter Benefits

Free Snacks

Dog Friendly

Let's redefine financial freedom together

At EasyKnock, we're passionate about the people we serve. We believe that hard-working Americans deserve financial freedom and flexibility without sacrificing their homes. So we go to work each day to make it happen. Sounds interesting? See where you fit in.

Contact Us

Charlotte Office
1213 West Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28208

New York Office
215 Park Ave South, Suite 1713
New York, NY 10003