About

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.
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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.

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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.

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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, Chief Investment Officer

Niksa Cosic

Chief Operations Officer

Matt Palmerlee

Chief Technology Officer

Ron Wexler

Head of Finance

Jeff Carr

Chief Marketing Officer

Lena Belogolova

Chief Behavioral Officer

Antuela Romero

Head of People

Tanya Kolosova

VP of Analytics

Christopher Raia

SVP, Acquisitions

Avery Waters

VP, Transaction Management

Michael Gilman

Head of Legal and Portfolio Management

Greg Gentner

Head of Distribution, Managing Director

Catherine Rodriguez

VP, Transaction Management Due Diligence

Netahly Leddel Heckerling

Senior Accountant

Evan Huggins

Head of Sales and Marketing Operations

Johnna Trotter

Marketing Operations Manager

Stephanie Andrew

Customer Success Manager

Eva Lam

Lead Product Manager

Diana Chen

Product Manager

Frank Rotondella

Business Analyst

Samuel Duan

Senior Data Scientist

Aaron Wagner

Sales Operations Manager

Chun Kai Chang

Sales Executive

Kenny Hentschke

Sales Executive

Ernest Kadlick

Sales Executive

Kook Bong Kim

Sales Executive

Careers

Benefits

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