Russell Gimelstob is a businessman who serves with Dune Real Estate Partners as a partner, member of the investment committee, head of acquisitions, and managing director. He went to work with the company just a year after its founding and has worked his way up through the ranks since. Gimelstob has plenty of experience in almost every aspect of the real estate sector and has been serving in the industry for a good part of his life.
Russell Gimelstob was raised in New Jersey and knew he wanted to be involved in athletics when he was younger. He played many different sports and did well in all of them. His father was a positive figure in his life as he served as the coach of more than one state championship team. When Gimelstob was just a young boy, his mother encouraged him to play tennis. There weren’t many other children his age playing tennis at the time, but he went ahead and learned the game anyhow.
Russell Gimelstob studied at Newark Academy when he was younger and played tennis at the private school during most of his time there. He did very well and was the first sophomore in the history of the school to be given the title of captain. It was his talent that allowed his team to become state champions three years in a row. During his earlier years, he spent a lot of time getting better at tennis by practicing his game in Palos Verdes California. He worked with Robert Lansdorp during this time and became a much better player because of it.
Russell Gimelstob was offered many different opportunities once he became of age. During his third year in high school, he decided to focus more on his studies rather than accepting scholarships into Ivy League schools where he could have played tennis. He later made the decision to study at Cornell where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree and M.P.A. He later admitted that he joined the school’s tennis team because of Barry Shoemaker. Today, Gimelstob serves his community as an active philanthropist.