Ishay [pronounced ee-shy] is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rental Beast. After spending more than 25 years working in the real estate industry, Ishay saw the need for a comprehensive online platform that would help renters, landlords, and real estate professionals navigate the rental experience.
Starting in Boston, Ishay spent nearly a decade perfecting the Rental Beast database, gathering millions of listings, and developing influential industry relationships to create a unique and tailored user experience for landlords, property managers, renters, agents, and brokers. Today, Ishay guides the strategic direction of the organization, leading its expansion throughout North America.
Prior to launching Rental Beast, Ishay worked as a real estate agent and then a sales manager for a boutique real estate firm in New York City. Ishay has first-hand experience with every facet of the residential real estate transaction and is all too familiar with the challenges faced by agents, landlords, and renters at each stage of the rental experience. Ishay made his first real estate investment in South Boston, and later became a developer and a landlord in the area.
Ishay served as a Combat Officer for the Israeli Defense Force, and it was there that he learned the importance of good decision making and developed his skills at formulating and executing great strategies. He spent the last 10 years involved in building and helping the Jewish community in Wellesley and Weston, Mass. as the president of the Wellesley Weston Chabad. He is also currently a member of the RHA, NAA, CAA, PAA, Greater Boston Real Estate Boston, Boston University Coalition, and other associations, and he is the inaugural chair of the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Residential Rentals Workgroup.
Ishay spends too much time perfecting his golf game but it’s still far from perfect! He is an avid runner, and to offset that habit, his drink of choice is good whiskey or scotch along with a great cigar. Ishay grew up in Haifa, Israel, and currently resides in Wellesley, Massachusetts.