About Us

Our Story

The principals of Vanderbilt Equities represent the 4th generation of real estate entrepreneurs in the Birbach Family. Steven Birbach, CEO, is the grandson of Jacob Fox who immigrated to the U.S. in early 1900’s and started his real estate portfolio in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Jacob later sold his portfolio to his son-in-law, Jerry Birbach, one of the first to gut renovate a brownstone. Jerry enhanced Jacob’s legacy, running his own portfolio of properties and later converting some of his holdings to cooperatives and condominiums.

Steven Birbach has been in the business for 40 years. Watching and learning from his father and grandfather is the foundation for his thorough knowledge and understanding of how best to manage a property for the long term. Since 1982, Steven has been involved owning, operating and investing in real estate, leveraging his background and allowing his partners access to strong risk-adjusted returns and best-in-class capital management. He and now his daughter, Bari Meltsner, uphold this family tradition.

Our Team

Steven W. Birbach

President & CEO

Bari Meltsner

Sr. Vice President

Lyle Alper

Vice President

Our Properties

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