Briggs Elwell

Co-founder and CEO

Briggs is an accomplished leader in the real estate industry with over 15 years of experience. As the CEO and Co-Founder of RLTY, Briggs’ leverages his extensive background and expertise to guide the company's vision and strategic direction.

Graduating from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in real estate, Briggs began his career at The Related Companies in New York City. Initially in sales and asset management, Briggs went on to oversee business development at both the corporate and brokerage level for over 7,000 luxury units for Related. Managing business development, Briggs put a strong emphasis on brokerage relationships and the client experience by implementing new benefit programs, training and strategic corporate partnerships. Following Related, Briggs went on to become a Managing Partner of OPTIMAR International, successfully establishing and growing the Northeast business for the southern Florida based commercial investment and residential brokerage.

With a proven track record in real estate, finance and fostering strategic alliances, Briggs co-founded RLTY in 2021. As CEO, he continues to drive innovation and growth within the company, dedicated to serving real estate professionals, brokerages and developers seeking end to end financial services, support, healthcare and bottom line growth.

Daniel Kennedy

Co-founder and President

As President & Co-Founder of RLTY, Daniel leads the company forward, driven by a commitment to excellence and to offering a more holistic approach to empowering real estate professionals seeking growth, financial enhancement, and success in their business. Daniel brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into the company’s myriad of real estate and finance counsel operations.

As managing partner of Kennedy Luce LLC, a law firm in Connecticut, he has advised diverse clientele on matters spanning residential and commercial real estate transactions, startup ventures as well as broader legal issues. Daniel’s proficiency extends to complex real estate transactions and property tax litigation, honed early in his career working at a law firm in San Francisco, California. He has appeared on camera and in print as a legal expert for multiple media outlets and has provided outside general counsel services to numerous privately held firms and startup companies.

Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his juris doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law, where he was an academic scholarship recipient. Daniel is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut and Illinois.

Stuart Orfuss


Stuart has a substantial grasp on both real estate finance as well as sales. He has spent years working at multiple brokerages throughout New York City where he transacted across various real estate sectors. Stuart previously studied political science and real estate finance.

Katie Klein

VP of Operations

Katie is an experienced professional with a wide array of experience in marketing, client relations and business development. Prior to joining RLTY in October 2023, Katie worked in various investor relations roles at multiple investment management firms. She holds her Series 7 and 63 certifications and a BA from St. Lawrence University.

Ryan Serhant


Ryan Serhant is a real estate broker, CEO, and founder of SERHANT., a vertically-integrated mega brokerage comprising an in-house film studio, education arm, marketing division, and technology platform. He's also a bestselling author, producer, and star of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York and Sell It Like Serhant.