One of the first developers to embark upon the preservation and revitalization of Los Angeles’ Historic Core, Izek Shomof is a respected and admired real estate entrepreneur who credits his success to a unique brand of charm coupled with a strong work ethic and an unflappable sense of honor. A beloved investor/developer, Izek began his career in the mid 1980s developing tract homes and apartment buildings before eventually going on to develop an extensive portfolio of properties in Los Angeles, Long Beach, the San Fernando Valley and Las Vegas.
Known as the “King of Spring,” for his dedication to rebuilding downtown’s core neighborhood, Izek has overseen the redevelopment of iconic Los Angeles properties like the Alexandria Hotel, Hotel Hayward, Spring Towers and Premier Towers.
A dedicated philanthropist, he remains actively involved in the Downtown Center Business Improvement District, Israel Christian Nexus and Friends of the IDF, as well as Larger than Life, a non-profit dedicated to helping Israeli and Palestinian children with cancer. A loving father of five who prides himself on family values, Izek’s life story was chronicled in the 2010 film, “For the Lover of Money,” the story of a young immigrant who arrived in America and worked hard to fulfill his dreams.