About 701 Capital

701 Capital is a real estate private equity firm with a primary strategy of investing in underperforming commercial real estate assets with significant value-add potential.

We redevelop neighborhoods and create beautiful, practical spaces that people want to live in.

Meet the Team



Joseph is responsible for Business Development and serves as General Counsel.  He has experience in landlord-tenant matters, in addition to a broader litigation background.

Prior to 701 Capital, Joseph worked at A.T. Kearney, where he advised complex multinational businesses on strategic and operational issues.  Prior to his time as a strategy consultant, Joseph advised on corporate tax issues, and subsequently practiced law with a focus on litigation.  

Joseph has a BA from the University of Michigan, a JD from Washington & Lee University School of Law, and a MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  Joseph is both a Licensed Attorney and Real Estate Broker in New York.

Emerson Lau

Emerson is responsible for asset management and acquisitions.  He has sourced, screened, and negotiated the acquisition of multi-family/mixed-use properties and served as asset manager for a portfolio of NYC commercial properties, which he repositioned.

Prior to 701 Capital, Emerson worked as a management consultant, providing strategic advisory services to Fortune 100 clients.  He has also held roles in private equity and corporate strategy roles at Fortune 500 companies.

Emerson has a BA in Economics from Rutgers University, and a MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.