Steve Geifman

Managing Partner/President

Steve Geifman, a native of Bettendorf, Iowa, graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Public Affairs. He began his career in Chicago, working with Enterprise Rent-A-Car before transitioning into the real estate industry. In the early 2000s, Steve returned to the Quad Cities to take the helm as the fourth generation to lead the family business, Geifman First Equity, which has been proudly family-owned and managed since 1921.

Today, Geifman First Equity is dedicated to enhancing the Quad Cities community by revitalizing existing properties and spearheading the development of new ones. Steve’s commitment to the region extends beyond business; he actively contributes to various boards and volunteer positions, including the Quad City Bank and Trust Board of Directors, and the Quad City Chamber of Commerce. He is also involved with Congregation Beth Israel at the Tri City Jewish Center, the Jewish Life Campus,  Chairman of the Regional Development Authority, and has served as an interim Bettendorf School Board Member.

Steve resides in Bettendorf with his wife and their two children. Their family is deeply rooted in the Quad Cities, where they continue to make a meaningful impact on the community they call home.

David Geifman


David Geifman is a partner in Geifman First Equity focusing on financial analysis and corporate strategy as well as being on the board of GIFT.  In addition to being a partner in Geifman First Equity, David is a co-founder of Amplicity Partners LLC, an advisor for alternative investment managers assessing growth and strategic opportunities.  Prior to founding Amplicity Partners in 2021, David was Head of Manager and Funds Risk Monitoring and Analysis at GCM Grosvenor, an alternative asset manager with $70+ billion in assets under management. Prior to joining Grosvenor, David was a Risk Management Team Leader with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. From 1989 until 2009, David had a 20-year career at JPMorgan, Bank One and First Chicago across various roles including commercial mortgage-backed securities, risk management, venture capital and internal audit.  David graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1996.

Born in the Quad Cities, David graduated from Bettendorf High School and spent his summers working in the family’s food stores.  He currently lives in Northbrook, Illinois with his wife Liz.  They have four grown children.  David serves on the board of directors of his synagogue, Darchei Noam of Glenbrook and is a member of the Jewish United Fund of Chicago’s partnership activities with communities in Israel.

Jeff Geifman


Jeff Geifman is a partner in Geifman First Equity focusing on financial analysis and corporate strategy as well as being on the board of GIFT.  In addition to being a partner in Geifman First Equity, Jeff is a Vice President of Commercial Lending at Hingham Institution for Savings, one of America’s oldest banks, founded in 1834.  He works in the company’s Washington, DC office.  Prior to joining Hingham, Jeff was a Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Finance, originating and managing a $1.25 billion commercial loan portfolio.  Prior to joining US Bank, Jeff held various business development and portfolio management positions at several banks and finance companies in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area including Riggs Bank, LaSalle Bank, and Capmark Finance.  Jeff graduated from Bradley University and earned an MBA from the Kogod School of Business at American University in 1998.  

Born in the Quad Cities, Jeff graduated from Bettendorf High School and spent his summers working in the local community and in the family’s food stores.  He currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife Nicki.  They have two grown children.  Jeff served on the board of the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council.  He is a member of the Real Estate Lenders Association DC Chapter and participates in a number of industry related organizations. 

Richard Geifman


Richard Geifman, representing the third generation of the family business, has been ingrained in its operations since childhood. His journey began at the age of 5, accompanying his father and grandfather to the family store at 119 E. 3rd Street in downtown Davenport. There, he started his work by sweeping floors and engaging with customers. After lunch, he would enjoy a treat, a Three Musketeers candy bar and a quarter to watch a double feature at the nearby RKO Orpheum Theater.

Upon graduating from Bradley University in Peoria in 1964, Richard underwent comprehensive training across all departments of the business. Over time, he assumed leadership, eventually transforming the food business into a thriving real estate enterprise. Now, as the fourth generation—Dave, Jeff, and Steve—continues the family legacy, Richard has retired, residing in Florida.

Throughout his career and beyond, Richard has been actively involved in various organizations, including serving on the Tri-City Jewish Center Board and as its President. He has also contributed to the Hebrew Cemetery Association Endowment Fund, the Jewish Federation, and Northwest Bank and Trust. Richard’s dedication to both his family’s business and his community has left a lasting impact on the Quad Cities region.

Sarah Van Acker

Director of Operations

Sarah is a seasoned accountant with over 20 years of experience in the field. She is a proud graduate of Upper Iowa University, holding a degree in accounting. Throughout her career, she has developed a reputation for streamlining processes and maximizing efficiency and accuracy in every role she undertakes.

With a unique skill set tailored to the Commercial Property business, Sarah brings a deep understanding of maintenance issues and office management to her work. Her expertise in financial management, coupled with her insights into the intricacies of property management, enables her to provide valuable support to her tenants and employer.

Sarah finds joy in spending time with her husband and two boys. She can often be found cheering them on from the sidelines as they play little league baseball, showcasing her dedication not only to her career but also to her family and community.

Andy Johnson

Lead Grounds Specialist

Andy, originally from Spencer, Iowa, is a graduate of Spencer High School and Iowa Central Community College, where he earned his degree in Food Marketing. With a career spanning over 44 years, Andy dedicated his expertise to Hy-Vee Food Stores, where he excelled as a Produce Manager until his retirement in 2021.

Currently residing in Bettendorf alongside his wife, Barb, Andy finds joy in spending quality time with their four grandchildren, actively supporting and cheering them on in their various activities. Additionally, he takes an active role in his neighborhood by serving on the Home Owners Association Board for his condominium and lending a helping hand to neighbors with assorted projects within their complex.