Elan Peretz is the Managing Director and General Counsel of Barnett Capital. As Managing Director, Elan manages the company’s portfolio of assets and businesses and leads a team of 50 employees.
Elan started at Barnett Capital as a commercial real estate investment officer in 2007 and became the sole Managing Director of the company in 2017. Elan’s vision, leadership, and drive have been the engine behind Barnett Capital’s growth from an industrial real estate investment company with three employees and 15 buildings into a diversified alternative investment platform that has managed over $500,000,000 in assets for the Barnett Family and its partners. Building on his expertise as a commercial and real estate finance attorney, Elan spearheaded the company’s post-financial-crisis growth into specialty finance and secured lending and into placing its investments throughout the real estate capital stack. Elan is also counsel to the Barnett Family and General Counsel of Barnett Capital.
A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Elan has worked in the commercial real estate and finance industry since 2001. Elan was an associate in the real estate group at Goldberg Kohn and a corporate and finance associate with Latham and Watkins after his graduation with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2003. Elan’s civic and charitable endeavors include support for the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, The Cove School and Keshet.