THE TEAM

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Ellie Perlman

The founder of Blue Lake Capital, Ellie Perlman, has over a decade of experience in real estate investment, law, and property management. Ellie leads Blue Lake Capital, which owns and manages over 2,900 multifamily units across the U.S., worth over $620MM. 

 

Ellie started her career in Israel as a commercial real estate lawyer, leading real estate transactions for Israel’s largest development company. Later, as a property manager for one of Israel's most prominent oil and gas companies, she oversaw properties worth over $100M. 

 

Ellie holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management Bachelor's and Masters in Law from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Law. Ellie is a Forbes author on real estate investing, and the host of the podcast “REady2Scale”.

Founder & CEO

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Jeannette Robinson

Jeannette is responsible for facilitating the company’s strategy, growth opportunities, and business initiatives with Blue Lake Capital’s investor community. She manages consistent communications and provides support and oversight with all investor relations. Prior to joining Blue Lake, Jeannette worked as an executive headhunter and then moved on to Chief Relationship Officer for a technology-based company focused on providing support to the veteran community.

 

Jeannette has more than 20 years’ experience in volunteering and working with non-profits, where she specialized in donor relations. She has received numerous awards and honors for leadership, most recently named “Woman of the Year” by Operation Supply Drop for her work and service to the veteran community. Jeannette received her BAAS from Howard Payne University and spends her free time serving as a passionate advocate for children with disabilities.

Director of Investor Relations

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Mark Gleason

Mark is an experienced multifamily finance professional with over ten years of experience serving the real estate finance, acquisition, and development industry.  Mark joined Blue Lake Capital in 2020 and oversees the acquisition process for Blue Lake.  Over the past ten years, Mark has underwritten and closed over $2.0 Billion in multifamily real estate transactions, while underwriting over $1Billion of multifamily annually.  Mark has experience in a vast array of financial and partnership structures including mezzanine financing, tax credit financing, and ground lease structures.

 

Prior to joining Blue Lake Capital, Mark has most recently served as Vice President of Finance for a national apartment owner operator with 56,000 units under management.  Mark’s prior acquisitions roles include publicly traded companies and privately held owner operators with portfolios of $1-2 Billion.

Director of Acquisitions

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Uziel Sinvani

Uziel enhances the Blue Lake Capital's team by gathering and analyzing financial and operational data to further improve the acquisition process through data interpretation, identification of trends, and overall operational efficiencies. His insights and continual monitoring help ensure an additional layer of quality control remains intact for all Blue Lake Capital transactions. 

 

Uziel's background includes a blend of both technical and operational leadership. He formerly served in the Israeli Air Force and is currently pursuing his BA in Social Sciences Management.

Acquisition Analyst

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Nyal McDonough

Nyal is a multifamily Asset Manager for Blue Lake Capital and oversees the company’s portfolio across the U.S. He has over twenty-five years experience in asset management, due diligence, value-add, budgeting & oversight, and asset repositioning.

 

Prior to joining Blue Lake Capital, Nyal was a Senior Asset Manager for Taurus Investment Holdings responsible for 3 industrial portfolios totaling 12.3M sqft and $940M in asset value.  The portfolio was comprised of 172 assets and 578 tenants in six major markets.


He is a Board Member and former President of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (Boston), and a member of the Urban Land Institute, Nyal has a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from Boston College and a Master’s of Business Administration from Babson College. 

Asset Manager

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Rachel Ellis

Rachel is our administrative assistant with a unique combination of accounting experience, technical know-how, and stellar knack of interpersonal skills. She schedules travel for the Blue Lake team members, manages calendars, organizes documents, creates expense reports, and assists with marketing. Her ability to multitask and her time management skills allow Blue Lake Capital to operate in a more efficient manner.

 

Rachel is currently pursuing her BA in Psychology and has a passion for photography.

Administrative Assistant