THE BLUE LAKE MANAGEMENT TEAM
The founder of Blue Lake Capital, Ellie Perlman, has over fifteen years of experience in real estate investment, law, and property management. Ellie leads Blue Lake Capital, which owns and manages over 3,300 multifamily units across the U.S.
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 an extensive portfolio of properties.
Ellie holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management Bachelor's and a Master's in Law from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, as well as a bachelor’s degree in law. In addition, Ellie is a long-term Forbes author on real estate investing.
Founder & CEO
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 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 nonprofits, 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
John manages all aspects of Marketing for Blue Lake Capital. John is responsible for developing and promoting the Blue Lake Capital brand and all it stands for. He brings over 20 years of experience leading successful sales, marketing, and client solutions teams in the telecommunications and media industries.
Prior to joining Blue Lake Capital, John was the Director of Content & Operations at Cox Communications, overseeing a national team across the Cox footprint. John, his teams, and their partners have been recognized for their work with numerous regional Emmy Awards, Telly Awards, Hatch Awards, and Sports Video Group's College Sports Video Awards, among others.
He is a past board member of the Tech Collective and actively supports youth sports, holding board seats for a variety of organizations. John received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Richmond.
Director of Marketing
Seidu is an intern in our Investor Relations Department. He possesses strong accounting and communication skills. He assists in supporting operational aspects of investor relations including data assembly, analytics review, communications, audits, and more.
Prior to Blue Lake Capital, Seidu worked for DCD Automotive as an accounting intern.
He is currently pursuing a B.S. in accounting at Bridgewater State University.
Private Equity Intern
Mark joined Blue Lake Capital in 2020 and oversees the acquisition process for the company. He is responsible for maintaining Blue Lake's brokerage and debt relationships as well as underwriting, overseeing thorough due diligence, analyzing market conditions, and closing transactions.
Prior to joining Blue Lake Capital, Mark served as Vice President of Finance for a national apartment owner operator with 56,000 units under management. Mark’s prior acquisition roles include publicly traded companies and privately held owner-operators with portfolios of $1-2 Billion.
Director of Acquisitions
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.
Alexander oversees the Business Development process for Blue Lake Capital and is is responsible for connecting institutional investors with Blue Lake’s ecosystem.
Prior to Blue Lake Capital, Alex was a Director of Business Development for Building Resources. He was responsible for oversight of multiple business units, including the launch of their Real Estate and Capital Divisions. His prior roles in multifamily acquisition include privately held companies with transaction portfolios of $1-2 Billion.
Alexander has a B.A. in Marketing and a Master of Business of Administration from Quinnipiac University. He received Executive Education from Harvard Business School with an emphasis on Mergers and Acquisitions.
Alexander also volunteered with the LA King’s organization where he coached youth athletes with the LA Jr. Kings.
Director of Business Development
Nyal oversees the company’s portfolio across the U.S. As Asset Manager, he is responsible for strategy implementation and oversight for the Blue Lake Multifamily portfolio as well as the execution of the sale of properties.
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. He has over twenty-five years of experience in asset management, due diligence, value-add, budgeting & oversight, and asset repositioning.
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.
Director of Asset Management
Rachel is our executive assistant with a unique combination of accounting experience, technical know-how, and a stellar knack for interpersonal skills. She manages calendars, organizes documents, creates expense reports, and assists team members in every department. Her ability to multitask and her time management skills allow Blue Lake Capital to operate in a more efficient manner.
Prior to Blue Lake Capital, Rachel worked for Prime Automotive Group as a Deal Accountant for Mercedes-Benz.
Rachel has her associate’s degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her BA.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Chad is the Director of Asset Management at Blue Lake Capital Int'l and supports their fund expansion from their West Coast office, where he leads asset and portfolio management.
Prior to joining Blue Lake Capital, Chad oversaw a 6,200-unit West Coast apartment portfolio as Vice President of Asset Management for DWS. His earlier experience includes national value-add multifamily repositioning, international office development, and hotel construction management.
He earned his undergraduate degree in Construction Management from Brigham Young University, an MBA from The Wharton School, and a Master of Arts in International Studies from The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of ULI and currently participates in NAIOP’s Executive Development Program.
Director of Asset Management