Craig Elkind is a Partner at Elk Street Management, a Philadelphia-based real estate development company with a strong commitment to the revitalization of the City and its neighborhoods. Elk Street’s projects include both residential and commercial development with an emphasis on high quality mixed use properties. Elk Street develops both vacant and underutilized land with a focus on transit-oriented projects that bring the best of urban design to Philadelphia. Craig has also managed his own family office since 2014.
From 2002-2013, Craig was a Portfolio Manager for financial services at various alternative investment firms including CKE Capital (Millennium), Harbor Watch Capital, SAC Capital and Satellite Asset Management. From 1998-2002, he was employed in traditional asset management at Credit Suisse and Lazard. Craig was a Member in private equity firm Fisher Capital Corp (a KKR affiliate) in the 1997-1998 time frame. Earlier in his career, he was a Director of Insurance Ratings at Standard & Poor’s (1995-1997) and a Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis at SCOR U.S. Corp (1991-1994). Craig is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He also received his M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School (1991) and B.A. in Mathematical Economics from Colgate University (1989).
Michael has overseen the acquisition and asset management efforts of Vanke US since its inception in 2013. He leads the investment team which is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing and managing development opportunities with best in class US developers. He also leads the asset team, working collaboratively with our investment partners to add value to Vanke’s projects.
Prior to joining Vanke US, Michael worked on the acquisitions teams of Lane Capital Partners and Madison Capital, where he originated, analyzed and executed core plus, value-add and opportunistic real estate investments, distressed loan acquisitions and commercial joint ventures in major US markets across all property types.
Previously, Michael served as an acquisitions officer at DTZ Real Estate Investors and as a loan originator at Eurohypo AG after beginning his career on Wall Street at Bear, Stearns & Co. and BlackRock, Inc.
Michael holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School. He enjoys tennis, golf, skiing, family time, historical non-fiction, wine and travel.
Donal Warde is Vice President – Strategy at HQ Capital Real Estate, a private equity real estate investment firm based in New York. In his current role, he works across a variety of functions including investments, asset management, marketing, research and corporate strategy. Previously, Donal worked on the Investment Team at HQ Capital Real Estate where he sourced and closed new multifamily real estate investments across the U.S. Prior to this, he worked in real estate in France for five years.