Edward K. Elanjian
Chief Executive Officer
Ed Elanjian is responsible for EFG’s overall business and directs strategic and operational planning, business development, and finance functions. He has been employed in the financial services industry since 1979, with over twenty years devoted exclusively to real estate lending and / or development, both residential and commercial. He has also managed over 100 public and private merger, acquisition, joint venture or startup transactions ranging in size from $5 million to well in excess of $1 billion.
Immediately prior to joining EFG Mr. Elanjian served as a Senior Vice President in Lehman Brothers’ Mortgage Capital Division, working with Lehman’s mortgage origination and servicing subsidiaries and mortgage securitization and trading desks in a variety of transactional, financial and operations roles. Mr. Elanjian was also a Managing Director and head of the financial advisory practice of Cohane Rafferty Securities, LLC, a position he held since joining the firm in 1993. Cohane Rafferty was the country's largest brokerage firm dedicated solely to the mortgage banking industry before being acquired by Lehman Brothers, Inc. in 2002. While at Cohane Rafferty and subsequently Lehman, he advised several of the country's largest banks and mortgage companies in acquisition or divestiture transactions, including Wells Fargo, GMAC Residential Mortgage, J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America (Fleet) and others. He also advised the creditors' committees of Lomas Mortgage Corporation and Southern Pacific Mortgage, as well as the FDIC and National Australia Bank.
Mr. Elanjian earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the fields of Finance and Accounting. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Vice President - Development Services
Cameron Berton manages the real estate and financing components of brownfield and Infill projects. With more than a decade of public and private sector real estate experience, he brings a hands-on understanding of how successful public–private partnerships are structured and financed.
- Redevelopment Manager for the Denver Urban Renewal Authority
- Helped facilitate and finance infill projects ranging from adaptive reuse of historic structures to repurposing major facilities into entirely new neighborhoods
- Market analysis, underwriting and pro forma development, community process, and site development
- Develops development strategies that are cost effective, market feasible and consistent with the goals and objectives of the surrounding community