As President of ELV Associates, Inc., Mr. Jenkins is responsible for the direction of the Company and is actively engaged in the development, acquisition, leasing and management, and disposition of the Company’s commercial real estate portfolio. With the Company since its formation in 1990, Mr. Jenkins has been responsible for transactions in excess of $2 billion since becoming President in 1996. Having established ELV offices and property portfolios across the Company’s three U.S. regions – New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Southeast – Mr. Jenkins has presided over the expansion of the Company’s capital base to include fourteen co-investing U.K. and European families while consistently realizing attractive returns on properties sold to date. Prior to joining ELV, Mr. Jenkins was with Windsor Development Company, a private real estate development firm active in the Washington D.C. area. Mr. Jenkins holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University.
Mr. Beddard is the Chief Investment Officer of ELV Associates and oversees development and operating assets across all company regions. His responsibilities include originating and managing equity investments, including the sourcing, underwriting, structuring, financing, closing, and disposition of real estate investments across ELV’s portfolio. Most recently with Perseus Realty, Mr. Beddard was directly involved in the acquisition, financing, and disposition of properties valued at over $2 billion. Mr. Beddard received his B.S in Business and Management from Skidmore College and holds a Masters in Real Estate Finance from Georgetown University. He is a member of the D.C. Building Industry Association, the Urban Land Institute, and is on the Agawam Council’s board of directors, a non-profit corporation that governs Camp Agawam.
Mr. Vlak joined ELV in 2022 as Chief Financial Officer. In his position, he is responsible for finance and accounting, lender relations, human resources, performance analysis, risk management, treasury and cash management, and acquisition underwriting and due diligence. In addition, he plays an active role in capital planning and investor relations. Prior to joining ELV, Mr. Vlak was the CFO of a multifamily investment and development company. He previously spent over a decade as a real estate investment banker and over five years as an investment professional with Rothschild Realty and Icahn Associates. He began his career in the real estate investment banking department at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Vlak received a BA from Princeton University and both an MBA and an MA from Stanford University.
As Head of Investor Relations and Chief of Staff, Ms. Coon facilitates reporting and communication between the management team and our valued capital partners and their advisors while managing and coordinating the day to day functions of the Company across its three regions and offices. Amy also plays a key role from time to time on special assets within the portfolio. Prior to joining ELV, Ms. Coon spent twelve years as Chief of Staff for Cafco Construction Management, a boutique construction management firm specializing in restaurants and high-end residential projects. Amy holds a B.A. from Syracuse University in International Relations.