Mr. Elrad co-founded GEM in 1994 and sets corporate strategy. Mr. Elrad is the Chief Investment Officer of GEM Realty Securities and has overseen all GEM’s funds that invest in publicly traded real estate securities since 1998.

Mr. Elrad is a member of Wharton’s Undergraduate Executive Board. Mr. Elrad is also a board member of Abundant Venture Partners and the Digestive Health Foundation at Northwestern Medicine.  Mr. Elrad is actively involved in the YPO and CEO organizations. Mr. Elrad received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.