Throughout his professional career, Gregg Perelman has been a trend-setter. As CEO of Walnut Capital, he has brought his vision of innovation to bear in a city that is becoming synonymous with urban rebirth.
Gregg has been instrumental in creating and implementing Walnut Capital’s aggressive acquisition and development strategy. A hands-on developer, he often supervises construction and renovation projects in the field and takes prospective tenants on tours of apartments and townhouses. He jointly oversees the company’s property management arm, leading a staff of more than 100 people with vision and enthusiasm throughout the day-to-day operations, marketing, and management of all the firm’s residential, office and commercial properties. Gregg has built his career around attention to detail and changing the landscape of the city he calls home.
Todd Reidbord has expertise in real estate and corporate law, specializing in commercial real estate acquisition, financing, leasing, and development.
He jointly oversees the operations and staff at Walnut Capital Management that coordinate all aspects of development, management, and brokerage services. He is the point person for the many investor and lender relationships involved in Walnut Capital’s owned and managed properties.
After co-founding Walnut Capital, Todd sought properties that appeared too difficult to rehabilitate for other developers. Driven by the question, “Would you live there?” he dedicated himself to doing what was needed to answer “yes.” His projects have infused the city with some of its most innovative growth. With collaboration, “You can do special things.”
The first thing Michael Goldstein says about his job is this: “I’m not your typical CFO.” But that’s exactly the way he likes it.
A certified public accountant and licensed Pennsylvania attorney with three decades’ worth of experience, Michael brings a diverse background of expertise in financial management, tax law, and real estate finance to Walnut Capital. Like most of our principals, he wears many hats, and as the company has grown, so has his role. He oversees the accounting department, prepares tax returns, completes reconciliations on property transactions, and analyzes budgets, moving nimbly through these and other tasks and insisting that the staff is as dynamic and capable as he is. His ongoing experience in emerging markets and real estate ensures that our firm benefits from up-to-the-minute expertise.
Diana is Walnut Capital’s Executive Assistant. With the company for over 20 years, Diana has seen the evolution of the company first hand. There is no typical work day for Diana - and she loves that! She is compassionate, selfless and hardworking. Her favorite thing to do is spend time and make memories with her ADORABLE grandchildren (yes, adorable deserves to be in all caps, they’re that cute).
Andrea is our Director of Accounting & Commercial Operations with an extensive background in accounting and finance with a degree from John Carroll University. She is also a CPA but once she became a Controller she found her true passion. Not surprising considering she was her mother’s accounting assistant for the family business at the young age of 13! She oversees the commercial property managers, accounting team, manages multiple development projects, and prepares financial reporting and analysis……not to mention puts out lots of fires throughout the day! She is thorough, detail-orientated and always ready to take on new challenges.
Verity is the Controller who oversees many functions at Bakery Square. She provides leadership and support for accounts payable and receivable, assists with monthly and annual operating budgets, and has tremendous patience and attention to detail for handling the responsibility of processing CAM charges in addition to conducting lease administration for commercial tenants. She is a whiz with software applications and a goto for support for her co-workers. Her efficiency is key given she prepares over 60 bank recs a month! She may be quiet, but she loves to dance - especially country line dancing!
Kelsey is our Controller with a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Nevada and has over 9 years of real estate experience. She manages many aspects of the accounting department and advises on financial analyses and decision-making. She is responsible for day-to-day activities of the Accounting Department; by providing direction, leadership and evaluation. Her responsibilities include supervising property management accounting, as well as financial reporting and budgeting. Kelsey is detail-oriented, hard working and proudly refers to herself as our “bean counter”. When she is not counting beans she is enjoying the outdoors or at CrossFit!
Jen has been with the company for over 15 years and is our Commercial Property Manager who oversees the day-to-day operations of Walnut Capital’s offices and shopping plazas. She single-handedly manages maintenance requests, coordinates building updates and maintains close tenant relationships throughout our portfolio of close to 500K square feet of commercial space. Jen has strong communication and organizational skills and is a master at juggling multiple things at once. As a mom of four… been there, done that!
Alissa is the Director of Leasing and Marketing who has been with Walnut Capital for over 15 years. She started as a 16 year old intern tasked with turning around a struggling property. After she successfully did that, she never turned back. Alissa oversees all leasing activity, residential building operations, tenant relations, marketing strategy and many other things. So many other things, in fact, that no work day is ever the same. She enjoys the diversity that each day brings. Alissa is a quick thinker, the ultimate problem solver and is always looking for ways to improve.
She is absolutely the queen bee of Walnut Capital’s residential management arm.
Carlie is our Regional Property Manager who oversees all leasing and maintenance activities for over 1000 residential units. With the company for over 12 years, she determines property maintenance requirements, assesses overall portfolio performance, and manages her leasing and maintenance team of over 30 people. She's a multi-tasker, problem solver, if you need help planning your family trip to Disney World or Las Vegas... she's your girl!
Madison is our Marketing Manager who oversees all activities within the marketing department. She implements marketing programs, analyzes advertising effectiveness, develops customer experience strategies and puts new ideas into motion. Madison is goal-oriented, dependable, and according to her coworkers, on top of shi...the “s” word. Her go-to drink on a Saturday night? A cosmopolitan. Cheers!
Leslie is our Corporate Outreach Manager, responsible for creating cultivating relationships with Pittsburgh's top employers, hospitals, affluent companies, and other relevant organizations. Previously, Leslie worked as the Property Manager at Bakery Living and has extensive experience with residential management. Plus, she has the hair of a goddess.