Leadership

Gregg Perelman

Founding Partner & CEO

Gregg Perelman

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

Principal and President

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.”

Michael Goldstein

Chief Financial Officer

Michael GoldsteinThe 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.

Andrea Lober Rockovich

Director of Accounting and Commercial Operations

Andrea Lober RockovichAndrea has proven herself capable of handling the task of managing the construction funding sources for a true public-private partnership.

A certified public accountant, Andrea has more than a decade of financial real estate management experience. Andrea oversees Walnut Capital’s construction budgets and supervises the accounting and operations for our Bakery Square property. In addition, Andrea helps implement new technologies to ensure the company remains at the forefront of trends in property management.

Jennifer Dupal

Commercial Property Manager

Jennifer has been with Walnut Capital for 15 years, reporting directly to the CEO and President. Working as a liaison across all departments, she is integral to pre construction management and development.

Like many of our employees, Jennifer’s role has expanded over time. She manages office contracts and purchasing; sends regular reports to Walnut Capital’s investors; and assists with utility setup in new construction. Her time management and organization skills ensure that these processes move smoothly.

Alissa Panichella

Leasing, Marketing & Operations Director

Alissa PanichellaAs head of a leasing team that continually maintains less than a 5% vacancy rate across Walnut Capital’s residential portfolio, Alissa Panichella’s track record of excellence speaks for itself.

Part of Walnut Capital’s team for more than a decade, Alissa has driven operational consistencies by standardizing best practices, policies and procedures. She is a leader in keeping Walnut Capital up-to-date in changing market dynamics and industry trends.

Jessica Canovali 

Bakery Square Property Manager

Jessica is a recent addition to the Walnut Capital team. She is originally from
Pittsburgh and relocated back from Washington, DC, where she
managed mixed use, Class A properties. She attended the University of
Pittsburgh for both undergraduate and Master’s degrees and is happy to have
returned to the area.

As the Property Manager at Bakery Square, she is tasked with managing over
600,000 square feet of commercial space. Jessica enjoys assisting the various
tenants, ranging from Google to Jimmy John’s. Additionally, she directs all capital
expense projects.