Elliot
Rishty
Managing Director

Elliot brings a unique perspective and broad range of experience to the Company in his dual role as Vanke’s US Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel.  He sits on Vanke’s US investment and senior management committees, directing material investment decisions and driving strategic objectives pertaining to the operation and growth of the US business.  In his capacity as US General Counsel, Elliot manages all legal, regulatory and compliance activities for the US business, including day to day affairs of the company, as well as the structuring, execution and oversight of all investments and transactional matters. 

Prior to joining Vanke in 2016, Elliot served as Real Estate Counsel for the Hearst Corporation, where he was individually responsible for all legal matters relating to the corporation’s real estate portfolio and operational needs.  Previously, he was an Associate in the Real Estate Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher. 

Elliot obtained his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University.  He enjoys playing basketball, baseball, tennis and golf, and follows the New York Mets, various musicians and stand-up comedians. 

Get to know Elliot

What kind of thinker are you?
Analytical, Logical, Visual

What are you an expert at?
Episodes of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm

What’s your favorite aspect of working at Vanke?
The people, potential and entrepreneurial culture

What’s your favorite building?
Hearst Tower – a great combination of old and new