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Brent Elkins joins Beacon Capital

by Andrea Waitrovich

Brent Elkins, formerly of BlackRock and Colony Capital, has joined Beacon Capital Partners as a managing director to focus on equity capital raising. He reports to the firm’s president, Fred Seigel.

Beacon’s most recent value-add fund, Beacon Capital Strategic Partners VII, held its final closing in 2015 and more than one-third of the equity has been invested.

Elkins’ career has focused on raising capital for value-added and opportunistic funds. Elkins was previously global head of capital raising for BlackRock Real Estate. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2013, he served as a senior vice president at Colony Capital, which he joined in 2009. At Colony, Elkins co-led the firm’s fundraising and was a main point of contact for its investors on all aspects of capital formation across its various business lines.

Before joining Colony, he was an executive director of the Real Estate Private Capital Markets group at Morgan Stanley. He jo

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