Eric is a Managing Partner at The Peregrine Group LLC and Peregrine Real Estate Advisory LLC. He works with a diverse set of clients and partners in all aspects of project management and project implementation. Eric often leads and supports strategy formulation, business planning, feasibility, finance/capitalization and process/critical path definition.
Previously, he was the Founder/Principal of Rustpoint Advisory, LLC, a RI-based boutique real estate development consulting firm. After partnering on engagements for many years, Rustpoint and Peregrine merged in January of 2017 in order to establish a larger and more diversified advisory platform.
Eric has a long track record of managing large-scale private, for-profit real estate projects, public and institutional engagements as well as impactful, non-profit neighborhood-scale economic efforts. His role often includes public/private partnerships, as well as complex economic modeling and financing strategies. Through decades of experience, he employs and maintains a clear focus on process-based solutions. Eric specializes in helping clients work through complicated issues in a pragmatic and thoughtful manner. His background in finance leads to an emphasis on practical, executable solutions.
Prior to starting Rustpoint Advisory in 2009, Eric was Development Director at a national planning, development and construction firm for five years. His primary responsibility was the development management of a complicated, multi-phased, historic, Brownfield project in Providence, RI. - from initial acquisition, team selection and master planning through entitlements, financing and construction. Before relocating to Rhode Island in 2004, he held a position as a Real Estate Associate for a private equity firm in San Francisco. His role was to identify investment opportunities, perform economic /market analysis, outline risks and to complete due diligence in order to define equity and mezzanine investments. Eric was also an Analyst/Consultant for the City of Oakland (CA) Community and Economic Development Agency. In that position, he worked with non-profit and for-profit real estate developers in organizing and structuring projects seeking private, tax credit, federal, state, and local funding mechanisms.
Prior to those roles, he spent five years at Accenture in Washington, DC as a Senior Process Consultant in the capital markets industry. Eric's role was to enact a process-based approach to complexity reduction, metric definition, new process innovation, and strategic cost reduction for financial services companies throughout the US and Europe.
- James Madison University, BBA; Finance with a Concentration in Real Estate (magna cum laude)
- University of California - Berkeley, Master of Business Administration; Haas School of Business
- Certificate in Real Estate, Multi-disciplinary graduate coursework in Law, City Planning, Architecture and Public Policy
- Adjunct Professor: Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation; Project Development & Finance
- Former Chairman, Sustainable Cities, RI Green Building Council
- Founding Board Member & Founding Treasurer, Hope & Main | Culinary Business Incubator