Ellen Weinstein is the CEO of Shamrock Communities, LLC. She has extensive experience in commercial real estate investments. Prior to forming Shamrock, she was a vice president at Starwood Capital Group where she managed a distressed debt portfolio. In 1997, Ms. Weinstein founded The Rain Wine Real Estate Group, a due diligence company which provides loan underwriting, due diligence and securitization services to commercial real estate lenders and investors. She sold the company in 2007. Ms. Weinstein holds a B.A. from Columbia College and has completed coursework at the Schack Real Estate Institute of New York University. She was voted one of the Top One Hundred Women Real Estate Leaders for the New Millennium, by Real Estate Weekly, and has served as a board member for the Young Mortgage Bankers Association. She is one of the founding members of the Columbia Alumnae Legacy Circle and is a John Jay Associate of Columbia College.