Elliot
Rishty
Director, General Counsel

Elliot joined Vanke in 2016, where he is responsible for all legal activities of the US business and operation including oversight and counsel on all US transactions.  Prior to joining Vanke, Elliot served as Real Estate Counsel for the The Hearst Corporation.  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 basketball, baseball (particularly the Mets), golf, music, poker and stand-up comedy.

Get to know Elliot

What kind of thinker are you?
Analytical, Rational, Imaginative

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

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

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

Words to live by?
“Be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be bold, but not bully. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud, but not arrogant.”