Trusted Healthcare Real Estate Partner

With a long-term focus, Laramar combines its attention to detail and entrepreneurial spirit to create lasting tenant partnerships that facilitate the highest quality healthcare experience.

About Us

Founded in 1989, Laramar has grown from a small real estate investment company to a distinguished national real estate investment firm with a multi-billion dollar portfolio. However, we haven’t forgotten the basic reason for our success; our people and the relationships they nurture. Our foundation is built upon an experienced team of real estate professionals who love their work and honor their commitment to our clients.



Jeffrey Elowe



Mr. Elowe founded The Laramar Group in 2001 after co-founding Elkor Realty Corp. and Elkor Properties in 1989. As CEO of The Laramar Group, Mr. Elowe oversees an institutional real estate portfolio valued in excess of $2.5 Billion; Mr. Elowe is a principal in the Laramar Multi-Family Value Fund (a discretionary commingled real estate investment vehicle specializing in multi-family investments throughout the U.S.); a principal in the L-A/Laramar Urban Neighborhood Fund (a specialty Fund which invests in urban neighborhood MF and mixed-use properties in eight major U.S. markets); a managing partner in the Lakeside Workforce Housing Series of Funds (an affordable housing fund series which invests in former LIHTC MF housing throughout the U.S.); a managing partner in the Laramar/LMI joint venture (a JV with a major insurance company which invests in larger MF and mixed-use assets throughout the U.S.); a founding partner in Nine Four Ventures (a Real-Estate Technology Venture Capital Fund); and is a founder and partner in Covington Realty Partners (a developer of MF and mixed-use properties in the Mountain region, Midwest and East Coast of the U.S.).

Laramar is a nationally recognized investment and property management firm that has been ranked in the top 50 largest firms in the U.S. by the National Multi-Housing Council and was recently named as one of the ‘Best Places to Work' by MultiFamily Executive. Mr. Elowe is chairman of the investment committee and is responsible for the company's overall strategic planning, investments, asset management and investor relations. Mr. Elowe has built a successful 30-year real estate investment track record having sponsored and participated in transactions totaling in excess of $6 Billion.

Mr. Elowe is the recipient of the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Mountain Desert region). In addition, Mr. Elowe is on the board of directors of the National Multi-Housing Council (NMHC), is on the board of directors of Stay Alfred (the 2nd largest short-term stay company in the U.S.), is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He is the former chairman of the board for the North Lawndale College Prep Charter Schools and a former board member of Chicago Jewish High School. Mr. Elowe has a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois and an M.D. degree from Northwestern University.

Favorite Value

Make it matter.
Speak and act from a place of impact.


University of Illinois

Scott Kessel

Chief Financial Officer


As Chief Financial Officer Scott Kessel controls Laramar's accounting decisions. From individual properties to corporate level finances, Scott steers budgeting, forecasting, analysis, cash management, and accounts payable. His breadth of knowledge for Laramar's finance functions comes from his own growth with the company.

Prior to stepping into his role as CFO, Scott directly oversaw Asset Management for the portfolio and lead the Financial Performance & Analysis department. He was responsible for the development and execution of business plans, the analysis of portfolio performance, reporting, and providing support and direction to the operations teams.

Since joining the company in April 2016 as a Director of Asset Management and eventually an Assistant VP of Asset Management in January 2019, Scott has made an incredible impact on the business with his analytical mindset, positive and professional demeanor, and strong work ethic.

Prior to joining the Laramar Asset Management team in 2016, Scott managed the acquisition/FP&A team with W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital, a large non-bank residential mortgage firm focused on the acquisition of independent mortgage firms. He oversaw the management of short- and long-term financial planning, cash forecasting, cost analysis, and financial reporting. Furthermore, Mr. Kessel developed complex debt/equity financial models, pitch books, and management presentations for the acquisition of independent mortgage firms. Before W.J. Bradley, Scott was with Aon Hewitt in the institutional investment consulting group.

Mr. Kessel has a B.S. degree in Finance from the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University.

Favorite Value

Go for wow.
Never settle. Push the possibilities.
Drive a bigger impact.


The Ohio State University

Benjamin Slad

Senior Vice President of Investments


Ben Slad has nearly two decades of acquisition, investment and management experience and is responsible for investment activities nationally focusing on the multifamily and medical office sectors. Since joining Laramar, Mr. Slad has been involved in transactions totaling more than 19,000 units, 500,000 s.f. of commercial, and $2.5 billion of value, investing on behalf of institutional and private capital partners. In addition to more traditional multifamily investments, Ben was instrumental in the creation of the Local by Laramar investment strategy and brand and also oversees the Laramar Medical Properties platform. Mr. Slad is a member of the firm’s executive committee and investment committee.

Prior to joining Laramar, Mr. Slad was a project coordinator at Imperial Realty Co. in Chicago where he oversaw asset management and financial analysis.

Mr. Slad has served on the associate board of the Over the Rainbow Association, National Multi-Housing Council's Emerging Leaders (NMHC) and Urban Land Institute (ULI).

He has a B.A. degree and a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois. He also has an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from the University of Illinois.

Favorite Value

Enjoy the ride.
Celebrate victories.
Spread joy.


University of Illinois

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