Organization: Citrine Investment Group
Location: Chicago, IL
Lynn Jerath is the President & Founder of Citrine Investment Group and has over 20 years of experience in real estate institutional investment. Lynn is responsible for setting firm strategy, capital raising and investment decisions.
Citrine Investment Group ran an absolute return, value oriented long/short hedge fund focused on publicly traded real estate and related sectors through Spring 2017 and also owned, operated and sold a hotel in 2016. Prior to founding Citrine, Lynn spent seven years as a Senior Vice President and partner at GEM Realty Capital, a real estate securities and private equity firm. Lynn worked with GEM’s securities team to value public companies for its hedge fund, sourced and closed private equity investments for GEM’s opportunity funds, and assisted in managing the firm’s acquisition team.
Over her career, Lynn has completed $10 billion in transactions of various forms, including complex joint ventures with operating partners, direct purchases and sales of real estate, public market transactions, mezzanine investments, and other highly structured transactions. Lynn has worked with virtually all property types across numerous geographies, including the US, Canada, and India. Prior to GEM, Lynn was a Vice President at The Carlyle Group and worked at Goldman Sachs (The Whitehall Funds).
Lynn often speaks at industry events, including a WIRE (Women in Real Estate) meeting, a Wharton Club of Southern California event, the Grosvenor SEM Conference, the University of Wisconsin Real Estate Trends Conference and the BISNOW Capital Markets Summit. She also supports students and women in finance and has spoken at the Wharton Smart Women in Securities event, the Corporate Board Panel Alumni Weekend at University of Pennsylvania, GenHERation Summer Leadership Series as well as on Wharton Sirius XM Radio.
Lynn is a magna cum laude graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, Overseer of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and a member of the Trustees Council of Penn Women.
In addition, Lynn is an advisor to Megalytics, a data analytics company and previously served on the board of Lotus Bancorp for ten years until its sale in 2015. She is the Assistant Chair for the UDMUC Purple council and a member of the ULI Health Leaders Network within the Urban Land Institute, member of the Economic Club of Chicago, and on the Board of Soham Dance Space.
She resides in Chicago with her husband, two sons and dog Riley.