Eric Berman is the Managing Partner of Vivant Capital. Prior to the formation of Vivant Capital, Eric was a Partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Lifeafar Capital, where he led the structuring of two hotel private equity funds in Puerto Rico, both of which are now under the leadership and management of Vivant Capital.
Eric has spent his career working with a diverse base of investors, owners, lenders and developers of hotel and mixed-use real estate assets. He has advised on more than $2 billion of hotel real estate transactions throughout the U.S. and Latin America. He joined Lifeafar Capital in 2018 from Berkeley Research Group, where he helped pioneer the firm’s hospitality advisory group and expand its corporate finance efforts in Latin America. He began his career at Deloitte & Touche, LLP.
During his professional career, he has lived and held positions in New York, Miami, Colombia, Panama, and Mexico, and currently resides in Puerto Rico. Eric holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Pennsylvania State University. He has been a licensed CPA since 2013 (inactive 2022) and holds a certificate in hotel real estate investment and asset management from Cornell University.