DALLAS-The principals and co-founders of Zisler Capital Associate s LLC have joined forces with locally based Encore Enterprises Inc. to boost the latter’s capital placement activities. Randall Zisler and Matthew Zisler are coming on board as senior managing director and managing director, respectively, and will handle global institutional capital placement from their base in Denver.
In their new roles, the Zislers will work with Encore’s senior principals to raise joint venture equity, separate accounts and structured finance to grow the firm’s portfolio of hospitality, office, multifamily, and retail properties. As co-founders and managing principals of Zisler Capital Associates, the Zislers were responsible for institutional capital raises and planning financial strategy for clients.
Randy Zisler began his real estate career as an assistant professor at Princeton University, where he taught economics, planning and finance. He also earned his undergraduate degree, two of his three masters’ degrees and his Ph.D. from Princeton. From the role of academician, Randy Zisler moved on to senior positions at Goldman Sachs & Co., Jones Lang LaSalle, Nomura Securities International and Pension Consulting Alliance.
Before helping to launch Zisler Capital Associates, Matthew Zisler was a vice president in the structured finance group at Buchanan Street Partners, where his responsibilities included the origination, underwriting and marketing of commercial real estate debt and equity in the western US. He was also an associate in the private equity acquisitions group at Heitman in Chicago and a financial analyst in equity derivatives at Goldman Sachs & Co. Matthew Zisler graduated from Boston College where he majored in economics.
Encore Enterprises is a privately owned national real estate investment company with offices in Dallas, Denver, Hong Kong, and GulfPort, Mississippi. Encore develops, acquires and manages hotels, multifamily properties, retail shopping centers, commercial offices and public-private mixed use developments.
“The Zisler team will deepen and expand our institutional capital reach, fuel our considerable pipeline of off-market opportunistic and value added opportunities and help accelerate Encore’s momentum,” comments Patrick Barber, President and CEO of Encore Enterprises in a press release.