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Associate Vice President, Investor Relations

Company: Riaz Capital
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Associate Vice President, Investor Relations
About Riaz CapitalRiaz Capital is an Oakland, California based fully integrated development, investment, and asset management company, focused on addressing the changing housing needs of the millennial generation. Our mission is that anyone who earns area median income can afford a place they would love to call home by building transit-oriented high-quality apartments at an affordable price point for our residents.
Our vertically integrated development firm has operated in the Bay Area since 1977. Today, the Riaz Capital team manages over 1,500 units and has roughly 1,700 residences in the development or construction process, and possesses core competencies in development, construction, asset management, finance & capital markets to exercise control and speed of execution through every stage of the development cycle. In addition to new construction development, the firm has extensive experience in repositioning both urban and suburban workforce housing properties, and has executed several adaptive reuse projects. Our current activities are -70% new construction and -30% adaptive reuse and repositioning. Today, Riaz Capital has -$500 million in real estate assets under management and with our current development pipeline, should reach $1 billion by 2024/25.
Our core new construction design is a 300 +/- square foot studio that incorporates all of the necessary functions of a housing unit. We have developed a design that works in a variety of building types: Townhouses, Mid-Rise Apartments, Substantial Rehab and Adaptive Reuse. Our current design and mission are a result of a years-long synthesis of our experience from micro-units, student housing, traditional multi-family, and co-living. Our units foster total privacy and security, which provides our residents with a sense of independence (and individuality) all within the fabric of a larger community. Each of our projects has an emphasis on architectural creativity, unique design, walkability, utilization of open space and personal privacy.
About You Your ease and ability to connect and communicate with others inspire confidence. You understand that relationship-building is an art, and you are committed to making all our investors feel equally important, valued, and respected. You are adept at multi-tasking and balancing both recurring relationship management and new business development, and the multiple demands and deadlines that those things entail. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and love challenges. If this sounds like you, come join our team!As our Associate Vice President of Investor Relations, you will be reporting to the CEO while maintaining a high level of integrity related to sensitive content leveraged in critical company decisions. This position will focus on equity fundraising and participate in all future raises, and other investor relations, and marketing activities for the company. You will manage important relationships with high level investors and strategic partners by ensuring quick and accurate responses to inquiries, internal and external reports, presentations, and financial updates. You skillfully balance front-end investor communications, with the technical knowledge and expertise (thorough understanding of core financial reports, excel, PowerPoint, CRM, familiarity with or ability to learn quickly Yardi, Salesforce, Argus, etc.) needed to prepare presentation materials. Excitingly, you will ensure the company meets its capital goals through the development of new relationships as well as ongoing relationship management via investor reporting and other cultivation for our 400 existing clients.
Responsibilities and Duties
Fundraising & Marketing

  • Confidently run tier 2 meetings independently with no support from CEO or other executive team members, manage the meeting prep and follow up with support from Analyst, Executive Assistant, and/or Marketing Coordinator.
  • Manage the investor subscription and onboarding process with support from Analyst and Ops.
  • Manage the fundraise process from beginning to end through creating presentations for new investments, updates on existing investments, investor tours, and for the purpose of supporting other capital initiatives within the finance team.
  • Update investor records in Juniper, Salesforce, and other systems as needed with support from Analyst, Accounting, etc.
  • Own the Project Management of the fundraise effort (coordinate outreach, grow the investor pipeline and funnel, and work with analysts and other team members to ensure accurate, complete, and timely responses to all sales leads).
  • Field investor questions on all new deals, and respond to investor requests including RFPs, presentations, and proposals. Work with Business Development Associate to do this.
  • Review models and analysis for investor questions as delivered by Analyst.
  • Create Due Diligence/ Marketing materials for investor meetings and calls, with support of Analyst and Marketing Coordinator
  • Monitor and provide guidance on current market trends.
  • Manage third-party marketing and PR vendors to ensure the firm is communicating with a consistent brand and identity with all external stakeholders.
    Relationship Management & Client Development
    • Foster and manage external relationships including, but not limited to, wealth managers, and individual investors from ultra-high net worth to mass affluent.
    • Represent the firm in webinars, podcasts, conferences, panels, and other forums for developing investor relationships.
    • Maintain contact with all current and prospective investors to ensure relationships remain warm and positive. When an investor has concerns or issues, work with other stakeholders to help resolve the issue the investor is having.
    • Ensure all questions and calls from current investors receive a response within 24 hours of receipt, either directly or via a member of the support team, depending on the investor and the request.
    • Plan and coordinate engagement events with existing clients and potential investors and prepare presentations for same.
    • Manage via our third-party agency the CRM system and distribution lists for reporting, communications, and events. Ensure all investor communications (calls, emails, meetings, follow-up, and next steps) are logged into CRM database.
    • Research, track, and onboard new client relationships, with the support of Analyst.
      Reporting & Analysis
      • Manage the preparation or prepare various internal and external communications (fund notices, quarterly reporting, marketing presentations and various ad hoc reports), with support of Analyst and coordinating with finance, accounting, operations, and development teams.
      • Manage the preparation or prepare analysis of trends and brand strategies for budgeting process, outline potential benefits, risks, and impact of implementing new strategies.
      • Interpret, compile, and anticipate recurring and ad hoc investor requests to produce high-quality reports and responses.
      • Manage the preparation or prepare competitive analysis and peer benchmarking with support of Analyst.
        Qualifications:The ideal candidate for this position will thrive in a highly entrepreneurial, social, and fast-paced environment. This candidate should be extremely motivated to engage with and speak to all aspects of the real estate investment field, be an enthusiastic team player, offer innovative ideas, and manage multiple priorities with competing deadlines. Excellent communication, analytical, decision-making, and follow-up skills are required.
        • Superlative business writing and communication skills
        • 5-7+ years of experience in capital arranging for debt or equity, fundraising, and/or sales positions with a real estate brokerage, development, or asset management company; or with a banking or private equity company with specific focus on real estate.
        • Bachelors or Master's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or Real Estate preferred but not required
        • Strong business acumen - understands the key financial drivers and dynamics related to operational goals of an organization
        • Must thrive in a fast-paced environment
        • Strong client management commitment
        • Critical thinking is a plus
        • Highly collaborative team leader who can prioritize and manage varied projects
        • Understanding of or familiarity with CRM database management
        • Passionate for a career in real estate and related investment activities
          We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with your application.
          Salary: Commensurate with experience. Full compensation package will include base compensation, bonus, and equity participation in GPs of the new various funds and investment vehicles.Status: Full-timeStart Date: ImmediatelyLocation: Oakland Office
          Riaz Capital is an equal opportunity employer and believes diversity in the workplace results in more innovative solutions and drives value for our firm.

Keywords: Riaz Capital, Oakland , Associate Vice President, Investor Relations, Accounting, Auditing , Oakland, California

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