September 1, 2016
Los Angeles-based Ethika Investments named Marisa Lizak to lead its Capital Markets team. During her CRE career, she has closed more than $10 billion of debt-related investments.
Lizak will be responsible for implementing strategic thought leadership for debt and equity capital market activities for the firm’s private equity real estate funds. She will also play a role in Ethika’s capital raising, investor relations and investment strategy initiatives.
Prior to joining Ethika, Lizak served as SVP and Head of Underwriting at Starwood Property Trust, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group. She developed credit infrastructure and managed underwriting practices for the platform’s lending segment. She was also responsible for assessing credit risk and analyzing financing opportunities for complex, value-add investments.
The addition enables Ethika and its affiliate, Laurus Corporation, to focus on value-add investment opportunities, and bring continued momentum to its capital sourcing efforts.
For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Dennis Kaiser
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