August 13th, 2013 – Encore Enterprises, Inc., a Dallas-based vertically integrated national real estate operating, development, and investment firm, is pleased to announce that the firm has promoted Dr. Randall Zisler to the position of Chief Investment Officer.  His duties shall include reviewing all acquisitions and dispositions, leading the firm’s global capital raising effort, developing new financial products and strategies, and directing capital markets research.

Randy was Executive Director and Director of Real Estate Research at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he established Wall Street’s first real estate research group.  He was Managing Director in the CMBS Group at Nomura and Co-Head of Investment Banking at Jones Lang LaSalle.  Prior to joining Encore, Randy was Managing Partner and Co-Founder (with Matthew Zisler) of Zisler Capital Associates, a global capital raising and financial consulting firm with deep expertise in private and public real estate debt and equity.

He was assistant professor at Princeton University where he taught economics and finance.  At Princeton he earned his undergraduate, two of his master, and Ph.D. degrees.  Randy holds three master degrees in civil engineering, architecture, and urban planning, respectively.

Encore Enterprises, Inc. is a privately owned national real estate investment company founded in 1999 with offices in Dallas and Denver.   Encore, which specializes in value-added and opportunistic investing, develops, acquires, and manages mixed-use complexes, limited and full-service hotels, multifamily apartment home communities, retail shopping centers, commercial office buildings, and public-private mixed use developments in partnership with local governments.   Since its founding the firm has acquired and developed over $1.5 billion of assets.