(Dallas, Texas) January 24, 2013 –   Encore Enterprises, Inc., a Dallas-based real estate investment, development and management firm, is pleased to announce that Dr. Randall Zisler and Matthew Zisler, the principals of Zisler Capital Associates, LLC, have joined Encore as Senior Managing Director and Managing Director, respectively.  They will direct the firm’s global institutional capital placement activities from the firm’s Denver office.

Prior to joining Encore, Randy and Matthew were co-founders and managing principals of Zisler Capital Associates, an institutional capital raising and financial strategy consulting firm with deep expertise in private and public real estate debt and equity.

In their new roles, Randy and Matthew 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.  Patrick Barber, President and CEO of Encore Enterprises, Inc., said, “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.”

Randy has held senior positions at Goldman Sachs & Co., Jones Lang LaSalle, Nomura Securities International, and Pension Consulting Alliance.   He is known as a thought leader in real estate finance, capital markets, and portfolio strategy.  He began his real estate career as an assistant professor at Princeton University, where he taught economics, planning, and finance.  At Princeton he earned his undergraduate degree, two of his three master degrees and his Ph.D.

Matthew 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 U.S.  He was an associate in the private equity acquisitions group at Heitman in Chicago and a financial analyst in equity derivatives at Goldman Sachs & Co.  Matthew graduated from Boston College where he majored in economics.

About Encore Enterprises, Inc.

Encore Enterprises, Inc. is a privately owned national real estate company founded in 1999 with offices in Dallas, Texas, Denver, Colorado, Hong Kong, and Gulfport, Mississippi.   Encore develops, acquires, and manages hotels, multifamily communities, retail shopping centers, commercial offices, and public-private mixed use developments. For more information about Encore Institutional Capital, LLC, visit www.encore.bz, or call (214) 259-7000.