Cityview has appointed Khalif Edwards as the firm’s managing director of capital raising and investor relations.
With more than 20 years of real estate investment and capital management experience, Edwards will help broaden and diversify the firm’s investor base by identifying and fostering key institutional relationships that align with Cityview’s targeted urban investment strategy.
As managing director, Edwards will utilize his experience to expand the firm’s investment management intelligence and drive new capital development opportunities with private and public pension fund plans, insurance companies, foundations and endowments, and family offices. Other responsibilities include managing investor and consultant outreach, leading the formulation of fundraising strategies for multiple investment vehicles, increasing brand recognition for Cityview in national and international markets, and more.
In his previous role as managing director and equity partner at Clarion Partners, Edwards was head of West Coast capital fundraising and client relationships for all of the firm’s funds and separate accounts, leading his team in raising $3 billion in equity from 2012 to 2019. Prior to that, he served as senior director of business management at TIAA-CREF Investment Management, director of private equity funds group at Merrill Lynch & Co. and senior vice president at Eastdil Secured, LLC, among other senior positions.