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Khalif Edwards Managing Director, Capital Raising and Investor Relations

“I am so excited to join Cityview! Over the years I’ve always heard great things about the platform but more importantly the culture. They are best in class at what they do and so are the people.”

Khalif Edwards is the Managing Director of Capital Raising and Investor Relations at Cityview. Edwards is responsible for investment management intelligence and driving new capital development opportunities with private and public pension fund plans, insurance companies, foundations and endowments and family offices.  He also manages investor and consultant outreach, leads the formulation of fundraising strategies for multiple investment vehicles, and increases brand recognition for Cityview in national and international markets.  Edwards has 20 years of experience in the real estate industry working with a broad base of clients, prospects and consultants with a focus on the Western United States and international markets.  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.  Edwards earned a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School with a concentration in real estate and corporate finance, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University. He holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.

 

Khalif was recently featured in Bisnow’s “24 Black Executives Shaping Commercial Real Estate” series