VC Associate @ Riaz Capital in Oakland, CA

Riaz Capital

Riaz Capital is an Oakland, California based fully integrated development, investment, and asset management company, focused on addressing the changing housing needs of the millennial generation. Our mission is that anyone who earns area median income can afford a place they would love to call home by building transit-oriented high-quality apartments at an affordable price point for our residents.

Our vertically integrated development firm has operated in the Bay Area since 1977. Today, the Riaz Capital team manages over 1,500 units and has roughly 1,700 residences in the development or construction process, and possesses core competencies in development, construction, asset management, finance & capital markets to exercise control and speed of execution through every stage of the development cycle. In addition to new construction development, the firm has extensive experience in repositioning both urban and suburban workforce housing properties, and has executed several adaptive reuse projects. Our current activities are ~70% new construction and ~30% adaptive reuse and repositioning. Today, Riaz Capital has ~$500 million in real estate assets under management and with our current development pipeline, should reach $1 billion by 2024/25.

Our core new construction design is a 300 +/- square foot studio that incorporates all of the necessary functions of a housing unit. We have developed a design that works in a variety of building types: Townhouses, Mid-Rise Apartments, Substantial Rehab and Adaptive Reuse. Our current design and mission are a result of a years-long synthesis of our experience from micro-units, student housing, traditional multi-family, and co-living. Our units foster total privacy and security, which provides our residents with a sense of independence (and individuality) all within the fabric of a larger community. Each of our projects has an emphasis on architectural creativity, unique design, walkability, utilization of open space and personal privacy.

Job Overview

The Business Development Associate is an exciting role that works closely with the CEO and VP of Investor Relations to maintain and grow capital relationships, engage in partnership development, and other strategic projects. You will be required to maintain a high level of integrity related to sensitive content. You will help provide important insights into company initiatives and strategic decisions by providing quick and accurate analysis. You will also prepare reports, presentations and financial updates for various internal and external stakeholder groups. You skillfully balance front-end communications with the technical knowledge and expertise (thorough understanding of core financial reports, excel, PowerPoint) needed to prepare presentation materials. This opportunity works closely with all critical elements of the company that the CEO deals with on a day-to-day basis and supports the company’s core business activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

Investor Relations & Fund Management

  • Foster relationships with existing investors
  • Process investors through subscription process
  • Maintain investor capital accounts
  • Maintain investor contact records
  • Fund holdings maintenance and reporting

Reporting & Investor Information Requests

  • Creation and coordination of quarterly investor reports
  • Coordinating investor conference calls and webinars
  • Distributing investor reports and responding to investor inquiries

Business Development

  • Fostering relationships with existing and potential investors
  • Leading investor tours
  • Follow up with potential leads through marketing campaigns
  • Cross-selling investment products
  • Coordinate meetings with senior management and potential investors


  • Scheduling and coordinating major investor events
  • Assistance in coordinating investor meetings and conferences
  • Representing the firm at conferences and industry events


  • Coordinate marketing initiatives with 3rd party marketing consultants
  • Draft and coordinate press releases and other marketing materials


  • 2-4 years of experience in a relevant field; real estate, banking, finance, lending, sales, communications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; finance, economics, communications, business, marketing
  • Outgoing personality and desire to interface with high net worth/institutional US
  • Strong writing skills
  • Understanding or demonstrable willingness to understand complex financial structures and investment terminology
  • Positive attitude and ability to work independently within tight deadlines at a high-level of efficiency
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Proficiency with Salesforce and Juniper Square a plus

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Status: Full-time

Start Date: Immediately

Location: Oakland Office

Riaz Capital is an equal opportunity employer and believes diversity in the workplace results in more innovative solutions and drives value for our firm.