Multifamily investment management and development firm Cityview has promoted Khalif Edwards, managing director of capital raising and investor relations, and Jennifer Halvas, senior vice president of operations and associate general counsel, to partner. Halvas and Edwards will help guide strategic decisions that impact the firm and its investors and serve on Cityview’s investment committee.
“As we continue to focus on growth opportunities for the firm, adding and promoting top talent is a high priority,” said Sean Burton, CEO of Cityview. “Khalif and Jen’s drive, strategic vision and professional achievement have been invaluable to our firm, and their expanded roles will allow them to make an even greater impact in our mission to redefine 21st century living for our renters and communities and deliver for our investors.”
With over 20 years of real estate investment and capital management experience, Edwards runs Cityview’s investor relations platform and drives new capital development opportunities with private and public pension fund plans, insurance companies, foundations, endowments and family offices. He also manages investor and consultant outreach, leads fundraising strategy and expands Cityview’s presence across the U.S. and internationally. He joined Cityview in 2019. Previously, he was managing director and equity partner at Clarion Partners. 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.
With more than 16 years of experience, Halvas oversees operational functions and implements systems, processes and best practices across the firm. Halvas also focuses on fostering the firm’s performance-based culture devoted to innovation, transparency and collaboration. In addition, she manages certain legal aspects of projects, including acquisition, development, management and disposition. Halvas joined Cityview in 2011. Previously, she served as counsel at O’Melveny & Meyers LLP.