LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CityView, an institutional investment firm focused on urban real estate, in-city housing, and metropolitan infrastructure, has named housing operations veteran Mark Beisswanger a Managing Director and Executive Vice President. In his new role, Mr. Beisswanger will be in charge of all asset management for the company's three housing funds totaling in excess of $350 million in 35 assets spanning 12 states. He will also seek new opportunities for CityView's investment vehicles.
"Mark Beisswanger's record of success and extensive expertise in all major aspects of housing operations is a coup for CityView," says CEO Sean Burton. "As a well-rounded housing expert managing our housing fund operations, Mark is a company asset focused on two of our core missions – providing stellar in-city housing options as well as superior risk adjusted returns to our investors."
Mark Beisswanger has significant operational expertise in all areas of housing including assembling management teams, acquisitions, asset management, general contracting, sales and marketing and warranty service. Mr. Beisswanger comes to CityView from a prestigious position as Western Regional President with The Ryland Group, Inc, a NYSE traded residential developer, where he led all operations for the Western U.S.
Mr. Beisswanger earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from the University California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is a CPA in the State of California.
Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York, Dallas and San Antonio, CityView has invested in and developed more than $2 billion in real estate assets since 2003. CityView is one of the nation's premier institutional investment firms focused on urban real estate, in-city housing, and metropolitan infrastructure and is a fully-integrated operating company with an active management approach. CityView was founded in 2000 by Henry Cisneros, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in President Clinton's Administration, on the premise of smart capital for smart growth and currently manages multiple funds, all focused on urban solutions. CityView has developed projects in 30 markets across 13 states and also continues to focus on metropolitan infrastructure and multi-family acquisitions. For more information, visit www.cityview.com.