March 28, 2017
CHAPEL HILL, NC – Susan Swindell Carter has joined Ram Realty Advisors as Executive Vice President, Investment Strategy. As part of the senior leadership team, she will immediately become a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Her primary responsibility includes providing strategic direction for Ram’s investment strategy; Ms. Carter has been working with Ram’s asset management and investment teams as a consultant since early 2016. She will be based in Chapel Hill, N.C. and will help the firm’s continued growth and expansion in North Carolina.
In conjunction with the recent appointment, Susan said: “I am looking forward to helping Ram’s continued development as an active real estate investor in the Southeast. After more than two decades on the pension and endowment side, the time was right for me to join a firm with the right combination of entrepreneurial spirit and institutional process.”
Casey Cummings, Ram’s CEO, commented: “Our entire team is excited about Susan’s full-time role and deep involvement with investment strategy and risk analysis. Her extensive experience as an institutional investor is invaluable as we continue to strengthen our investment management platform. Our partners will see immediate value as Susan takes a leadership role in capital formation and investor relations.”
Prior to joining Ram, Ms. Carter was CEO of The Eastport Group, a real estate consulting firm she founded. She also served as the first Director of Real Estate for the North Carolina Retirement System (NCRS), where she created policy and built a successful $7 billion real estate portfolio. She started her investment career with Duke Management Company (DUMAC) where she served as the Director of Fixed Income and also of Real Estate. She serves as a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is a past board member for Pension Real Estate Association (PREA).
Ram Realty Advisors (RRA) is an affiliate of Ram Realty Services, a fully integrated acquirer, developer and manager of retail and multifamily properties throughout the Southeast. RRA is a registered investment advisor and invests primarily through a series of private equity real estate funds on behalf of institutions and high net worth families. Since 1996, the Company has deployed in excess of $2.5 billion of capital. Ram and its predecessor entities have been continuously investing in real estate since 1978. The Company is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with offices in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Charlotte, NC. More information can be found at www.ramrealestate.com.
Jennifer S. Stull
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