April 24, 2018
DURHAM, NC – Ram Realty Advisors, a leading developer and real estate investment manager throughout the Southeast, is pleased to announce a key new hire: Tessa Tanis joined the firm’s Durham office as the Director of Investor Relations. Tessa comes to Ram with over 17 years of experience and will participate in all aspects of real estate private equity marketing, including capital formation and investor relations. She will report to Susan Carter, Executive Vice President of Investment Strategy.
“I am excited to join the talented, energetic team at Ram, and to work closely with both the investment team and our institutional partners. I look forward to expanding the firm’s investor base and sharing Ram’s impressive track record and 40-year history of success.”
Immediately prior to joining Ram, Tessa was a Portfolio Manager at the North Carolina Retirement System (NCRS), responsible for managing the pension plan’s real estate investments. Prior to her tenure at NCRS, she served in a variety of investment, asset management, development, and institutional reporting roles at two publicly traded REITs – Highwoods Properties and Developers Diversified Realty. Tessa has a unique educational background, particularly for the IR position, as she has a B.S. in Public Relations and an M.S. in Accounting, both from Kent State University. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA).
“We’re committed to nurturing and growing our institutional relationships. Tessa and Susan will be working together to combine their experience, knowledge, and relationships to assist in that effort,” said Casey Cummings, Ram’s Chief Executive Officer. “Tessa has a solid track record in many aspects of the real estate industry, as well as a strong working knowledge of the markets where we are active. We’re pleased to have her on the team.”
Founded in 1978, Ram Realty Advisors is an affiliated group of companies and partnerships that acquire and develop retail, multifamily, and mixed-use properties in select high-growth markets in the Southeast. The company capitalizes investments primarily with Ram-sponsored discretionary private equity funds. Since 1996, the company has deployed in excess of $2.5 billion of capital. Ram is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Durham, North Carolina.
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