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Vice President of Investor Relations

Virginia Beach, Virginia
7 Sep 2023

Founded in 2013, Cohen Investment Group based in Virginia Beach, VA is a leading real estate investment sponsor, completing approximately $1 billion in transactions across various real estate strategies. We invest along side of our limited partners across the capital structure where our integrated investment platforms and proprietary operating capabilities create an edge to improve performance and drive long-term value. Our tenured teams have experience working collaboratively across asset classes, sectors, and geographies to seek strong risk-adjusted returns for our investors.

Job Purpose:

To assist our tenured, senior team with sourcing equity for acquisitions in various property types during all phases of the economic cycle. Cohen Investment Group is seeking a Sr. Associate to join our Real Estate Fundraising team. You will support the general partners with fundraising and client engagement efforts. This is an exciting opportunity to develop deep knowledge of our real estate investment strategies and learn how to effectively engage with current and prospective investors. Your role will focus on internal support for marketing to accredited investors, single and multifamily offices, RIA's / non-bank or securities engaged affiliated wealth managers, and private equity.


  • Serve as key point person for meeting preparation (organizing materials and providing detailed investor profiles) and fundraising coordination including attending meetings/calls with senior marketers and investment professionals and taking notes, helping with presentations, tracking follow-up and other ad-hoc requests
  • Perform market research on prospective investors/investor preferences, competitors, fundraising environment, business development opportunities, and general real estate market
  • Create internal presentations for senior leadership that summarize business development and fundraising efforts
  • Develop and maintain analytical material for fundraising efforts across a variety of mediums
  • Partner with senior general partners and junior level employees understand how to best market the platform and various real estate strategies
  • Serve as real estate capital raising team liaison and collaborate with internal teams to track, coordinate, and respond to ad-hoc investor requests for information as part of the fundraising process
  • Develop a strong knowledge of the team's strategies, investment approach, and operational/support functions to effectively coordinate the fundraising efforts of the team
  • Monitor industry specific publications and conduct market research to ensure the team is abreast of new mandates and competitor landscape
  • Maintain and organize the team's CRM (Salesforce) by tracking consultant and investor activity across multiple fund offerings in addition to senior marketer activity; create reports as needed
  • Create detailed and thoughtful research reports on prospective investors to support senior general partners with fundraising activities
  • Serve as the team's main point of contact for any internal research/reporting/analytical/ad-hoc requests
  • Attend relevant industry events and serve as back-up to senior marketers for investor outreach and follow-up as needed

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four (4) academic institution, ideally with a focus on marketing, real estate, finance or accounting.
  • 2-4 years' experience supporting investor relations and/or fundraising efforts, or in a real estate investment banking/transaction-oriented capacity
  • Professional experience working with LPs and institutional consultants or real estate experience
  • Hands-on experience creating and reformatting pitchbooks and other investor deliverables
  • Understanding of performance metrics for investments
  • Genuine interest in real estate investing
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; strong attention to detail in writing and editing documents
  • Highly proficient in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Personal accountability and strong work ethic
  • Self-starter with a willingness to learn and to apply knowledge
  • Ability to communicate and work well with a broad range of business functions
  • Ability to develop relationships and build credibility with internal and external investors
  • Previous experience in real estate investments is a plus
  • Ability to multitask and be aware/track multiple moving processes across different strategies and investors

The base salary for this position is expected to be between $75,000.00 and $85,000.00. The base salary offered to the chosen candidate will be commensurate with a candidate's relevant experience and other qualifications for the position, as determined by the Company in its sole discretion. In addition to base salary, this position is eligible medical insurance as well quarterly and annual discretionary bonuses, which is often a meaningful portion of the compensation package, and a robust benefits package. All inquiries should respond to this post. Please only qualified individuals with the key requirements listed above.

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  • Job Reference: 1108273039-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Cohen Investment Group
  • Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application