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Black Creek Appoints SVP to Lead Southeast Industrial Investments

Black Creek Group, a real estate investment management firm and sponsor of non-traded real estate investment trusts, has appointed senior vice president, market officer for the Southeast region.

Black Creek Group, a real estate investment management firm and sponsor of non-traded real estate investment trusts, has promoted Enoch Hayase to senior vice president, market officer for the Southeast region.

In his new role, Hayase will be responsible for the firm’s industrial investments in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee and will report to Dave Fazekas, chief investment officer industrial, who oversees the sourcing and execution of all industrial investments for the firm.

Hayase joined the firm in 2011 and most recently served as senior vice president, portfolio manager where he oversaw acquisition strategy and portfolio management for two investment platforms sponsored by the firm and procured equity commitments of $1.1 billion.

Prior to joining the firm, he held various investment roles with Eola Capital and Prologis where he was involved in more than $5 billion in property acquisitions, the company said.

“For more than a decade, Enoch has been an invaluable member of the Black Creek team and his extensive knowledge of both the firm’s strategy and commercial real estate will be instrumental as we continue to expand our industrial footprint,” said Dwight Merriman, head of industrial at Black Creek Group. “With experience in acquisitions, portfolio management and property financing, he can really see and understand the full picture as it comes to each property.”

As of March 31, 2021, Black Creek either owns or is developing approximately 7.5 million square feet of industrial real estate in the Southeast Region.

Black Creek Group manages offerings across the industrial, multifamily, office and retail sectors, and over its more than 25-year history, has bought or built more than $23 billion of investments. As of March 31, 2021, the firm had a national footprint of 75.8 million square feet across 31 U.S. markets, including properties under control and development.

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