Croatan Investments, a sponsor of Delaware statutory trust offerings and other private placements, announced the addition of Chris Zollo as the head of capital markets and investor relations. Zollo will be responsible for overseeing fund raising activities for all Croatan investment products, the development of additional vehicles, and communications with both existing and potential investors.
“Mr. Zollo brings decades of experience raising significant amounts of capital for discretionary fund vehicles and building best-in-class capital markets and investor relations team,” said Paul Van, chief executive officer. “His knowledge and perspective will support our investment execution platform and help us grow to become a nationally recognized brand.”
Zollo’s 25 years of experience includes leading client service and investor relations teams responsible for developing and servicing $10 billion in assets under management. His roles have been focused on capital raising, executing distribution models, and product development. He also helped create investor relations teams.
Prior to Croatan, Zollo was the senior managing director of capital markets at Waypoint Residential and led a team that launched their co-mingled fund business into the institutional and private wealth segments. Before Waypoint, he was the director of client service and marketing at Harrison Street, where he spent 10 years building their institutional fund business. He led business formation with public pensions, large insurance companies, family offices, and various private wealth platforms. The 10 years prior, he helped to build Heitman’s Private Wealth and institutional businesses as the vice president of client service and marketing. Through large broker-dealers, wealth platforms and family offices, Zollo led Heitman’s distribution efforts for their publicly traded REIT product offerings.
Zollo began his career in Boston while working for asset managers within the mutual fund industry such as State Street, Putnam Investments and Old Mutual. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts.
Croatan Investments is a private equity real estate manager focused on multifamily investments. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Virginia Beach, the firm has team members operating in Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, New York City, Washington D.C., and Singapore. Its portfolio currently consists of multifamily assets across the Mid-Atlantic and Sun Belt regions.