Ed Rotter

Ed Rotter

Chairman and Head of US Investments
Zeus Capital Management

Mr. Rotter has executed over $7 billion in real estate transactions during his 30 years career with top institutional real estate managers. He currently serves as Chairman and Head of US Investments for Zeus Capital Management, an international private equity firm representing high net worth, institutional and sovereign wealth investors in both opportunistic and core projects and is in charge of their US investment platform. For close to two decades, Ed has served as Managing Director, at ING/Clarion Partners, one of the premier US real estate investment advisors with over 35 billion under management. Mr. Rotter has also served as CIO of Twining Properties and as a senior officer in the transactions groups of Jones, Lang, LaSalle, Baring Advisors and Landauer.

Mr. Rotter has been trusted Advisor to Construction Guide Inc., since its inception and brings inevitable expertise in the Real Estate Development and Construction Financing analytics.

Mr. Rotter has sourced and acquired real estate investments throughout the US on behalf of institutional clients including Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Bank of Kuwait, California State Pension Fund, DEKA Bank Group, Hawaii Fund, New York State Common Retirement Fund.

New York State Teachers Retirement Fund, Oregon Pension Fund, Royal Dutch Shell, Qatari Investment Authority, Soros Fund, State of Tennessee Pension Fund, United Mine Workers. Ed has also focused on developing and managing offshore investor/partner relationships and has travelled extensively to develop these relationships in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Rotter has transacted across all property types including residential, office, industrial, retail, hotel, mixed use, land and resort properties.

He has closed transactions throughout the US with a focus on East Coast markets, Boston, NYC, Washington D.C., and Florida, as well as Texas and California.

He has closed deals across the risk spectrum from core to development.

Notably he has acquired and joint venture developed over 20,000 residential units including the acquisition of the Gable Residential REIT. Other notable/trophy investments include: Park Avenue Plaza, 10 E 53ST,737 Park Avenue, 636 Sixth Avenue,200 West End Ave, 11 East 44th St, 450 Park Avenue, 50 Milk St, Roosevelt Raceway Center, Mizner Park, Old Palm , Hines Office Portfolio, Corporate Woods, Waterside Shoppes.

Mr. Rotter has been especially successful in identifying and executing value add and opportunistic real estate opportunities from repositioning to ground up developments. He has identified many of the best partners in the industry to execute these strategies for his clients. He has partnered/transacted with many of the premier US real estate companies including: Avalon Bay, Fisher Brothers, Gables, General Growth, Hines, Macklowe, Related, RFR, Taconic Partners, Trammel Crow, and Wood Partners.

Mr. Rotter has been an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York, The International Council of Shopping Centers, as well as the Urban Land Institute.

Mr. Rotter has graduated from Yale College with a BA and obtained his MBA from Harvard Business School.