Riaz Capital

Riaz Capital is a real estate developer-operator driven by a motivated and talented team focused on addressing the changing housing needs of the Bay Area. We develop and operate missing middle-market multifamily real estate in the Bay Area, and are on a mission to provide convenient, premium-quality and financially accessible workforce housing to our residents. We work as a team that challenges, collaborates, and supports each other to positively impact residents and the broader community, and to deliver on our goals for our business and investors. Our buildings are planet-friendly with a low carbon footprint and high bike, walk, and transit scores, and we invest in the communities where our buildings are located.

Operating in the Bay Area since 1977, the Company’s roots go back two generations. We possess core competencies in design, development, construction management, asset management, finance and capital markets. Today, the company has ~$500 million in real estate assets under management (over 1,500 units) and has roughly 1,700 residences in the development or construction process. We have achieved an IRR of 36% over 12 exited deals between 2010 and 2019, and our latest fund, the Ozone Fund III, closed at $122M, well over our projected $100M target.

Our aim is to create a real estate asset base of over $1 billion by 2024 and provide premium quality, affordable, housing to ~5,000 residents by 2027.

At the core of our solution to the Bay Area housing crisis is the micro-living model – a synthesis of our years-long experience in micro-units, student housing, traditional multi-family, and co-living. The design incorporates all the necessary functions of a housing unit and works in a variety of building types: townhouses, mid-rise apartments, substantial rehab, and adaptive reuse. The units provide our residents with a sense of independence and individuality, all within the fabric of a larger community. Each of our projects places an emphasis on architectural creativity, thoughtful design, walkability, utilization of open space, and personal privacy. In addition to new construction development, we have extensive experience in repositioning both urban and suburban workforce housing properties and have executed several adaptive reuse projects. Our current activities are ~70% new construction and ~30% adaptive reuse and repositioning.

Our firm’s culture is focused on being customer centric by understanding their needs and best providing for them. For us, it is just as important to do good for our residents, team members, the community, and the planet, as it is to do well by our investors and business. We support and challenge each other as a team and believe people from diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences, make our company better.