Ethika Investments Appoints Director of Capital Markets

Marisa Lizak joins the real estate firm, bringing in 15 years of diversified and substantial experience.
Marisa Lizak

Marisa Lizak

Los AngelesEthika Investments LLC has announced the appointment of Marisa Lizak as director of capital markets. She will use her ability to evaluate, underwrite and structure complex commercial real estate transactions in order to enable Ethika and Laurus Corp., an affiliate real estate investment and development firm, to effectively manage and execute their strategy of investment and financing.

Ms. Lizak will be given the responsibility of implementing thought leadership for debt and equity capital market activities, creating a strategic and advantageous approach. She will also play an important role in developing and managing Ethika’s capital raising, relations with investors, and strategic investment initiatives.

Before joining Ethika, Ms. Lizak worked as SVP & head of underwriting at Starwood Property Trust (STWD), an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group and the largest commercial mortgage REIT in the United States. Before STWD, she was VP at Coastal Capital Partners and additional experience includes working as VP of large loan structuring & underwriting with the CMBS platform at Countrywide Commercial Real Estate Finance and on Wall Street as an investment banking associate at Lehman Brothers. Over the course of her career, Ms. Lizak has closed more than $10 billion of debt-related investments.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. Ms. Lizak is also a committee member at America’s Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) and a board member of Cornell Hotel Society’s LA/Orange County Chapter.

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