Lisa Hillier is an experienced and successful advisor, investor and operator, particularly in the commercial, residential, and hospitality real estate sectors. She has worked in both early-stage startups and well-established, leading companies and looks forward to advising our portfolio companies on their real estate challenges.
Lisa began her career at the storied real estate accounting and consulting firm of Kenneth Leventhal & Company (now part of Ernst & Young), where she wrote the business plan for her next move – Zenith Realty Investments, a startup real estate investment fund focused on boutique redevelopment projects in Florida. Once investments in the original fund matured, Lisa joined Capri Capital Partners, an emerging manager, in Chicago to pursue mezzanine and equity investments nationwide for the firm’s two opportunistic and value-add real estate funds.
After CCP, Lisa moved back to Miami to join The Related Group, a development firm at the forefront of South Florida’s complex urban evolution for over 40 years. There, her investment and asset management role evolved along with the company’s investment parameters – from distressed commercial and residential deals, to land for development, and ultimately covered land bank plays. She left Related after eight years to launch the expansion and operations of Truss (PropTech startup assisting small and medium commercial tenants find and lease space) into California.
Most recently, Lisa oversaw acquisitions (Western US) and disposition (nationwide) for Apartment Investment & Management company, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust.
A graduate of Babson College, Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in management degree with a major in accounting and minor in economics. She remains actively involved as an alumna and served as the Vice Chair of the South Florida club before moving to San Francisco. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute and Commercial Real Estate Women San Francisco. She enjoys spending her free time skiing, photographing wildlife, and glassblowing.