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Seasoned real estate investment professional brings 15 years of experience to firm’s investor relations team

(May 16, 2023 – Chicago, IL.)Waterton, a national real estate investor and operator, today announced the hiring of Matt Porath as a senior vice president of investor relations.

Based out of Cleveland, OH, Mr. Porath brings over 15 years of investor relations, housing research, and wealth management experience and will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with prospective investors in the eastern United States and Canada as well as leading the firm’s multifamily fundraising strategies in Europe and the Middle East. Mr. Porath was formerly managing director of investor relations at Citymark Capital, where he was responsible for coordinating fundraising and business development initiatives with existing and prospective investors in the firm’s private equity real estate funds.

“We are excited to welcome Matt to the team,” said Michelle Wells, managing partner, investor relations of Waterton. “Matt has great energy and integrity – with exceptional multifamily experience and investor and consultant relationships. He will be a great addition to the Waterton team and we are confident that he will help elevate our robust investor relations practice.”

Prior to Citymark, Mr. Porath worked for Zelman & Associates, where he managed relationships with clients including top domestic and international hedge funds, mutual funds, pension funds, private equity firms and quantitative funds. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and in 2022, was recognized as one of Crain’s Cleveland Business’ “40 Under Forty.”

“From Waterton’s focus on culture and transparency to the in-place team of experienced investor relations and investment professionals, I believe there is an incredible opportunity to collaborate and build on the firm’s performance track record and investment fundamentals,” said Porath. “I’m excited to translate my experience in real estate research and investment and my ability to source new channels of equity into nurturing and growing investor relationships for Waterton.”

About Waterton:

Waterton is a real estate investor and operator with a focus on U.S. multifamily, senior living and hospitality properties. Founded in 1995, Waterton executes value add strategies and manages a national portfolio of multifamily, senior living and hospitality properties on behalf of institutional investors, family offices and financial institutions. Waterton is privately held and is headquartered in Chicago with regional teams throughout the United States. As of December 31, 2022, Waterton’s portfolio includes approximately $9.7 billion in real estate assets. Visit Waterton’s website:

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