Mr. Rizzo is an Investment Director at Black Bear Asset Management. Mr. Rizzo advises on acquisitions, dispositions, financings, re-financings, asset management, development and redevelopment of multifamily, office, retail, hotel, land and other property types. Mr. Rizzo has 20 years of real estate acquisition and disposition experience across all product types and geographies, participating in both equity and debt investments.
Mr. Rizzo is the Founder and CEO of Double Z Management LLC a real estate investment and asset management platform. Double Z Management LLC has sourced and closed over 1 million square feet of real estate investments since inception with a diverse set of family offices and high net worth investors. Mr. Rizzo is a Partner of Azimuth Global Partners focused on the US particularly New York City. Azimuth bridges the gap between sovereign wealth funds, global pension funds and Islamic institutions in Asia and the Middle East with real estate assets worldwide. Azimuth has facilitated the investment of over US $2 billion worldwide.
Mr. Rizzo was Managing Director of Loeb Partners Realty LLC. Mr. Rizzo spearheaded Loeb’s acquisition, disposition, development, asset management, lending and capital markets efforts. While at Loeb, Mr. Rizzo directly sourced and closed over $500 million in acquisitions and was intimately involved in financings totaling over $2 billion in the aggregate. Mr. Rizzo was an acquisition professional at Westbrook Partners, a real estate opportunity fund with over $4 billion of equity under management at the time. Mr. Rizzo was involved in over $1 billion in acquisitions of office, hotel and multifamily properties. Mr. Rizzo has also held positions with S.L. Green Realty Corporation (NYSE: SLG) where he was involved in the acquisition of New York City office properties valued in excess of $500 million and Tishman Hotel Corporation where he was on a team responsible for the development and asset management of numerous convention center properties throughout the United Sates. Mr. Rizzo received a B.S. from Cornell University. Mr. Rizzo is or was a member of ULI, REBNY, and ICSC and was on the Board of the IAHI Owners Association. Mr. Rizzo is a licensed real estate broker in New York and a licensed salesperson in New Jersey.