About Us


Dr. Randall Zisler
Co-Founder of Zisler Capital Associates, LLC

Dr. Randall Zisler, Co-Founder of Zisler Capital Associates, LLC, was a professor at Princeton University where he earned his A.B. two master degrees and his Ph.D. and taught economics and finance. As head of real estate research at Goldman Sachs and Nomura Securities, he devised innovative risk-based approaches to portfolio management and structured finance. He was co-head of investment banking at Jones Lang LaSalle, a partner at Pension Consulting Alliance, and CIO to Merv Griffin. He has advised hundreds of institutional investors, testified before Congress, and transacted over $6 billion of real estate. Dr. Zisler has served as an expert witness in ERISA and other real estate matters. He has lectured at Yale, USC and Harvard, where he served on the Harvard GSD Advisory Board. Dr. Zisler served on the boards of NCREIF and PREA.  |  310-560-1192

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Matthew Zisler
Co-Founder and Board Advisor of Zisler Capital Associates, LLC

Matthew Zisler is the co-founder of Zisler Capital Associates, the managing broker of ZCA and serves as an advisor to Dr. Zisler. He has 20 years of real estate and investment finance experience, inclusive of 11 years specifically serving as Principal and COO of ZCA from 2006 to 2017. During his time at Zisler Capital Associates, Mr. Zisler placed over $1.5 billion of debt and equity for clients.  Prior to Zisler Capital, Mr. Zisler worked for Buchanan Street Partners in the debt and structured finance group and for Heitman in their acquisition group.   He started his career in equity derivative trading with Goldman Sachs.  Matt earned his BA in economics from Boston College.


Joan Zisler
Chief Operating Officer, Zisler Capital Associates, LLC

Joan Rasna Zisler was a professional vocalist and music teacher in the Princeton School System in New Jersey. Early in Joan’s career she sang for Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Anton Dorati, Robert Shaw,  and recently in Vail under Yannick Nezet-Seguin, among others. She served on the American Repertory Ballet Board and was president of the Princeton School PTO Council as well as many other volunteer organizations. She currently sings with the Colorado Symphony Choir. Joan has held NJ and CA brokerage licenses.