Salika Khizer is joining Principal Global Investors as a Managing Director, Real Estate Marketing, working closely with both the real estate portfolio management teams and generalist sales and consultant relations staff to raise capital for the firm's U.S. and European private real estate and global property infrastructure securities products.
Before joining Principal in 2021, she worked at Walker & Dunlop Investment Partners as a Director of Capital Formation responsible for marketing and fundraising. Prior to that, Salika was a Vice President at CIM Group where she focused on institutional and private wealth fundraising, specializing in private equity real estate, debt, infrastructure, corporate credit and qualified opportunity zones.
Prior to joining CIM, Salika was a Managing Director at Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (IREI) where she focused on business development with pension funds, endowments, foundations, family offices, insurance companies, consultants and Taft-Hartley investors. While at IREI she founded a young leader’s program called IREI Springboard. Earlier to IREI, Salika was an Investor Relations and Product Specialist at a San Francisco based public equities firm.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of California, Davis where she graduated with honors for academic excellence.