Eliza Bailey is one of the founders Managing Principals and the CEO & CIO of Belay Investment Group and oversees all aspects of Belay’s business activities, investment strategy and execution, in addition to interfacing with investors and operator partners, capital formation, and overall business development and strategy. Ms. Bailey is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. Ms. Bailey has over 26 years of experience in the real estate industry, investing directly in real estate assets, selecting emerging managers and asset managing investment portfolios. Prior to becoming a partner at Belay Investment Group, Ms. Bailey was a Managing Director at Partners Group where she built a global real estate debt practice that invested over $2 billion of capital during her tenure from 2007 to 2014. Ms. Bailey also served as the chief underwriter and acquisition officer for over $500 million of global direct equity and debt real estate investments across various property types. Additionally, Ms. Bailey was a member of the Real Estate Investment Committee at Partners Group, where she participated in the due diligence and investment process of over $3.5 billion in investment activity. During her time at Pension Consulting Alliance from 2002 to 2007, Ms. Bailey was a portfolio manager for large institutional clients where she oversaw portfolio construction, monitored performance, and conducted in-depth due diligence on investment opportunities across all risk profiles, global geographies, property types and investment structures. Ms. Bailey started her real estate career as the founder of Property Solutions Enterprises, a private investment business focusing on residential real estate where she structured investment opportunities, completed property level due diligence, created expansive fee and revenue models, and conducted market research.
Ms. Bailey received both her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Business Administration in Finance and Management from the University of Oregon. She is also a member of The Real Estate Roundtable.