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Julia Zhu

VP, Accounting and Reporting

Julia Zhu is the Director of Accounting and Reporting at Rising Realty Partners. She directs accounting practices, controls Rising's investment portfolio, and oversees daily accounting operations.

Prior to joining Rising, Julia held a senior position at CIM Group, a transformational urban real estate and infrastructure investment firm with over $13.9 billion in assets under management.

In this role, she led the accounting and financial reporting team of Fund I, an institutional opportunity platform that invests in repositioning and development projects. With over $600 million in investor commitments, the team operated in more than 30 communities with over 100 investments including office, residential, retail, parking, hotel and development sites.

Julia also led the accounting and finance team in establishing SMA Fund, an institutional value-add investment platform with $250 million in investor commitments.

She also held senior finance and accounting positions at BNY Mellon Alternative investment services, where she managed full cycle of accounting and financial reporting for debt and private equity funds. Julia earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from The Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.

Julia also leads the treasury team for her home church. She enjoys spending her free time hiking, practicing yoga, cooking, gardening, and playing crochet.