Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, has appointed Rahul Ghai as a Managing Director within its Singapore-based Private Real Estate team. In his new role, Rahul Ghai will focus on direct investments across the Asia-Pacific region and will report to Bastian Wolff, Managing Director and Head of Private Real Estate Asia.
Rahul Ghai brings close to 15 years of experience in the real estate investment industry. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was Head of Transactions, Asia-Pacific, and Head of Real Estate for South East Asia and Australia at Deutsche Bank Asset Management. Previously, he also worked for Standard Chartered Bank Principal Finance, Istithmar World, and Jones Lang LaSalle. He holds a joint MBA from ESSEC Business School and Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delhi.
Rahul Ghai comments: “I am delighted to be joining Partners Group at a time when the firm is experiencing strong growth and investing significantly into the build-out of its investment platform. The Asia-Pacific real estate market continues to offer a number of attractive investment opportunities, in particular value-add strategies in the region’s key gateway cities and under-capitalized assets in pre-global financial crisis programs that would benefit from more time and capital. I very much look forward to working with Bastian Wolff and the rest of the team.”
Bastian Wolff adds: “Rahul brings with him significant experience of investing across a broad cross-section of sectors and regions within the Asia-Pacific real estate market. This makes him the perfect addition to our team as we look to build on our existing track record and expand our portfolio of both direct and non-traditional secondary investments in the region, in line with our overarching relative value view and the opportunity set we see in the market.”