Associate, Xander Advisors India
Based in Mumbai, Akshay advises on retail real estate investments across India.
Previously, he was Project Director at VR Whitefield, a Xander investee company developing a 550,000 square feet mixed-use project in Bengaluru. Prior to Xander, he was an Associate in the Real Estate group of Macquarie Capital in New York. Earlier, from 2007 to 2008, he was a Principal Architect at Pell Frischmann Consultants, Dubai and oversaw design, implementation and execution of “Tiger Woods Dubai”, a multi-billion dollar golf resort. Prior to Pell Frischmann Consultants, from 2005 to 2007, he was an Associate Architect at KCPL in Mumbai where he was responsible for the design and execution of three large scale hospital projects totaling 1,000 beds. Prior to KCPL, from 1999 to 2005, he founded and grew a real estate service practice in Gujarat.
Akshay received an MBA in Finance with distinction from New York University’s Stern School of Business and graduated as an Architect from Sardar Patel University’s Institute of Environmental Design.
Principal, Xander Advisors India
Aseem is a Principal and a senior member of the India investment team. He has been with Xander since 2011 and heads the firmís Delhi office. Aseem focuses on residential, office and hospitality investments across North and East India.
Aseem has sourced deals, structured transactions, conducted financial and legal negotiations, managed developer and intermediary relationships in several acquisitions for the firm. He has also completed several successful exits through diligent marketing, negotiation and structuring.
Aseem serves on the boards of several Xander investee companies and works closely with them to improve business performance, select key management personnel, ensuring statutory and financial oversight and compliance with agreements. He also serves on the board of Sinclairs Hotels Limited (BSE: 523023).
Before he joined Xander, Aseem worked at the Tata Group for 9 years. He first joined Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540) in their BFSI vertical. He then moved to TAS (Tata Administrative Services), the Groupís select management cadre and was deputed to Indian Hotels Company Limited (BSE: 500850) which operates Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces. There, he was responsible for driving Tajís expansion in China, Thailand and South India (2,000+ rooms) through management contracts and investments in green field projects
Aseem holds an MBA with specialization in Finance and Strategy from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and an engineering degree from PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh.
Principal, Xander Advisors India
Ram is a Principal and a senior member of the India investment team. He has been with Xander since 2010 and heads the firmís Mumbai office. Ram advises on real estate investments in the Western and Southern markets of India. He has sourced and led negotiations, deal structuring, due diligence and documentation of several acquisitions for the firm.
He closely works on the asset management of office portfolio including building/ leading teams, all operational aspects of running and managing commercial real estate portfolio, apart from spending time on sourcing and actively managing residential portfolio investments. He serves on the boards of various Xander investee companies managing relationships and closely working with them utilizing his experience on development and portfolio management to identify and implement strategic decisions.
Prior to Xander, Ram spent four years with Sun Apollo Real Estate Fund as a founding member of its India Investment team, where he played a pivotal role in acquisition, management of their multi-family/development portfolios throughout India and had closely worked with Apolloís European fund team in London to implement best practices. Earlier, he was with the Investment banking division of DTZ focused on deal origination, advised various private investment and listed firms on several transactions in Southern India. Ram started his real estate career with CBRE as part of its strategic consulting practice.
Ram holds a Master of Planning degree from the Indian Institute of Technology- Kharagpur, where he graduated top of the class and received the gold medal. Earlier, he graduated with an Architecture degree from the University of Madras. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute.
Vice President, Xander Advisors India
Based in Mumbai, and with over 8 years of experience, Ritesh advises on real estate investments in the Western and Southern markets of India.
Prior to Xander, Ritesh was an Analyst at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Private Equity India's asset management group. Earlier, from 2006 to 2008, he was a Senior Analyst at JP Morgan Chase in the Credit and Rates Derivatives Asia group. Earlier, from 2005 to 2006, Ritesh was part of KPMG's Risk Advisory Services team in Mumbai.
Ritesh completed his Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and graduated in Commerce from Mithibai College, Mumbai University.
Rohit George is a Managing Director at Xander Advisors India and has been with the firm since June 2009.
Over the last 6 years, Rohit has advised on real estate investments and various strategic initiatives and special situation investments for the group. He oversees all retail real estate investments and is also responsible for portfolio management of Virtuous Retail, a pan India retail real estate company with approximately 80 professionals and six million square feet of operating and under development shopping center assets in 6 cities.
Prior to Xander, Rohit co-founded Greenbox Realty, a retail infrastructure development company based in Bengaluru, which he sold to a leading Indian conglomerate. From 2005 to 2007, he worked as an investment banker at Avendus Capital in the technology and real estate groups, advising clients on Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Raising. Prior to business school, from 2001 to 2003, he worked at GE Capital in the financial assurance group in Chicago and New Delhi.
Rohit is a Director on the boards of Xander Advisors India, Xander Finance and all Virtuous Retail Flagship Centres, apart from various Xander investee companies.
He received an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and earned an Honors degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.
Analyst, Xander Advisors India
Based in Mumbai, Madhav Soi joined Xander in 2013. He advises on real estate investments in the Western and Southern markets of India. Madhav supports the investments team on market research across India.
Madhav has had prior internship experience in investment banking with Barclays Capital in Mumbai and in commercial banking with Citi Group in New York.
Madhav graduated with a BBA in Finance and Operations Management from Emory Universityís Goizueta Business School.
Based in New Delhi, Pratik advises on real estate transactions across Delhi NCR.
Prior to Xander, Pratik worked as an Associate Director-Corporate Advisory Group at Altamount Capital Management, one of the largest independent Multi Family offices in India. He has executed sell side transactions across sectors like real estate, manufacturing, infrastructure (roads & power), healthcare etc. He started his career as an Analyst at the Corporate Strategy Team at Serco India.
Pratik is a CFA and has successfully completed his Masters in Finance (Investment Management) from Warwick Business School, United Kingdom. He has completed his B.A Honors (Economics-Statistics) from St Xavierís College, University of Mumbai.
Based in Bengaluru, Abhinav Sharma is part of Xanderís Investments team.
Prior to Xander, Abhinav worked at i3consulting Pvt. Ltd. for a client in Saudi Arabia involved in private investments primarily in retail sector in GCC ranging from US$50-200 MM. He was responsible for client management, financial analysis and deal execution. Earlier he worked as a Crude Oil Derivatives Trader in the Energy Trading Division at Futures First. He started his post MBA professional career with HSBC in the investment banking division as a part of the Corporate Finance team in Bengaluru and Hong Kong. Prior to business school he worked at Gammon India Ltd. as a Civil Engineer in New Delhi.
Abhinav received an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi (IIM Ranchi), and graduated from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi (BIT Mesra) in Civil Engineering. He is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and a CFA level 3 candidate.