HONG KONG -- (Business Wire)
Global investment firm KKR today announced the appointment of real
estate veteran John Pattar as Member and Head of KKR’s real estate
business in Asia Pacific.
Mr. Pattar will assume leadership of KKR’s existing Asia real estate
team and work alongside the firm’s regional investment teams and
leadership to source attractive real estate investment opportunities
across Asia Pacific. He will also assist Asian clients in partnering
with KKR to access real estate opportunities globally. Based in Hong
Kong, Mr. Pattar brings to KKR nearly three decades of real estate
investment and management experience, as well as a proven track record
of creating value in real estate assets across Asia Pacific.
“Asia Pacific is a crucial part of our global real estate strategy given
the attractive growth and demographic drivers found in markets across
the region. Furthermore, we are focused on continuing to enhance our
connectivity with Asian investors seeking to partner with KKR real
estate in the United States and Europe. We see great opportunity to
continue scaling our real estate platform, and we are thrilled that John
will lead KKR through the next phase of our growth,” said Ralph
Rosenberg, Member and Head of KKR Real Estate.
Ming Lu, Member and Head of KKR Asia, said, “Real estate is a compelling
and growing asset class for KKR in Asia Pacific. There is a wide-ranging
need for financing and restructuring solutions for properties across the
region and for assisting corporations in unlocking the value of their
real estate portfolios. By leveraging John's extensive experience,
network and operating capabilities, we are well-positioned to source
differentiated investment opportunities and uniquely provide capital
solutions to our local partners. John will not only be a great resource
to KKR’s real estate team, but also to our entire Asia team.”
Mr. Pattar joins KKR from CLSA Capital Partners in Hong Kong, where he
was the CEO of CLSA Real Estate. He joined CLSA in 2004 and most
recently oversaw the operation of Fudo Capital, a collection of property
funds targeting real estate investment in Asia Pacific. He has worked
across property investment, development, capital transactions and asset
management in Asia for nearly 30 years, in markets including Australia,
China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
Mr. Pattar has a Bachelor of Laws degree from King’s College, University
of London and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered
KKR's real estate business mandate globally is to make control or
influence investments and transactions across the capital structure.
Since 2011, KKR has committed approximately US$2 billion in equity and
debt across more than 40 real estate transactions in Asia Pacific
markets including Australia, China, India, Singapore and South Korea, as
of March 31, 2018. The firm has a dedicated team of approximately 20
professionals based in Asia Pacific spanning both the equity and credit
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple
alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy,
infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager
partnerships that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive
investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and
disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and
driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR
invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund
investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities
through its capital markets business. References to KKR's investments
may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional
information about KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR's website
at www.kkr.com and
on Twitter @KKR_Co.
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KKR Asia Pacific:
David Katz, +65 6922 5872
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Rick Carew / Miles Radcliffe-Trenner, +852 3899
Kristi Huller / Cara Kleiman, +1 212-750-8300
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