Ashish Khandelia founded Certus Capital, after leading grounds up build-out of KKR’s India RE platform to a US$1.0Bn business

Ashish founded Certus Capital in Jul 2018 with a vision to build a best-in-class investment manager, specializing in Indian real-estate investing with highest levels of transparency and governance. Certus’ mission is to provide a personalized partnering experience while delivering the quality of underwriting, diligence and asset monitoring that is expected from leading global investment managers.

In doing so, Ashish looks to draw upon his 20+ years of experience with institutions like KKR and Morgan Stanley Real Estate in building similar businesses.

Few highlights:

  • Close to US$2Bn of transaction experience across asset classes (residential, office, operating platforms) and capital structures (Equity, High-yield credit, Senior debt)
  • Strong exit track-record: High-teens or higher returns across all exits, for investments done since 2010*
  • Capital raising experience: Instrumental in raising ~US$250MM of LP capital for KKR’s RE lending platform; significant experience in raising platform level debt and deal-level syndication
  • Team building expertise: Built KKR / MSRE RE teams from being first / second member to join to 10+ members (only including investing / asset management professionals)

Made Head of Acquisitions at Morgan Stanley Real Estate, India in 2010

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