Deutsche Asset Management has brought on board Victoria Sharpe to head up the New York-based financial firm’s real estate investment operations in Asia Pacific.
Sharpe takes over the top role in APAC for Deutsche AM, just weeks after the company brought on board new leadership in Korea, amid signs that the firm’s real estate division, which held $2.6 billion in assets under management at the end of March, is seeking to enhance its presence in the Asia Pacific region.
Based in Singapore, Sharpe joins the asset management division of Deutsche Bank as a Managing Director reporting to Pierre Cherki, the company’s New York-based Head of Alternatives and Real Assets. Sharpe will also sit on the APAC executive committee for Deutsche AM, which is chaired by the company’s APAC head, Jon Eilbeck.
Prior to taking on this new role, Sharpe had served with TH Real Estate (formerly TIAA Henderson) where she had run the London-based firm’s global client capital group for just under two years. Before joining TIAA Henderson in 2014, Sharpe had run the Asia operations of Prudential Real Estate Investors until March 21, when she changed to a Singapore-based client relationship role with the US investment firm.
Sharpe has over 30 years’ experience in real estate investment and has worked in London, New York, and Munich, in addition to Singapore.
Deutsche AM Enhances APAC Team
In her new role with Deutsche AM, Sharpe is charged with expanding the company’s business in Asia Pacific, she will be assisted in this mission by Deutsche AM veteran Rahul Ghai, who has now been named the company’s APAC head of transactions. Ghai, who jointed the firm in 2011, had formerly served as Deutsche AM’s Head of Real Estate for Southeast Asia and Australia.
Sharpe’s appointment follows just a few weeks after Deutsche AM appointed Christopher Kimm as its new managing director and head of real estate for Korea. Like Sharpe, Kimm will report directly to Pierre Cherki in New York.