Mr. Shao currently lead the Gaw Capital Investment Team in China, covering direct real estate investment, real estate platform investment such as IDC Investment platform and intelligent logistics warehouse platform investment. Additionally, he has been assisting fund raising including communicating to LPs on regularly basis for update on China projects as well as covering market trend & outlook about China. He has over 15 years of experience in real estate investment, advisory and asset management in China.
Prior to joining Gaw Capital Partners, Mr. Shao led JLL’s Eastern China Capital Markets team as Regional Director from 2016 to Feb 2018, and served as an Executive Director and Head of Capital Markets for China at CBRE from 2014 to early 2016. In his combined 4 year’s service, he has successfully advised transactions volume over US$ 7.5billion across China. Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Shao spent 4 years in Singapore-listed real estate company Forterra Trust, and in his 4th year, he served as Head of Investment & Acquisition. Prior to Forterra Trust, Mr. Shao spent 4 years in DTZ HK and Shanghai office and achieved successful track record and acknowledged as one of the top performers from 2006 to 2010.
Mr. Shao received a Master of Philosophy in Real Estate Finance from Cambridge University and an Honor Bachelor degree of Science in Financial Economics from Essex University, UK. He is also the Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Gaw Capital Partners is a uniquely positioned private equity fund management company focusing on real estate markets in greater China and other high barrier-to-entry markets globally.
Specializing in adding strategic value to under-utilized real estate through redesign and repositioning, Gaw Capital runs an integrated business model with own in-house asset management operating platforms in retail, hospitality, property development, logistics and IDC. The firm’s investments span the entire spectrum of real estate sectors, including residential development, offices, retail malls, hospitality, logistics warehouses and IDC projects.
Gaw Capital has raised six commingled funds targeting the Greater China and APAC regions since 2005. The firm also manages value-add/opportunistic funds in Vietnam, a Pan-Asia hospitality fund, a European hospitality fund and also provides services for separate account direct investments globally. Gaw Capital has raised equity of USD$ 16.9 billion since 2005 and commands assets of USD$ 27 billion under management as of Q3 2020.
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