Mr. Sanghwoi Bae joined ESR Kendall Square in 2019 as the head of Income JV investment. He then joined Kendall Square REIT Management to spearhead ESR Kendall Square REIT’s (KOSPI 365550, the “REIT”) IPO and investment. After completing the REIT IPO at the end of 2020, he became the CEO of the REIT Management.
Mr. Bae has 15 years of Korean real estate investment experience. He held roles across the investment banking and private equity in real estate spectrum in various financial institutions, including LaSalle Investment Management and Hana Financial Group. Mr. Bae received his Bachelor of Art degree in International Relations from Boston University.
ESR Kendall Square REIT, as a pure play logistics REIT, was listed on the Korea Exchange in December 2020, and since has positioned itself as the nation’s largest REIT. Our relentless commitment to transformation and innovation fuelled the growth of our AUM to KRW2.3 trillion, the greatest-ever in Korea, as of the end of 2021.
Apart from the sheer size of AUM, we lead the industry on the back of our extensive experience and expertise in logistics centre development and operation. This not only enables us to remain competitive in acquiring assets, but also identify new growth drivers to maximize returns for our investors.