Mr Stephen Tang is Head of Value Add & Opportunistic Real Estate of ARA Private Funds (APAC Real Estate). In his role, Mr Tang leads a dedicated team which is responsible for all investment and asset management activities for value add and opportunistic real estate funds. In addition, Mr Tang is the lead portfolio manager for ARA’s flagship Asia Real Estate Partners Fund series. Mr Tang has more than 20 years of real estate industry experience. Prior to joining ARA, he was Managing Director at JP Morgan Asset Management where he was responsible for the group’s overall operations in Greater China (primarily value add and opportunistic strategies) and Singapore.
In addition to overseeing Greater China and Singapore, Mr Tang assisted with the sourcing and evaluation of new opportunities in the Asia Pacific region. Mr Tang was a member of both the Asia Pacific Investment and Executive Management Committees. Prior to JP Morgan, Mr Tang served as Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing. On behalf of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds (MSREF Opportunistic Fund Series- APAC region), Mr Tang oversaw and transacted over US$5 billion of acquisitions, dispositions and financing investments. Mr Tang started his career in the acquisitions group at GE Capital Investment Advisors with subsequent investment roles at Prudential Real Estate Investors and MetLife Investments.
Mr Tang holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington, USA, a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and has completed his MBA coursework in Private Equity/Venture Capital from Harvard Business School, USA.
Founded in 2002 and driven by a mission to be best-in-class, ARA Asset Management Limited (ARA or the Group) is a leading APAC real assets fund manager with a global reach.
ARA operates a diversified platform across assets, strategies and geographies, with approximately S$119 billion1 in gross assets under management globally, as at 31 December 2020. It offers value-added investment solutions in both public and private markets, managing listed and unlisted real estate investment trusts (REITs) and private funds in real estate, infrastructure and credit across 28 countries. As part of its investor-operator philosophy, the Group also operates a real estate management services division with local teams to manage its assets worldwide.
ARA’s multi-platform, multi-product global fund management business is driven by dedicated teams with in-depth market knowledge and local expertise in all countries where it operates and invests. The Group strives to work sustainably, is mindful of its impact on the environment, and aims to leverage technology to work smart and achieve better outcomes for its stakeholders. Built on a foundation of strong corporate governance and business integrity, ARA manages funds on behalf of many of the world’s largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and financial institutions.
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