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Bridge launches Asia operations

The Utah-based real estate asset manager has opened its first international office in Hong Kong and appointed a senior executive to lead its operations.  

Bridge Investment Group Partners (Bridge-IGP), a Salt Lake City, Utah-based real estate investment manager focused primarily on the multifamily sector in the US, has expanded its operations into Asia and appointed Aamir Rahim to lead its efforts in the region.

Aamir Rahim has been brought on board to provide investor relations and capital markets expertise in Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong, the firm’s first international office, Rahim would be helping the firm to deepen ongoing exchanges with Asian Pacific institutions and continue its momentum in the region, the firm said in a release announcing the hire.

Rahim previously held several senior positions at Citi. Most recently, he led the public sector group for the bank in Asia Pacific. He also served as chief executive officer of Citi Private Bank, co-head of fixed income currencies and commodities for Asia Pacific, and head of fixed income capital markets. In the past, Rahim also worked in the structured finance and derivatives team at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.

“We are excited to welcome Aamir to the Bridge-IGP family. His extensive capital markets experience will enhance our regional expertise as we seek to capitalize on the growing opportunities in Asia,” said Robert Morse, chairman of Bridge-IGP. “Having senior representation in Hong Kong is a significant milestone in the expansion of our international operations.”

The parent company Bridge was founded in 1991, and the fund management platform Bridge-IGP was launched in 2009. Bridge-IGP focuses on value-add multifamily, senior housing, commercial office and commercial real estate (CRE)-backed fixed income sectors. The firm manages private equity funds, separate accounts, co-investments and joint ventures, and has $4.7 billion in total assets under management.