EXCLUSIVE: Tishman Speyer makes new hire in Asia

The New York-based developer and fund manager has appointed a former senior member of Partners Group's Asia team Thaili Chi as a senior director in the equity capital markets group in China.  

The New York-based developer and fund manager, Tishman Speyer, has appointed Thaili Chi as a senior director in its equity capital markets group.

Based in Shanghai, Chi will be working with the equity capital markets team to drive outbound investments and also assist in RMB-denominated fund management.

In December last year, Chi left his position at the Zug-based private markets fund manager Partners Group, where he was responsible for the firm’s private real estate team’s investments in Greater China, with a focus on primary, secondary and direct investments. He spent close to five years with the firm.

Chi has previously also worked at Deutsche Bank, covering mergers and acquisitions in Greater China, and has also invested and managed assets in China and the United States for a Beijing-based family office.

Tishman Speyer has been teaming up with Asian real estate developers and investors to make investments. In February last year, it partnered with one of China’s largest developers China Vanke to develop high-rise residential projects in San Francisco, for example.

The Tower Place in London, which was purchased by China’s Ping An Insurance in January this year reportedly for £237 million from Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, was also developed by Tishman Speyer.