Invesco Real Estate Asia has appointed Noah Wangh in a senior acquisitions role for the region, PERE can reveal.
Wangh has come on board as the acquisitions director to strengthen Invesco’s property acquisitions capabilities across the region. Additionally, he will also be serving as the firm’s head of acquisitions in Hong Kong.
Wangh was previously the acquisitions officer and head of Hong Kong for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI). A long-serving executive at the New York-headquartered firm, Wangh spent around 12 years working in different roles and countries for MSREI.
He started out in the firm’s New York office where he was involved in real estate investment banking transactions in the US. For the past nine years Wangh has been based in Hong Kong where he has worked on acquisition and asset management for the properties owned by MSREI in Hong Kong, China, India and Australia.
Invesco declined to comment on the hire. PERE however understands that Wangh would be responsible for sourcing deals for both opportunistic and core investment strategies. Calvin Chou, former head of Greater China and Southeast Asia for MSREI, is leading Invesco’s opportunistic funds business in Asia.
The firm is currently in the market raising capital for its maiden opportunistic vehicle called the Invesco Asia Real Estate Fund III. Meanwhile Invesco’s core mandates are being steered by Ian Schilling, who replaced Graeme Torre following Torre’s departure in early May.
Wangh is the third senior executive from MSREI’s Asia team to have moved to Invesco. Less than six months after Chou joined Invesco in the newly-created leadership role last year, the firm appointed Jason Choi as director, fund manager for the opportunistic investment strategy, in November. Choi was earlier the vice president, senior acquisitions officer, in MSREI’s real estate investing team.