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Bernhard Karas Joins Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Capital Raising Team
23 May, 2011, London
Cushman & Wakefield has appointed global capital-raising specialist Bernhard Karas as a Director within its global capital markets team.
Based in Hong Kong, Bernhard will work closely with Cushman & Wakefield teams in London, Frankfurt, Singapore and New York. He will be responsible for equity-raising on behalf of external clients and introducing capital from Asia into global markets, as well as seeking investment opportunities across Asia for international investors outside the region.
Bernhard joins Cushman & Wakefield after nine years at M3 Capital Partners, the last two years of which he was based in Hong Kong. During his time at M3 Bernhard advised leading property companies on the formation of real estate private equity vehicles and raised capital from global institutional investors.
Greg Vorwaller, CEO of global capital markets for Cushman & Wakefield, said: “Bernhard brings a wealth of experience in the capital-raising arena, having been involved in the origination and execution of advisory transactions and capital-raising mandates in excess of US$10 billion.”
Recent Cushman & Wakefield capital-raising successes include the securing of over £250m of equity for the Legal & General UK Property Income Fund, and the establishment of a new £50m JV between Moorfield and Safeland Plc to build a leisure hostel platform. The team has also recently completed a US$728m transaction in Singapore.