Real estate support to private markets

Real Estate Support to Private Markets

Bespoke solutions for commercial and residential real estate to accelerate deal decisions

Private Equity Real Estate Fund Support

Acuity Knowledge Partners supports clients in formulating private equity and credit strategies including target screening, preliminary underwriting, due diligence and deal underwriting, deal acquisition, portfolio monitoring, asset management, and fund operations and accounting.

We help clients fast-track their investment decisions by assisting them with property and loan underwriting, sales and leasing comps, macroeconomic analysis and industry/sector research.

We also conduct due diligence by creating diligence frameworks and conducting research, ensuring faster turnaround on deal decisions (40-50% reduction in time taken to close a deal).

Our bespoke monitoring solutions enable you to track fund performance periodically, conduct strategic reviews and prepare bespoke presentation material for investor reporting. This includes lease abstraction, property and loan tapes, rent rolls, periodic updates of financial models, tracking operational and financial KPIs of investments, valuation templates, maintaining portfolio- and sector-specific dashboards, and credit monitoring.

Support We Offer

Support We Offer

What we have delivered

5,000+

live deals support

30,000+

rent rolls and OS spreads

15,000+

loan and property tapes

3,000+

asset summary reports

Automation and workflow management platforms

Advanced Analytics Platform for Portfolio Monitoring

FolioSure enables General Partners (GP) and Limited Partners (LP) accurate tracking and comparison of the performance of portfolio companies.

Advanced Analytics Platform for Portfolio Monitoring

30-40% more cost-effective than other service providers

40-50% shorter turnaround time for portfolio monitoring and LP reporting

How we are different

ONE-STOP SHOP FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT SUPPORT TO PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL
ONE-STOP SHOP FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT SUPPORT TO PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL
Expertise in all aspects of the investment value chain, working as an extension of clients’ onshore deal teams
STRONG REAL ESTATE DOMAIN EXPERTISE
STRONG REAL ESTATE DOMAIN EXPERTISE
Around 20 years of extensive experience in supporting real estate clients. Focus areas include strategic, operational and tactical categories
ROBUST PROCESSES, TESTED OVER TIME – MULTI-LEVEL CHECKS FOR ALL ASSIGNMENTS
ROBUST PROCESSES, TESTED OVER TIME – MULTI-LEVEL CHECKS FOR ALL ASSIGNMENTS
Blended team, with analyst- and senior VP-level checks to ensure output quality and timeliness
EXCELLENT RECORD OF CREATING VALUE PROPOSITIONS
EXCELLENT RECORD OF CREATING VALUE PROPOSITIONS
Expertise and experience in creating value for clients through cost savings and added bandwidth, helping them maximise returns

What we have done

Investment feasibility support to a US-based investment management client
What we are proud of

100%

Achieved over increase in the number of deal assessments

Ensured better assessment in live deals

Loan underwriting and financial modelling support for a global investment management firm
What we are proud of

USD250k

Ensured annual cost savings of

50%

Freed up more than of clients’ bandwidth

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Research support for a real estate-focused private equity fund
What we are proud of

50%

Cost Savings Delivered

75%

increased bandwidth for onshore team

Talk to Our Experts

Get in touch today to find out about how you can help you improve your processes,making you better and more efficient.

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Meet our experts

Pratap Singh

Senior Director, Private Equity and Venture Capital Services

Pratap leads the Private Equity and Venture Capital practices at Acuity Knowledge Partners, responsible for managing and developing client relationships and overseeing multiple accounts. He has extensive experience in managing direct investments, primary fund investments, FoFs and complex secondary transactions. Over the last 14 years, he has been involved in more than 5,000 Private Markets deals.

Pratap Singh
Sumit Chhabra

Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate, Private Equity and Consulting/Venture Capital Services

Sumit heads the Consulting & Private Equity vertical at Acuity Knowledge Partners. He also oversees the China Delivery Centre. Sumit is responsible for strategy formulation and implementation, innovation and business development, in addition to providing oversight to delivery groups. He has more than 18 years’ experience across diverse lines of services, including private equity, consulting, market research, investment banking, and commercial banking. In his previous roles at Acuity Knowledge Partners, Sumit was instrumental in setting up the Investment Banking vertical and multiple other services. He also led the business turnaround of a subsidiary company as its COO. He is a chartered accountant and a national rank holder in the foundation level of ICAI.

Sumit Chhabra
Pedro Armstrong

Co-Head of Business Development in North America

Pedro Armstrong is a Managing Director at Acuity Knowledge Partners and leads business development efforts in the Americas for the Corporate and Commercial Banking, Buy-side, and Sell-side segments. He is responsible for managing key client engagements and works in partnership with capital market firms to provide customized solutions across research and analytics support, origination and lending support, and marketing and compliance support. He has been with the organization for 12 years, serving in various roles across Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, and now the US. Prior to joining Acuity Knowledge Partners, he was a Central Bank Regulator at the Central Bank of Barbados. Pedro, who is a British Chevening Scholar, holds a Master’s degree (honors) in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School, City University, London.

Pedro Armstrong
Chetan Majithia

Head, North America, Business Development for Private Markets, Investment Banking and Consulting; Co-Head - Commercial Banking and Corporates

Chetan has over 20 years of experience across the financial services sector’s markets, geographies and asset classes. At Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity), he spearheads Business Development for multiple strategic business units (IB, Private Markets, Consulting, Corporates, and Banking). During his almost seven years journey at Acuity, Chetan has been responsible for partnering with clients in these segments to transform and build business efficiencies through tailor-made and proprietary solutions, enabling them to save millions of dollars.

Prior to Acuity, Chetan was on the Board of Directors at CRISIL US, an S&P company, and Director and Head of Financial Research, Business Development, Americas. In his 13+ years 'journey at CRISIL, Chetan managed multiple roles, including setting up and leading the Equities practice in Indian markets, wherein he successfully launched India’s first independent equity research service provider, and setting up and heading CRISIL’s first international offshore operations in Argentina. Prior to CRISIL, Chetan worked with ING Bank and Citibank in multiple roles. He has featured consistently in media including on CNBC-TV18 and Bloomberg, and his views on Indian stock markets are covered widely by all leading financial publications.

Chetan is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (the equivalent of a CPA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds an MBA in Finance from NMIMS, India. He is also a Company Secretary (with a degree in Corporate Law) with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He passed CFA Level 2 examinations.

Chetan Majithia
Adrian Wright

Managing Director, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting Business Development

Adrian leads Business Development across Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting clients in EMEA and APAC. He has 20 years’ experience working in the financial services industry, having spent 13 years working in Equity Capital Markets for Rothschild and RBS, before moving to Acuity Knowledge Partners in 2013. He has a deep knowledge of financial markets, having originated and executed over USD50bn of ECM transactions across a wide range of sectors, products and geographies. He has extensive experience working with and advising the majority of Investment Banking coverage and product groups, and leading global Private Equity firms. Adrian holds a MA (Hons Oxon) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Adrian Wright
Marie Filotti

Marie Filotti, Head of Business Development APAC

Marie Filotti heads APAC Business Development at Acuity Knowledge Partners and is based in Hong Kong. She joined the firm in 2018 after 13 years in Investment Banking and Capital Markets, mainly at Nomura (previously Lehman Brothers), and also worked on the corporate side, having run Investor Relations at a China-based ASX-listed gas company. She uses her experience in the industry to advise our clients on best practices in implementation of engagements across all sectors. Marie holds a BA from Yale University and a Masters in Finance from Sciences-Po Paris.

Marie Filotti
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