Following his recent role as senior vice president at Lehman Brothers, Ashish Gupta will join GAW Capital Partners USA as a senior vice president of acquisition, where he will manage investments on the east coast from the firm's soon-to-open New York City office.
At Lehman, Gupta led a team tasked with restructuring a large portfolio of collateralized debt, creating value in complicated distressed deals that delivered an estimated $2.5 billion recovery to Lehman, and earlier completed more than $17 billion in property and entity-level acquisitions for the firm.
"I am pleased to join GAW Capital during this exciting phase in its evolution," said Gupta. "I look forward to helping build on the success of our widely-respected operations in Asia and delivering exceptional returns in the US through investment in under-managed and under-capitalized assets."
GAW Capital Partners is a Hong Kong-based private equity fund management company that focuses on real estate markets in greater China, the UK, Los Angeles, Austin, and other high barrier-to-entry markets. Earlier this year, GAW Capital Partners USA tapped Timothy Walsh, former CIO and director of New Jersey Division of Investment - the state's $74 billion pension fund, as its president and COO.