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Manish Kumar

Associate Director

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Manish is a Corporate Development & Strategy professional with over 15 years of international experience in the real estate and hospitality sector, wherein he has gained varied experience from ownership to operator background with his stints at real estate funds, developers, hotel management company and international consultancy firms.

In his roles at multi-cultural large organisations through family offices, he has led several cross-border hospitality transactions across various geographies in Asia Pacific where he advised  clients; beginning from site selection to developing strategic business plans and execution framework to build portfolio. 

He has specialist experience in hotel transactions (both buy-side and sell-side), commercial negotiations, due diligence, asset management including AEI (asset enhancement initiatives) and strategic expansion to new markets including partnerships with investors and developers. His expertise includes financial and feasibility analyses, market research, valuation of hotels, serviced apartments, branded residences and mixed-use developments across various geographies in Asia Pacific and USA.


• Divestment of an operating asset in Philippines (Fraser Place, Manila) at S$45 mil - Managed the entire life cycle of transaction from origination of buyer to disposition and handover of the asset.

•  Expansion of Management Contracts Business -  New Brand (Serviced Apartment) entry in Indonesia  under Modena by Fraser brand.

 • Renewal of contract for Fraser Suites Bangkok.  Restructured, negotiated and finalised the management agreements of Fraser Residence Menteng in Jakarta.

 • Operator Search Process - Represented company in Operator Search Process conducted by property consultancy firms (JLL, Savills, CBRE, Colliers, Knight Frank etc.) for projects in Asia Pacific.

 • Asset Enhancement Initiatives (AEI) for an operating hotel property in Singapore (Capri by Fraser Changi).

 • Acquisition and refurbishment of an upscale office & hotel property, 304-room Next Hotel in Brisbane (US$110 mil).

 • Lease portfolio of 3-hotel properties with  QIC Real Estate in Australia  for a combined value of US$165 mil in Melbourne, Canberra, and Ringwood.

 •  Mixed-use project (residential, hotel and shopping mall at US$150 mil) at Colombo in Sri Lanka with a local developer Abans Group.

 •  Founding member of Offshore Investment Analysis team of IHG Hotels & Resorts in India.

•  Financial Lead for PAL Project (Private Army Lodging) in partneship with IHG and Lend Lease froup in USA for lodging facilities at US Army installations.

•  Investment and Market Entry Strategy including Execution Plans for a US Private Equity Fund, IREO in Indian real estate market.

•  Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Projects - Tie-up with Ascenads for SEZ project in India and  liasion with Government  authorities.


• Nanyang Business School, Singapore (MBA)

• UC Berkeley, California (Advanced Management Program in Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Technology Innovation)

• Tsinghua, Beijing (Senior Executive Management Program)

• Essec Business School, France (Certification Course in Revenue Management)

• Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (Bachelor in Civil Engineering)

• Certified course  on Company Valuation by CRISIL (A S&P Company)

• Coaching for Greater Impact Program by AchieveForum, Singapore 

• Leadership & Communication by The Arbinger Institute, Singapore


Clients and investors include family offices, institutional investors, developers, hospitality REITS, HNWIs; a list on few clientele listed below:

Frasers Property Limited

SilverNeedle Hospitality Pte Ltd (Now known as ‘Next Story Group’)

IHG Hotels & Resorts

Ascendas (Now part of ‘CapitaLand’)


Unitech Limited

CPG Corporation Singapore


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