Rohan Sikri is Senior Partner at The Xander Group Inc. In 2005, he co‐founded the firm’s India investment program. Based in Singapore, he is Executive Managing Director, Xander Investment Management, the real estate private equity arm of the group, which currently has over US$ 2.4 billion in assets under management across different investment strategies. Mr. Sikri chairs the investment committees for all Xander fund vehicles and the credit committee for Xander Finance.
Earlier in India, from 2005 to 2010, he built and supervised Xander’s US$ 1.5 billion equity investment portfolio across direct acquisitions, development partnerships, and platform joint ventures, across real estate asset classes such as office, retail, hotels, residential and industrial. The portfolio has already seen profitable realizations of more than ~US$ 1.5 billion. In 2010, he co‐founded Xander Finance, the group's credit platform in India, where he serves as Chairman of the board. In 2014, he established the firm’s first Office core plus strategy, which attracted capital largely from pension funds in Europe and the United States ‐ currently with 7 million square feet, and a gross asset value of ~US$ 700 million. In 2019 he formed the firm’s first industrial real estate JV with a large European financial institution; the strategy has rapidly grown to US$ 200 million, with a pan-India portfolio of logistics/ warehousing assets. He is also a board member of Virtuous Retail South Asia Pte. Ltd., a Singapore headquartered integrated retail and lifestyle developer‐owner-operator, set up in 2016 as a US$ 1 billion JV between APG Asset Management and Xander Retail Partners. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Sikri was with CBRE in India, initially as part of the Strategic Consulting Group, and later as the head of the corporate finance practice. Mr. Sikri’s 22 years in the real estate industry, across multiple Asian markets including India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and the Middle East, in different roles, through market cycles, provides him a unique insight into identifying opportunities, market dislocations, and pricing risk.
A graduate in Commerce with Honors from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta, he secured an MBA with dual specialization in Finance and Marketing from the International Management Institute. He has played national level squash, been a state‐level swimmer in the 1,500‐meter event and enjoys golf.