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Knight Frank strengthens its senior leadership team

Appoints Sharad Agrawal as executive director, capital markets

Knight Frank, Sharad Agrawal, Capital markets, Shishir Baijal, Rating agency

Knight Frank India, leading international property consultants, has inducted industry veteran Sharad Agrawal as executive director, capital markets. Sharad comes with over 20 years of experience in investment banking, capital markets and coverage experience with a strong focus on real estate funds, banks, and fund of funds.

He has worked across geographies and real estate segments on a variety of transactions such as structured/project finance, land acquisition, offshore financing, SEZs, etc.

In his role at Knight Frank, Sharad Agrawal will lead professionals and will be responsible for strategising and executing capital markets deals across including fundraising, partner search, joint development, joint venture, equity partnerships, structured financing, debt syndication, etc. He will be based out of the Gurugram office and will report to the chairman and MD, Shishir Baijal.

“India is witnessing a structural shift in operations across industries, especially in the real estate sector owing to meaningful interventions by policymakers, real estate and the banking regulator. This has made India an attractive avenue for foreign capital inflows. The first successful listing of REIT is a testimony to this. In light of this dynamic scenario, our capital markets business solutions become an important driver. Sharad’s appointment is key to our strategy in discovering new growth avenues and providing a new dimension of our presence in the industry.” said Shishir Baijal, CMD.

Sharad Agrawal said “Knight Frank offers a compelling platform to build and grow the capital markets business in a rapidly changing environment. I am looking forward to creating value for the organisation and for our esteemed clients and scaling the business to new heights.”

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