Knight Frank India appoints Sharad Agrawal

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Sharad Agrawal 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.

Knight Frank India announced the appointment of 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. Sharad has worked across geographies and real estate segments on a variety of transactions such as structured/project finance, Land acquisition, offshore financing, SEZs, etc., he has over the years developed strong relationships with local and global financial institutions, rating agencies and portfolio company management teams. He has a strong understanding of Capital Markets and has worked with lenders across foreign banks, PSU banks, NBFC’s and mutual funds as well.

In his role at Knight Frank, Sharad Agrawal will lead a talented and experienced team of professionals and will be responsible for strategizing 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 Managing Director, 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, Chairman & Managing Director, Knight Frank India.

Speaking on his appointment, Sharad Agrawal said “I am extremely excited to be part of Knight Frank, a global organization which 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 organization and for our esteemed clients and scaling the business to new heights.”

Headquartered in London, Knight Frank, an independent global property consultancy, has more than 18,170 people operating from over 523 offices across 60 markets. In India, Knight Frank is headquartered in Mumbai and has more than 1,000 experts across Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.