Bernhard F. Karas

Cushman & Wakefield, Capital Markets, Asia Pacific, Director

Mr. Karas is responsible for Cushman & Wakefield’s indirect investment & private equity advisory function in the Asia/Pacific region. He has 10 years of experience advising leading property companies and fund managers on the formation of real estate private equity vehicles and raising capital from global institutional investors. Mr. Karas has been actively involved in the origination and execution of advisory transactions and capital raising mandates of in excess of $10 billion.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Karas was a director with M3 Capital Partners based in London and Hong Kong where he was instrumental in developing the firm’s institutional investor relationships throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Prior to that, Mr. Karas worked for several years in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers in London.

Mr. Karas holds a master's degree in social and economic sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the ANREV membership and events committee.