BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Mr Naresh Naik
Chief Executive Officer
Naresh serves as the Chief Executive Officer of IREP Credit Capital. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of IREP Opportunities Holdings, an investment fund based out of Mauritius that invests in Indian opportunities. He has over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector.
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Prior to this, Naresh was the Country Head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing in India (MSREI). He managed 7 investments totalling US$750MM of equity with a total asset value of US$2,500MM. He served on the Board of various portfolio companies including Oberoi Realty, Panchshil Realty and Mantri Realty.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Naresh worked with Lehman Brothers based largely out of US and for a couple of years out of India. In the US he worked in various capacities across the Lehman Brothers Real Estate Funds’ North American and Indian portfolios. He was also involved in creating the initial Asset Management infrastructure upon Lehman Brothers’ first venture into the real estate private equity space in 2001. In India he was the head of Asset Management for Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners (LBREP). He invested and managed over US$325MM of equity investments.

Prior to that, Naresh lived in Goa, India, where he owned and operated his own architectural practice and real estate development company.
The combination and mix of entrepreneurship, US institutional and Indian institutional work experience is rare and difficult to find in India.
Naresh has graduated from the Goa University in India with a degree in architecture.

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Mr Hitesh Jain
Litigation Lawyer
Hitesh is a litigation lawyer with several years of experience in all branches of litigation- civil, criminal, commercial and constitutional matters. He heads the Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Entertainment law practices at ALMT Legal.
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He has represented clients in the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts in India, district courts (civil, criminal and rent act matters), consumer forums, competition commission, TDSAT, etc., and arbitration proceedings both ad hoc arbitration and institutional arbitration such as those conducted under the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, etc. He has led several high profile litigation matters appearing in the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts throughout India both on the original and appellate side and overseas.

Hitesh was enrolled as an advocate of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in 1995 after completing his LLB from Symbiosis Law College in Pune. In 1996, he attained his LLM in international commercial and corporate laws from the London School of Economics in the UK.

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Mr Robert Naso
Director
Rob has over 20 years institutional real estate experience throughout Asia Pacific and the United States and serves as a Director of IREP Credit Capital Private Limited. He also serves as Managing Director and Founder of Clear Bridge Asia Capital (“CBAC”), wherein he works closely with real estate developers and operators across the Asia Pacific region in their capital, operational and investment planning/execution activities.
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Prior to CBAC’s formation in 2012, Rob was most recently a Managing Director and Head of Asset Management for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) Asia Pacific, where he oversaw the group’s asset management activities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, India, Singapore/SE Asia and Korea. Rob also represented MSREI interests as a voting member of the Board of Directors in most transactions in the region.

Prior to joining MSREI, Rob spent 10 years with Prudential Real Estate Investors in their Newark, Short Hills and Parsippany offices in New Jersey, USA.

Robert has a degree in Accounting from University of Scranton and has done his MBA from Leonard N. Stern School of Business (New York University)