Senior Director (Real Estate), ICICI Venture
Puneet Bhatia is Senior Director at ICICI Venture and has 25 years of diversified experience spread across Investment Banking, Private Equity, Lending and Structured Finance in Indian real estate. Prior to joining ICICI Venture he was Director and Head Investments at Mirae Global Investments heading all Real Estate Investment initiatives of the Group in India.
His association with the Real Estate Industry dates back from 1994, the beginning of organized real estate Investment Banking, Consulting and Agency business in India. As one of early stage real estate professional, he played a pivotal role in shaping markets, providing Agency services, working in International Property Consulting organisations and largest private sector Bank as well as pioneering investment in Private Equity/Mezzanine finance (First FDI player to do Mezzanine Finance) . In India, he has been amongst key first set of employee in IPCs like Colliers, JLL, Property Services Group in ICICI Bank, Wells Fargo Bank; having closely witnessed and worked through many economic cycles in India. In the Private Equity/Mezzanine Finance, he has lead team of professionals to invest, manage and successfully exit ~USD 500 million at Wells Fargo and closed a ~USD 250 million office platform with Canada Pension Plan and Investment Board while working at Shapoorji Pallonji Group.
Puneet is also eminent member of RICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), Chairperson and Member of Global list of Trained Assessors for RICS.