Cornell Business Asia Journal: Institutional Real Estate - Asia & Beyond
Douglas M. Weill is a Managing Partner of Hodes Weill & Associates, a real estate advisory boutique with a focus on the investment and funds management industry. The firm is headquartered in New York and has additional offices in Hong Kong and London. Founded in 2009, Hodes Weill provides institutional capital raising for funds, transactions, co-investments and separate accounts; M&A, strategic and restructuring advisory services; and fairness and valuation analyses. Clients include investment and fund managers, institutional investors, lenders, property owners and other participants in the institutional real estate market. Prior to Hodes Weill, Mr. Weill was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, based in New York. Mr. Weill joined Credit Suisse First Boston in November 2000 when the firm merged with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and co-founded Credit Suisse’s Real Estate Private Fund Group (REPFG). From 2000 through February 2009, Mr. Weill co-led the business, with the responsibility for the strategic oversight and management of REPFG. REPFG has received numerous recognitions for its market-leading business, including Global Fund Raising Agent of the Year by Private Equity Real Estate in 2007 and 2008. In early 2008, Mr. Weill assumed the additional responsibility of co-managing Credit Suisse’s Real Estate Investments Group (REIG), which includes the firm’s real estate investment businesses within the Alternative Investment Group. As of March 2009, REIG had over 250 professionals and approximately $37 billion of assets under management.