Rush Desai heads the Asia-Pacific hub at Allianz Real Estate GmbH. He is a member of the Allianz Real Estate Executive Committee. Rush is leading the expansion of the Allianz Real Estate in the region. In focus are fund investments, club deals, joint ventures, senior lending and direct real estate investments across key markets like China, India, South East Asia, Tiger Economies , Australia and Japan. Rush Desai joined Allianz Real Estate in 2016. He has worked for Lone Star Funds since 2015 focusing on real estate investments in the South Asian region. Prior to that, he had 12+ years of diverse global experience with General Electric Company (“GE”) in positions of increasing leadership and management responsibilities. During his tenure at GE Capital Real Estate Asia-Pacific, in roles such as Head of Strategy & Planning, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development, Rush led over USD $10 billion of transactions across a range of equity and debt assets and sub-markets (Japan, Australia & New Zealand, South Korea, China, and Southeast Asia). He graduated from St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata and completed an MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai.