Shobi Khan is an industry expert and brings more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Khan currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Canary Wharf Group (CWG). CWG has overseen the largest urban regeneration project in Europe and is a fully integrated private real estate company that develops, manages and currently owns approximately 8.5 million square feet of office, 1 million square feet of retail and 327 Build to Rent units. The company’s current £3.8 billion development pipeline is comprised of 1.5 million square feet of office/retail properties, and over 3,000 new homes: for sale, for rent, intermediate and affordable. CWG is an industry leader in sustainability including purchasing 100% renewable electricity for the Estate since 2012 and zero waste going to landfill from the managed Estate since 2009.
Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of GGP Inc. (a NYSE listed retail REIT). He oversaw day-to-day operations including investments, joint-venture partnerships, asset management, marketing, business intelligence and strategy. Over his 7+ years at GGP, he led approximately $13 billion in transactions including the $1.5 billion Rouse company stock spin-off in 2012. He was integrally involved in the $43 billion company sale to Brookfield in 2018.
Prior to GGP, he served as the U.S. chief investment officer at Bentall Kennedy, where he held direct responsibility for all U.S. investment activity and served on the company’s management group and investment committees. Mr. Khan spent 11 years at Equity Office Properties Trust, where he was the senior vice president of investments. During his tenure at EOP, he led the underwriting of $16 billion in office REIT mergers (Beacon, Cornerstone and Spieker) and was involved with the company’s $39 billion sale to Blackstone in 2007. Prior to joining EOP in 1996, Mr. Khan served with Katz Hollis, Inc. in Los Angeles, where he completed more than $5 billion in tax allocation bond transactions and public/private-financing assignments throughout the United States. Prior to this, he was with Arthur Andersen in San Francisco, where he was responsible for various real estate consulting engagements.
Mr. Khan served as a board director for the Chicago Public Library Foundation and Aliansce
Shopping Centers (ALSC3.SA, a public Brazilian mall owner). Mr. Khan holds an MBA from the
University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at