In episode 14 of The Distribution by Juniper Square, Brandon Sedloff sat down with Sonny Kalsi, Co-CEO of BentallGreenOak (BGO). In 2010, Sonny Kalsi co-founded GreenOak Real Estate and grew the business to $12 billion of assets under management in 10 countries.As co-CEO, Sonny has oversight responsibility for BGO’s U.S., European and U.K. businesses and is a senior member of the firm’s global Investment Committees. Before co-founding GreenOak Real Estate (which merged with Bentall Kennedy in 2019 to form BentallGreekOak) Sonny was the global co-head of Morgan Stanley’s Real Estate Investing (MSREI) business and president of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds.
During their conversation, the two discussed:
Hows asset managers can find balance and drive value in an ever-changing market
The uncertain future of office
The opportunities that await lenders willing to get off the sidelines
How ESG initiatives can future-proof an asset
What's going on with the financial markets, geopolitics, and technology in real estate is happening all at the same time–and it's accelerating. One of those things alone is disruptive; all of them together is super disruptive. – Sonny Kalsi