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Raj Dhanda is Chief Executive Officer for Black Creek Group, a leading real estate investment management firm. Mr. Dhanda joined the firm in 2016 as President and was named Chief Executive Officer in April 2018. Mr. Dhanda also serves on the Board of Directors for Black Creek Diversified Property Fund Inc. and as Co-President of both Black Creek Diversified Property Fund Inc. and Black Creek Industrial REIT IV Inc.
Since joining Black Creek, Mr. Dhanda led the evolution to a one firm brand, as Black Creek Group had previously been recognized by a variety of names including Dividend Capital and Industrial Income Trust. Additionally, since joining, he has overseen more than $5.9 billion of capital raise and over $5.9 billion of acquisitions and developments. In January 2020, under Mr. Dhanda’s leadership, Black Creek closed on the sale of the wholly-owned assets of one of its sponsored real estate funds, Industrial Property Trust Inc., to affiliates of Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD) in a transaction that was valued at approximately $4 billion. The transaction included 236 industrial properties, totaling 37.5 million square feet, across 24 Unites States markets.
Prior to joining Black Creek, Mr. Dhanda spent 26 years at Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), where he held a variety of leadership roles, including leading key divisions of their institutional and wealth management platforms, Head of Investment Products and Services for their wealth management division, and serving on the Executive and Operating Committees for their wealth management division. Throughout his career at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Dhanda helped develop strategies for changing regulations and technology to advance the company’s wealth management channels.
Mr. Dhanda serves on the Brown University Real Estate Group Advisory Board. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Organizational Behavior & Management from Brown University.