Zsolt Kohalmi is Global Head of Real Estate and co-CEO of Pictet Alternative Advisors, the alternatives investments arm of the Pictet Group. Zsolt brings 26 years of pan-European investment experience and has invested in excess of $20 billion into all real estate asset classes in more than 20 European countries throughout several investment cycles.
Previously he was Managing Director and Head of European Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group, one of the top 3 firms in global private equity real estate. At Starwood, he was instrumental in sourcing and executing a number of successful investments for Starwood Capital’s commercial, hospitality and debt platforms. Starwood was twice (2013, 2015) voted The European Private Equity Real Estate Firm of the year by its peers (PERE magazine) during his tenure. Prior to joining Starwood Capital in 2013, Zsolt was Chief Investment Officer at Meyer Bergman for 8 years, a European real estate investment firm that he co-founded. Before that he was a Director at GE Capital, where he acquired financial platforms as well as loan portfolios across Europe. Zsolt previously worked in investment banking with ABN AMRO Hoare Govett.
Zsolt, who is fluent in nine languages, holds an M.S. degree in economics from the University of Budapest and an MBA from INSEAD.

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