Managing Director and CEO EuropePaul Bashir
Mr. Bashir joined the firm in 2020 and is a member of the firm’s European Investment Committee, Global Management Committee and serves on various boards for Harrison Street’s European Funds. As Chief Executive Officer of Europe, Mr. Bashir leads the expansion of Harrison Street’s European strategies and is responsible for overseeing and growing the firm’s team of professionals across the U.K. and Europe.
Mr. Bashir brings over 20 years of experience in private equity real estate, operations and corporate finance to Harrison Street. Prior to joining Harrison Street, Mr. Bashir was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer at Round Hill Capital, a real estate investment and asset management firm with a global footprint. While at Round Hill Capital, he managed a business with a $8+ billion portfolio as well as a team of 260 people across 15 offices in 14 countries. He has overseen investment and development projects, regulatory approvals, complex refinancings and capital raises in multiple European locations across a wide array of real estate asset sectors including retail, commercial, residential and student housing. Prior to joining Round Hill, Mr. Bashir served as a Partner at Aggmore Group, where he was responsible for raising and deploying over €500 million of new capital and developed JV partnerships with European operators in the residential and commercial real estate space. Earlier he served as Chief Operating Officer at North Bridge Capital Partners Ltd. Mr. Bashir began his career at KPMG LLP as a senior manager in the transaction services department.
Mr. Bashir earned a B.A. in Accounting and Financial Analysis from Newcastle University. Mr. Bashir is ACA qualified and is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.