Meet the Speaker:

Shobi Khan

Chief Executive Officer, Canary Wharf Group

Shobi Khan is Chief Executive Officer of Canary Wharf Group. He has worked in the real estate industry for more than 30 years and joined Canary Wharf Group in October 2019.

Prior to his appointment, Shobi was President and Chief Operating Officer of General Growth Properties (GGP), a S&P 500 real estate investment trust (REIT) specialising in retail property. He joined in 2011 and was promoted to the role of President in December 2016.

Overseeing investments, joint-venture partnerships, asset management, marketing, business intelligence and strategy, in his seven years at GGP, he led approximately $13 billion in transactions including the $1.5 billion Rouse company stock spin-off in 2012 and was closely involved in the $43 billion company sale to Brookfield in 2018.

Between 2008 and 2011 Shobi was US Chief Investment Officer and Partner at Bentall Kennedy, the global real estate investment adviser.

Earlier in his career, he served as Senior Vice President of Investments at Equity Office Properties Trust (a S&P  REIT) where he helped complete more than $20 billion of global property and merger and acquisition transactions at EOP. Shobi held direct responsibility for all US investment activity and served on the company’s management group and investment committees. He led the underwriting of $16 billion in office REIT mergers involving Beacon, Cornerstone and Spieker, among others. He was involved with the company’s $39 billion sale to Blackstone in 2007.

Shobi served as a board director for the Chicago Public Library Foundation and Aliansce Sonae Shopping Centers, a Brazilian mall owner. He has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from the University of California at Berkeley.