Karim Habra is Head of Europe and Asia-Pacific of Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, one of the largest institutional fund managers in the world, holding $60.4B in real estate assets. In this respect, he runs Ivanhoé Cambridge’s real estate activities and investments in Europe and Asia-Pacific and oversees the growth of the platform with teams operating out of Paris, London, Berlin, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Mumbai.
Karim Habra has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. He began his career with GE Capital Real Estate in 1998, assuming responsibility for Central and Eastern European operations in 2003. In 2008, he became Managing Director, European Funds, for JER Partners. Four years later, he joined LaSalle Investment Management as Managing Director of Central Europe and was subsequently appointed Managing Director of France and finally Head of Continental Europe. He moved to Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2018, where he took up the role of Head of Europe. The Asia-Pacific region was added to his remit in 2019.
Karim Habra holds a Graduate Degree in Finance & Management and a Master in Science in Corporate Finance from Paris-Dauphine University.