AFIRE Podcast #43: Cross-Border Investing after COVID-19

(Featuring Mike Hu, Managing Director, Gaw Capitol Partners)

With travel limitations, empty offices, and remote working, the routine operating procedures for cross-border investment faced seas of uncertainty over the past year. As the world returns to a new normal, what’s next for international investment?

In this new episode of the AFIRE Podcast, host and AFIRE CEO Gunnar Branson sits down with Mike Hu, Managing Director of Gaw Capital Partners, to share his thoughts on US property markets from the perspective of an international investor. What’s the future of cross-border investing in the real estate market, especially between Asia and the US?

For many international investors, the US remains the most transparent and most liquid market in the world, which shows promise for continued investment into the US. But how that interest plays out will depend on what happens as the US and the rest of the world emerges from the pandemic.

Listen on your favorite podcast service (Apple, Google, Spotify) for the full episode.


Mike Hu is a Managing Director at Gaw Capital Partners and he leads the Capital Markets team in the US. Mike is based in Los Angeles, and is responsible for capital formation, co-investments, separate account investments, investor relations and marketing.

Mike joined Gaw Capital in 2011 and was previously a member of Gaw Capital’s acquisitions and investment team based in Hong Kong, our global headquarters. In December 2014, Mike was relocated to Los Angeles to help grow our US business.

Before joining Gaw Capital, Mike was with Tishman Speyer in London and New York, where he as part of their Leadership Development Program. While at Tishman Speyer, he completed rotations in acquisitions, debt financing/restructuring, property and asset management, and design and construction.

Before joining Tishman Speyer, Mike was a strategy and operations management consultant focused primarily on the real estate and energy industries. Mike is conversationally fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has experience working in Asia, Europe, and the US. Mike received a BA in Economics/International Area Studies with college and Latin honors from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and an MBA from London Business School.




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