Managing Director • United States
Mr. Baijal serves as the primary point of contact for the V&A-DAG India, for managing the day-to-day operations/ P&L, hiring and providing due diligence and underwriting support to the U.S. Diligence Advisory Group. With a finance background, he has over 15 years of commercial real estate experience in various asset classes, including but not limited to multifamily, commercial, and other asset classes. In the last nine years, Mr. Baijal worked on an agency client and has extensive experience in detail underwriting and valuation of multifamily properties; worked and managed assignments involving U.S. CRE loan originations, full-service underwriting, lease abstraction, financial modeling, Argus modelling/update and other due diligence support.
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Baijal worked with Ernst & Young (EY) leading and growing the U.S. Transaction Real Estate practice involved in variety of real estate valuation engagements including, but not limited to, Channel 1 Fair Value Review, Channel 2 support, and CMBS due diligence support. Prior to EY, Mr. Baijal worked at BlackRock, India spearheading the India operations for their Commercial Real Estate (CRE) underwriting group. He has supported on assignments involving CRE origination and full-service underwriting across various asset classes, credit memos, and data tapes used for securitization.
Mr. Baijal also led India firm-wide initiative called ‘Knowledge Byte’, organizing knowledge sessions by visitors (subject matter experts across service lines) visiting India office. He was also part of Risk initiative, acting as a risk ambassador for the larger financial market advisory group. He is also a certificate holder in a short course on Principles of Stock Exchange Investment.
Master of Art, International Finance, London Metropolitan University, UK
Short Course Certificate on Principles of Stock Exchange Investment, London Metropolitan University
Bachelor of Commerce, Delhi University