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TEJ KOHLI

REAL ESTATE INVESTOR

Zibel Real Estate invests the private capital

of Tej Kohli and the Kohli family

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Tej Kohli is a technologist and real estate investor whose private family capital funds the Zibel Real Estate portfolio.  

Tej Kohli’s career as an entrepreneur culminated in a series of sales of his online payments technology companies from 2006 onwards.  Since these major liquidity events Tej Kohli has become a prolific real estate investor with a global portfolio.

Tej Kohli is also well-known for his not-for-profit Tej Kohli Foundation, which has become a global centre of interdisciplinary innovation for the development of new solutions to end poverty-driven blindness.

Tej Kohli is also c0-founder of the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation, which is making direct interventions to end cataract blindness by staging microsurgical outreach camps in remote and hard-to-reach locations in the world's poorest countries.

Tej Kohli regularly shares his thoughts and wisdom on his Medium and Ghost blogs as well as on social media as @MrTejKohli with #TejTalks.  He also writes a regular investment column for The Motley Fool and technology columns for Project Syndicate and CityAM.

For more information about Tej Kohli visit www.TejKohli.com or refer to the media profiles and FAQ below:

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Tej Kohli FAQ

 

Who is Tej Kohli?

 

Tej Kohl is an investor who first made his fortune building and selling companies specialising in online payments and associated technologies during the dot com boom.  From 2006 Tej Kohli sold companies such as Estacion Tramar in a series of high value trade sales.

 

Today Tej Kohli is Chairman of investment vehicle Kohli Ventures where he is focused on investing in deep tech and artificial intelligence ventures.  He is also Europe’s biggest individual investor in esports by virtue of his $100m investment into the Rewired fund.

 

Tej Kohli also invests in acquisitions, turnaround and build-to-sell ventures.  He is the sole owner of companies including global e-commerce leader dynacart and global regenerative medicine developer DetraxiTej Kohli is also focused on investing in Bit Coin and CRISPR.

 

 

Where does Tej Kohli own property?

 

Tej Kohli started investing in real estate in 2006 following the sale and divestment of the companies that he had founded in the prior years.  His early investments were focused on India, before expanding the portfolio into the United Arab Emirates and later Europe.

 

 

What is the Tej Kohli investment strategy?

 

Tej Kohli invests in under managed, under-capitalised and undervalued assets located within emerging growth clusters and technology hubs.  When it comes to real estate, the Tej Kohli investment focused is on prominent buildings located in premium “A” micro-locations.

 

 

What does Tej Kohli own in Berlin?

 

Zibel Real Estate has been investing in Berlin on behalf of Tej Kohli since 2010.  The Tej Kohli portfolio in Berlin is comprised of hundreds of fully furnished short stay hotel apartments, plus mixed-use buildings of residential units, commercial units and office spaces.

 

Berlin epitomizes the Zibel Real Estate strategy of acquiring and managing real estate assets in premium “A” micro locations that transcend cycles.  In 2010 the median offer price for Berlin real estate was €1,550/sqm.  As of 2020 it was €4,950/sqm for properties built before 2015, and €6,520/sqm for all locations and apartment types including new builds.

 

 

What does Tej Kohli own in the UAE?

 

Tej Kohli’s first investment in the UAE was the construction of the Tamouh Tower where today Zibel Real Estate continues to own and manage 7,800 sqm of commercial space in a prime location in the heart of Abu Dhabi.  Tej Kohli also owns multiple commercial floors of the adjacent Tameer Tower as well as three prestigious seven start luxury villas.

 

The UAE reflects the Zibel Real Estate preference for investing at scale in prime “A” locations where new wealth and emerging technology clusters are consistently increasing real estate asset prices across long term trends.

 

 

What does Tej Kohli own in India?

 

The Tej Kohli real estate portfolio is India is primarily focused in Gurugram (Gurgaon), a booming financial and technology hub just southwest of New Delhi.  The “A” micro-locations around Sohna Road and the Dwarka Expressway in Gurugram saw property values jump by 18% to 19% during 2020 according to JLL.

 

Tej Kohli’s ownership of a substantial number of residential buildings, units a premium penthouses within these micro-locations reflects the Zibel Real Estate strategy of acquiring building in “A” micro locations that are being driven by new wealth and technology.

 

 

What does Tej Kohli own in Marbella?

 

Amongst the several exclusive seven-star residents managed by Zibel Real Estate on behalf of Tej Kohli, the jewel in the crown is the Villa TK Bel Air in Marbella.  The villa is unrivalled as the most magnificent mansion in Marbella and is located in the exclusive Cascada de Camojan.

 

 

What is Tej Kohli’s net worth?

 

Tej Kohli’s real estate portfolio is estimated to be worth over €300m and is on track to make $1bn of new acquisitions.  Tej Kohli’s overall net wealth is spread across accumulated wealth, investments and holdings and is not reported as a matter of longstanding policy.

 

 

What is Tej Kohli’s charity called?

 

Tej Kohli is the founder of the Tej Kohli Foundation which is primarily focused on backing technological innovations that promise to combat needless blindness; as well as making direct grassroots interventions to rebuild people and communities around the world.

 

Between 2015 and 2019 the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute arm of the Tej Kohli Foundation welcomed 223,404 patients and completed 43,255 surgical procedures.  In 2021 Tej Kohli also launched the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation with ‘God of sight’ Dr Sanduk Ruit.

 

 

How does Tej Kohli fund his charities?

 

The not-for-profit Tej Kohli Foundation and the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation are funded entirely from the private accumulated wealth of Tej Kohli and also in part from the income streams generated by the Zibel Real Estate portfolio.

 

 

What is Tej Kohli investing in right now?

 

Today Tej Kohli invests in a range of verticals within real estate, deep tech, esports, cryptocurrency and biotechnology.  For information about what currently interests Tej Kohli you can follow @MrTejKohli on Twitter or read the #TejTalks blog.