A HIGH NET WORTH REAL ESTATE INVESTOR
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 Mr Kohli has become a prolific real estate investor with a global portfolio, which is today managed by Zibel Real Estate.
Tej Kohli is also well known for being co-founder of the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation, which is making direct interventions to end cataract blindness in remote and hard-to-reach locations in the world's poorest countries.
As well as this, Mr Kohli has also become an influential figure in the artificial intelligence industry due to him being a strong advocate for AI becoming a key tool within society.
Mr Kohli, using his acquired wealth, has backed ambitious entrepreneurs for nearly 15 years in the hope to open the door to new technologies and learn what AI has to offer human life.
He also believes that the global AI economy will be worth $150 trillion and will exist throughout society, ultimately improving all human life.
Moving his efforts through all forms of philanthropy and technology, Kohli has provided bionic, prosthetic arms to various teenagers. After heavily backing and investing into the Future Bionics program, he has changed the way these teenagers will live the rest of their lives.
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:
Tej Kohli FAQ
Who is Tej Kohli?
Tej Kohl is a high net worth 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 one of Europe’s biggest investors in esports .
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 Detraxi. Tej Kohli is also focused on investing in cryptocurrency, blockchain 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?
Zibel Real Estate invests on behalf of Tej Kohli in under managed, under-capitalised and undervalued assets located within emerging growth clusters and technology hubs. When it comes to real estate, the 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 and 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 residences managed by Zibel Real Estate on behalf of Tej Kohli, 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 Real Estate Portfolio Worth?
Tej Kohli’s real estate portfolio is estimated to be worth over €300m and has a strategy top attain a €1bn net worth. Tej Kohli’s overall net wealth is spread across accumulated wealth, investments and holdings and is not reported publicly 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 various ventures 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.