Madison Appoints Michael Chen as Managing Director

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Madison International Realty appointed Michael Chen as Managing Director overseeing its global equity capital markets activities.

“We are thrilled to have Michael join Madison as a member of our senior management team.  He brings a global view, highly developed investor relationships, keen structuring skills and breadth of experience that will be invaluable as we continue the strategic growth of our firm,” said Ronald M. Dickerman, Madison founder and president.  “Our unique class A, direct secondary strategy has broad appeal for investors worldwide, as shown by the success of our latest fundraising project, Fund V, which attracted a diverse roster of global investors.  Michael will step seamlessly into his role.”

Mr. Chen joins Madison from Paramount Group, Inc., an $11 billion office owner/operator, where he was Vice President and co-head of capital markets.  He was jointly responsible for the creation of Paramount’s capital markets group, which is now an international fundraising platform.

Previously, Mr. Chen served as Executive Director for the real estate and lodging investment banking group of J.P. Morgan in New York and London, where he focused on private equity fundraisings and led transaction teams for M&A, equity and debt transactions.

Mr. Chen also held financial positions with Crestline Capital Corporation and with Marriott International.  A graduate of the University of Michigan, he holds an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School.  He is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), and serves on the due diligence committee of INREV.