GI Partners, an alternative asset investment and management firm, has added Joyce Chow as a principal in the firm’s real estate strategy.

Going forward, Chow will be responsible for origination and portfolio management for the firm’s real estate platform activities. Before joining the firm, Chow served as a director of the real estate group with the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. In her time with TRST, Chow led a global portfolio of direct and fund investments.

“I am pleased to be joining GI Partners at a dynamic time for the firm, and for our industry,” commented Chow. “At a time when the real estate industry is undergoing extensive transformation to a more operator-focused model, I am excited to be at GI Partners, which has an impressive track record of building world-class real estate operating companies. I look forward to working with the team and contributing to the firm’s ongoing success.” 

“We are delighted to welcome Joyce to the firm and continue to expand and invest in our Real Estate team,” added John Saer, managing director and head of real estate at GI Partners.  “Joyce brings extensive experience structuring joint ventures and partnerships with operators and fund managers. Her background and unique perspective will be integral to our growth efforts.”