KEITH ONG

Company: RealVantage

Title: Co-Founder 

 

Residing Country: Singapore

Industry: Financial

Joint Nominee: Mao Ching Foo, Co-Founder


Keith Ong is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RealVantage. In his role as the CEO, Keith spearheads RealVantage’s real estate investment, asset management, business development and capital raising activities. 

An industry veteran in real estate private equity with over 20 years of experience, Keith transacted in excess of US$3 billion across geographies, sectors and real estate investment spectrum. Some of the key transactions that Keith has executed include - a US$300 million Grade A office in China, a US$400 million retail portfolio of 5 shopping centres in Malaysia and several office and shopping centres in Australia. Apart from direct acquisition, Keith has also been involved in joint venture development, asset-backed vehicle acquisitions, structured and mezzanine financing opportunities.   

Prior to co-founding RealVantage, Keith held senior positions at ARA Asset Management, one of the largest Private Equity Real Estate firms in Asia Pacific. He was primarily responsible for deal origination and acquisitions in ARA’s private fund group and was a key team member in the US$1.2 billion ARA Asia Dragon Fund from inception to divestment. Apart from ARA, Keith spearheaded the Investment Management functions at Firmus Capital and Rockworth Capital Partners investing in core and value-add mandates and managing assets for family offices.  

Keith graduated with an MPhil (Land Econ) from the University of Cambridge and BSc (Real Estate) from the National University of Singapore. 

The disruptive innovation.

 

RealVantage is the leading platform in Southeast Asia that allows co-investment into property overseas, (AU, UK, USA) and across various real estate asset classes – Residential, Commercial & Industrial. It provides access to institutional real estate opportunities such as property development, mezzanine loans or ownership in larger sized assets. The co-founders developed RealVantage to level the playing field in commercial real estate investing and bring underserved individual investors access to investment opportunities. 

RealVantage is gathering a lot of traction, and investors see the value that the concept brings and the expertise that they have. With the use of proprietary AI system in deal sourcing and evaluation, RealVantage can provide even more compelling real estate opportunities with solid risk-adjusted returns. Even with the pandemic affecting the economy, real estate is one of the strongest industries to have sustained the impediments of Covid. RealVantage has been able to present alternative means of earning. 

 

Media Coverage

 

 

Awards

 

  • Stevie Award - Most Innovative Startup of the Year (Silver) & Most Innovative Tech Startup of the Year (Bronze)
  • Global Brands Magazine Award - Best New Co-investment Platform