Bridge Investment Group hired Meena Thever as managing director in its capital markets group, effective Aug. 6. Thever will be responsible for securing capital commitments and building investor relationships. Thever previously worked at BlackRock, where she worked on the firm’s alternatives specialists team.
Bridge Investment Group LLC (“Bridge”) today announced the appointment of Meena Thever as Managing Director in the Capital Markets Group, effective August 6. In this role, Ms. Thever will be responsible for securing capital commitments, building and maintaining investor relationships, and growing the presence of Bridge’s Capital Markets Group.
“Meena brings more than 15 years of experience in the alternative investments industry, with significant expertise in raising capital across a range of strategies,” said Dean Allara, Vice Chairman of Bridge and head of the Capital Markets Group. “As a firm, we are committed to identifying and retaining top industry talent to ensure our ability to consistently deliver best-in-class client service and results for our clients. We’re thrilled to welcome Meena to the team and look forward to her contributions to the continued growth of Bridge.”
Based in the firm’s New York office, Ms. Thever will report directly to Mr. Allara. Under Mr. Allara’s leadership, the Capital Markets Group is responsible for capital raising, investment analysis, and investor relations across each of Bridge’s investment verticals, including Multifamily, Affordable Housing, Seniors Housing and Medical Properties, Office and Debt Strategies.
Ms. Thever joins Bridge from BlackRock where she served as a Director on the BlackRock Alternatives Specialists team. Previously, Ms. Thever led the North America pension and insurance distribution efforts within J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Alternative Investment Strategies. Ms. Thever began her career in investment banking in the Financial Sponsor Group at J.P. Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch and was a member of the investment team within the Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group.
Ms. Thever holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School, a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tufts University. She is a Fulbright Scholar and a published author.
About Bridge Investment Group
Bridge is a privately held real estate investment management firm with over $10.0 billion in assets under management. Bridge combines its more than 1,000-person, nationwide operating platform with specialized teams of investment professionals focused on select US real estate verticals, which Bridge believes offer above-market opportunity: Multifamily; Office; Seniors Housing and Medical Properties, Affordable Housing and Real Estate Debt Strategies.
Bridge principals are owners and operators who are deeply rooted in their assets. In-depth knowledge of local markets, as well as extensive real asset and capital markets expertise, enable Bridge to develop prolific deal flow and to deploy active asset management and monitoring across its business lines.
Bridge’s asset management strategy is specialized and focused in a way that emphasizes current income and capital appreciation while mitigating risk. By making improvements that build lasting communities, increase renter satisfaction, and ultimately bring value to investors, Bridge seeks to create alpha at the asset level.
The principals of Bridge have been investing in and improving communities around the US since 1991 and manage private equity funds, separately managed account vehicles, co-investments, and joint ventures. Bridge seeks to transform assets in a manner that maximizes their potential.