Tehranian joins Firstavenue

Chris Tehranian has joined Firstavenue as principal, head of U.S. project management. Tehranian previously spent 10 years at Meketa Investment Group as the head of infrastructure research.


LONDON / NEW YORK ‐ FIRSTavenue, a leading global private funds placement agent and investment advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Chris Tehranian has joined the team as Principal, Head of U.S. Project Management and will be based in the firm’s New York office.  Mr. Tehranian will be responsible for the development and management of the U.S. Project Management team as well as continuing to further increase FIRSTavenue’s presence in the infrastructure and real asset placement business, where the firm has raised $5.6 billion in commitments over the last five years.

Bringing 15 years of experience to FIRSTavenue, Mr. Tehranian has extensive knowledge of the private market space specialising in infrastructure and energy. Prior to joining FIRSTavenue, he spent 10 years at Meketa Investment Group as the Head of Infrastructure Research where he was responsible for managing the firm’s infrastructure and real assets private market practice, including client consulting, sourcing of investments, due diligence and business development.  In his time with Meketa Investment Group, Mr. Tehranian led the due‐ diligence of over $5.0 billion in commitments to infrastructure and energy funds.

“I am excited about the appointment of Chris who joins with a wealth of experience in the infrastructure space as we continue to grow and cement our leading position within the sector. Chris’ experience in building and managing teams is particularly valuable as we expand our U.S. presence to meet demand.” commented Mr. Jess Larsen, Partner and Head of Americas.

“Chris represents a further and significant investment in our global real assets franchise.” commented Mr. Paul Buckley, Managing Partner. “I am very excited to join the First Avenue team. I believe FIRSTavenue’s global reach, focused approach and independent platform offer a differentiated value proposition to clients.  I hope to add to FIRSTavenue’s continued success across private market strategies.” commented Mr. Tehranian.

About FIRSTavenue
FIRSTavenue is a leading independent global advisory and capital placement business focused on private funds and private companies. FIRSTavenue covers the significant investors in the developed world and developing world. FIRSTavenue is differentiated by the breadth and depth of its reach through six global offices and benefits from a large team of former pension consultants on staff. FIRSTavenue’s clients include leading GPs and management teams across the key private market and industry sectors: private equity, private credit, real estate and real assets. See firstavenue.com.