Former KPMG Kuwait partner named COO of Fairway America

21 October 2019 2 min. read

Former KPMG Kuwait partner and head of deal advisory Anindya Roychowdhury has been appointed as the chief operating officer for Fairway America.

KPMG Kuwait’s long-time head of deal advisory Anindya Roychowdhury has popped up on the other side of the world as the new Portland-based Chief Operating Officer for alternative real estate investment firm Fairway America. Roychowdhury spent altogether more than 17 years with the professional service firm between India and Kuwait, and is credited with establishing the Kuwaiti member’s deal advisory practice.

Initially joining KPMG in India in 2002, following a local vice president stint with AIG subsidiary AIA Capital, Roychowdhury relocated with the firm to Kuwait in 2006 to establish its corporate finance line – shortly after having expanded it into a full-service Deal Advisory practice, which he would oversee until his departure. In addition, he earlier established the Media & Entertainment vertical in KPMG’s India practice.

“I’m ecstatic to have someone of Anindya’s caliber joining our firm,” said Fairway founder and CEO Matt Burk, who oversees a business which has handled a portfolio of over $5 billion in diversified assets since its inception. “His credentials are impeccable, and his network is expansive. As we continue to expand our real estate private equity business, the addition of Anindya will help fuel the pace at which we are able to grow.”

Former KPMG Kuwait partner Anindya Roychowdhury named COO of Fairway America

Amassing more than two and a half decades of experience in “negotiating, capital raising and bringing global and local companies together,” Roychowdhury during his time with KPMG developed particular expertise in the infrastructure and Public-Private Partnership segments, managing many large and complex cross-border engagements in due diligence, valuations, M&A, project finance, restructuring, entry strategy and feasibility.

Now, Roychowdhury, who will play a senior leadership role in setting and executing strategy at Fairway, has been tasked with expanding the firm’s global and domestic institutional investor and client base, creating and growing the its real estate investment banking practice, and negotiating high-level joint ventures and other strategic alliances. Fairway describes itself as a leader in the U.S. Small Balance Real Estate market.

“I am thrilled to join Fairway’s dynamic team and become part of its exciting growth story,” said Roychowdhury of his newest role, which the former KPMG partner will assume on the 21st of October. “My endeavor would be to help the company realize its vision of becoming the go-to capital provider in the alternative real estate space by building an awareness of its offering among global investors looking for reliability and quality.”