Afzal M Tarar |

Executive Chairman

Afzal (“Al”) is the Executive Chairman of Arcis Real Estate Capital. He leads the firm’s corporate development, engages with major investors and deal makers, and actively participates in major deals.

Prior to founding Arcis, Al was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), one of the world’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms. He worked in PwC’s China/HK offices as well as the New York City office.

Over the past 25+ years, Al has led extensive work across, and advised clients on, new ventures and M&A opportunities in the financial services, wealth and asset management, real estate, business services, and technology industries in the US, China/HK and broadly in Asia Pacific.

Al spent 14 years in China over two 7-year stints (1982-89 and 2005-12). As a result, Al gained front line experience and deep knowledge of China’s economic, regulatory, and social developments, as well as its cross-border investment flows. Al is a member of The National Committee on US-China Relations (

Al received a BE degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China on an international cultural exchange scholarship; an MS degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH; and completed leadership development programs at Yale and INSEAD.