Richard Yue co-founded ARCH Capital in 2006 and has over 25 years of experience in the Asian real estate industry. Richard’s experience includes investing over US$5.0 billion of equity around Asia across core, core-plus, value-add, and opportunistic strategies. Experience spans real estate investment, property development, project management, banking and capital markets, corporate finance/M&A, and regional REIT structuring and securitizations.
Richard was a former Director of Investments at AIG Global Real Estate and prior to that Director at Citigroup Real Estate and Capital Markets.
Richard received his MBA and Bachelor’s Degrees in Structural Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Richard is a member of the Investment Committee, Boards of ARCH Capital and the General Partner, and the Compliance & Audit Committee.
With over 30 years in global real estate investing, Charles Cosgrove conceived the original plan for ARCH Capital in 2005 while also heading Ayala's offshore investment business.
Charles began his career as a real estate attorney at Shearman & Sterling in New York followed by a period as a general partner in real estate development in Northern California. A Singapore resident of over 25 years, Charles worked initially as a senior transaction executive at Singapore Telecom, followed by his role as Chief Executive of Ayala's offshore investment business.
Charles graduated from Stanford University and Georgetown Law School, and is a retired member of the New York State Bar. Charles is a member of the Investment Committee, Boards of ARCH Capital and the General Partner, and the Compliance & Audit Committee.
With over 20 years of experience in real estate and debt finance, Leonard Wei joined ARCH Capital in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer with overall responsibilities for operations, finance, compliance, and risk management.
Prior to joining the firm, Leonard spent 23 years in banking with international institutions including JPMorgan, Citicorp, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Standard Chartered bank providing debt financing solutions to clients across a broad spectrum of industries.
Leonard received a BA degree from Middlebury College.
With over 20 years of experience in real estate investment and asset management, James Chou joined ARCH Capital in 2010 and established the Shanghai office. Current responsibilities are principally focused on transaction origination and partner relationship management. James is a member of the Investment Committee and serves on the Board of ARCH Capital and the Compliance & Audit Committee.
Prior to joining the firm, he was Managing Director of AIG Real Estate Asia and Head of Real Estate for Taiwan Nan Shan Insurance Company (an AIG affiliate) managing a US$1.3 billion real estate portfolio. He also spent 10 years at Koo’s Group Real Estate responsible for investments. James started his career with Citibank in Taiwan.
James undertook undergraduate studies in Physics and Applied Sciences at Soochow University, Taiwan and graduate MBA studies at Fordham University, New York.
Jonathan Umali joined ARCH Capital in 2006 and has over 23 years of experience in real estate development and asset management across Asia. He leads investment and asset management activities in the regional markets and serves on the Board of ARCH Capital and the Investment Committee.
Jonathan was a former Senior Executive at Ayala Land responsible for the middle-income residential and mixed-use business in the Philippines. Jonathan also spent 3 years with Equitable-PCI Bank and Chemoil Group in Singapore and California, USA.
He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering with Chemical Engineering minor from De La Salle University and an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management.
With over 20 years of experience in real estate investment, asset and portfolio management, Karen Kwok joined ARCH Capital in 2006 and leads portfolio management activities covering investment transaction review, performance monitoring, and portfolio analysis and reporting.
Prior to joining the firm, she spent 7 years at AIG Global Real Estate responsible for fund and proprietary acquisition and divestment activities as well as corporate debt investments across the Asia Pacific region.
She received a Bachelor’s Degree (First Honors) in Real Estate and a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (MHKIS).
With over 14 years of experience in real estate development, investment, and asset management, Wayne Lu joined ARCH Capital in 2011 and now leads investment and asset management activities in mainland China.
Prior to joining the firm, Wayne spent 3 years at Prax Capital responsible for real estate investments across mainland China. He also spent 4 years at Sun Hung Kai Properties, a leading real estate developer based in Hong Kong.
Wayne received a Master’s Degree (Finance) from Peking University and serves on the Board of ARCH Capital.
With over 10 years of experience in private equity funds overseeing financial management and investment evaluations, Ignatius Wong joined ARCH Capital in 2015 as the Chief Financial Officer for the China Portfolio.
Ignatius commenced his career at Deloitte, spending over 6 years in assurance and advisory activities with clients in real estate development and construction in both China and Hong Kong. After Deloitte, Ignatius worked in a private equity fund specializing in property acquisition and development as its financial controller before joining ARCH Capital.
Ignatius received a Master’s Degree in Economics and Accounting from The University of Edinburgh. He is also a member of HKICPA and a Certified Financial Risk Manager.