Founder and CEO, Node

Anil is Founder and CEO of Node, ( a global co-living company that creates boutique, design-led, community-focused residences in creative cities across the world. Node residents are a mix of creatives, media and tech processionals, freelancers and entrepreneurs who want to connect with both a local and global community.  Anil is responsible for the overall management and expansion of Node throughout North America and Europe, with future expansion planned for Asia.

Anil has worked in real estate for 15 years in the US, Europe and Asia including nearly 11 years at Blackstone, the world’s largest private equity real estate firm with over $100 billion of assets under management. As a Managing Director at Blackstone in London, Anil was involved in over $30 billion of real estate investments. Anil created Blackstone’s European real estate capital markets group, was involved in creating its Indian real estate team and helped create and successfully sell Nido Student Living, a design led, UK student housing company. Prior to Blackstone, Anil worked in the investment team of DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners / Credit Suisse First Boston in Los Angeles.

Anil graduated with distinction with an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University and a BA from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He has been listed in Property Week’s Hot 100 and Top 40 Under 40. Anil serves as Chair of The Lighthouse, a project to develop a church-based community centre in London.