Rose Associates announced that it has hired Can Tavsanoglu as a director on the acquisitions team. An industry veteran, Tavsanoglu will focus on executing Rose’s new investment strategy by expanding the firm’s acquisition efforts in New York City and the tri-state area.
Tavsanoglu, 34, joins Rose from Caldera Real Estate Ventures, a boutique real estate investor and developer in New York and Miami. Prior to Caldera, Tavsanoglu worked with XIN Development International, the US investment arm of the publicly traded XINYUAN Real Estate Co., Ltd., where he was director of acquisitions and finance.
During his time at XIN, Tavsanoglu was responsible for sourcing, negotiating, structuring and closing transactions in multi-family investments, ground-up condo developments and residential conversion projects. In previous years, Can was vice president of acquisitions at Lightstone Group, a company with over $2 billion in assets; and in his early career with American Properties, a New York based, private real estate investment firm where he underwrote multifamily residential and commercial investment opportunities.
During his career, Can has been involved in closed transactions, developments and financings totaling more than $1.5 billion. Born in Turkey, Tavsanoglu earned a Masters degree in real estate from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Istanbul Technical University.