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Based in Beijing, China and New York, John F. Tsui is Managing Principal of Peninsula House, LLC which is a single family office investor (SFO) and engaged in principal investment in direct LP fund investment, as well as structured direct co-investment, be it liquid or illiquid, in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia in the following alternative asset classes: infrastructure, private equity, hedge fund, structured private debt, distressed loans and securities, high yield bonds, real estate and real estate entities, as well as special corporate situations. He is also engaged in fixed income in private markets across alternative assets in partnership with institutional family office, Asian and North American institutional and private investors; and co-investment of separate managed accounts in niche oriented alternative asset classes.
He previously held managerial positions with hotel chains in their corporate headquarter and regional offices including Marriott Corporation, Sheraton Hotels in the Pacific, Landauer Associates - a leading property counseling and valuation firm and Bankers Trust Company (real estate banking division). He also held managerial positions at Carvel Corporation and Sky Chefs (in-flight catering). He earned the designation MAI – the appraisal designation of the Appraisal Institute, and is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, Urban Land Institute, Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) – Plan Sponsor Member, Asian Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) and Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA).
He was appointed by Honorable John C. Whitehead to be on the Board of Directors of The Boy Scouts of the Greater New York Council and The Economic Club of New York. He is Visiting Lecturer at the SEM program at Tsinghua University and University of California at Berkeley – Haas School of Business. He was formerly an Adjunct Visiting Professor of Advanced Case Study on emerging markets investment at Columbia University and founded the international curriculum at the Masters program in Real Estate Development. He authored a Thomson Reuters report titled China Property Investments: Profits and Pitfalls.