Rajesh graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of New South Wales, majoring in Accounting and Finance. He started his career in Arthur Andersen and has since accumulated over 20 years of work experience in real estate finance, research, corporate advisory and investment banking across the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East, Europe and Australia.
He was a key advisor to one of the largest mining companies in the world, making a multi-billion dollar land acquisition and investment in Malaysia. He has also been actively involved in the Malaysian property sector, having worked in the property consultancy firm of Hall Chadwick Asia. Before becoming the CEO of AREA, he was the Head of Special Projects at Axis Real Estate Investment Trust.
He is also a Director and the shareholder of Area Edureit Sdn Bhd which is the holding company of the ALPHA Reits.