Paul joined the Harrison Street in 2020 and is Chief Executive Officer of Europe. In this role he leads the expansion of Harrison Street’s European strategies and he is also responsible for overseeing and growing the firm’s team of professionals across the U.K. and Europe.
Paul brings over 20 years of experience in private equity real estate, operations and corporate finance to the firm. Prior to joining Harrison Street, he was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer at Round Hill Capital, a real estate investment and asset management firm with a global footprint. While at Round Hill Capital, he managed a business with an $8+ billion portfolio as well as a team of 260 people across 15 offices in 14 countries. He has overseen investment and development projects, regulatory approvals, complex refinancings and capital raises in multiple European locations across a wide array of real estate asset sectors including retail, commercial, residential and student housing.
Prior to joining Round Hill, he served as a Partner at Aggmore Group, where he was responsible for raising and deploying over €500 million of new capital and developed JV partnerships with European operators in the residential and commercial real estate space. Earlier he served as Chief Operating Officer at North Bridge Capital Partners Ltd. Paul began his career at KPMG LLP as a senior manager in the transaction services department.
Mr. Bashir earned a B.A. in Accounting and Financial Analysis from Newcastle University. He is ACA qualified and is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.