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Jiri Sykora

Jiri comes to MIT with 3 years of real estate private equity experience. Most recently, Jiri was an Investment Manager at PPF Group, one of Europe’s largest private investment groups with over $40 billion in assets. While there, he played a key role in executing over $150 million of value-add and opportunistic acquisitions throughout Europe. In addition, he participated in managing a $2.4 billion commercial real estate portfolio spread across all major property types, including office, retail, industrial, and hospitality holdings.

Jiri joined PPF in 2015 and served as a lead analyst on multiple acquisitions, debt financings and development projects. He started his career at the global management consulting firm Arthur D. Little, where he advised companies in the EMEA region on infrastructure investments. 

Jiri holds an MA in applied economics from the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education (CERGE-EI) in Prague, and has passed all three levels of the CFA program. He has been awarded the MSRED program’s Theodore S. Bacon Jr. Fellowship for the academic year 2018-19.