Joshua Varghese

Joshua Varghese brings deep global expertise in the real estate sector in both the public and private markets.

Mr. Varghese co-founded his former company, Axia Real Assets, in 2021 in partnership with CI Financial and focused on private market real estate investments on behalf of global investors. He previously managed approximately $5 billion in global REITs, including Canada’s largest REIT fund, and was co-lead portfolio manager on a global diversified income mandate totalling approximately $10 billion during his 15-year tenure at CI Global Asset Management.  

Mr. Varghese’s accolades as a portfolio manager include the Lipper Fund Awards, Fundata Awards and the Brendan Woods Award for Top Gun Investment Minds from 2018 to 2021. His experience spans across most real estate subsectors and global geographies, and he has been heavily involved in corporate structuring activities such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), initial public offerings (IPOs), and privatizations.  Mr. Varghese has worked closely with boards and executive management teams throughout his career, continuously advocating on behalf of investors and stakeholders.

Mr. Varghese is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Bachelor of International Business, Commerce, from Carleton University.