First Avenue Partners Hires Patricia Chalian as Principal

Mar 24 2015 | 10:00pm ET

Private placement agent and advisory firm First Avenue Partners announced the hiring of Patricia Chalian as a Principal in its New York office.

Chalian will be responsible for project management in North America. Chalian has more than 15 years of alternative assets and capital markets experience. She has led mandates for a number of leading emerging and established private fund managers across private equity, private credit, real assets, and real estate. 

Prior to joining First Avenue, Chalian was a Senior Managing Director at Forbes Private Capital Group and its predecessor group within Guggenheim Securities, where she globally led the Due Diligence/Project Management team. Prior to that, she was a member of the Marketing and Investor Relations team at Apollo Management and a Vice President in the Alternative Investments Group at JPMorgan Private Bank. 

“I am excited at the opportunity to join the First Avenue team and work with a group of senior professionals who have diverse backgrounds," said Chalian. "The firm has become a leading global alternative asset fundraising platform and is completing a number of highly successful fundraisings, most notably in the areas of private credit, private equity, real assets and real estate. I hope to add to First Avenue’s continued growth, using my experience to successfully diligence managers and advise them on their fundraising strategies.” 

Founded in 2006, First Avenue is an independent global placement and advisory firm dedicated to raising capital for alternative asset managers across private credit, private equity, real assets, and real estate strategies. The company has more than 49 employees in London, New York, San Francisco, and Australia.

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