OUR TEAM

Our Team

Itzhak Sella - Founder

Mr. Sella has more than 30 years of extensive experience in international real estate, corporate finance & governance, equity & debt capital market, and M&A transactions. He also originated and listed two REITs in Singapore & Israel on the main board of the Stock Exchange. Mr. Sella has been involved in over US$5 billion worth of real estate transactions. 

Mr. Sella started his diverse real estate career in the U.S. in 1988 as a residential broker with specialization in the multifamily segment.

Mr. Sella was the sponsor and founder of IREIT Global, the first Singaporean REIT that invests in pure European assets. In November 2013 he founded IREIT Global Group Pte. Ltd., as the REIT manager. IREIT Global was listed on the main board of the Singapore Stock Exchange via a successful IPO in August 2014.

 

He was instrumental in the development of the REIT market and framework in Israel. In November 2006, Mr. Sella founded Sella Capital Investments Ltd as the REIT manager for Sella Capital Real Estate Ltd, an Israel-based REIT, which was listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange through a successful IPO in March 2008. Under his management, Sella Capital Real Estate Ltd tripled its growth in real estate acquisitions within 3 years.

 

From 2004 to 2006, as Managing Director of Steer Up Investments Ltd, he oversaw the acquisition of Aspen Building Ltd., Aspen Properties (1990) Ltd. and Aspen Real Estate Ltd. (the “Aspen Group”), a public real estate group with properties in Israel and Europe, including retail, office and logistics properties in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

 

Mr. Sella has been involved in the Israeli and European real estate markets since 1994. From 1996 to 2004, he was Executive Manager of Sales and Marketing of Amot Investments Ltd, one of the largest real estate holding companies in Israel and which is listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

 

Mr. Sella also served as an external advisor to a private REIT in the Washington, D.C. area in the U.S.

Gabriel Khoo Kian Teck - CFO

Gabriel has more than 17 years of experience across audit, tax, compliance, governance, capital market and M&A transactions.

 

​Prior to joining Vertex Income Trust Management, Gabriel was the Senior Finance Manager of IREIT Global Group, the manager of IREIT (the first European REIT listed on SGX), where he assisted the CFO on treasury, acquisition, management and regulatory reporting, governance and compliance matters.

 

From 2013 to 2014, Gabriel was the Vice President of Finance at Straits Trading where he was responsible for group treasury, tax, investments and projects responsible for project fund flows, group cash flow management, financial analysis and statutory/management reporting.

 

From 2010 to 2012, Gabriel was the Senior Finance Manager of Sabana Real Estate Investment Management, the manager of Sabana REIT (the first Shariah-compliant REIT listed on SGX), where he assisted the Chief Executive Officer on acquisitions and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) on implementation of ERP, treasury, management and regulatory reporting, governance and compliance matters. He was the Compliance Officer

 

Between 2002 and 2010, Gabriel was the manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Singapore in the assurance function leading statutory audits or advising capital market transactions. He was also a Finance Controller at Barclays Capital Singapore partner IT and corporate real estate business directors on management reporting and budgeting matters.

 

Gabriel graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Advisors

DBS’ has a strong capital markets presence and track record. Unparalleled experience of more than 35 years in the Singapore capital markets and have lead-managed over 100 IPOs in Southeast Asia since 2000

Allen & Gledhill is an award-winning full-service commercial law firm providing legal services to a wide range of premier clients, including local and multinational corporations and financial institutions. Currently one of the largest law firms in Singapore with over 300 lawyers, consistently ranked as a market leader in Singapore for every major practice area,  including Real-Estate, having been involved in numerous challenging, complex and significant deals. 

KPMG offers a globally-consistent standard of service based on professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge. KPMG operates as an international network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services.

Milbank

Founded in 1886, Milbank is an award winning premier international law firm handling high-profile, complex cases and business transactions through 12 offices worldwide. Milbank serves international clients who finance growth through the full range of public and private equity offerings with unique sensitivity to industry-specific commercial needs.

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Employment Opportunities

​Thank you for your interest in becoming part of our team. Vertex Income Trust offers you the opportunity to be part of a professional, friendly and stable work environment with long-term employment potential.  We offer all full time employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes: social benefits, health insurance, Bonuses. 

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