About Sonny Kalsi

Sonny Kalsi is an accomplished real estate investor with more than 20 years of experience that spans a range of areas, including: investment management, real estate financing and hedge funds. Since 2010, Sonny Kalsi has worked as a partner-owner of GreenOak Real Estate, the independent real estate merchant banking platform where he is also a founder. Sonny's professional career also includes almost two decades of experience at Morgan Stanley, where he served as Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate Investing in parts of Asia and in New York City. In an effort to share this wealth of knowledge and experience, Sonny Kalsi teaches at Columbia University as an adjunct professor in the university's Real Estate Development program. Connect with Sonny on Twitter at @SonnyKalsi_

Museums Level the Playing Field for Kids’ Access to Education

Countless studies and organizations tout the educational benefits of arts and cultural education. Research links music studies with mathematical achievement. Students who study art, research suggests, are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 3 times more likely to be awarded for school attendance. According to studies at the Cornell Language [...]

By | 2018-04-17T15:06:02+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Blog, Education|0 Comments

Charity Spotlight: PowHERful

Every fall, millions of American high school students apply to college. For some-- those with educational and financial resources, as well as supportive families- it’s a nerve wracking time. But those students know that, in the end, they’ll most likely be off to a good school the next year. Unfortunately, there are far too many [...]

By | 2017-11-03T16:00:12+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

What Tanzania Teaches Us About Public-Private Partnerships in Education

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are defined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as “arrangements between public and private actors for the delivery of goods, services and/or facilities.” The organization goes on to explain that “in many different settings, PPPs are increasingly perceived as an innovative policy approach to provide education for all, [...]

By | 2018-04-17T15:04:41+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Blog, Education, Philanthropy, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

Literacy Rates are on the Rise, but Not Equally Between Genders

Literacy, the ability to read, write and communicate, is key to the growth and development of   individuals, families and communities. From an historic and global perspective, the news about overall literacy rates is good. In 1820 only 12 percent of the world’s population was literate; today the percentage of people who are illiterate hovers at [...]

By | 2017-10-10T20:48:30+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments