Nida Raza

Sr Director Head of Capital Markets

Leading the capital markets practice for the region including acquisitions, disposals, asset financing advisory, asset optimizations and monetizations, sale-leasebacks and build-to-suit execution

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A senior global capital markets banker with over 20 years of origination and execution experience, having raised over US$150bn in capital for clients across the US, Europe and the Middle East.

Responsible for leading the Capital Markets platform for MENA region for clients to assist in real estate anchored investments and disposals,  sale-lease backs, asset and portfolio optimization strategies and advisory as well as debt restructuring advisory.

Specialist in fund and REIT set-up as well as bond and sukuk origination and execution, having managed over US$10bn AUM of real estate anchored assets and businesses. Vast knowledge in financial engineering and structuring as well as asset restructuring having successfully managed NPL portfolio of over US$1bn in assets as well as providing advice to clients to successfully exit US$850mn of NPL assets.

Been in the region for over 13 years having worked in UAE, Bahrain and KSA for global and regional banks, a global consulting company and a multi-lateral organisation