Investra Team Members
Martin has over 25 years experience in the UK commercial real estate market. Prior to setting up Investra Capital Limited, he was (and still remains) a director of Pelham Associates.
Martin has been responsible for asset selection, sourcing of Bank funding and for implementing business plans for specific assets. He has directly managed relationships with international co-investment partners including Sovereign Wealth Funds, Investment Banks, and significant Private Family Offices.
Martin has been involved in a number of investments that have been structured in a Shariah compliant manner. Martin has a BSC degree in Urban Land Administration. He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and a Member of the RICS in the UK.
Zaid is CEO of Investra Investments Ltd (Dubai Office) and has a 20 year career in retail, office and warehousing real estate investments. He was instrumental in leading real estate investments into UK, USA, Pakistan, India and Africa as head of investments for Dominion Group Ltd. He has structured partnerships with Sovereign Wealth Funds and Investment Banks in Middle East and has overseen capital invested in excess of £300m.
Zaid holds a B. Comm. from the University of Natal and holds a MBA from Wits Business School, South Africa. He has also attended Harvard Business School for executive training.
Mobeen has a 15 year career in real estate developments and portfolio acquisitions in South Africa, UK, India and U.A.E. He has represented his family in pursuing new opportunities across all real estate asset classes, including developing over 2million sqft of residential and warehousing real estate in Dubai and India.
He is presently focussed on development deals in UK in the student accommodation and hospitality sectors. He is also leading Investra initiatives into the US select service hospitality sector. Mobeen was instrumental in establishing the TFI Investra UK Property Income Fund in 2013. He has attended Harvard Business School for executive training.
Nick has approximately nine years of experience in the commercial real estate market. He joined Investra Capital Limited in November 2013 and has been successful in identifying and analysing suitable commercial investment and disposal opportunities in the UK market with particular focus on the industrial, office and alternative sectors.
Since joining Investra, Nick has been involved in c.£400 million of transactions. Currently Nick is looking at a range of assets across all sectors.
Prior to joining Investra, Nicholas worked at DTZ where he became a qualified Chartered Surveyor and a Member of the RICS in the UK. He studied at Reading where he gained an MSC degree in Real Estate.
Nick Hornby is a property professional with 13 years experience in UK commercial property. He was a Director of BNP Paribas Real Estate national investment team for 10 years during which time he structured in excess of £400m worth of commercial property transactions in all main commercial sectors.
Nick joined Investra in May 2014. Prior to this he was a commercial investment director of Northridge Capital for four years, a niche private equity firm specialising in development funding. The majority of the equity deployment over the last 24 months has been targeting student accommodation during which time circa 500 beds have been acquired.
Nick has a Bachelor of Science degree in property investment from Reading University and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Gerald has approximately nine years of experience in the commercial real estate market.
Gerald joined the team in 2014. His role includes managing new acquisitions, on-going asset management of existing investments and also advising clients on cash flow and feasibility analysis on both investments and development projects where modelling portfolios, JVs or corporate structures is required.
Prior to joining the team, he worked in the Investment and Fund Management team at M&G Real Estate, where he was an investment manager for institutional funds working across retail, industrial and offices portfolios.
Gerald has an MA from Cass Business School, completed the Certificate in Financial Mathematics from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.