Alexander (AJ) Rose is part of the International Real Estate team as Vice President of Acquisitions.  He works with select asset managers and alongside our real estate due diligence team to analyze new opportunities, optimize risk adjusted returns and make asset/portfolio acquisitions.  Additionally, he works with our placement team by providing technical real estate expertise to raise equity from our capital partners.

AJ has over 10 years of experience working in capital markets and real estate investment management.  Previously, he worked with Jones Lang LaSalle in the UAE on the capital markets team and strategic consulting division. He also worked in the US and Brazil in real estate acquisitions and at a real estate private equity firm.

A native of Seattle, Washington, AJ earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in real estate finance from the University of Southern California and his MBA from the University of Cambridge. AJ has his real estate salesperson’s license from the California Bureau of Real Estate and is a LEED Green Associate.

Omer Maqsood is a Product Manager at Capitas. In his role he oversees all research, analysis, financial structuring and due diligence functions across Capitas’ business lines.

Prior to joining Capitas, Omer was with KPMG’s Strategic and Commercial Intelligence (SCI) department based in Riyadh where his key experience and expertise included assisting clients in due diligence business planning, preparation of complex financial models, feasibility analysis and enterprise valuations.

A native of Pakistan, Omer has a professional accounting degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP).

Ausaf Akhtar Abbas is a special adviser to Capitas. Ausaf is Founder and Managing Director of Coombe Advisors. Over much of his career Ausaf has held executive level positions with global financial institutions such as Merrill Lynch where he served as Managing Director, Head of Global Private Client EMEA and Morgan Stanley where he held the position of Managing Director, Head of Sales & Marketing EMEA. In addition to being an adviser to Capitas, Ausaf Abbas is also a Senior Adviser to Brookland Partners, a real estate investment bank based in London, UK, Senior Adviser to Asian Capital Partners, a Hong Kong based Asian investment bank, Senior Project Consultant with Scorpio Partnership, a leading wealth management consultancy, and Strategic Adviser to Secondcap, a company focusing on providing liquidity to LPs in private funds.

Ausaf Abbas also serves on the Board of Directors of SEO London, J. Awan & Partners, Silicon Networks Limited and Multrees Investor Services.

Naveed Siddiqui founded Capitas in 2005. In addition to his role as a member of the Board of Directors of Capitas, Naveed is responsible for managing the company, formulating and executing long term strategies and cultivating and maintaining key strategic global relationships. Prior to forming Capitas, Naveed worked as a senior executive with Citigroup, Guidance Financial Group and Unison Site Management (a specialty finance arm of Soros Private Equity).

Since founding Capitas, Naveed has led the establishment of seven real estate based platforms with global financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank, AIG, and the Islamic Development Bank. Naveed is a native of Southern California and graduated from New York University and Hofstra University with degrees in Economics, Banking, and Finance.

 

Nasser Nubani is a principal in Capitas. In his role as EVP and General Counsel Nasser handles all legal matters of the company, oversees financial structuring for Capitas’ products and platforms, and manages investor and partner relationships. Prior to Capitas, Nasser practiced real estate law and civil litigation in Chicago, Illinois for more than seven years, and was part of the founding management team that launched Guidance Financial Group in the United States.

Over his career, Nasser has been involved in real estate finance, investment and development dispositions of over USD 1 billion. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Nasser received his law degree from Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington and earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana.

Keith Parker is the Head of Real Estate Development & Portfolio Management in Capitas. He oversees Capitas’ development management and portfolio management advisory mandates which cover assets across MENA and internationally.

Keith brings over 40 years of development, investment and fund-raising experience for projects in the USA, UK, Europe, Asia, MENA & South Africa. Over his career Keith has worked in senior executive roles with such prominent institutions as Hines International, the First Investor, and Aramco; has developed more than 8.5 million sq.ft. of mixed use real estate; and has supported the raise of over USD 4 billion in committed equity for global real estate projects.

A native of Pretoria, South Africa, Keith has a B.Sc Civil Engineering Degree and from the University of the Witwatersrand, and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.