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What is the short, medium and long-term impact of Coronavirus on GCC real estate?

Broadcast on Dec 9, 2020 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East 2020 - Virtual Conference

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Emirates NBD

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First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

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HSBC

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MUFG

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United Arab Bank

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Subscribe for access:

  • Lockdown, work-from-home: Short term impact on demand, rents and tenancy agreements
  • What are the medium and long-term trends for commercial real estate? Will demand ever return to 2019 levels?
  • What is the medium and long-term outlook for residential real estate?
Middle East

Moderator

Neal Lindsay

Neal Lindsay

Head of Real Estate Finance

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Neal Lindsay

Neal Lindsay

Head of Real Estate Finance at First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

    • Neal began his career at Banque Paribas in Dublin before joining Anglo Irish Bank (AIB), and subsequently Bank of Ireland (BOI). He brings 25 years of experience across Commercial Real Estate, Wealth and Treasury. Apart from transacting on multiple real estate deals, Neal has a breadth of knowledge in fund based investment, having established a series of real estate funds at AIB. He has led both equity and debt placements of multiple high value commercial real estate transactions in various international markets across his career.
    • Neal joined the Bank in January 2015 and is responsible for leading FAB’s global real estate finance business across its international footprint having supported clients with bespoke financing structures for assets in the Middle East, Europe, US and Asia.
    • Neal holds a Bachelor (Hons) in Business Studies degree (Finance) from Dublin City University and holds a Masters degree in Finance from UCD Graduate Business School. He is also a member of Institute of Bankers in Ireland and holds QFA status (Qualified Financial Advisor).

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Neal Lindsay

About First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

FAB, the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest and safest institutions, offers an extensive range of tailor-made solutions, products and services to its customers. Through its strategic offerings, it looks to meet the banking needs of customers across the world via its market-leading Corporate and Investment Banking and Personal Banking franchises.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the bank’s international network spans five continents, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad.

With total assets of AED 955 Billion (USD 260 Billion) as of September-end 2020, FAB is rated Aa3/AA-/AA- by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch, respectively, the strongest combined ratings of any bank in the MENA region.

The Bank has been ranked by Global Finance as the Safest Bank in the UAE and the Middle East, and the 32nd Safest Bank globally.

To empower its customers and clients to Grow Stronger, FAB initiated a powerful movement, which goes beyond banking. The Grow Stronger movement represents the bank’s promise to support its stakeholders’ goals and growth ambitions, providing ideas, tools and expertise to help them become stronger, today and in the future.

For further information, visit: www.bankfab.com

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Speakers

Danish Samad

Danish Samad

Group Treasurer & Director of Investments

Emaar Saudi Arabia

Danish Samad

Danish Samad

Group Treasurer & Director of Investments at Emaar Saudi Arabia

Over 25 years experience with Citi and Samba Financial Group across Corporate and Treasury functions. Instrumental in helping and setting various SBUs within organization. Currently Group Treasurer and Director of Emaar Economic City, the master developer of largest privately funded City - King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). Wealth of experience in treasury products and managing Corporate Treasury. Has been instrumental in raising short and long term general and corporate funding for the company. Coach, advisor, public speaker and strategist with exposure to local and international financial markets.

Emaar Saudi Arabia

Fabrice Susini

Fabrice Susini

Fabrice Susini

Chief Executive Officer at Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company

Fabrice Susini is the Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company (SRC). He joins SRC with over 25 years of successful and diversified experience in the banking industry.

Prior to joining SRC, Fabrice held various functional and operational positions in different financial institutions, managing international teams. More recently, after having headed globally the securitization franchise of BNP Paribas for several years, he moved to the Asset Management’s arm of the Group, where he led the design and the validation of the SME Advanced Solutions project.

Fabrice has vast experience and knowledge of the multiple challenges faced by a financial institution through cycles and across assets, from asset-liability management, regulatory, risk and liquidity issues to new activities creation.

Based in London for 17 years, he holds a MBA from the London Business School, a Master’s Degree (DESS) in Banks and Financial Institutions management from the University Paris-IX Dauphine and a Degree in law from the University Paris X Nanterre. He is also graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP).

Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company

Fabrice Susini
Taimur Khan

Taimur Khan

Associate Partner

Knight Frank

Taimur Khan

Taimur Khan

Associate Partner at Knight Frank

Taimur leads Knight Frank’s Middle East research team and works as part of the firm’s Real Estate Strategy & Consulting team based in Dubai. Taimur focuses on commercial and residential market research across the GCC region; producing market-leading reports and thought leadership white papers on the office, retail, industrial, and residential sectors as well as specialist property sectors such as education, healthcare and hospitality.

Alongside this, Taimur is a regular speaker and panel host at key industry conferences in the GCC region and a regular contributor to regional and international media outlets including but not limited The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, Arabian Business, and The National.

Taimur joined Knight Frank as a Senior Analyst in June 2015, at the firm’s London head office. Within the international research team, Taimur focused on reporting and analysis of Knight Frank’s key global markets which span over 55 countries, as a result Taimur has developed an in-depth understanding of the global property market. Alongside this Taimur focused on the construction of Knight Frank’s international indices, which are regarded as the global industry benchmark for measuring performance of housing markets. Taimur also conducted bespoke research for a variety global of clients focusing on asset performance and macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis.

Prior to joining Knight Frank Taimur has experience from within the financial service industry, across various asset classes, working predominately with financial services firms including asset management.

Knight Frank