Arif has more than seven years of professional experience in finance and strategy and an MBA from HEC Paris. His most recent role was in private equity where he directed leveraged transactions valued at $2.5 billion. His expertise includes sourcing, underwriting, valuation, capital raising, recapitalization, and investor reporting. Arif enjoys challenging assignments that leverage his analytical skills to help clients make data-driven decisions.
Sourced, underwrote, and executed real estate transactions valued $500 million in the UK, US, and China while securing a pipeline of deals worth $2 billion in the UK, mainland Europe, and the Middle East.
Performed business and financial due diligence, developed detailed cash flow models at the individual asset and portfolio levels, and prepared investor pitch decks for capital raising.
Collaborated with partners to raise capital from limited partners (LPs), including insurance funds and family offices, while finalizing equity promote structures for general partners (GPs).
Prepared quarterly and annual asset management reports tracking business plan to actual portfolio performance as part of investor reporting.
Conducted market research including tracking precedent transactions and updating key economic drivers and industry trends.
Focus areas: Financial Reporting, Capital Raising, Cash Flow Forecasting, Valuation
2019 - 2019
Built a detailed financial model for a $50 million capital raising effort for a project consisting of 120 high-end villas.
Performed sensitivity analyses with key business drivers including price, costs, and sales velocity (units sold per month), and advised the executives on downside protection strategies.
Conducted market research to understand the general economics of the region such as employment and demographics.
Analyzed supply and demand dynamics, competitors, and pricing trends.
Trained the team analyst on financial modeling.
Focus areas: Pricing Strategy, Valuation, Cash Flow Forecasting, Market Research
2018 - 2019
Chicago Asset Management Group
Advised on the refinancing of a $90 million senior loan for a commercial property, thereby reducing financing costs for the owner. This involved creating a market report, a financial model, and a debt covenants tracker for the lenders' due diligence and compliance.
Created a financial reporting system for a multifamily portfolio of 1,200 residential units.
Developed a value-add business plan for an investor that was backed by a detailed cash flow analysis and extensive market research. The plan allowed the investor to increase cash flow from the property by 15% through CAPEX investing, raising rents, and optimizing costs, thereby increasing property valuations.
Evaluated opportunities for Schneider to generate $5 billion in the telecom segment by 2025 by studying upcoming infrastructure modernization initiatives.
Prepared market intelligence reports for the data center industry by analyzing major M&A deals of 2016 and assessing the impact on Schneider’s go-to-market strategy.
Developed a framework to analyze capital expenditures of Schneider’s strategic clients in the telecom, internet, and colocation industries. The analysis identified their trends and spending patterns, highlighted their expansion plans, and fueled strategic recommendations.
Developed a focused value proposition for telecom companies.
Conducted market research on population demographics and earnings while creating supply pipelines for new residential and commercial developments in New Delhi.
Prepared financial and operational cash flow models from scratch for proposed residential and commercial real estate developments involving $200 million in acquisitions. The models included valuation, return analysis, and sensitivity analysis.
Explored financing and capital structuring options to optimize returns on new developments. The options included senior and mezzanine loans and preferred equity financing.