Arif Nezami, Finance Expert in Pune, Maharashtra, India
Arif Nezami

Finance Expert in Pune, Maharashtra, India

Member since January 3, 2020
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.
Arif is now available for hire

Career Highlights



  • Associate

    2017 - PRESENT
    Atlas Residential
    • 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
  • Consultant

    2019 - 2019
    Elemental Realty
    • 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
  • Financial Consultant

    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.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Investor Reporting
  • Strategy Analyst

    2017 - 2017
    Schneider Electric
    • 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.
    Focus areas: Market Research, Corporate Finance, Strategy
  • Summer Associate

    2016 - 2016
    Deyaar Development
    • Prepared investment feasibility studies and DCF models for a $275 million mixed-use residential property and a $90 million hotel project with 340 keys in Dubai.
    • Developed and maintained monthly budgets and performed financial forecasting that included operating expenses at the property, portfolio, and company levels.
    • Prepared payment schedules for external borrowings, bank reconciliations, and monthly internal financial reports to assist senior management with planning.
    • Valued the company’s investment properties using DCF and precedent transaction methods to create several scenarios and highlight key risks due to the economic downturn in the MENA region.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Valuation, Cash Flow Modeling
  • Business Analyst

    2011 - 2014
    Bharti Realty
    • 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.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Market Research, Cash Flow Modeling


  • MBA in Finance
    2016 - 2017
    HEC Paris - Paris, France
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture
    2006 - 2011
    Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - Kharagpur, India

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