Nadine Tran, Finance Expert in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Nadine Tran

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Finance Expert

Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Toptal Member Since
June 27, 2018

Nadine is a real estate professional with over a decade of experience in real estate, private equity, entrepreneurship, and investment banking. During this time, she was responsible for investment analyses and asset management for transactions ranging from $25 million to $1.5 billion. Nadine freelances to leverage her expertise in real estate, investment analysis, financial modeling, and developing presentations.

Career Highlights

Senior Real Estate Asset Manager
London-based Family Office
Real Estate Asset & Investment Management
Silverpeak Real Estate Partners

Education Highlights

Master's Degree
Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School
Semester Abroad
Universidad del Pacifico
Bachelor's Degree
University of Maastricht

Case Studies

Work Experience

Senior Real Estate Asset Manager

2018 - 2021
London-based Family Office
  • Managed a diversified European real estate portfolio with responsibilities throughout the investment cycle from due diligence to disposal.
  • Effectively negotiated multi-million-pound, complex lease agreements outperforming business plans. Realized 6-figure cost savings and additional cash flow streams and negotiated complex dilapidation settlement across parties.
  • Successfully concluded lease extension negotiations with tenants to optimize individual lease lengths to reposition and enhance property via an extensive refurbishment project totaling £9 million.
  • Produced cash flow projections and prepared operational and valuation models to identify asset enhancement strategies. Built and delivered business plans and managed liquidity and financing needs.
  • Identified and resolved critical issues across various planned CAPEX works during major tenant refurbishment (7,000 sqm; c.£10m) by creating and managing a multi-layered project team and active monitoring to secure successful project delivery.
  • Built an external advisory team to assess feasibility and impact on the valuation of a £7 million refurbishment project to reposition assets in the market and increase the property's future rental income and sustainability.
  • Established reporting and control processes for regular portfolio reports and to streamline the onboarding of new assets and advisor teams. Conducted meetings with the fund management to present reports and advise on strategies to improve performance.
Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Negotiation, Budgeting, Management, Real Estate, Presentations, Investment Analysis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Valuation, Excel Modeling, Board Presentations, Commercial Real Estate, Germany, Forecasting, Financial Analysis, Analysis, Risk Analysis, Asset Valuation, Leadership, Travel, Modeling, Investor Presentations, Investments, Investment Cases, Investment Presentations, Financial Presentations, Pitch Presentations, Presentation Design, Client Presentations, Business Strategy, Business Planning, Operational Modeling, Cash Flow Modeling, Cash Flow Analysis, DCF Modeling, DCF Valuation, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

CEO & Founder

2016 - 2018
eCommerce Business Specializing in Retail of Jewelry
  • Founded eCommerce business specializing in jewelry retail from emerging and independent international designers.
  • Carried out market analysis and designed business plans with the help of financial modeling, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Formed technical and operational infrastructure to optimize processes and reduce manual intervention.
  • Approached national and international jewelers and negotiated sales agreements and terms.
  • Developed and implemented marketing strategy across social media channels and online magazines.
  • Carried out in-depth search engine optimization (SEO) analysis and designed strategy for organic traffic growth. Identified expansion potential by collaborating with new designers on marketing and promotion, thereby increasing business margins.
Focus areas: Business Strategy, Business Planning, Forecasting, Budgeting, SEO Tools, Marketing, Financial Analysis, Accounting, Pitch Preparation, Pitch Presentations, Cash Flow Modeling, Financial Statements, Startups, eCommerce Analysis, eCommerce, Business Analysis

Real Estate Asset & Investment Management

2013 - 2015
Silverpeak Real Estate Partners
  • Managed and ran the disposal process of a UK hotel portfolio and a German office and residential portfolio. Assessed new investment opportunities, including supermarkets, offices, new developments, and hotels.
  • Developed and maintained operational models for 61 hotels and the deal cash flow model. Attended board meetings and collaborated with the hotel operators to create internal and external valuation reports.
  • Co-operated with hotel management and hotel operator to prepare a split of 61 hotels into three independent portfolios. Led disposal data room and Q&A process for two hotel portfolios.
  • Selected new hotel operator for the remaining portfolio of core hotels. Worked with the new hotel operator to create an operational cash flow forecast in advance of preparing hotels for the subsequent sales process.
  • Assisted director in managing a portfolio of 15 offices and residential properties. Managed CAPEX and lease approvals, prepared internal presentations, and contributed to managing the disposal process.
  • Led due diligence of supermarket portfolio by analyzing assets and forming point of contact for broker and sellers. Negotiated exclusivity periods. Carried out quantitative and qualitative DD and presented the material in meetings with partners.
  • Assessed development of a new district with residential, offices, and restaurants. Conducted site visits and consulted with industry professionals. Recommended to decline the project based on findings.
Focus areas: Risk Analysis, Finance, Real Estate, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), DCF Valuation, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Residential Real Estate, Hotels & Lodging, Asset Management, Asset Valuation, Presentations, Investment Analysis, Valuation, Excel Modeling, Board Presentations, Commercial Real Estate, Due Diligence, Analysis, Financial Analysis, Waterfall Modeling, Modeling, Valuation Analysis, Valuation Modeling, Presentation Design, Investment Presentations, Germany, United Kingdom, Operational Modeling, DCF Modeling, Discounted Cash Flow Analysis, Business Strategy, Budgeting

Private Equity Investment Professional

2011 - 2013
Pantheon Ventures
  • Led investments in private equity funds (primary and secondary) as well as direct investments via leverage buyouts. Responsible for infrastructure RFP requests and marketing presentations.
  • Conducted advanced DD on four co-investments, six primary and ten secondary investments. Completed two co-investments, two primary and four secondary investments.
  • Acted as a manager in Research & Primary Investment in Dutch Infrastructure Fund. Conducted market study of peer infrastructure funds and analyzed investments of the manager’s previous funds. Attended onsite meetings and prepared investment thesis.
  • Directed co-investment in €400 million+ French buyout. Prepared financial model and industry analysis of target company. Participated in due diligence meetings and created financial and industry sections in investment papers. Presented to the investment committee.
  • Created fund pricing model and decision paper for a £50 million secondary investment in a small-cap private equity fund. Participated in due diligence meetings and presented analysis to the investment committee.
  • Led pricing of three large-cap private equity funds and conducted management calls as part of a €200 million+ transaction involving the firm’s global secondary team. Presented analysis to the investment committee.
Focus areas: Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Valuation Multiples, DCF Valuation, Valuation Analysis, Valuation Modeling, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Financial Modeling, Private Company Valuation, Private Equity Secondaries, Private Equity Valuation, Private Equity, Presentations, Investment Analysis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Valuation, Excel Modeling, Board Presentations, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Asset Valuation, DCF Modeling, Modeling, Analysis, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Discounted Cash Flow Analysis, Business Analysis, Infrastructure, Equity Valuation, Request for Proposal (RFP), Pitch Presentations, Client Presentations, Presentation Design, Investment Presentations, Investor Presentations, Presentation Development

M&A Analyst

2010 - 2011
Robert W. Baird
  • Acted as an investment banking analyst for sell-side and buy-side transactions. Participated at all deal stage levels.
  • Led 5-week on-site due diligence in Germany. Sale worth €175 million of German Valves manufacturer to an industrial company. Prepared management presentations and acted as a primary point of contact for the management. Attended SPA negotiations and prepared SPA annexes.
  • Participated in the sale of a German HVAC manufacturer to a financial buyer. Conducted strategic screening for potential buyers. Created financial model, confidential information memorandum, and management presentation.
  • Leveraged buyout of UK staffing company by the financial buyer. Prepared management presentation and built LBO model involving more than 30 subsidiaries with acquisition strategy and scenario analysis.
Focus areas: Valuation Analysis, DCF Valuation, Valuation Modeling, Valuation Multiples, Valuation, Investor Presentations, Pitch Decks, Pricing, Financial Model Auditing, Financial Modeling, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Presentations, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Excel Modeling, Board Presentations, Business Analysis, Business Strategy, Pitch Books, Pitch Preparation, Pitch Presentations, Sales Pitches, Presentation Design, Client Presentations, Financial Presentations, Presentation Development, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Financial Analysis, Analysis, Capital IQ, Cash Flow Modeling, Cash Flow, Projected Cash Flow, Free Cash Flow (FCF), Case Studies, Cash Flow Analysis, Financial Statements, Income Statements, Balance Sheets
2008 - 2009

Master's Degree in Finance

Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School - London, United Kingdom

2006 - 2007

Semester Abroad in Finance

Universidad del Pacifico - Lima, Peru

2004 - 2007

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

University of Maastricht - Maastricht, Netherlands


Valuation, Financial Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Equity Valuation, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), DCF Valuation, Private Equity, Private Equity Valuation, Private Equity Secondaries, Private Company Valuation, Value Investing, Asset Valuation, Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Risk Analysis, Investment Return Scenario Analysis, Valuation Analysis, Valuation Multiples, Leveraged Buyout Modeling, Pricing, Budgeting, Cash Flow Modeling, Cash Flow Forecasting, Financial Model Auditing, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Forecasting, Due Diligence, Cash Flow, Projected Cash Flow, Free Cash Flow (FCF), Balance Sheets, Microeconomics, Accounting, M&A Modeling

Output Software

Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel 2013, Excel 2016, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel

Industry Expertise

Asset Management, Hotels & Lodging, Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate, Consumer Products, Retail & Wholesale, Financial Services, Residential Real Estate

Geographic Expertise

United Kingdom, Europe, Germany, Spain

Data & Analysis Software

Capital IQ


eCommerce, Pitch Presentations, Presentations, Investment Analysis, Excel Modeling, Presentation Design, Investor Presentations, Investment Presentations, Board Presentations, Client Presentations, Startups, Investment Research, Investment Ideas, Investments, Equity Investment, Business Analysis, Business Strategy, Finance, Leveraged Buyout (LBO), Pitch Decks, Management, Negotiation, Microsoft 365, Income Statements, Financial Analysis, Cash Flow Analysis, Investor Reporting, Client Reporting, Reporting, PowerPoint Design, Infrastructure, Analysis, Leadership, Travel, Modeling, Investment Cases, Financial Presentations, Waterfall Modeling, Operational Modeling, Business Planning, DCF Modeling, Discounted Cash Flow Analysis, Presentation Development, Pitch Books, Pitch Preparation, Sales Pitches, Case Studies, Financial Statements, Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), Investment Banking, Economics, Econometrics, Macroeconomic Forecasting, Futures & Options, SEO Tools, Marketing, eCommerce Analysis, Request for Proposal (RFP)

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