Raed Hanna graduated from City University, London and has a BSc and MSc Degree. In 1984, Raed Hanna established a financial services group, City Financial, with eight other people. The business quickly grew with offices opening throughout the United Kingdom. By the time the business was sold in 1999, it had nearly 2000 people under employment.
In 1998, Raed Hanna established Mutual Finance, another financial services group, to cater to high-net-worth individuals. Rebranded as MFL, it has quickly become one of the largest property finance intermediary in the sector, with drawn down funds of more than £1bn per annum and gained respect within the banking community. Typically involved in the financing of the most high profile properties in the United Kingdom and Internationally along with project finance and infrastructure projects again, in the UK and Internationally.
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Mike, qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1981, and in 2000, was appointed Head of Real Estate Advisory for EMEA, at Citibank Private Bank. Since then he has worked for several Banks, including Dresdner, and Kaupthing, where he acted as a Principal, investing the Bank’s own Equity. He has worked as a Consultant for the SEDCO Capital, Lipton Rogers, Gordon Brothers, Park Plaza, First Base, Luxlo, The Sincere Group of Hong Kong and has served as a Non-Exec, and Board Director, for a number of funds, representing investors such as the QIA. His experience covers, commercial residential and hotels on a global basis. Within MFL, he works on raising equity and mandated acquisitions.
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Mark began his banking career at Standard Chartered Bank, followed by a 6 year sojourn at Deloittes, concentrating on Corporate Recovery (50% Real Estate companies) during the early 1990’s. He then joined the newly formed Real Estate team at DG Bank which rapidly underwrote a lending book of £1.2bn. In 2002 he was recruited by Bear Stearns to source deals for its new Real Estate lending platform which subsequently launched two successful CMBS issues with the largest being circa £500m. The majority of the facilities provided by these institutions were in the commercial real estate sector. After a role at RBS he then concentrated on the residential development arena through positions at Maslow Capital, Pluto Finance and Paragon Bank. He now utilises these experiences in sourcing stretch- senior, senior and mezzanine debt for development proposals as well as more traditional investment transactions.
He holds a BSc in Mathematics and Physics, supports Essex C.C.C and West Ham Utd.
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Tariq started his finance career back in 2000 in the regulated lending market. Initially he was privileged to work with Zurich Insurance in their Advisory and Wealth Management Department. This was the gateway to really understanding the real estate market and was a successful era until the recession and FCA arrived in 2008.
The regulated lending market then took a hit and the FCA did not help in their role to make life easier for advisers. Out of frustration Tariq chose to learn about the real estate lending market and then from 2010 onwards decided to focus in this arena. The reduced red tape and bureaucracy held greater appeal.
Ten years on Tariq is still very passionate about the property lending industry and has amassed great knowledge in various real estate lending products. Tariq has successfully structured and transacted on several hundred million pounds worth of lending products on various asset classes. He has managed to build a very reputable database of borrowers that come back repeatedly due to levels of customer service and honestly.
Away from work Tariq is a dedicated family man who likes to focus any spare time on his children.
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Scott began a career in banking in 1990 when he joined Anglo Irish Bank as part of the original lending team. Scott was key to the success of the business in the early years and worked on the bank’s CMBS product “Monument 1” . At this time AIB was at the forefront of the UK real estate and structured finance markets. He has also gained invaluable experience in a number of peaks and troughs in the property market.
Joining MFL in 2001 Scott has now been with the company for over 19 years. During that time his banking background has aided him in growing the business substantially. Most recently Scott has been working with a variety of lenders (both Banks and “Non-Bank”) and assisted MFL with over £1 billion of completed transactions. Recent highlights include the refinance of the Pullman Hotel, Euston. Scott structured a new £107m banking facility with BNP Paribas that included the novation of an interest rate cap where the current lender that was “out of the money”.
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Mayad Rassam joined MFL in 2004 and has created the firm’s interest rate and inflation derivatives desk. As real estate finance intermediary at MFL, Mayad has negotiated and structured debt on commercial and residential real estate transactions totalling in excess of £6bn. He works with clients on the entire acquisition or refinance process, including liaising with lawyers, trustees and agents to ensure a timely and successful completion.
In his dual role, Mayad is also an assistant portfolio manager for a London based High Net Worth Family Office, where his role includes analysing the viability of real estate investments, assisting with debt financing and handling the portfolio’s hedging requirements. Mayad is involved in the on-going asset management of the portfolio, including adding value through planning gain, lease restructuring with tenants and overseeing the managing agents of numerous shopping centres in the UK and Middle East.
Prior to joining MFL, Mayad was at FGS Capital where he created the start-up hedge fund’s trading platform and the infrastructure for the firm’s quantitative stock picking models.
Mayad was active in the initial stages of the property derivatives market in the UK and participated in various forums on the subject. He has also acted as an industry expert in interest rate and inflation swap litigation cases.
He received his CFA in 2006 and has an MA in Computer Science from Cambridge University.
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John is a resourceful individual with over 30 years’ experience in finance and construction. Coming, originally, from a construction background where he gained his qualifications in engineering, enables John to look at matters from both a practical and financial stand point. John is a long standing finance broker having established a career in the business in the early 1990’s . He has a plethora of market knowledge and connections. John has held positions with Allied Dunbar, Zurich and St James’ Place Partnership where he ran successful practices. During this time he achieved the qualifications of FPC I, II & III as a Financial Advisor. Within the team at MFL John works with his clients across the complete funding spectrum with expertise in all sectors of purchase and refinance ifrom Commercial buildings through to residential development. John is versatile and able to arrange finance across the entire capital stack. As well as property backed funding, John also has experience in marine and aviation finance.
Having previously competed in athletics and played rugby to a high standard, John has coached football at Hughenden Football Club and Hockey at Wycombe Hockey Club. John is a keen cyclist, enjoys classic cars and spending time with his family.
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Gordon has been in Property Finance for over 30 years, (and Banking over 37 years). In that time he has lent to every type of company and every type of property and in both Investment and Development Finance. Extensive lending experience in Senior Debt, Stretched Senior and Mezzanine Finance, Equity, Syndicated and Club deals, 365 day Revolver and Evergreen facilities . Amounts range from £1m to £100m+ A new business origination and relationship driven specialist Real Estate Financier. Broad sector coverage across small, medium and large companies in:- Development Finance, Investment, Refurbishment in Residential, Offices, Pubs, Hotels, Leisure Commercial, Retail, Industrial, Warehouse Distribution, Shopping Centres and Leisure together with experience in lending into Europe as well as the UK.