Fahad Kazim

Fahad Kazim

Partner, Head of Infrastructure & Real Estate Advisory and Head of Emiratization

KPMG Lower Gulf

Fahad is a partner in Advisory and Head of the Infrastructure & Real Estate Advisory practice, as well as Head of Emiratization. Fahad has approximately 20 years of experience between real estate industry and professional services.

He has served in leadership roles with several leading real estate developers in Dubai. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Meydan Malls within Meydan Group. Previously, Fahad was the Chief Commercial Officer for Meraas Holding, where he was responsible for the entire life cycle of development from project conceptualization through to asset management across different asset classes, including residential, commercial, retail and hospitality. While at Meraas, Fahad was seconded to Bright Start LLC as their Chief Investment Officer to help formalize their investment strategy.

Prior to moving to the real estate industry, Fahad has experience in the Big Four between the UAE and US, first as part of the Audit team and later with the Transaction Services team, focusing on financial due diligence and valuation assignments, advising clients on buy/sell side transactions in real estate, with an emphasis on hospitality and retail industries.

Fahad has also served on several prominent boards during his career including those of Emirates REIT, Dubai Parks & Resorts and Emirates Transport. Fahad holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Concordia University in Canada and is a Certified Public Accountant from the US.

Education and qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Major in Accounting from Concordia University, Canada

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from State of Delaware

Accreditation
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Areas of expertise
  • BCRE

  • Retail

  • Hospitality & Tourism

  • Food & Beverage

  • Asset Management

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