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Nikita R. Rao

  • Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Housing, Americas

About Nikita R. Rao

Nikita is the lead portfolio manager for the U.S. Cities Multifamily Strategy, an open-end apartment-specialist strategy, investing in institutional quality assets in selective resilient U.S. cities. The Strategy seeks to capture durable renter demand driven by millennials and middle income renters and to deliver enhanced income return potential with consistent cash flow distributions.

Prior to joining Nuveen Real Estate, Nikita was a senior vice president at Federal Capital Partners (FCP), where she spent a decade in multifamily asset management, and led development and portfolio management for their series of value-add multifamily funds. Nikita also worked in multifamily asset management at The Carlyle Group, and began her career as a senior auditor at KPMG LLP in its Financial Services Group. She entered the industry in 2003.

Nikita graduated with a B.S. in Accountancy from Villanova University. She is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, the Urban Land Institute and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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