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Nadir Settles

Global Head of Real Estate Impact

About Nadir Settles

Nadir is the global head of Impact Investing at Nuveen Real Estate. He oversees all transactional and asset management activity for the affordable housing portfolio as well as sector staffing-levels, focused investment initiatives, performance, annual operating plan/budgets, and affordable housing services/outreach. He is responsible for sector growth through innovation, new products, community services, and expanded business lines/services. Nadir also serves as a principal spokesperson for Nuveen’s real estate Impact sector to the greater community, including, but not limited to, federal, state, and city local officials, state housing finance agencies, policymakers, advocates, affordable housing and social justice organizations, lenders, etc. He also serves as Head of Investments for the New York MSA for opportunistic-value add investments.

Nadir’s professional experience includes various positions from asset management, portfolio management, acquisitions, and strategy/product development. Prior to joining Nuveen Real Estate in 2011, Nadir was involved in both asset management and acquisitions roles at Silverstein Properties and RLJ Development Urban Lodging Trust.

Nadir graduated with a B.A in Business Administration from St. John’s University, an M.B.A. from Villanova School of Business and an M.S. in Real Estate Finance from New York University.

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