ENBD REIT, a shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management, has appointed Samir Kazi as its new head of real estate effective December 1. 
The appointment concludes the leadership transition initiated with the June announcement of Anthony Taylor to step down.
An industry veteran, Kazi brings with him a wealth of real estate and finance experience including most recently as director of strategy and business development at AW Rostamani Real Estate, where he was responsible for the UAE and international real estate portfolio. 
Prior to that, he held senior leadership roles at Sedco Holding, Bedrock Real Estate Partners, and Dubai World. 
Lauding the appointment, Chairman Ali Al Mazroei said: "We are excited to welcome Kazi to the ENBD REIT team. His extensive background and proven track record in real estate and asset management across various international markets, positions him well to drive our portfolio forward, building on the solid foundation laid by Anthony and his team."
On his new role, Kazi said: "I am delighted to join ENBD REIT and look forward to contributing to its continued success by focusing on optimizing our asset portfolio, maintaining positive performance, and exploring new opportunities for growth."
Kazi holds a MBA from Warwick Business School and has completed various executive programmes at Harvard and Wharton Business Schools.