Creating compelling real asset investments to match your investment objectives.

Who we are

Amiri Capital is a London-based real estate investment manager and adviser with a strong track record of delivering returns for investors from a broad section of real estate sectors in the UK and Continental Europe. Regulated and authorised by the FCA, since its foundation, Amiri has executed over £1.5bn of real estate transactions on behalf of major global investment houses including sovereign wealth funds, institutions and family offices, mainly from Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

From its inception, Amiri has always retained a flexible investment focus which is able to adapt as real estate market cycles have evolved. Whilst its core competencies of private equity investment into pan-European commercial and residential sectors are ever-present, sectors such as student accommodation have become a business focus for Amiri especially as a strong defensive play, as has its capability in the hospitality sector. In addition, Amiri is considering expanding beyond private equity into public markets.

What we do

By combining our bespoke, client-focused approach and innovative thinking we identify strategic real asset investment opportunities and match them to client’s specific investment objectives.

The strong relationships that we hold across the investment community provide us with deep market access into UK and European real estate.

Through every aspect of an investment we strive always to act with integrity and in the best interests of our clients. If we believe an investment is unsuited to a client’s particular investment profile we will advise accordingly.

Core Capabilities

Investment Type

Private Equity


Student accommodation


Continental Europe


Debt structuring
Islamic Finance

×Private Equity
Amiri has a strong track record of advising on single mandate private equity transactions with an average single lot sizes of £100m+. It has evaluated, structured and executed transactions across core European real estate sectors including residential, offices, hotels and retail properties.

Listed Real Estate
Whist Amiri has traditionally managed private equity real estate investments, it is considering expanding its presence into the public markets.
×Student Accommodation / Hospitality

Over recent years, Amiri Capital has pulled together a specialist team with extensive experience in the student accommodation and hospitality sectors, headed by Partner Bindesh Shah together with Stuart Jarvis, a seasoned investor having overseen £150 million in transactions.
Amiri believes that there are compelling opportunities in specific UK sectors which, post-EU referendum, offer a strong defensive play against ongoing market uncertainty. Amiri sees specific opportunities in the student accommodation sector, and has already identified a number of compelling individual investment opportunities, based on strong market fundamentals in the sector.
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×Islamic Finance Structuring

Our investment professionals have an average 15 years’ experience in finance, investing and business development. They are highly skilled in Islamic finance and therefore where required, are able to structure tailored Islamic finance products.

Track Record


Over the last seven years, Amiri has invested over £1.5bn in UK real estate, delivering excellent returns for both its yield and capital return focused investors, with Amiri able to invest alongside its clients on transactions. 



Typical transactions have included:




40 Portman Square, London

Core Asset

Purchase Price: £181m

Yield: 5.5%

Purchase Date: 2010

Whitefriars, London

Core Asset

Purchase Price: £148m

Yield: 5.75%

Purchase Date: 2011

Tower Bridge House

Core Asset

Purchase Price: £163m

Yield: 5.5%

Purchase Date: 2011

10 Gresham Street

Core Asset

Purchase Price: £200m

Yield: 5.2%

Purchase Date: 2012

Park Crescent West

Assembled and acted for a consortium of clients in the acquisition of Park Crescent West, south of The Regent's Park.

The intended use is for conversion from office to high-quality residential apartments.

Purchase Price: £105m

Purchase Date: 2013

The Broadway Centres

Core Asset

Purchase Price: £277m

Purchase Date: 2014

The Team

The team has developed specific in-house expertise across a range of real estate sectors including residential, office, hospitality and student accommodation. It has an in house team of analysts and investment specialists with the capability of structuring and managing all elements of real estate transactions: from sourcing via its strong network of market contacts, investment appraisals, deal negotiation, debt arrangement, asset management (including planning expertise) and development advisory.


Richard Ellis
Managing Partner

Richard previously worked at Morgan Stanley, Lloyds Strategic Ventures and LEK Consulting. Richard has an MBA degree from INSEAD and a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Bindesh P. Shah
Managing Partner

Bindesh is a former Head of Lloyds TSB Islamic Financial Services. He has more than 10 years’ experience in strategy consulting, business development, product structuring and senior management. Bindesh is an Economics graduate of the University of Cambridge and earned an MBA from Wharton.

M Iqbal Asaria CBE

Iqbal is a Member of Bank of England Governor’s Committee on Islamic Finance. He has advised the Securities Commission of Malaysia on Islamic Finance. He has also advised Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and Lloyds TSB.

Stephen Grant
Partner, Investments

Stephen is the Investments Partner, responsible for asset management and portfolio performance. He has over 15 years of experience in the student housing sector and has undertaken transactions with an aggregate value of over £3 billion. Previously, Managing Director of Asset Management at Unite Group, Stephen has also held senior roles at international student housing businesses, Urbanest and GSA Group.

Mark Swallow
Partner, Acquisitions

Mark is Partner responsible for acquisitions. He has over 30 years of experience in the student accommodation sector and has advised and transacted assets with an aggregate value of approximately £1.6 billion. Mark was a Partner of Knight Frank where he established the Student Housing team in 2006 and led it until 2011. Mark was a board member of Ahli United Bank UK Student Accommodation Company from 2013 to 2015. Mark acquired assets for Student Castle, LaSalle Investment Management, Land Securities and Clearbell Capital.

Stuart Jarvis
Investment Director

Stuart originates and structures real estate investment transactions in the UK and Europe, with previous roles based in Kuwait, London and Malaysia. He holds a degree in Arabic with Anthropology and a Masters in Islamic Political Economy, both from the University of Durham.

Lotta Juntti
Head of Investor Relations

Lotta manages investor relationships for Amiri Capital. She has fifteen years' experience in public market investing and strategic consulting from Morgan Stanley (London), Industrivarden (Stockholm) and LEK Consulting (London). She has a Masters degree in Finance and International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Abbas Khaku
Senior Investment Associate

Abbas manages facets of the transaction processes. He has worked at Barclays Bank, Afkar Consulting and Yasaar Ltd and holds a degree in Business, Mathematics and Statistics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

John Batley
Financial Controller

John is a Chartered Accountant responsible for the Finance and Compliance functions within Amiri Capital. He has previously worked for PwC in London and Toronto, and has over 30 years' experience in commercial financial roles covering a range of industries.

Russell Bjorkman
Senior Legal Advisor

Russell joined Amiri Capital as Senior Legal Advisor in 2011. Russell previously worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Skadden Arps, guiding significant IPOs and high yield offerings, including those of Chinese real estate companies, and advising on transactions across 14 different countries. He has a JD/MBA from the Wharton School of Business/ University of Pennsylvania.


Amiri Capital LLP
67-68 Grosvenor Street
London, W1K 3JN
+44 20 7355 6350