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ENBD REIT is a Shari'a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management

ENBD REIT is a closed-ended investment company that was incorporated by the Fund Manager to invest in a diversified portfolio of Shari'a-compliant real estate assets in the UAE. On this page we will provide share information and trading history, earnings and dividend releases, as well as our financial statements, annual reports and presentations to the investment community.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the investor relations team.

Profile and History

ENBD REIT's principal investment objective is to generate income returns, complimented by capital appreciation from real estate assets.

Before re-domiciling to the DIFC, Emirates Real Estate Fund, the predecessor to ENBD REIT, had since inception in 2005 provided investors with a regular and stable source of income by way of annual dividends (with limited exceptions) and long-term capital appreciation in net asset value per share.

The Fund Manager, Emirates NBD Asset Management, is one of the leading asset managers in the GCC region with USD 5.9 billion assets under management as at 31st December 2022. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emirates NBD Bank PJSC, is based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).


Results & Reports


ENBD REIT Prospectus


ENBD REIT Prospectus




ENBD REIT Prospectus
Before listing on Nasdaq Dubai in 2017, ENBD REIT's predecessor, Emirates Real Estate Fund, delivered cumulative returns and consistently distributed dividends throughout market fluctuations, as shown below.
Performance History - EREF

*Source: Emirates NBD AM, A Share Class, bid to bid, USD terms with net income reinvested including capital distribution

Fund performance*
12 month return 4.80%
24 month return 13.06%
36 month return 29.65%
48 month return 44.59%
60 month return 57.46%
Since Inception 32.11%

*Source: Emirates NBD AM, Emirates Real Estate Fund A Share Class, bid to bid, USD terms with net income reinvested including capital distribution, as at 30th September 2016.

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Ali Rashid Humaid Al Mazroei

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Khalid Al Fahim

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Rashed Mohammad Al Awadhi

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Mark Creasey

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Khalid Al Fahim

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Christopher Seymour

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James Cresswell

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Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar

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Dr. Mohamed Ali Elgari Chairman
Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar Executive Member
Dr. Muhammad Amin Ali Qattan -
Dr. Osama Al Dereai -
Reit BD Samir

Samir Kazi

Head of Real Estate
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Reit Asif

Asif Siddique

Chief Financial Officer
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Jonathan McGloin

Transactions Manager
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Melanie Fernandes

Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate
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Soumia Jaaouane

Asset Manager
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Sooraj Nair

Asset Manager
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John Ivan Villanueva

Finance Manager
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Veena D'Souza

Operations Specialist
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Kiran Ashok

Processing Specialist
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Frequently Asked Questions

Investors in UAE stock markets need to set up a National Investor Number, often referred to as a NIN, which is a unique number enabling investors to trade any securities that are listed on NASDAQ Dubai or other UAE exchanges in their own name. If you want to apply for a NIN, you can visit the NASDAQ Dubai website or contact your broker to apply.

The trading hours of the exchange are 10am to 2pm Dubai time (6am to 10am GMT) Sunday to Thursday. Please click here for more information, or for specific information on REITs, please click on Trading REITs on NASDAQ Dubai

REITs are primarily aimed at investments in income-generating properties, providing investors with the opportunity to access the real estate asset class. REITs typically provide their shareholders exposure to a variety of real estate assets through a single investment instrument.

There are four key benefits to investing in a REIT. First, there is the flexibility of adjusting the amount you invest to suit your financial resources. Second, you can access a portfolio of properties with diverse income streams, rather than relying on a single property/asset. Third, REIT investors tend to have better access to liquidity, because trading shares in a REIT on the public markets is generally easier, cheaper and faster than selling a physical real estate asset. Finally, investing in a REIT is simple; owning shares in a REIT is straight-forward and pays a dividend.

ENBD REIT is listed on Nasdaq Dubai, under ticker symbol ENBDREIT. For more information, contact Investor Relations, Emirates NBD Securities, or your preferred broker.

ENBD REIT shares are listed in USD. Please contact your broker for further details regarding foreign currencies.

ENBD REIT aims to invest in Shari'a compliant and income generating real estate with a primary focus on the UAE. The principal investment objective of the REIT is to provide investors with a regular source of income (by way of annual dividends of at least 80% of its net audited annual income) and capital appreciation.

As at 30th September 2023, and based on the market valuations of the properties as carried out by third party independent valuers, 67% of ENBD REIT's portfolio was comprised of offices while 16% of the portfolio was comprised of residential property and 17% of alternative assets.

The existing office and residential real estate portfolio is valued at USD 379m as at 30th September 2023.

Yes. ENBD REIT is targeting an asset allocation of: 64% office units; 17% residential units; and 19% alternative real estate sectors (including industrial, education, healthcare and hospitality). Exact sector allocation may not always be maintained given the value and availability of real estate assets, however the allocation above provides guidance on ENBD REIT’s target asset allocation given current market conditions. The asset allocation is also expected to change from time to time, depending on market and other conditions, at the Fund Manager’s discretion.

ENBD REIT is a closed-ended investment company with limited liability registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) with registration number 2209 and managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited, which is also domiciled in the DIFC and is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA).

The minimum number of shares that an investor may hold in ENBD REIT is one share. While there is no maximum number of shares that an investor may hold, once an investor holds over 5% of ENBD REIT’s share capital, certain legal obligations will be applicable.

There are no foreign ownership restrictions for holding equity in ENBD REIT.

ENBD REIT intends to pay dividends on a semi-annual basis, as at 31st March and 30th September.

ENBD REIT’s financial calendar ends on 31st March, so the audited annual accounts will be published after that date.

ENBD REIT has appointed CBRE and Cavendish Maxwell as independent valuers for its portfolio. The regulatory requirement is to value semi-annually, but management are of the opinion that quarterly valuations are preferable, therefore the Net Asset Value of the portfolio, including the NAV per share, will be published every quarter end, in June, September, December and March. As the portfolio grows, the REIT may appoint additional valuation companies according to a rotation policy, in line with global best practice.

Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited has been appointed as the Fund Manager of ENBD REIT. Emirates NBD Asset Management is established in the Dubai International Financial Centre and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority as a Category II Firm and is the wholly owned asset management business of Emirates NBD Bank, one of the largest banks by assets in the MENA region. Emirates NBD Asset Management provides a full range of investment solutions, from in-house managed public funds to tailor-made discretionary solutions. It manages funds across asset classes, including MENA equity and global fixed income funds, global risk profiled funds, UAE real estate, and a complete range of Shari'a compliant instruments, structured to cater for diverse risk appetites.

The funds managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management are domiciled in either Jersey (regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission), Luxembourg (regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier) and in Cayman Islands (regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority). For further details, please click here

Emirates NBD Asset Management offer the following products and solutions:

  • Public mutual funds that cover regional and global equity and fixed income, including conventional and Shari’a compliant strategies and real estate
  • Discretionary and non-discretionary portfolio management, tailored to a specific client’s requirements, both conventional and Shari’a compliant solutions

Emirates NBD Asset Management manages a range of Jersey, Luxembourg and Cayman based funds across a broad range of asset classes and geographies, including traditional cash management, equity, fixed income, real estate and alternative strategies, with both conventional and Shari'a compliant options available.

All transactions are approved by ENBD REIT’s Investment Committee, the members of which are 100% independent of Emirates NBD. Therefore, any transactions concluded between Emirates NBD and ENBD REIT will be considered entirely on the merits of the particular transaction and at arm’s length. Furthermore, as part of the due diligence process for transactions, an independent third party valuation is required to confirm the price is at market value. DFSA regulations require shareholders’ approval if the related party transaction is more than 5% of the REIT.

Additionally, any transaction agreed between ENBD REIT and Emirates NBD would be deemed a related party transaction under the DFSA regulations, therefore would also require approval from the Oversight Committee which comprises three independent members.

The Fund Manager's current AUM as of 31st December 2023 is USD 6.5bn.

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