Abbas leads Art-Invest Real Estate’s UK business and is responsible for investment strategy and deal origination, along with structuring, execution and oversight of all investments. ​

Abbas has more than 25 years of diverse investment, capital management and business operations experience, having held executive level roles in both public and private corporations and has undertaken £7bn of investment transactions across the risk spectrum. Prior to AIRE UK, Abbas was senior managing director, Europe for AECOM Capital Real Estate, a US private equity “manage to core” investor-developer. Prior to this he was the European fund manager for Lendlease Investment Management, having strategic responsibility for a £1bn GDV flagship retail fund. Abbas has a proven performance delivery track record with both German institutional and property company investors during his time as head of UK investment for Oppenheim Fund Management. ​​
Abbas is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as well as the Investment Property Forum. He has an honours degree in estate management.​