We invest in urban markets that are major gateway cities in the United States including New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco; which have strong economic growth factors, compelling supply and demand dynamics, and strong employment sectors.

Nahla is a word derived from Arabic and associated with honey bees, in reference to the way bees remove nectar from a flower. The honey bee is the most important of creatures, underpinning the sustenance of life; as bees extract the nectar from flowers, likewise we aim to extract the best value and opportunities from our investments for our partners.

Investing across the value chain

At Nahla Capital we create a risk-adjusted investment strategy for our investors. Our focus is to deliver superior returns while actively managing exposure to risk and market fluctuations. We will invest in core, value add and opportunistic transactions including: 

  • Retail transactions with long term in-place income from credit retail tenants located in prime submarkets within the targeted cities.
  • Residential investments including transactions in class A locations with low vacancy rates and constrained supply. Core investments provide a hedge against market fluctuations and are longer term investments. 
  • Value add transactions which include assets that require hands on asset management and repositioning efforts to improve property cash flows and investment performance. These investments are generally medium term investments.  
  • Opportunistic transactions include ground-up new construction investments. These investments maximize profits over a shorter term investment horizon. Focusing on urban infill development sites in prime locations within New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.  


Nahla’s philosophy is grounded in simple principles: never compromise on integrity, honesty, and transparency. We are committed to our investors and to the success of our investments. Working with experienced and reliable partners our philosophy includes:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of each market in depth.  
  • Underwriting each partner with a high level of scrutiny and each deal with a fine-tooth comb. Good deals come and go – good partners are the key to longevity.
  • Extracting value for our investors from every part of the investment process.  
  • Being involved in the management of every deal — we utilize our experience and our global network to maximize success on each investment.
  • We conduct detailed diligence on every partner, investment and submarket that we invest in.  We are involved in all aspects of the business plan for each of our investments – from pre-development and design to repositioning, leasing, and property management.