Emirates NBD to list Islamic REIT fund on Nasdaq Dubai

The firm will use its proceeds to fund acquisitions of real estate assets



Emirates NBD (ENBD), Dubai’s largest lender, plans to offer shares in its Islamic real estate investment trust and list them on the Nasdaq Dubai exchange.

ENBD REIT said on Sunday it expects to raise about $100m to $125m from the offering and plans to use its proceeds to fund acquisitions of real estate assets.

The trust’s current portfolio consists of seven properties in the commercial and residential sector, which are all located in Dubai, it said.

ENBD REIT’s assets have a total valuation of $314m, with a net leasable area of 872,518 square feet as of Sept. 30 2016.

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