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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

“I Used a Combination of Risk Management as Real Estate to Ride the COVID Wave” – Asset Manager Adam Ibrahim

Wealth and asset managers are experiencing a time of exponential change. FinTech disruptors continue to shift the rules, newer investors aren’t flocking to older channels and cost pressure is relentless. From data and AI to tech platforms and partners, the questions have never been bigger, and the stakes have never been higher. Amid unprecedented economic turmoil and regulatory change, most asset managers have afforded themselves little time to bring the future into focus. But the industry stands on the precipice of a number of fundamental shifts that will shape the future of the asset management industry.

Adam Ibrahim, an up-and-coming asset manager in his late twenties, has found a way to get on top of this wave of disruption and come out on top for his clients. He has achieved this by employing holistic global asset management strategies that pair strategic hard real estate investments with diversified and risk managed market traded portfolios.

Growing up in New York in the early 1990’s with his single mother who taught art in the public school system and younger sister, Ibrahim became hungry for success and believed the world of finance would allow him to escape. He spent long nights working to earn enough money to buy investment and finance books, finishing his homework in the early morning only to begin his “hustle” before school started the next morning. During high school, he discovered an incredible opportunity on Wall Street and aced the interview and quickly began working on Wall Street as an institutional sales intern. This experience solidified his love of finance and drive to be successful.

After graduating top of his class in high school, Ibrahim attended Binghamton University and studied economics while starting a few projects and businesses–he believed strongly in the power of learning by doing. Over 5 years he built a vertically integrated investment partnership, acquiring, developing and managing more than 50 properties in upstate New York on behalf of himself and his investors. His New York real estate platform brings institutional and accredited investors transparent and secure exposure to high-yield multifamily real estate assets in secondary and tertiary markets throughout the Northeast. Additionally, through the use of automation, energy management technology, and durable renovation processes, operating margins are improved, value is unlocked, and management is streamlined.

Ibrahim’s early combination of experience with property management, business development and finance allowed him to develop a complex understanding of different asset classes from both an operational and financial level. As a supplement to operating his businesses, Adam serves as a Board Director of the Greater Miami-Miami Beach Police Foundation and a Board Director of Leatherstocking Cooperative Insurance Company. Ibrahim is also the co-founder and CFO of Lux, which operates a luxury automotive rental and concierge business in Miami, Florida.

Ibrahim is a firm believer in slow-multitasking–having a few projects at once to keep his productivity and creativity at optimal levels while decreasing chances of burnout. This is part of what he credits for his sustained success and ability to think uniquely in the business development space while still maintaining a fundamental understanding of asset and risk management.

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