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Neuberger Berman Hires Yahya Abdulla as EMEA Real Estate Product Specialist

London, December 14, 2023 – Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, has further strengthened its EMEA alternatives capability with the addition of experienced industry professional Yahya Abdulla.

Based in London, Yahya joins as EMEA real estate product specialist, and will work closely with Neuberger Berman’s client coverage team to help investors navigate the firm’s range of private real estate investment offerings.

Neuberger Berman is a leading global private markets investor, managing over $120 billion of commitments since inception across private equity, private credit, infrastructure and real estate.

With more than 18 years of industry experience, Yahya joins from CIM Group, where he built upon his strong track record of international real asset capital raising and client relationship management.

Manuel Kalbreier, head of alternative specialists EMEA at Neuberger Berman, comments: “As the investment landscape continues to evolve, we are witnessing accelerating client demand for our alternatives strategies. We are committed to investing in our team to further enhance our client experience and Yahya’s depth of expertise within the real estate space will be invaluable to clients looking for diversification.”

Yahya adds: “Neuberger Berman has invested in alternatives across the asset class spectrum for the last 30 years. I look forward to engaging with clients across the region and working with our global teams to help clients achieve their real estate investment objectives.”

About Neuberger Berman

Neuberger Berman, founded in 1939, is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. The firm manages a range of strategies—including equity, fixed income, quantitative and multi-asset class, private equity, real estate and hedge funds—on behalf of institutions, advisors and individual investors globally. Neuberger Berman’s investment philosophy is founded on active management, engaged ownership and fundamental research, including industry-leading research into material environmental, social and governance factors. Neuberger Berman is a PRI Leader, a designation awarded to fewer than 1% of investment firms. With offices in 26 countries, the firm’s diverse team has over 2,750 professionals. For ten consecutive years, Neuberger Berman has been named first or second in Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management survey (among those with 1,000 employees or more). The firm manages $439 billion in client assets as of September 30, 2023. For more information, please visit our website at

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