Our mission

Why does Nester exist

Our promise

Inspire confidence and empower

Our team

The team making this all happen

The founders and senior management team have unrivalled experience and a proven track record in financial law, global banking, real estate financing and software architecture and design.

Our decades of combined sector experience will be put to use in creating a world class direct lending business that provides a solution for the underserved real estate entrepreneur and investor.

Mohammed Paracha

Founder

Mohammed is a partner and the Head of Islamic Finance in the Middle East at an international law firm.

As an industry authority, Mohammed has been recognised for his achievements in structuring Islamic Finance transactions in the UK real estate sector. He has worked extensively in structuring products and new start businesses (including establishing regulated institutions).

A highlight of Mohammed’s career was his time spent serving on the Bank of England’s Committee on Islamic Finance, which assisted the UK Government in establishing London as a global hub for Islamic Finance.

Mohammed is ranked as a Band 1 practitioner by Chambers Global (Click here to read more).

Youness Abidou

Founder & CEO

Youness is a qualified accountant who trained with Ernst & Young LLP in the Real Estate and Hospitality division and has maintained his focus on Real Estate throughout his career.

Youness has nearly two decades of experience in real estate and has worked on projects at all levels; from portfolios of several billion to structuring transactions for a first-time real estate investor.

A highlight of Youness’ career was when he set up an advisory business assisting a number of ex-clients, helping them to navigate their way through the credit crunch.

Later Youness joined Gatehouse Bank and then Bank ABC, where his knowledge of Islamic Finance and his experience in real estate finally aligned.