Senior Professionals

Niraj R. Shah
Managing Director
New York

Mr. Shah, based in New York, has 19 years of experience in real estate spanning mergers, acquisitions, originations and capital markets.  Mr. Shah joined Rockwood in 2008 to lead the origination of structured investments for Rockwood, including preferred equity, mezzanine and credit investments.  In addition to these responsibilities, he is the Portfolio Manager for Rockwood Income and Credit Partners.  In this capacity, he has overall responsibility for the portfolio management initiatives, including fund composition and asset management activities.  Mr. Shah serves on Rockwood Income & Credit Strategies Investment Committee.


Prior to joining Rockwood, he was a Vice President at Citi Markets & Banking where he was responsible for the pricing, structuring and distribution of Citi's subordinated debt and leveraged loan positions for the Commercial Real Estate group. During his career at Citi, Mr. Shah sourced, structured, underwrote and executed numerous large and highly structured transactions, including a leveraged buyout of a major global hotel brand and several event driven transactions for large publicly traded REITs and financial sponsors.  Prior to Citi, Mr. Shah was with PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Transaction Services practice, providing M&A advisory services to private equity firms and corporations.


Mr. Shah received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and International Business from the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Shah is a member of the CRE Finance Counsel and Urban Land Institute.


Niraj R. Shah

Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Science

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