Jeff Kirby, Managing Director, Head of Real Estate 

Jeff KirbyJeff Kirby joined New Sparta Asset Management in July 2017 as Managing Director and Head of Real Estate.

Jeff is a dynamic and highly experienced real estate and investment executive specializing in acquisition, financial structuring, development and fund management, with significant IB and PE exposure. Jeff has managed over $100m in CEE investment funds.

Before joining NSAM, Jeff was CEO of EFG, a vertically-integrated real estate platform focused on CEE with a GDV of €2bn, where he oversaw land acquisition, development, construction management and fund management. More recently, Jeff was CEO of Trinity Russian Retail Partners, an institutional grade Russian retail platform, where he oversaw the development and structured financing of retail parks.

Fluent in German, Romanian and Russian, Jeff holds a BA in Environmental Design, Architecture and Urban Design, as well as qualifications in Corporate Finance and Real Estate Law.

Stelian Mitu, Head Analyst

Stelian Mitu

Stelian Mitu joined New Sparta Asset Management in May 2017 as Investment Director for the Real Estate division.

Stelian supervised private equity and real estate investments in emerging markets for more than 15 years. His key areas of expertise are commercial real estate, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and agribusiness.

Some investments under Stelian's supervision became major brands in Eastern Europe, bypassing the €100 million threshold in sales or assets.

Stelian has served in board positions in the real estate, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries for more than 12 years combined, mostly in publicly – listed companies.

He is a CFA charter holder since 2003, has an Magna Cum Laude MBA in finance from University of Quebec in Montreal, and a MSc in Engineering.

Waqar Zaman, Analyst

Waqar ZamanWaqar is responsible for the analysis and implementation of real estate investments in India.

Prior to joining NSAM, Waqar worked as a Client Services Executive in Invoice Finance for Working Capital Partners.

He holds a BSc in Applied and Human Biology from Aston University, a Graduate Diploma in Finance from Birkbeck, University of London (UoL) and a MSc in Mathematical Finance from Queen Mary, UoL.

He was the treasurer of the Pakistani Society during his postgraduate degree.