Mr. Ridaa Murad is the Founder and serves as Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer at Breakform Realty Ventures. Ridaa most recently held the position of Principal and Managing Director at Christina Development Corp. Prior to that he held Vice President positions at both HSBC Bank and Barclays Capital where he was in charge of the firms Indian Equity Investments and was a member of the Asia Advisory Committee. He was a co-founder of Veda Asset Management, LLC, an alternative investment management firm. Prior to starting Veda Asset Management, Ridaa was an Associate Director and Product Manager at Bear Stearns in the Structured Equity Products division, where he built their Market Access Product division for South & South East Asia, a $3 billion portfolio of assets in the region. Ridaa is a John C. Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, a member of the Harrow Association, Urban Land Institute, Building Industry Association of Southern California and the Young Entrepreneurs Council. He currently serves on the Board of the Kathi Koll Foundation. Ridaa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics as a Charles June Patrick Scholar from Bard College in New York.