Tarik Bilalbegovic, Director & Partner, Ascendant Project Finance, South East Europe Region

Tarik Bilalbegovic, Partner at Ascendant Project Finance, Investment Banking Firm Focused on South East Europe region.
Investment Banker, 15 years of experience, with a strong finance, quantitative and communication skills in structuring hotel real estate projects on behalf of owners (Marriott, Four Seasons, Accor, and other luxury brands valued at $2 billion in aggregate). Specific experience includes optimizing master plans viability and profitability through financial engineering, strategic repositioning, structuring management agreements, structuring 3rd party operator contracts, project financing and asset management.
Career started in Washington DC, United States, in 1999 and since 2010 based in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
APF was instrumental in structuring first branded third party operating contracts in South East Europe, where Marriott hotels were opened in Sarajevo and now Accor Swissotel and Novotel are also in works.  Mr. Bilalbegovic has a very strong hands on approach where its financial depth analysis is supposted by extensive practical knowledge in doing what it takes to structure the deal in nascent emerging market. 
Former / current clients include Qatar Diar, EBRD, Al Shiddi International, and Orascom amongst others.