Katya Nga Do
Real Estate | Private Equity | Cambridge Grad | CFA
Hi, my name is Katya Nga Do, and I am a real estate investment professional having worked in all the buy-side, sell-side and principal investing. I am from Hanoi, Vietnam and currently living in London.
I hold a BA degree in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge (Christ’s College) and a Masters’ degree in Real Estate, Economics and Finance at the London School of Economics. I am qualified as a CFA Charterholder and an advanced financial modeller.
I am a lover of beautiful beaches (the Maldives, Bora Bora) and a proud mother of a fluffy half teddy bear, half puppy purring machine, Siberian Neva Masquerade cat. Like many people after watching the Netflix show The Queen’s Gambit, I am also a recent chess enthusiast.
My diverse professional and academic background has provided me with valuable insights into the real estate sector from both an investment/fund/portfolio and asset-level perspective. I am most passionate about the multi-disciplinary aspect of real estate, how similar to equities and fixed income, real estate is a financial asset and requires tremendous technical understanding of “financial engineering”. At the same time, real estate involves brick and mortar, which shapes the built environment we all live in and has the potential to transform our lives and bring communities together. I’ve had experience where I spent half a day walking on a farmland site in the English countryside in my office shoes, then went back to the office to build a complex financial model on that deal. I had coffee with a real estate fund manager in central London a while ago, then we took a walk and he showed me his portfolio. It would have been less exciting to do that with an equity fund manager (maybe we would spend 5 minutes staring at his computer screen). In my opinion, successful real estate investing is a blend of art and science.