Navin Nagrani Biography

Navin Nagrani
Past President
Executive Vice President & Principal, Hilco Real Estate





In the nearly ten years Navin has been with Hilco, he has served as a central deal maker in many of Hilco’s largest principal and advisory-related transactions. His primary responsibilities include leading several key strategic initiatives for the firm, including shaping the real estate business development strategy and execution as well as overseeing deal origination, deal qualification and transaction structuring. Over time, Navin has developed a significant expertise in the restaurant category and has been appointed the leadership role in this specialty area within the overall Hilco Real Estate practice.

Navin currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Real Estate Investment Association (REIA) where he was appointed as its President in 2010. He serves as Director of Strategy for the Young Real Estate Professionals Association and is the current Chair of the Educational Committee for the Chicago Chapter of the Commercial Finance Association (CFA). Navin is also an active member of the Restaurant Leadership Advisory Council. 

A published author of articles, Navin is frequently invited to speak at industry events and participate in panels and forums all over the country. He is sought after in the real estate industry, having been recently named to M & A Advisors prestigious “40 Under 40” top young executives, and he is an award winning member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). 

Navin is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago and is a licensed Real Estate Broker by the State of Illinois.

Prior to joining Hilco, Navin was a Strategic Consultant for Hewitt Associates where he worked on merger & acquisition assignments covering the financial services industry. Before Hewitt Associates, Navin was a Junior Economist for the Federal Reserve Bank.