Hamani will leave his position as director of bank operations in the US upon termination of his current term in July, after 12 years leading the bank's US operations.
Hamani will join the management team for a new Northwind debt fund. The fund - Northwind Debt Fund I - specializes in the acquisition and initiation of senior and secondary debt backed by real estate in the New York metropolitan area.
Hamani said: "I intend to help lead Northwind's debt business. Over the past decade I have witnessed Northwind's achievements and growth, both in New York real estate and in the extensive experience it has gained in the seniors housing sector. I am confident that we will lead the group to continued growth and prosperity".