18-19 March Dubai
Investors & Developers In MenA reAl estAte
MIDDle eAstern Investors In GlobAl reAl estAte
ENSHAA is a regional real estate developer that specializes in development master planning
and delivery of premium quality commercial, residential and hospitality projects
Established in 2005 (Private Placement completed in 2007), ENSHAA is home to a
management team that brings a wealth of global experience. With a Board chaired by
Sheikh Tariq Bin Faisal Al Qassimi, and the company led by CEO Raza Jaffar, the ENSHAA
senior management team consists of eight experts, all of whom bring culture and knowledge
to the fore.
To maximize shareholder value by delivering best-in-class real estate investments,
developments, and services.
The service ENSHAA offers is at the very heart of the company; whether to investor or
end-user, ENSHAA offers a range of specialties. These include (but are not limited to):
Raza Jafar, CEO of ENSHAA with his Management Team
Real Estate Development Strategic Alliances (service specific partnerships)
Feasibility Analysis Design Management
Land Purchase Construction (owned subsidiary)
James Carson Development Master Planning Development Management
Chief Delivery Officer Project Delivery Real Estate Services (including sales & marketing)
Director of Finance
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Legal Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Abdelkader (Abdou) Lahlali
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Development Officer
1st Floor, Crescent Tower, Al Buheira Corniche
PO Box 66546, Sharjah, UAE
Tel: + 971 (6) 5566827
Fax: + 971 (6) 5566829
EMIRATES FINANCIAL TOWERS open in 2009
Already under construction, Emirates Financial Towers is located in the heart of the UAE’s
financial district, The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Offering 90,000 square feet
of prime retail and office space in arguably the most desirable business location in the world,
Emirates Financial Towers includes fully furnished (and serviced) apartments and is scheduled
to open in 2009.
We are delighted to welcome you to the Middle East GRI 2008.
As with all GRI get-togethers, this GRI was created by many present here
today who have contributed front-line expertise, intellectual brilliance,
financial resources and more, to reach out to fellow leading lights and
create a program to discuss today’s issues. We can’t thank them enough.
If chairing a discussion at a future Middle East GRI - or any other GRI event
- can be useful to you or a senior colleague, we invite you to contact us.
In the meantime, please join the fray and engage in the discussions as if this
was about you, your business and your opportunities. Because it is.
We wish you a great GRI. Thanks for being with us.
Konstantine Malinovski Henri Alster
Director, Middle East GRI President, American European Investment Bankers, Inc.
GRI - Global Real Estate Institute Chairman, GRI - Global Real Estate Institute
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MIDDLE EASTERN INVESTORS ABROAD DRILLING FOR RETURNS
IS THEIR APPETITE ENDLESS? WHAT WORLD REGIONS GIVE GREATEST PROMISE?
Creek A THIERRY SIMON NICHOLAS FRASER
ELLIOT GLAUSIUSZ SANJAY LAL OPHELIA CHAN KEITH PARKER
ROBERT MCMILLEN RONG REN UMBERTO RONSISVALLE KLAUS SCHREINER
MARK-HENRY VEYRASSAT RALPH WINTER
DEVELOPING IN THE MIDDLE EAST MENA INVESTORS IN EAST ASIA
CAN COST ESCALATION BE CONTAINED? CHALLENGED OR ADVANTAGED?
Creek B HAMID KIA MERCEDES KLATTE
DAGMAR ABDELATIF ABID JUNAID DICK KWAN
PETER MILLER RALF SCHWIEDE FOGLE MARK
BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME INVESTORS’ APPETITE
REALITY OR MYTH? FOR MIDDLE EASTERN REAL ESTATE
WHERE ARE THE LIMITS?
Creek C FAHAD AL GHUNAIM NICK SANDERSON
GHASSAN AL-SULAIMAN KARIM MERCHANT DWAYNE BANKS WILL HEAN
NICHOLAS SMITH RAJESH VENKITESWARAN VICTOR MAKSHANTSEV IAN OHAN
UNDERBUILT INDIA REITs
WHERE IS THE BOTTLENECK? ADVANTAGE OR COMPLICATIONS?
Al Daffa DONALD CONOVER MARK INCH
P A. ANANATHANARAYANAN DUNCAN MACAULAY
GULZAR MALHOTRA DINKAR RAI THOMAS PANG
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MIDDlE EAst CEO, Middle East & North Africa
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GLOBAL CREDIT CRUNCH WHEN THE WELLS RUN DRY INVESTING IN EASTERN EUROPE
SETBACK OR LIFETIME INVESTMENT WHICH GCC MARKETS AND ASSETS “NEW FRONTIER” OR TOO LATE?
OPPPORTUNITY? TO INVEST INTO?
ROBERT KARNER PETER DENTON STYLIANOS ZAVVOS
MEHDI AMJAD SHAHRIAR ETMINANI PAUL DEVONSHIRE HUSNU AKHAN THOMAS HOELLER
STEPHEN WHITE AHMED SAEED ANDRE TIKHOMIROV
INDIAN REAL ESTATE OFFICE DEVELOPMENTS US/EUROPE
BRIGHT FUTURE OR OVERHYPED? IS BONANZA OVER? PERFECT TIMING OR “GIVE IT A MISS”?
PRAMERICA LUNCH 13h15-14h30
Creek B VEERA SESHU KUMAR ABHISHEK AHUJA ANDERS BINNMYR PIERRE ROLIN
DEEPAK BAJAJ SHANE GADBAW HOLGER HAGGE RAZA JAFAR TAREK ALI BROMME H. COLE
PHIROZE NAGARVALA RUCHIKA SETHI ADEL LOOTAH M. MURALI SYMON GODL MAZHAR UL HAQ
SHHYAM SINGHANIA DAVID WATT
DANGER ZONE JOINT VENTURES IN MENA LUXURY OR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
IS THE LINE BETWEEN FINANCIERS AND NECESSITY OR COMPLICATIONS? WHICH YIELDS BETTER RETURNS?
DEVELOPERS BECOMING BLURRED?
Creek C NAJEEB AL SALEH MOHAMMED AL KHALIL ALA `KHANNAK SAMI AL HASHIMI
TAMER BAZZARI MOUNIR HAIDAR CHARLES DE PORTES BRUCE AMBLER AHMAD ARMOUSH
REDA KHATIM RAFIC SAID RICHARD DRAYCOTT RAVINDRA CHAMARIA SCOTT MACDONALD
RAKESH PATNAIK ABDALAH SHAABAN
WHERE ARE THE BEST COMMERCIAL RESORT HOTELS DEVELOPMENTS
REAL ESTATE RETURNS HOW MUCH MORE ROOM?
EMERGING MARKETS OR OLD WORLD?
Al Daffa MARK LAURENCE IVOR MCBURNEY
THEODORE CHARAGIONIS NABEER KAREEM WAEL AL LAWATI HELMUT KNIPP
HEATHER MULAHASANI JONATHAN PRICE JALIL MEKOUAR PIARAS MORIARTY
MASSIMO SALETTI PATRICK SMITH RUSSELL STERNLICHT
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Private Board Dinner
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Event Partners and Discussion (co-)Chairs.
For those who think the opportunity
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▶ 08.45 - 09.45
so many of the industry’s best and Keynote
Dr. Henry Azzam
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Group Discussions & Closing Drinks
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The Pramerica Lunch
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MIDDlE tHiERRY siMoN
global head real estate
EAstERn cAlYoN france
managing director, head of
ABROAD capital markets group-europe
MGPA MAcQuARiE uk
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tAiB BANK bahrain
THIERRY SIMON SANJAY LAL ROBERT McMILLEN
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MAc cAPitAl uae
HARVEst cAPitAl PARtNERs
RONG REN MARk-HENRY VEYRASSAT
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DEvElOPInG In HAMiD KiA
thE MIDDlE EAst RMJM uae
Can Cost DAGMAR ABDElAtif
escalation GERMAN BusiNEss PARK
be Contained? ABiD JuNAiD HAMID kIA ABID JuNAID PETER MILLER
AlARGAN ARABiAN PRoJEct
member executive board
DREEs & soMMER germany
RALf ScHWIEDE ROD STEWART
regional managing director
HYDER coNsultiNG uae
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BuIlD It fAHAD Al GHuNAiM
AnD thEY fiRst QAtAR REAl EstAtE
DEVEloPMENt co. qatar
WIll COME DR GHAssAN Al-sulAiMAN
reality or Myth? chairman
siRAJ cAPitAl saudi arabia
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fAHAD AL GHuNAIM GHASSAN AL-SuLAIMAN kARIM MERcHANT
GiD iNtERNAtioNAl GRouP usa
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Where Is the P.A. ANANtHANARAYANAN
bottleneck? NitEsH EstAtEs
PRiVAtE liMitED india
Al DAffA DONALD cONOVER GuLZAR MALHOTRA DINkAR RAI
vice president, credit risk
DEutscHE BANK india
GloBAl tRust cAPitAl india
The GRI invites senior industry leaders that might find it useful to
co-chair a discussion at the GRI Middle East 2009 or one of our
forthcoming events to contact Konstantine Malinovski, Director,
DRIllInG NicHolAs fRAsER
FOR REtuRns AEDEs iNtERNAtioNAl
MANAGEMENt sA italy
regions chief operating | financial officer
Give Greatest HARVEst cAPitAl PARtNERs
promise? KEitH PARKER
NIcHOLAS fRASER OPHELIA cHAN kEITH PARkER
senior executive director
Gulf fiNANcE HousE uk
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kLAuS ScHREINER RALPH WINTER
managing director uMBERTO RONSISVALLE
MEnA InvEstORs MERcEDEs KlAttE
In EAst AsIA strategy & corporate
KiM & AssociAtEs uae
Challenged or DicK KWAN
Advantaged? senior adviser
lEAD REits AssEt MANAGEMENt
cREEK B MARK foGlE
chief investment officer
MERcEDES kLATTE DIck kWAN MARk fOGLE
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InvEstORs’ NicK sANDERsoN
APPEtItE FOR lEHMAN BRotHERs
MIDDlE EAstERn DR DWAYNE BANKs
REAl EstAtE dean school of
Where Are AMERicAN uNiVERcitY
iN DuBAi uae
the limits? Will HEAN
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head real estate
DEutscHE BANK russia
...just head of investment transactions
VIcTOR MAkSHANTSEV IAN OHAN
JoNEs lANG lAsAllE MENA uae
REIts MARK iNcH
sociÉtÉ DE lA touR EiffEl
Advantage or france
Complications? DuNcAN MAcAulAY
head real estate,
middle east & africa
cREDit suissE uae
Al DAffA MARk INcH DuNcAN MAcAuLAY THOMAS PANG
Gulf fuND MANAGEMENt uae
RIsInG stAR DR. HENRY AZZAM
CEO, Middle East & North Africa
MIDDlE EAst DEutscHE BANK
GlOBAl RoBERt KARNER
CREDIt CRunCh MoRGAN stANlEY usa
setback or president & ceo
oMNiYAt PRoPERtiEs uae
lifetime sHAHRiAR EtMiNANi
RcP DEVEloPMENt coMPANY
MEHDI AMJAD SHAHRIAR ETMINANI STEPHEN WHITE
cREEK A MoRGAN stANlEY uk
InDIAn VEERA sEsHu KuMAR
REAl EstAtE BHAVANA DEVEloPERs india
bright Future DR DEEPAK BAJAJ
director projects & investments
or overhyped? uNitEcH REAltY iNVEstoRs
cREEK B managing director
VEERA SESHu kuMAR DEEPAk BAJAJ PHIROZE NAGARVALA
xE cAPitAl MANAGEMENt india
soutH AsiAN REAl EstAtE uk
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to change without notice.
Ongoing updates at
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DAnGER ZOnE NAJEEB Al sAlEH
Is the line Al MAssAlEH
REAl EstAtE co. kuwait
between tAMER BAZZARi
Financiers and partner, head of private equity
RAsMAlA iNVEstMENts uae
Developers MouNiR HAiDAR
soRouH REAl EstAtE uae
TAMER BAZZARI NAJEEB AL SALEH MOuNIR HAIDAR
PAlM cAPitAl uk
PARK Hill GRouP uk
WhERE ARE MARK lAuRENcE
thE BEst RocK cAPitAl GRouP uk
COMMERCIAl tHEoDoRE cHARAGioNis
REAl EstAtE cHARAGioNis GRouP greece
REtuRns NABEER KAREEM
GloBAl iNVEstMENt HousE
MARk LAuRENcE THEODORE cHARAGIONIS HEATHER MuLAHASANI
job of the Markets
or old World? real estate principal investment area
Discussion GolDMAN sAcHs uk
Chairs is Al DAffA
BusiNEss cENtRE cAPitAl uk
not to talk. MAssiMo sAlEtti JONATHAN PRIcE MASSIMO SALETTI
md, head of real estate
investment banking, emea
DEutscHE BANK uk
The GRI invites senior industry leaders that might find it useful to
co-chair a discussion at the GRI Middle East 2009 or one of our
forthcoming events to contact Konstantine Malinovski, Director,
WhEn thE WElls PEtER DENtoN
Run DRY BARclAYs cAPitAl uk
Markets PRAMERicA germany
and Assets AHMED sAEED
head - investment department
to Invest Into? KfH - BAHRAiN kuwait
PETER DENTON PAuL DEVONSHIRE AHMED SAEED
OFFICE RAiNER BEHNE
DEvElOPMEnts BEHNE & co. uae
Is bonanza over? ABHisHEK AHuJA
senior valuation associate
cREEK B ANDERs BiNNMYR
president RAINER BEHNE ANDERS BINNMYR HOLGER HAGGE
AMMA DEVEloPMENt russia
DEutscHE BANK germany
ADEl lootAH RAZA JAfAR M. MuRALI ADEL LOOTAH
NAtioNAl PRoPERtiEs uae
sHRiRAM PRoPERtiEs india
president & ceo
ENARR cAPitAl india
chairman, north asia
DtZ hong kong
19 MARCh 12H00-13H15
JOInt vEntuREs MoHAMMED Al KHAlil
In MEnA AKWAAN PRoPERtiEs
necessity or cHARlEs DE PoRtEs
REDWooD GRouP uk
cREEK c managing director, middle east
MOHAMMED AL kHALIL RIcHARD DRAYcOTT
everybody REsORt hOtEls iVoR McBuRNEY
vice president development
else DEvElOPMEnts - middle east
How Much WAEl Al lAWAti
talk... More room? oMAN touRisM
Al DAffA IVOR McBuRNEY WAEL AL LAVATI HELMuT kNIPP
senior vice president -
iNtERNAtioNAl hong kong
JoNEs lANG lAsAllE HotEls
PIARAS MORIARTY PATRIck SMITH RuSSELL STERNLIcHT
vice president, vacation
ifA HotEls & REsoRts uae
ifA HotEls & REsoRts uae
stARWooD cAPitAl (EuRoPE)
InvEstInG In stYliANos ZAVVos
EAstERn EuROPE ZEus cAPitAl MANAGERs
“new Frontier” HusNu AKHAN
or too late? ceo
DoGus HolDiNG A.s.
cREEK A tHoMAs HoEllER
STYLIANOS ZAVVOS HuSNu AkHAN THOMAS HOELLER
executive board member
iNfoRt cAPitAl russia
us/EuROPE PiERRE RoliN
chairman & ceo
perfect timing stRAtEGic REAl EstAtE uk
or tAREK Ali
principal - real estate
“Give it a Miss”? EfG HERMEs egypt
BRoMME H colE
cREEK B HAMPtoN/HoERtER usa
PIERRE ROLIN TAREk ALI BROMME cOLE
head of funds
VAlARtis AssEt MANAGEMENt
MAZHAR ul HAQ
ABRAAJ cAPitAl uae
SYMON GODL MAZHAR uL HAQ
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luxuRY OR ElAiNE JoNEs
AFFORDABlE AstEco PRoPERtY
hOusInG AlA ‘KHANNAK
Which Yields cfo
soRouH REAl EstAtE uae
better returns? sAMi Al HAsHiMi
ceo ELAINE JONES SAMI AL HASHIMI BRucE AMBLER
cREEK c BRucE AMBlER
DEutscHE BANK uk
MADAEN Al NouR jordan
...getting RAViNDRA cHAMARiA AHMAD ARMOuSH RAVINDRA cHAMARIA
everybody iNfiNitY iNfotEcH
PARKs ltD india
to share, scott MAcDoNAlD
JP MoRGAN AssEt
connect MANAGEMENt uk
and head real estate
GloBAl iNVEstMENt HousE
friends... managing director
tAMEER HolDiNG uae
www.globalrealestate.org firstname.lastname@example.org Tel +44. 20 8492 2622
Pramerica Real Estate Investors
Pramerica Real Estate Investors is the real estate investment management business of
Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States*. Pramerica Real Estate Investors’ specialized
operating units offer a broad range of investment opportunities and investment management
services in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The company’s fund
management operations are located in Parsippany, New Jersey; Atlanta, Georgia; Munich,
Germany; London, England; and Singapore and Tokio, Japan; supported by a network of local
offices throughout the world. Pramerica Real Estate Investors had USD 40.7 billion in gross
assets under management worldwide at September 30, 2007.
Pramerica Real Estate Investors Europe
Thomas Hoeller Pramerica Real Estate Investors began activities in Europe in 1982, and today, with over 100
employees and operations in 10 European cities, it has become one of Europe’s largest real
estate investment managers. Pramerica’s fund management units in Munich and London are
Thomas Hoeller supported by regional offices in Amsterdam, Budapest, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan,
Executive Board Member Paris, and Zurich.
Tel: +49 89 28645 0
email@example.com The Munich fund management group, Pramerica Real Estate Investors (Deutschland) GmbH,
specializes in core and value-added investment styles in Europe, offering products that
provide exposure to income producing properties throughout Western and Central Europe.
Pramerica’s European merchant banking group, Pramerica Real Estate Investors Ltd, was
formed in 1999 and focuses on higher returning strategies in the European real estate
sector. Based in London, the European merchant banking group is a well-established provider
of start-up and growth capital to real estate operating companies in Europe, and coordinates
its activities with Pramerica’s global merchant banking group.
Pramerica is committed to the local execution of its activities, and transactions and asset
management services are conducted by the group’s regional offices throughout Europe.
Pramerica has professionals dedicated to research, tax, investment structuring, and finance
who support investment activities across each of the firm’s 10 European locations.
Products include open-end and closed-end commingled investment vehicles, specialist funds
focused on specific market sectors, and single client accounts. In Germany, Pramerica’s
wholly-owned subsidiary, TMW Pramerica Property Investment GmbH, is a licensed kAG and
offers Spezialfonds to institutional investors and a global Publikumsfonds to institutional and
*Prudential Financial, Inc., USA(PFI) is not affiliated with Prudential plc., which is headquartered in the United kingdom.
Omniyat Properties is a privately held real estate investment and development company,
headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The company grew out of Almasa Holdings, a group of IT hard- and software related companies,
founded in 1995 by the Dubai based entrepreneur Mehdi Amjad and his kuwait based partner
Esmail Janathi. Over the years Almasa Holdings has built a highly successful track record, with an
annual turnover of over US $ 450 million in 2006. The group of companies is currently employing
approx. 400 people.
Its first real estate projects were successfully implemented in 2000 in Iran and the United
kingdom. Based on their success and the attractive potential of the regional real estate market,
Mehdi Amjad Almasa’s founding shareholders decided to form a dedicated real estate company “Omniyat
Properties” in 2005. One year later the company employed more than 100 professionals and
managed projects valued at approx. US $ 3.0 billion. These include several large-scale, first-class
Mehdi Amjad iconic projects designed by world-leading architects and supported by other international, best-
President & CEO in-class Consultants. The Omniyat team is dedicated to building value for all its shareholders,
Tel: +971 4 3063 300 partners and clients through creative solutions and attracting highly skilled professionals with
firstname.lastname@example.org international and local backgrounds and connections.
The impressive growth of the group’s companies is based on sound business planning, a hands-
on management style and profitable results. As the initial companies continue to grow, more
complementary businesses will be added.
Despite the fact that it was launched only two years ago, Omniyat Properties, has become one of
the fastest growing developers in the region, with a portfolio projected to be worth US$ 4.1 billion
by the end of 2008.
Omniyat Properties’ projects have a clear value proposition focusing on providing sustained value
and tangible, measurable benefits to all stakeholders involved, including shareholders, buyers,
and the community. Omniyat focuses on exceptional quality and timely delivery.
Highly-sought after and recognized as a market leader since the launch of its Six commercial
towers in Business Bay; One Business Bay, Bayswater, The Binary, The Opus, The Gemini and
The Octavian, along with its residential projects; The Square and The Pad. Omniyat Properties is
organized as a project focused matrix management structure lead by “Heads of Projects”
(the Investment/ Development Management Team) and “Heads of functional Departments”
(all functional project and company support departments).
Rakeen – an Arabic word that means ‘central pillar’ or ‘trustworthy support’ – commenced
operations in April 2006, in a royal decree by His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi,
Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al khaimah, as the land master-planner and developer
to be responsible for RAk’s property development.
Rakeen a significant number of ambitious developments underway for Ras Al khaimah
– from man-made islands to offshore financial districts and from spa resorts to new urban
Rakeen has a diversified international development portfolio and has been investing robustly
in emerging markets around the region. As a guiding principle, every project that we embark
Dr. Khater Massaad Dr Imad Haffar on is founded on the belief that we have an overriding responsibility to preserve the heritage
and social values of the people as well as the beauty of our countryside, and the environment
Dr. Khater Massaad
Executive Chairman Rakeen is committed to designing and building structures which are sympathetic to their
email@example.com surroundings and which preserve or add to the natural habitat wherever possible.
Rakeens core values are Sustainability, Responsibility and Prosperity.
Dr Imad Haffar
Chief operating Officer Sustainability
firstname.lastname@example.org Not every idea survives the test of time. At Rakeen, we study projects meticulously to ensure
financial viability and future prosperity before we start drawing plans.
Rakeen State-of-the-art construction methods and durable materials are used in all our developments
PO Box 6374, Ras Al khaimah, for longevity of our constructions. In addition, we keep production costs down without lowering
UAE the standard of services, making the properties more accessible for the developer, manager
T: +971 7 244 6562 and the end-consumer.
F: +971 7 244 6561
Rakeen uses all necessary precautionary measures to ensure the preservation and
enrichment of social and cultural values, fortification of heritage legacies and protection of
the environment. We do not build at the cost of the environment.
From a developers and end-user perspective, we fulfill our responsibility by providing all
amenities and making sure all infrastructural requirements are considered prior to the
commencement of projects.
Financial success is a strong motivating factor behind all Rakeen endeavors. Its not just
Rakeen’s prosperity under consideration. We strive to create challenging and rewarding
prospects for the people of RAk by encouraging their involvement, consultation and
participation at all times.
Abhishek AhujA husnu AkhAn
senior valuation associate ceo
limitless dogus holding a.s.
leading turkish conglomerate. sectors
of operation: financial services,
automotive, construction, media,
tourism, real estate and energy.
Abhishek Ahuja is working as a Senior Associate in Limitless. He He served as Representative of the Central Bank of Turkey at London
is involved with project feasibilities and pre acquisition analysis for Office and Assistant General Manager at the Foreign Relations
international projects. He is also involved in valuation of master Department of the same institution. Akhan joined the Dogus Group in
planned developments for commercial pricing of Limitless projects. 1994 and served as Executive VP in charge of Treasury, Operations
Before moving to Dubai, he was working in London and has finished and International Relations at T. Garanti Bankas? A.S. before being
his master’s from Cass Business School. promoted to President & CEOship of Körfezbank A.S. He held the
positions of Member of the BOD and CFO for Dogus Holding between
2001-2005. He currently serves as the Member of the BOD for Dogus
Group and the CEO of Dogus Holding, Chairman for DogusGeReit and
Member of the BOD for Tüvturk, Dogus Construction, GarantiBank
Moscow, GarantiBank Netherland.
FAhAd Al GhunAim mohAmmed Al khAlil
chairman, ceo managing director
first qatar real estate development co. akwaan properties
real estate development. advisory
akwaan properties is a real estate
and feasibility studies. management of
development company catering for the
real estate funds. leasing and property
growing middle east market.
Mr. Fahad Khalid Al-Ghunaim is the Chairman & CEO of First Qatar Alkhalil has wide experience in real estate investment & development
Real Estate Development Company having a paid up capital of KD. in addition to vast skill in formulating new business ventures. He is
50 Million (approx. 165 MUS$) with offices in Kuwait & Qatar.Mr. MD & CEO of Akwaan Properties and Chairman of Board in ERA (Real
Al-Ghunaim has over two decades of outstanding experience in real Estate National Group), one of largest real estate services network
estate, project implementation and management. He is a techno- in the world. He is also President of National Real Estate Committee
savvy professional with expertise in real estate, projects management in KSA’s Chamber of Industrial Commerce, and VP of Real Estate
and delivering the role of utilizing technology to meet business ends. Committee in Riyadh’s Chamber of Industrial Commerce.
He has excellent knowledge in real estate, business processes and
khAled Al muhAiry nAjeeb Al sAleh
founder and ceo vice chairman
evolvence capital al massaleh
leading innovators in developing residential & commercial property
alternative investment products in the development. facilities management.
region with a strong track record and hospitality & leisure. engineering &
fund portfolio. project management. marketing & sales.
Khaled Al Muhairy is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mr. Najeeb H.M.Al-Saleh - Kuwaiti national. Graduated in Business
Evolvence Capital, a Dubai headquartered alternative investment Administration in USA, in 1975. Chairman, Kuwaiti Interests for
company with assets of more than US$ one billion under Financial Investments KSC. Kuwait, since 1982 (now Massaleh
management. He has overall management responsibility for all Investments). Vice-Chairman, Al Massaleh Real Estate Co. (KSC).-
Evolvence Capital activities with a primary focus on strategic direction, Kuwait. Vice-Chairman, Taameer Real Estate Investment Co. KSCC-
business development, and investor and regulatory relations. He Kuwait. Chairman, First International Merchant Bank Limited.- Malta.
has extensive capital raising and investment experience and holds Board Member of Al Ahlea Circle, Cleaning Co. KSCC.- Kuwait. Board
operational management and board mandates of various Evolvence Member of Venus International - Egypt.
Capital initiatives. Prior to founding Evolvence Capital in 2000, he
headed the North America department of the Abu Dhabi Investment
Authority (ADIA). He holds a B.Sc in Finance from Saint Louis
University, Missouri, USA.
dr GhAssAn Ahmed khAlid Al-WAzAni
real estate development , jordan
siraj specializes in sponsoring, seeding
and mena region , 212 million jd
and launching investment funds, and capital, above 2 billion projects under
opportunities in the gcc and mena construction
Dr. Ghassan Al-Sulaiman is Chairman of Siraj Capital. He chairs other GM of TJH Dr. Khalid al Wazani (Ph.D.Econ), held leading positions
organizations in KSA and Gulf Region; Venture Capital Bank , Afia in Jordan, including: Director General/ Customs Department, Advisor
International Company , Ghassan AlSulaiman Furniture Company. He and Director of the Economic and Development Division and head of
serves on the Board of Directors of Savola Company , The Arabian the King’s Economic Team/ Royal Court, and Director General/ Social
Cement Company and AlQatrana Cement Company.He is the past Security. He has many publications and received awards including:
Chairman of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and The Jeddah Shoman Young Arab Scientists, and Independence Legion. He is Vice
Marketing Board, and the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce. Chairman of Jordan Royal Film Commission, and Chairman of Arab
He is the Chairman of several non-profit organizations; The Saudi- Bank (Syria). TJH develops residential, industrial, and commercial
Malaysian Business Council, the Saudi-Turkish Business Council, projects in Jordan and the MENA region. Current projects: Red
the Jeddah Dawah Center and a board member of other charity Sea Resort, Andalucia, Jiza, Teachers Villages, Gardens Villas, Al
organizations. Dr. Ghassan has a MBA from the University of San Mushatta, and Ayla Park.
Francisco and a PhD from Hull University in the UK.
mAlek AlAjeel mehdi AmjAd
head of business development president & ceo
gulf investment corp. omniyat holdings
an arm of omniyat holding, omniyat
large gcc financial institution with properties in the most innovative
us$9 billion in alternative investments, & fastest growing privately held re
private & gcc equities, Bonds, sukok investment and development company
Mr. Alajeel is a Senior VP, Head of Business Development at Gulf Mehdi’s passion for real estate started in 2001 under Al Masa
Investment Corporation where he is responsible for the development, Holdings (US$450Milion annual turnover IT conglomerate); In
structuring and distribution of GIC’s investment products for third 2004 Omniyat Properties was established to become fully fledged
party. Prior to joining GIC in 2002, he was an Advisor at the Gulf real estate development entity with US$3Billion projects under
Finance House in Bahrain, Executive Vice President / Global Business development & annual turnover of US$350Million. Omniyat’s project
Development Director at IslamiQ in London and spent 15 years portfolio is expected to exceed US$6Billion by end of 2008. Mehdi’s
at National Bank of Kuwait where his last position was Assistant focused vision & capacity to grasp complex trends accelerated the
General Manager of the International Banking Division. Mr. Alajeel formation of Omniyat Holdings to capture the chain value of real
has a degree in Civil Engineering from Washington D.C. and attended estate industry. Hence establishment of two entities during 2006/7:
executive business programs in major universities in the United Investate Realty B.S.C and Omniyat Investment Management. Also
States. member of Global Young Leaders and Young Arab Leaders & listed
among the Best 100 CEOs in the region.
P. A. AnAnAthAnArAyAnAn AhmAd Armoush
nitesh estates private madaen al nour
Ananth’s diverse background includes strategically oriented Extends from establishing the first independent Jordanian passenger
financial management experience in a large, complex, consumer Line in Jordan in 1983, to Ferry “bridge” between Jordan/Egypt
goods company as well as a track record of designing and rapidly 1987; container feedering services 1993; Franchisee – McDonalds
establishing core support processes in technology companies. In Jordan 1996, Holding Transport and Trading Company (SITTCO) in
the previous management positions that he has held, Ananth was 1997; B2B establishment - Tejari Jordan in 2002; and Privatization
responsible for strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, process of JNSL with 60% shares taken over by SITTCO Group in 2002 and
transformation, human resources and risk management. Ananth appointed chairman for same. Crowned his achievements by initiating
graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur his Property / Realestate Development Firm “Madaen Al Nour’’ in
with Honours in Civil Engineering and holds an MBA from the Indian 2005 with vast projects around Jordan.
Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta.
dr henry AzzAm dr deePAk bAjAj
ceo middle east & north africa director projects & investments
deutsche Bank unitech realty investors
real estate fund, fund management &
real estate investment
Henry Azzam is the CEO for MENA Region. Before joining Deutsche Dr Bajaj is the Director - Investments & Projects of Unitech
Bank Dr Azzam was CEO of Amwal Invest, an investment bank he Realty Investors (India) Pvt. Ltd. He has 21 years of combined
founded in May 2005 and has guided it through its first two years experience in contracting, consulting and academia. Presently
of operations, and the chairman of Dubai International Financial managing 3 real estate fund totaling USD450M. He worked in
Exchange (DIFX). Before establishing Amwal Invest he was the
India, Australia, China, France. Dr Bajaj was the CEO of Unibild
CEO of Jordinvest (2001-2004), MD of Middle East Capital Group
since 2004 and engaged in execution of real estate and
(1998-2001), AGM and Chief Economist of the National Commercial
Bank, Jeddah Saudi Arabia (1990-1998) and Vice President and Chief construction projects in North India. He earlier served as the
Economist of Gulf International Bank, Bahrain (1983-1990). Before Director of Project and Construction Management programs
that he worked with the Arab Fund in Kuwait and taught economics at at UTS, Australia.
the American University of Beirut.
dr dWAyne bAnks tAmer bAzzAri
dean school of business administration partner, head of principal investments
american university in duBai rasmala investments
us accredited institutions. offers private equity. asset management.
mBa and Bachelors degrees. student Brokerage. principal investments. real
enrollment of over 3000 estate
Dr. Banks is Dean of the School of Business Administration, at the Mr. Bazzari Heads the Principal Investments business at Rasmala
American University in Dubai (AUD), and Executive Director of the which includes Real Estate development and Investments. He is
Center for Real Estate and Urban Development (CREUP). Dr. Banks also the Chairman of Rasmala Real Estate where he oversees a
has been a professional economist for nearly 20-years. He has been portfolio of over USD 400million in Real Estate Development Projects
working and living in the Middle East for the past 10-years. Ph.D. in including offices, residential and retail. Mr. Bazzari was the Senior
Economics, University of California at Berkeley B.A., in Economics, Advisor to Dubai Financial Market. He previously worked with Ernst &
University of California at Irvine B.S. in Chemistry, University of Young in UAE, and Deloitte in Canada. He is a Chartered Accountant
California at Irvine from Canada and a CFA. Rasmala Investments is a leading regional
investment bank focused on private equity, asset management and
brokerage with offices in Dubai, Riyadh and London.
rAiner behne Anders binnmyr
managing partner president
Behne & co. gmBh amma development
real estate niche investments, motor developing property concepts &
yacht trading, interior decoration, property projects - conducting marketing
consultancy and representing foreign - conducting facility management
companies - operating of open properties
Dr. Rainer Behne, 55, married with 3 Children, is active in Europe Anders Binnmyr has been working with construction and property
and Middle East. In Europe - through Behne GmbH & Co - he is development in Russia since 1991. Previously General Director of
consulting institutional real estate investors in acquisition and asset IKEA Property Russia and a driving force behind the development
management as well as co - investing with his clients. of the IKEA’s MEGA Family Shopping Center concept, rollout and
operation of the Centers in Russia during 2002 – 2006, Anders
Binnmyr is Co-founder & President of AMMA Development, a property
development company founded in 2007 in Moscow. The foremost
strengths of AMMA Development are the ability to quickly develop
a property concept, develop projects and successfully roll out the
concepts to the market.
rAvindrA ChAmAriA oPheliA ChAn
chairman chief operating | financial officer
infinity infotech parks ltd harvest capital partners
harvest capital partners is a boutique
leading developer of quality
investment firm and hong kong’s largest
infrastructure for it/ites companies in
private equity fund investing in china’s
eastern region especially kolkata
high-growth real estate market.
Mr. Ravindra Chamaria, aged 57 years, is a commerce-graduate from Ms.Chan oversees operations and supervises the portfolio
Calcutta University. He is a first generation businessman with 35 management, fund establishment and structuring, and works
years of international entrepreneurial experience with 10 years of alongside the external administrator of funds. Previously, Ms. Chan
experience in Real Estate sector. He is the Chairman and Managing was the Regional Controller for AIG Global Real Estate (Asia).
Director of Infinity - a Joint Venture company with WEBEL, Govt of Ms.Chan started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and
West Bengal for development of quality IT/ITes infrastructure. He is a later joined one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts
member of the Regional Committee of CII and a Committee member and managed a portfolio of 12 million sq. ft. of retail real estate
of BCC and Chairman of Infrastructure Sub-Committee. He is also investments across Canada. Ms.Chan is a member of the American
Board member of Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority of Sector Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
V, Salt Lake.
theodore ChArAGionis bromme h. Cole
charagionis group hampton/hoerter
hampton/hoerter is a real estate
placement agent for unique equity
opportunities including real estate
Executive Chairman , Charagionis Group, a 75 years old family A recognized leader in multiple real estate disciplines globally and
group. Former Chairman ICSC European Awards Committee. a sought after panelist at real estate conferences, Bromme H. Cole
Msc in Civil Engineering - NTUA Leadership - London Business is the Managing Principal at Hampton/Hoerter and based in New
School. Advance Real Estate, Town Planning - Harvard GSD York. Prior to Hampton/Hoerter, Mr. Cole was COO of The Carlton
Group where he managed daily operations and strategic initiatives.
Business Administration - STANFORD S.C development &
Between 1993 and 2002, Mr. Cole was with the Investment Bank of
management - ICSC University of Shopping Centres S.C
Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank where he focused on private equity
management - ICSC University of Shopping Centres fund investing.
donAld (“skiP”) l. Conover Peter denton
chairman managing director
Bhavana developers Barclays capital
mixed use development, hotel, retail,
residential, hyderabad, india.
Bhavana Chairman Skip Conover has been building businesses in Peter Denton is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Finance Group
India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt since 1979. Immediately at Barclays Capital. Based in London, he is tasked with expanding the
before Bhavana, Skip founded, CBaySystems Holdings Ltd., listed bank’s client coverage and business opportunities in the Continental
on the AIM (“CBAY”). Bhavana Developers is a leading real estate European, Middle Eastern and South African real estate market. Until
developer in Hyderabad, India, by its focus on: professionalism of May 2007 Peter was co-head of European Debt Capital Markets
its staff; experienced executives; a world class technology platform Origination at Eurohypo where he managed the origination, structuring
providing executives and clients with 7/24/365 status reporting and execution of many of Eurohypo’s complex real estate related
capability on all projects; a comprehensive financial system ready to financings throughout Western Europe.
support complex multi-year projects; creative architects; innovative
projects focusing on all client needs, including the need to “be
PAul devonshire riChArd drAyCott
director managing director, middle east
leading listed property group that owns,
develops and manages usd$33 billion of
business space from 35 offices globally
Mr. Devonshire has over 18 years of international real estate Richard is the Managing Director of Goodman, Middle East based
experience in Europe, North America and the Middle-East. Prior to in Abu Dhabi. He was responsible for negotiating the Goodman joint
joining Pramerica Real Estate Investors (“Pramerica”) in 1999, he venture with Sorouh and is the Chief Operating Officer of that entity.
served as Director of Marketing for Europe and the Middle East from He began his career with Morgan Stanley in London and worked
1996 - 1999 for a U.S. asset management adviser based in Zurich. in banking and consulting in London and Hong Kong before joining
Between 1990 - 1996, based in Vienna, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, he Arlington, which became part of the Goodman Group in 2005. Richard
was responsible for all international business for a leading German was educated at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and holds
real estate advisor. He is currently responsible for Pramerica’s Middle degrees from the Universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge.
East activities. He is fluent in English and German.
shAhriAr steve etminAni shAms FAiz
principal senior partner
rcp development company, llc Bayt al mal
Steve is founder and President of RCP Development Company, a (2006-now) Senior Partner & Board Member of Bayt Al Mal
Washington, DC based institutional development company. Steve Investments (BMI) and head of its corporate M&A advisory unit. Also
has been actively involved in the acquisition, financing, development, Chairman of RFM Loyalty LLC, a majority owned subsidiary of BMI.
asset management and disposition of numerous institutional-grade (2000-2006) Partner-In-charge - Strategy & BD at The International
residential and mixed-use projects in the Washington, DC area. His Investor Group, a leading regional Islamic Investment group.
experience includes over $ 1 billion in re transactions, creating over (1997-2000) CEO - Gulf Tradanet (GTN) in Bahrain, a technology
$350 million in value. Prior to the formation of RCP, Steve was the joint venture of General Electric Co. (GE) one of the world’s largest
VP of Development and a member of the Executive Management multinationals. GTN was a start-up venture, which Mr. Faiz developed
Committee for Post Properties, Inc., where he was responsible for all from concept to market leadership. (1982-1997) Started career as
acquisition and development activities for the Washington, DC region. an analyst and later assumed key management responsibilities where
Prior to joining Post Properties, Steve was the VP of Development and he developed ventures by packaging GE’s technology with local /
Acquisitions for JPI. regional capital investment.
mArk FoGle niCholAs FrAser
chief investment officer ceo
rreef aedes international management sa
global re fund manager/co-investor.
manages euro 1 billion of re
investments. focuses on markets in
central/eastern europe, mena, india.
Mark Fogle is the Managing Director for Asia Pacific Infrastructure Nick Fraser is the CEO of AIM. With over 20 years international
and Chief Investment Officer of RREEF Asia, based in Singapore. Mr. real estate investment/development and real estate investment
Fogle joined RREEF in 2007 and has more than 25 years of asset banking experience in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and
management and investment experience, fifteen of which have having transacted real estate developments and investments with
been spent in the Asia Pacific region. From 1997 to 2006, he was a combined value in excess of US$ 4 billion, Nick is driving forward
a managing director of AIG Global Investment Corp., the investment the AIM international fund management expansion strategy with a
arm of American International Group, Inc. Prior to joining AIG, he was strategic goal of achieving a portfolio of assets under management by
responsible for the Asian expansion of The John Buck Company, a 2012 of euros 3 billion.
U.S.development and service firm.
shAne GAdbAW elliot GlAusiusz
managing director md, head of capital markets group-europe
xe capital management mgpa macquarie
structured finance and investment private equity fund management,
management firm offices in new york, asia and europe , industrial, office,
new delhi and singapore registered residential, retail and logistics, existing
investment advisor and development
Mr. Gadbaw is an MD and a founding managing member of XE Capital, Elliot has recently joined MGPA as Managing Director responsible
a hedge fund and private equity group with offices in NY, New Delhi for Capital Markets in Europe. Prior to joining MGPA Elliot led the
and Singapore. Mr. Gadbaw is head of Business Development and is multi manager team at DTZ Investment Management, responsible
responsible for XE’s business in Asia. Under his leadership, XE was for growing the multi manager and fund of funds business. Elliot
an early investor in the Indian re markets, making its first investment has acted as lead strategic real estate advisor to major European
in Jan. 2006. Prior to co-founding XE Capital, Mr. Gadbaw was institutional investors and has closed investments into Private Equity
Global Head of Marketing and Co-Head of Structured Products for Real Estate funds in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
the Alternative Assets business of ZCM. He there was responsible
for the worldwide marketing, structuring and management of ZCM’s
alternative investment products and services.
symon Godl dr Amin hAbboub
head fund of funds head of claims team
valartis asset management sa nakheel
FunD oF FunDs
real estate commercial, retail,
fund of funds - emerging markets - asia
residential, hospitality, and mixed-use
pacific - all sectors
Symon Godl joined Valartis Asset Management in June 2007 as Head Dr. Amin earned his Ph.D. in Civil-and-Environmental-Engineering from
of Fund of Funds and is responsible for setting up and running the the University-of-Illinois in Urbana-U.S.A., and has nearly 24 years
global Fund of Funds Business of the company. Before that Symon of Engineering-Management experiences. Prior to joining Nakheel,
arranged the Real Estate Fund of Funds of E.ON, a Euro 2.5 bln he worked (for nearly 5 years) as a Senior Project Manager (at
investment vehicle in Luxemburg with allocation of more than 50 corporate-level) with HNI-Corporation, a Best 100 Managed/Fortune
Funds in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Valartis Asset Management 500/1000 Company, and, before that, as a Research-Engineer for
SA is part of the Valartis Group, originally founded in 1988 and 6 years with the FAA Center-of-Excellence for Airport-Technologies at
listed on the Swiss stock exchange. The Valartis Group`s business the University-of-Illinois. Before moving to U.S.A. in 1993, he was an
areas are asset management, wealth management, investment Entrepreneur (Business-Owner/Operator), a Research-Engineer, and
management and real estate structured finance. Project-Manager, in Jordan, for nearly 10 years.
holGer hAGGe mounir hAidAr
deutsche Bank sorouh real estate
abu dhabi based real estate developer
specializing in building communities that
combine modern comfort and natural
Prof. Dipl.-Ing Architect / Grad. Business Economy Holger HAGGE Prior to joining Sorouh as CEO, Mr. Mounir D. Haidar was Head of
(*4.9.1959), married since 1994, 1 son (*1996). Since September Technical Department and Executive VP of Nakheel. He worked
2006 Director Strategic Programs Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, as VP of Parsons Corporation and in various senior positions. He
responsible for major refurbishment of Deutsche Bank’s HQ in brings 25 years of experience to Sorouh. Sorouh Real Estate PJSC,
Frankfurt besides other important global and global responsibility was established on June 26, 2005 with a commitment to “bring
for “green building design and planning” at Deutsche Bank AG. Holger communities to life in perfect balance”. Working with some of the
Hagge is member of chamber of architects, “gif, “ULI”, German best architects and engineers, Sorouh’s projects utilize innovative
Council of Shopping Centres and others. Since of May 2004 he is design and state-of-the art technology. With around AED 40Bn of
nominated as “Professor” at the “Universität für angewandte Kunst” projects under development the company is poised to scale greater
(University of applied Arts) in Wien (Vienna), giving lessons on the heights in the time to come.
faculty of architecture for “strategies of real estate management”.
Will heAn thomAs hoeller
director executive board member
kenmore middle east pramerica
Will is a Director of Kenmore’s Middle Eastern operations based Thomas Hoeller is one of the Executive Board Members of Pramerica
in Dubai. He has 20 years of experience in commercial property Real Estate Investors (Europe) AG (formerly TMW Immobilien AG) in
investment and development in London, Hong Kong, Croatia and Munich. Mr. Hoeller is mainly responsible for Pramerica’s European
Edinburgh. He has been involved with projects such as Kings Cross activities and has been in charge of setting up Pramerica offices
Station in London and two major developments in Hong Kong and in Europe. Mr. Hoeller, an Austrian national, has a BA from the
on returning to Scotland he was instrumental in creating some of University of Economics in St. Gallen, Switzerland and an MBA in
Scotland’s largest retail and office schemes before joining Kenmore International Studies from the Vienna School of Law and Diplomacy,
in Dubai. Austria. He speaks fluent Spanish, French, English and German.
mArk inCh rAzA jAFAr
société de la tour eiffel enshaa
real estate development, land
purchase, design management,
construction (owned subsidiary),
M.A. OXON (1972) / IEP Paris (1974) 1971-1978: U.I.I. (Jean-Claude Established in 2005 (Private Placement completed in 2007),
Aaron) Major developer 1978-1985: G.I.P. Kuwaiti Investment ENSHAA is home to a management team that brings a wealth of
Group 1985-1990: B.A.I.I. 1990-1995: Vendôme Investissements global experience. With a Board chaired by Sheikh Tariq Bin Faisal
(Joint Venture with Marceau Investissements and Comptoir des Al Qassimi, and the company led by CEO Raza Jaffar, the ENSHAA
Entrepreneurs) 1991: Founder of Franconor with PLEIAD (Sweden) senior management team consists of eight experts, all of whom bring
1998: President of AWON PARTICIPATIONS-SNTP & Director of AWON culture and knowledge to the fore.
GROUP 2003: President of Société de la Tour Eiffel President of
“Centre Vendôme pour les arts plastiques” Member of the Investment
Sub-committee Worcester College Oxford.
elAine jones Abid junAid
ceo executive director
asteco property management ascon
developing freehold and leasehold
properties in uae. offering residential,
commercial and retail. end-to-end real
Elaine Jones is one of today’s leading experts in the Dubai real Mr. Abid Junaid is the Executive Director of ETA Star Property
estate market, recently winning the 6th Middle Eastern Business Developers LLC and Ascon Group and is with the Group for the past
Woman of the year award, 2007. As CEO of Asteco Property 19 years. Mr. Junaid holds an M.A. in International Affairs and also
Management, Elaine, with an unprecedented 27 years of regional an M.B.A. in Marketing from Ohio University. ETA Star Property
experience, has grown the company she founded in 1985 with the Developers LLC was founded in 2003 and has developed more than
Bin Sulayem family into one of the leading real estate companies 10 million sq. ft. of various properties. ASCON Group comprises of
in the UAE. civil construction, marble works and other activities.
redA khAtim hAmid kiA
managing partner director
palm capital rmjm
practice. our design-lead work connects
people and places, context and culture
to create dynamic modern architecture.
Reda Khatim is now launching Palm Capital, a real estate private Managing Director of Skidmore, Owning and Merrill Washington DC
equity VEHICLE dedicated to Morocco. Previously, Reda Khatim office before moving to Dubai as Director of ME operations for RMJM
was the Vice President of Citigroup Property Investors, a Euro Hillier. 24 years of Extensive experience and proven record in leading
1.2 billion European opportunity fund, where he was focusing on management, business development, design and coordination of
Southern European and hospitality opportunities. Prior, he was with some of the most complex and visible domestic and international
Lonestar Funds in London, primarily targeting non performing loan transportation, civil, government, institutional and urban projects.
opportunities in Germany. He also spent several years with Credit As the RMJM Dubai Group Director - Middle East Mr. Kia specializes
Suisse First Boston in New York and Lazard Freres in Paris.Reda is a in Commericial, Transportation, Hosptality, Education and mixed
graduate of Harvard Business School (MBA) and Ecole Nationale des use projects.
Ponts et Chaussees (Master of Engineering).
merCedes klAtte helmut kniPP
director investment strategy & corporate senior vice president - development
kim & associates langham hotels international
international hotel and resort
management company with Brand chuan
Antje Mercedes Klatte (MBA) is the Director of Kim & Associates Helmut Knipp, Senior Vice President - Development worldwide of
Ltd., an advisory firm focused on real estate investments in emerging Langham Hotels International (LHI). Prior to joining LHI, Mr. Knipp
markets. Prior to establishing Kim & Associates in 2007, Ms was Managing Director of CCA International Ltd., Hong Kong,
Klatte has advised start-up and blue-chip companies in a variety of managing 34 clubs and resorts in 14 countries in Asia and Europe
countries (EMEA) and sectors on strategy and restructurings as well and handling business development in China and the Asia Pacific
as business development initiatives. Ms Klatte is a native of Germany region. He started his career with Canadian Pacific Hotels in Canada,
and is currently based in Dubai, UAE. moving on to sales positions and General Manager positions with
Hilton in multiple locations. He also held Senior Regional and
Corporate positions, with Marriott and Lincoln and Renaissance as
well as President and COO of Peabody Hotels.
veerA seshu kumAr diCk kWAn
ceo senior adviser
Bhavana developers pvt ltd lead reits asset management corp
professional, experienced executives.
with world-class architecture and it.
real estate investment management
creating and delivering remarkable
Seshu Kumar has been working in the construction industry for Mr. Kwan was Managing Director China of ING Real Estate
25 years, and has been developing buildings in Hyderabad since until 2004 when he became the CFO of ING Real Estate in Asia
1992. He is well versed in and committed to providing leading overseeing finance and leads fund development work. Before that
edge IT methods relevant to the construction industry. He holds an he was MD of Baring Capital Partners responsible for ING’s private
M.S. in Structural Dynamics Engineering from the Indian Institute of equity investment business in China. He launched China Property
Technology, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Development Fund in 2002 and made successful investments in
Technological University. property development projects in China.
sAnjAy lAl mArk lAurenCe
taiB Bank rock capital group
taiB’s real estate group invests in
income producing properties and
development projects in the us, europe,
and emerging markets.
Sanjay Lal is Director, Real Estate of TAIB, and heads up investment Mark began his career as a transport analyst in 1989 with Kitcat &
teams spanning Bahrain, India, Turkey and the USA. Sanjay Aitken before moving to Smith New Court where the team was ranked
commenced his career with the Real Estate division of the Prudential first in the 1995 Extel Financial Survey of UK Investment Analysts. He
Insurance Company in the USA. He thereafter worked for 6 years with subsequently joined the top ranked UK & European Equity Strategy
a New York based Real Estate Investment and Development Company. Team shortly before Smith New Court was acquired by Merrill Lynch
Sanjay worked in the Real Estate construction & development in 1996. In 1997 he moved to Collins Stewart as a special situations
industry in India and the UAE before joining TAIB in 2002. At TAIB analyst. In this role he was involved in and acted as an adviser to
he has been involved in over $3billion of Real Estate transactions. over £1.5bn of corporate finance transactions. He was promoted to
Sanjay has a BA in Economics from the University of Delhi, India, and corporate development manager in 2000 and led Collins Stewart’s
an MBA (Finance) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, entry into UK wealth management through the purchase of NatWest
USA. Private Clients from RBS in 2001. He also helped establish Collins
Stewart Inc in NY.
Adel lootAh dunCAn mACAulAy
ceo head real estate, mena
national properties credit suisse
credit suisse is a world-leading financial
services company, advising clients in all
aspects of finance, around the world.
After a stint as Chief Information Systems Analyst at Abu Dhabi Duncan has worked in cross border real estate investment,
Marine Operating Company and later as head of Corporate Relations development and finance for the past 26 years, completing and
Office at the DED Dubai, Lootah went on to be BD Manager for MAF realizing several tens of billions of dollars in transactions. During that
Group of Companies. In 2000 he took over as Commercial Director time he has worked for Richard Ellis, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority,
of Dubai Internet City and was named VP Development & Corporate Investcorp and his own company Highland Group. He is currently CEO
Relations Jumeirah Beach Residence. He is currently Acting President of DIG Real Estate & Hospitality, a subsidiary of Dubai Investment
of UAE Chapter of IMD Alumni. & Executive Director - Dubai Property Group, which he was responsible for establishing.
viCtor mAkshAntsev ibrAhim mArdAm-bey
head real estate ceo
deutsche Bank siraj capital duBai
debt and structured equity financing,
private equity investments, secured re
pipeline over $2.5 bn
Joined Deutsche Bank in 2006; responsible for Real Estate Co-founder and CEO at Siraj Capital Ltd, and frequent keynote
development, Infrastructure & PPP projects in Russia & CIS. Earlier speaker and published author. Has written and contributed on topics
was Director at Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets Russia. Prior to of international finance, Islamic Banking and Sukuk. A member of,
that worked in StroryFirst Communications and KPMG. Graduated the Arab Bankers Association of North America, the London based
from Moscow State Aircraft Technology University; master’s degree in Arab Bankers Association, and Young Arab Leaders. Has received
theoretical physics. MBA from Manchester Business School (2000). numerous business and professional recognitions and awards for his
pioneering work on several international Sukuk transactions.
ivor mCburney robert mCmillen
vice president development - middle east chairman
hilton hotels mac capital limited
investment Bank and stock Broker.
dubai base, international network.
equity raising,listed property companies,
Ivor McBurney has over 30 years experience in the Hospitality Mr. McMillen is the Chairman of the MAC Capital Group of
Industry with Hilton Hotels Corporation. He joined Hilton in the mid Companies, a corporate advisory and brokerage group based in
1970’s in the UK on a Finance Training course and has held a wide Dubai. His previous career included leading Deutsche Morgan
range of Finance positions at Hotel, Area and Head Office levels. Grenfell in Thailand, Managing Director of General Finance and
His roles have taken him from the UK to the US, Europe and, for Securities Plc, Principal, Mergers and Acquisitions, Ernst & Young,
the last 10 years, the Middle East. Prior to his current position, Ivor Hong Kong, Senior Manager of Hambros Bank Limited Sydney and
was Director of Finance - Middle East, for 5 years during which time Senior Manager Baker Rooke London. In 1997, he led the rescue
Hilton’s operations in the region expanded from 18 to 32 hotels. He of Seamico Securities Plc. He led the team which rescued Raimon
established the Development Office in Dubai in 2005 and leads the Land Plc acquiring 80 % of this faltering property company for USD
expansion activity covering the Hilton Family of Brands in the region. 2.5 million in and, after several years of reorganization, selling 49 %
of the company was sold to Istithmar and IFA Hotels and Resort for a
total of USD 64 million.
jAlil mekouAr kArim merChAnt
executive vice-president country manager, india
jones lang lasalle hotels gid international group
developing, acquiring and managing
the first and leading global hotel
apartments, offices, flex industrial
investment services firm with robust
business parks. advisor to pension
and fully integrated local networks.
funds in the us.
Heading Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels MENA, Jalil Mekouar’s Karim Merchant is Country Manager, India for The General Investment
international professional exposure spans over 16 years in & Development Companies (GID). His primary role includes business
20 countries in the fields of Strategic Consulting, Corporate development, structuring, legal due diligence & underwriting for all of
Finance, Hospitality Operations, Business Development and Asset GID’s Indian operations. Outside of India he is also responsible for
Management for hotels, resorts, spas, time-share and retail, building GID’s real estate pipeline in other emerging markets in Asia
with global hospitality operators/developers/investors such as and Central Europe. Karim has an undergraduate degree in Business
InterContinental, Marriott and Minor International. Speaking 4 Management from H.R. College, Mumbai with the Principal’s Special
languages and carrying 2 post-graduate degrees in Finance and Certificate and an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Babson
Hospitality Management as well as an MBA from IMHI (Cornell- College USA.
ESSEC), Jalil Mekouar sat on the Board of several companies and is
an active member of various international real-estate, hospitality and
financial institutes and associations.
Peter miller PiArAs moriArty
general manager vice president vacation ownership
alargan araBian project ifa hotels & resorts
client focussed. value add and
design development services. project
management services. presence
throughout the gulf region
Peter Miller is the Managing Director of the ALARGAN Arabian Project Piaras Moriarty is the Vice President of IFA Vacation Ownership
Management Group. He assumed this role in company in June 2007. and has 20 years of leadership experience building marketing
Mr. Miller is a highly experienced property executive with a broad infrastructures and guiding top-tier companieto integrate shared
range of experience across all sectors of the development industry. ownership products into their product mix. Piaras joined IFA Hotels &
Mr. Miller has over 17 years experience throughout Australasia. Resorts in 2004 to analyse the specific needs and requirements for
During his career Mr. Miller has previously held positions of General the successful introduction of IFA Fractional & Vacation Ownership
Manager of Urban Development with 25,000 residential lots under products in Dubaiand has been driving the IFA Vacation Ownership
his development control and managed the development and delivery division forward ever since. Piaras’ previous timeshare marketing
of award winning mixed use developments of values greater than experience includes a stellar track record with Marriott Vacation Club
$1.5 billion. International in the Middle East.
m. murAli iAn ohAn
managing director head of investment transactions
shriram properties jones lang lasalle mena
world’s leading real estate investment
and money management organization
Mr. M. Murali, 40, is the Managing Director of M/S SHRIRAM Ian has over 15 years of international and regional real estate
PROPERTIES LTD, a part of 25000 Crores Shriram Group one investment advisory and development experience with groups such
of the premiers in the world of finance.Taking the reins of as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, KPMG, Arthur Anderson and Al
property development business arm of the Group as the CEO Futtaim Investments. In addition to his international experience he
has nearly a decade in the region and has an intimate understanding
in 1997, Mr. Murali has built up the business of SPL with
of the real estate markets in the GCC, the Levant, North Africa,
strong fundamentals and unmatched ethics in tune with the
Central & South Africa, Turkey and beyond. He has an established
objectives of the parent Group. The company has to its credit- track record in complex, mixed-use development and investment.
ISO 9001-2000 certification for Quality Management Systems.
With genesis in 1995, presently SPL is one of Top REAL Estate
Giants of India having attracted foreign financial partners.
thomAs PAnG jonAthAn PriCe
ceo managing director
gulf fund management Business centre capital
world’s leading fund management
creation of investment funds.
consultancy, specialising in investment
management of investment funds.
in business centres and flexible
provide finance advice
managed office space.
Mr. Pang is Chief Executive and Managing Director of Gulf Fund Jonathan Price, 50, is Founder and Managing Director of B3C. He is a
Management. Prior to joining GFM, he was Director of Finance at graduate of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, l’Université Libre
the Link Management Limited, responsible for the listing of The Link de Bruxelles and is a barrister at law. He has been an investment
REIT on Hong Kong Stock Exchange with market capitalization of over banker since 1982, working for various international merchant banks
$5 billion, obtaining Investment grade credit ratings and refinancing in a number of roles in the capital markets, project finance and
its $1.6 billion debt. The Link REIT acquired 180 properties from the privatisation. He is currently also President of the UK Chapter of
Hong Kong government. Mr. Pang is an Oxford graduate, a Chartered FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation.
Accountant and worked extensively in the regulatory environment.
dinkAr rAi ronG ren
gloBal trustcapital finance pvt. ltd. harvest capital partners
investment bank specializing in
private equity china focus. value driven.
real estate, hospitality, retail and
infrastructure sectors providing
apartments. international capital. china
investment banking and corporate
Mr. Rai is a Chartered Accountant and a Law Graduate having Mr Rong Ren is the CEO of Harvest Capital Partners Ltd. He runs
over 16 years experience in Investment Banking. Prior to founding the RE fund management company for China Resources (Holdings)
Trustcap, he has worked for Price Waterhouse and ANZ Grindlay’s Co., Limited. China Resources is a significant residential developer
Bank. He has contributed in making Trustcap one of the premiere and investor in China for more than a decade. The captioned fund
boutique investment banks of India. Under his leadership Trustcap has strong commitment from China Resources and international
has channelized over a Billion dollars into the real estate space from financial institutions. Mr Ren was previously the Deputy CEO and
overseas investors. Managing Director of Hypo Real Estate Bank International. He has
been a seasoned banker in Greater China region. Mr. Ren has a
Master’s degree in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking from
the University of Reading in the UK.
Pierre rolin umberto ronsisvAlle
chairman & ceo managing partner
strategic real estate advisors r capital
r capital - eec, sweden, china - office,
global investment advisor and asset
hotels, industrial, luxury - euros, 10
manager. $6.5 billion aum. direct and
- 200 million - existing or development
- major cities
Pierre Rolin founded Strategic Real Estate Advisors in 1998, a global 20 years of experience as lead advisor for investments in emerging
real estate investment advisory and asset management service markets. He created R Capital in 1999, today with more than 300
for private clients and certain institutional investors. To date the million Euros top deals pipeline. Umberto has a PhD in law and he is
company has completed over US $9bn global real estate transactions fluent in more than 5 languages.
for its clients, achieving an average IRR 18% and has in excess of
US $6.5bn under global asset management. Mr Rolin is responsible
for the firm’s key client relationships and for its overall vision and R e a l e s tat e i n v e s t m e n t s
strategy. He has more than 21 years of international real estate
experience and previously was head of international real estate and a
member of senior management at Credit Suisse Private Banking.
Ahmed sAeed mAssimo sAletti
head - investment department md, head of real estate investment banking, emea
kuwait finance house-Bahrain deutsche Bank
wholly-owned subsidiary of kfh-kuwait.
investment, commercial, retail Banking.
shari’a compliant. leads transactions
for the group
Mr. Saeed is a senior manager and head of the investment Massimo Saletti is Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and Co-head
department in Kuwait Finance House (Bahrain). He is a chartered of Real Estate Investment Banking for Europe, Middle Estate and
Accountant from Pakistan. Mr. Saeed has 15 years of experience in Africa, having joined the firm in June 2003. Until 2005 he was
public accounting, financial management and investment banking focused on launching the Italian and Southern European platform,
related activities. Prior to joining KFH, Mr. Saeed was employed by he then moved to London to lead the European team. Before joining
Ernst & Young, Bahrain and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Pakistan. Deutsche Bank, Mr. Saletti spent 4 years at Lazard in the Real Estate
advisory division. Previously he was part of a buy out firm specialised
in turnaround situations. Since joining Deutsche Bank, Mr Saletti has
been involved in numerous real estate transactions across the region,
raising public equity for real estate companies, providing M&A advice
and structured solutions.
niCk sAnderson klAus sChreiner
executive director managing director
lehman Brothers international westdeutsche immoBilienBank
m&a advisory, debt & equity finance founded in 1995. wholly owned
throughout europe, middle east and subsidiary of westlB. investment and
africa development finance
Nick is an Executive Director in the EMEA Real Estate Investment Managing Director UK Real Estate Head of London Branch,
Banking team, having joined Lehman Brothers in 2005. His Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank Education Universities of Tuebingen
responsibilities include coverage of real estate firms/investors in and Cologne, Degree in Business Administration Career Banking
the Middle East. Nick has worked for more than 12 years in the career in corporate banking, trade finance, marketing, property
real estate sector in EMEA and Asia and has extensive investment finance at various banks in Germany and UK including Helaba and
banking experience across all products (equity capital raisings, debt Saudi International Bank; Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank since 2000
/ CMBS capital raisings and M&A). Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Professional membership Past President, APB; IPF; The Guild of
Nick was a Director in the UBS Real Estate Investment Banking team International Bankers.
which he joined in 2000. He previously worked at Arthur Andersen
where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
rAlF sChWiede thierry simon
member executive board global head real estate
drees & sommer gmBh calyon
project management, real estate
advisory - structured finance - financial
consulting, building technology 900
solutions in 15 countries for real estate
employees at 10 german and 14
and hotel group
After studying Civil Engineering, Ralf Schwiede joined Drees & Born on February 27, 1959, Thierry Simon graduated from Ecole
Sommer AG in Stuttgart as a project manager. From 1993 he was Centrale Lille and Executive MBA HEC-CPA in Paris. He held different
manager of the Erfurt office and from 1997, as general manager, he posts in Credit Lyonnais as Head of Corporate Relationships in Paris,
built up the newly founded subsidiary Drees & Sommer Leipzig with moved to Scotland, then to London as Head of the European Group;
offices in Erfurt and Dresden. Since 2001 he has been a member in 1995, became General Manager in Denmark. After three years
of the Executive Board of Drees & Sommer AG, focusing on the as Head of the Corporate Central Branch in Paris, he was appointed
development of project management and international expansion. Head of the Financial Institutions Group. In November 2003, he was
promoted Real Estate division’s Head for CALYON. He is Counsellor
of Foreign Commerce for France, Director of different mutual funds
and property companies.
niCholAs (“niCk”) smith russell sternliCht
ceo managing director
the wave muscat starwood capital (europe)
residential and commercial land
high quality residential. mixed use:
development, hotel, office, retail,
leisure, hotels, golf, marina. new
industrial, health clubs, golf and
mezzanine debt assets.
Nick has spent the last 25 years in house building in the UK, running Founded in 1991,. SCG brings to investors a strong reputation for
both large organizations (Beazer Homes, the third in size) and smaller quality performance and, to sellers of real property, the credibility
niche companies, such as Charles Church and CDC2020. He has and knowledge that Starwood Capital delivers creative and timely
been involved in developing sizeable mixed-use communities and solutions tailored to their needs. SCG is headquartered in Greenwich,
waterfront schemes. A qualified Urban Designer and Town Planner, Connecticut. Together with affiliates and/or branch/advisory offices
his interests are the generation of value through design, and creating of such affiliates, Starwood Capital employs over 130 individuals
a sense of place. He believes the rich culture of Oman, coupled in offices located throughout the U.S. and internationally in London,
with the chosen site and masterplanned uses, will make The Wave, Luxembourg, Mumbai and Tokyo.
Muscat a unique world class place to live.
rod steWArt Andre tikhomirov
regional managing director managing director
hyder consulting infort capital
Rod has extensive experience in international business development, As a Managing Director of Infort Capital, Andre Tikhomirov is
procurement and project management particularly for transportation, responsible for organization of investment process, investor contacts
building structures and wastewater infrastructure. As Regional and corporate governance. Andre has 12 years of PE experience in
Managing Director for Hyder Consulting Middle East Limited, he has CIS and CEE working in senior management positions for various
ultimate responsibility for the technical and commercial operation of management groups and institutions: Russia Partners (US$650m
the regional business, which currently employs approximately 1200 AUM), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,
staff. Hyder Consulting has a long tradition of advising clients on Agribusiness Management (US$100m AUM). Andre has an MBA
the privatization of utilities and public assets around the region, degree from Harvard Business School and BA Degree from the State
as well as providing complimentary advice on asset management, Academy of Finance.
outsourcing, and restructuring.
mArk-henry veyrAssAt dAvid WAtt
director-business development chairman north asia
rakeen development pjsc dtz
direct investment - fund advisory - due
diligence - investment management
- general property services
Marc-Henri Veyrassat is a Swiss national, holds a Master of Science David Watt is the Chairman of DTZ North Asia. Based in Hong
in Economics from the University of Lausanne and is responsible for Kong he has been responsible for DTZ’s Asia-Pacific investment
business development at Rakeen. His international career started in team for the past year and has been advising both investors into
the Far East in 1989, followed by assignments in Africa and Europe the region and cross-border within the region. He originated DTZ’s
and now in the UAE. He has gained a broad and global experience India business which has over 100 personnel in Mumbai, Delhi and
in public private partnership transactions, private equity and M&A Bangalore and is responsible for their China business with over
matters. 2,000 personnel in 14 offices. Before moving to Hong Kong from
London in 2002, Mr Watt was MD of DTZ’s mainland European
business. Previously he had run DTZ’s Middle East operations based
in both Dubai and Bahrain and then established and run DTZ’s UK
and European Retail Division.
stePhen White rAlPh Winter
managing director chairman of the supervisory board
morgan stanley corestate capital ag
residential, commercial, target volume
eur 5bn, core-plus, value-add, private
equity, asset management, germany,
As head of Capital Markets, Stephen has been responsible for the Ralph Winter is Chairman of CORESTATE CAPITAL AG. Previously, he
distribution of mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities outside was Managing Director of Cerberus Deutschland Beteiligungsberatung
of the U.S. since he joined Morgan Stanley in 1996. Prior to joining GmbH for 3 years, where he led the origination and execution of
Morgan Stanley, Mr. White was Senior Portfolio Manager at the German property investments totalling over Euro 5 billion. Mr. Winter
investment firm of Neuberger & Berman where he specialised in has also been a partner and board member of several property-
mortgage and asset backed securities (1993-1996) and before that, related companies, including SAB GmbH. CORESTATE Capital AG
was a Senior Portfolio Manager at The Pilgrim Group of Mutual Funds is an investment and asset management company focused on
(1985-1993). Mr. White received his MBA from the University of the acquisition and active management of property portfolios and
California at Los Angeles and a BA in Economics from the University companies in Germany and Europe. CORESTATE currently manages
of California at Berkeley. value-add residential and commercial property funds with a combined
investment target of approximately Euro 5 billion.
styliAnos zAvvos AusAmA zubAidi
zeus capital managers luxury real estate development
Mr. Zavvos is the Founder and CEO of Zeus Capital Partners, a real As the C.E.O., he is responsible for the entire management and
estate development Fund operating in South-Eastern Europe. He operations of Luxury Real Estate Development, including strategic
was also the Founder and CEO of Continental American Capital, business development, design supervision, co-ordination of
an investment group which focuses on real estate investments outsourced advisors and implementation of its plans and projects.
and financing in the USA. Mr. Zavvos has financed, acquired and Ausama was the Senior Projects Manager at ALDAR Properties in
repositioned tens of millions worth of real estate properties both charge of implementing ALDAR projects at Al Raha. Prior to that
in the commercial and residential sectors. He is a graduate of he was the Marketing and International Business Development
Athens College, holds an MSc in Civil Engineering from Polytechnion Director of Al Hamed Development and Construction and was
University. exclusively involved in major local and international projects. His
earlier experience in the real estate and construction industry varied
between U.S.A., U.K. and Iraq totalling 25 years of with a B.Sc. and
M.Sc. Degrees in Architecture.
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