Dubai: Yardi, a leading developer of software solutions for the real estate investment, asset and property management industry, announces today that SinoGulf Investments has successfully…
Under SinoGulf we align an experienced group of diverse engineers, quantity surveyors, finance professionals, structuring experts and asset managers to develop investment opportunities that are real estate development focused. From land selection to lease-up, the focus is on the investment performance. Every decision, in every department, is made only when we are collectively sure it will improve investor return.
What We Do
To mitigate the risks inherent in real estate development we; in-house the most essential skills, minimise staff turn-over, have comprehensive risk management and corporate governance policies and have developed long standing relationships with land owners, banks and the essential service providers in the regions in-which we operate. We structure our organisation into four distinct groups (Corporate Finance, Development Management, Asset Management and Property Management). Only once these groups collectively agree on an investment target do we proceed with execution.
Currently we fund or asset manage the follow collective investments:
IndustRE Development Fund - A real estate development fund with a focus on the GCC ex-Saudi Arabia. AUM over USD 500 million;
Abdali - an Amman based residential development; and
KSA - a western compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Corporate Finance houses all the skills related to capital and debt management. The Department ensures the integrity of all financial related information and is responsible for:
- Developing financial models and feasibility studies for evaluation of investment opportunities, monitoring performance of assets, determining optimal capital structure and valuation of assets under management;
- Financial institution relationship management and raising and managing non recourse, debt facilities; and
- Managing cash flows and liquidity needs of active projects and continuously monitoring the financial performance of the asset to enable day to day decision making.
Typical employees working in Corporate Finance will come will have a strong analytical background, be masters qualified with a CFA or similar and have over three to four years experience within blue chip organisations.
Development Management assumes responsibility for the execution of all real estate developments. They form the procurement strategy, draft all documentation from request for proposals to consultant and contractor contracts. They lead and manage the execution teams, they risk management each asset, monitor time, quality and cost performance against contract and assume responsibility for the delivery of assets against investment expectations. In addition, they form an integral part of the feasibility and debt management activities.
Fund/Asset Management has several key functions; assumes responsibility for the administration, risk management and performance of the fund and/or asset, administers the formation and management of the fund structures, provides comprehensive and transparent reporting, communicates and is the point of contact for investors, ensures the internal and external resources, allocated to a fund, are working together in a manner that focuses on investor returns and is the day to day spokesperson for the fund.
Typical employees working in Fund/Asset Management will be masters qualified with a CFA or similar and have over 10 years experience within blue chip organisations.
Professional Support & Accounts
Every fund and asset under management requires precise administration and accounting rigour. There are accounting, record keeping, contractual and regulatory requirements for every fund and asset and these requirements change throughout the development lifecycle. Company secretarial, document management, monthly accounts, invoice approvals are but a few of the many activities performed by this group. Professional support furthermore is responsible for quality control and compliance adherence by operational staff.
Typical employees working in Professional Support will be xxxx. Employees working in Accounts will be xxx certified with x years of experience.
Property Management - Asture
Once complete the focus on investment performance does not stop. ASTURE manages real estate assets for reduced risk and enhanced asset value. This is achieved through multi-disciplinary management techniques such as Revenue Enhancement, Capital Preservation, Funding Efficiency and Operational Cost Optimisation, as applied to the traditional fields of Financing, Property Management and Facility Management.
The ASTURE Investment Property Manager leads a team of real estate professionals such as leasing agents, planning consultants and facility management providers, and is the single point of contact for the asset being managed. The team’s keen understanding of an increasingly complex real estate environment gives ASTURE managed assets a distinct competitive advantage in the market place.
The company operates within a matrix-based structure. Discipline-defined verticals provide sector specific knowledge depth, institutional learning and standards, career progression and peer support, while the project defined horizontals ensure funds and assets have access to the broad range of required skills.
The Executive leadership team is comprised of the Chairman, Managing Director, CEO, CFO and Compliance Officer. In addition to representing the Company publically, this group ensures adherence to quality standards, regulatory requirements and internal processes.
The accountability SinoGulf has to third party investors necessitates that entry-level staff are experienced professionals with strong academic back grounds and ideally with past operational experience within leading professional service firms.
- Fund structuring
- Fund management
- Asset management
- Risk management and mitigation
- Fund performance enhancement
- Placement and funding
- Feasibility development and enhancement
- Debt arrangement
- Budget management
- Capital structure enhancement
- Procurement strategy and implementation
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Our Leading Experts
“The role of management is to lead through example and provide the impulsion for continued growth and acceptance of challenge”. Hussain is a leading member of the Islamic Finance community…
Andrew Clout is an experienced Board member and a seasoned financial professional with extensive expertise in the fields of product development and structured finance. He has worked exclusively in the…
Chris started his career with SinoGulf in 2006 as the Chief Operational Officer, responsible for the building of internal capability and operational performance. During his time as COO, SinoGulf attained…
Amit Joined SinoGulf in early 2008 and has been responsible for managing and arranging debt mandates in excess of USD 135m. He heads the Corporate Finance Advisory and Accounts Department…
Wael has 14 years experiences in financial services and investment management, with a focus on real estate sector. He joined SinoGulf’s Corporate Finance team in 2006 where his main role…
Andrew joined Helios-SinoGulf in 2009. He has over 20 years experience in the real estate and construction industry. Prior to joining Helios-SinoGulf, he worked for Helios Properties Plc as a…
Simone is a highly experienced Property and Facilities Management professional and a Member of the Institute of Asset Management, with over 20 years in the industry, 15 of which have…
Nancy joined SinoGulf in 2008. She has over 10 years of experience in the Administration and Professional Support field. Prior to joining SinoGulf, she worked for FedEx Egypt in a…
Rod has over 15 years’ senior experience in Compliance, most recently as Head of Compliance for HSBC’s Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets Business in the UAE. Rod was previously Head…
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