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.
We have one of the lowest senior staff turnover rates in the industry. Our senior executive has been together for almost a decade and key division heads have all been with the company for five years or longer. This longevity creates cohesion and a deep appreciation between disciplines, which fosters collective decision making. Procedural and risk management requirements are understood and appreciated at the highest levels and hence adherence to them is high.
As a DFSA regulated company SinoGulf adheres to the best in class compliance and corporate governance. All aspects of anti-money laundering and client due diligence are undertaken on a regular basis. Risk and compliance training for all staff is undertaken annually and many elements of compliance are integrated into operational activities to ensure adherence and wider appreciation of the requirements by staff.
Real estate development is about understanding the capabilities and limitations of your suppliers. These include legal, design, project management, construction etc. As SinoGulf has been operating in the region for over a decade we have a granular knowledge of not just the best operators, but our preferred employees within those organisations. As such we can ensure a high degree of skill and commitment to all elements of our projects.
We ensure operationally that all decisions are made collectively. Typically the pressures on one department directly oppose another e.g. the estimated cost of a development. The DM group wants to ensure there are sufficient funds to build a quality building with skilled resources while the AM wants to be able to demonstrate high returns to investors. We ensure that despite these differing objectives a collective and hence realistic and attainable set of expectations are set. Every quarter risk reports on all assets and funds are prepared to monitor and ensure active mitigation strategies are developed and executed.
At SinoGulf we never simply assume funding will arrive. We never enter into a contract where the funds are not available. While this places a significant burden on the Corporate Finance team it mitigates one of the largest risks in real estate development.
The nature of construction is that at some point in the development of an asset, the duration of which can be three years or longer, there will be a disagreement on responsibility and accountability. We ensure from the outset that when these eventualities arise we are covered under the contract. We have spent many years operating in these regions, we have built many assets and all these experiences and learnings are placed into our contracts to mitigate and allocate risk to where it is best managed.
- Fund management
- Risk management and mitigation
- Placement and funding
- Debt arrangement
- Cash flow and payments management
- Contract administration
- Space planning and optimisation
- Performance optimisation
- Property return enhancement
- Design review
- Feasibility development and enhancement
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…
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…
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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