Prior to joining AREIT in 2008, Chris was the founding CEO/CIO for Landmark Real Estate Investment Management Limited (LRIM) based in Dubai. LRIM is one of the first Middle East focused private equity real estate fund managers. Under Chris’ leadership, LRIM invested over US$150 million on behalf of the two funds it managed, in 20 regional real estate transactions generating significant investment returns for fund investors in the process.
Chris has over 20 years of international real estate experience, 9 years as a director with Jardine Fleming (now part of JP Morgan Asset Management) in Hong Kong where he co-managed the first ever pan-Asian real estate investment fund which invested in excess of US$1 billion of debt and equity capital.
An ex-head of of Jones Lang LaSalle Research in Asia, in addition to the Middle East, Chris has worked in a diverse range of real estate markets including the UK, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. Chris resides in Dubai.
AREIT Management Limited is the Manager of the Arabian Real Estate Investment Trust (the ‘Trust’). The Trust is a US$200 million GCC focussed real estate investment trust which was jointly developed by HSBC Bank Middle East Limited and Daman Asset Management Limited. The Trust invests primarily in developed commercial and specialised properties in prime locations in the GCC.
The Trust provides a platform for investors to participate in a diversified range of real estate investments through a single vehicle. Our prime focus is on delivering sustainable secure income yields for our investors through a balanced yet diverse portfolio of exceptional, well built properties with high quality tenants in locations throughout the GCC region.
The Trust aims to achieve these returns by investing in GCC property and property-related assets that AREIT Management, working closely with specialist advisors and strategic partners and investors truly believe are primed for increases in occupancies, rents, land value and/or market value. We also invest in property and assets that provide opportunities to generate and/or extract attractive ongoing returns and/or capital appreciation. Only opportunities that meet our high expectations are considered.
Our professional asset management service is delivered by an experienced and proactive team with significant regional and international knowledge.