Manrre REIT (CEIC) Limited
c/o Apex Fund Services (Dubai) Limited
PO Box 506534 | Office 101 | Gate Village Building 5 | Dubai International Financial Centre | Dubai, U.A.E.

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MANAGEMENT

An Investment 30 Years in the Making

CREATING A LEGACY OF PRUDENT INVESTMENT AND STABLE GROWTH

The Manrre REIT leverages the global and regional knowledge and expertise of the Lahori family. Since establishing their roots in the UAE in 1985, the family have become a renowned and enduring symbol of success, turning a single clothes-manufacturing operation into a diversified group with a core focus on industrial and commercial real estate.

Three decades ago, the family began developing the portfolio that today underpins Manrre REIT. As it expands further, it will do so by harnessing the current infrastructure, experience and expertise.

 

FUND MANAGEMENT TEAM

Mishal Kanoo

DIRECTOR - DALMA CAPITAL

Mishal Kanoo is a Director at Dalma Capital and Chairman of The Kanoo Group, one of the largest and most diverse family owned groups of companies in the Middle East.

Mr. Kanoo, a UAE national, is also a Director of AXA Insurance Gulf, Gulf Capital, KHK & Partners Limited and Johnson Arabia LLC. He finished his schooling in Dubai and holds two MBA’s in finance from the University of St Thomas, Houston Texas and the American University of Sharjah. He started his professional experience with Arthur Andersen in Dubai as an Auditor before taking up his current position in 1997 with the Kanoo Group. Mr. Kanoo has a reputation as a futurist and strategist with a strong track record of forecasting economic developments in and around the Middle East.

 

Howard Leedham MBE
DIRECTOR - DALMA CAPITAL

 

Howard Leedham is a senior management executive with extensive experience in business development, capital raising, risk management and strategic planning.

Mr. Leedham is a former military officer with numerous accolades as a Royal Navy Pilot, Special Forces Commander and Operator and was awarded an MBE. Mr. Leedham left the military in the late nineties to pursue business goals and to leverage his knowledge of operations management.

 

Howard was recruited to Dalma Capital in 2013 and has led the Company through its Dubai FSA and Malta FSA regulatory approvals.

 

JAMES MASACORALE

DIRECTOR - DALMA CAPITAL

James Masacorale is an experienced corporate development director with 19 years of experience across UK, Europe, US and Asia. He is specialized in M&A, strategy, integrating and restructuring companies and, managing/transforming organizations from takeover through to disposal. He has an excellent understanding of the legal, financial, regulatory, IP, cultural and environmental factors impacting M&A of both public and private companies.

Mr. Masacorale also has excellent negotiation, influencing and selling skills at all operational levels, including that of foreign governments. He also has a strong and proven ability across the whole M&A process from creating opportunities for new business and building a pipeline of M&A targets, through due diligence, legal documentation, completion and integration.

Mr. Masacorale has sector-specific experience in TMT, Electrical, Explosion Proof (EX), Construction Products and Logistics.

 

ZACHARY CEFARATTI

CEO - DALMA CAPITAL

Zachary Cefaratti is Chief Executive Officer and principal founder of Dalma Capital Management Limited. Mr. Cefaratti has over 12 years of professional experience in the financial services industry. He is a founding member of the AIMA Middle East Executive Committee and of AIM Summit (the leading alternative investment management conference in the Middle East) and is a prominent figure in the UAE funds industry.

 

Mr. Cefaratti studied at Franklin University, Switzerland, Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, London School of Economics and University of Pennsylvania and holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in International Business Management and International Banking and Finance, accredited in the United States and Switzerland.

INDEPENDENT INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Meet the four independent Investment Committee Members and prominent members of the UAE real estate industry responsible for reviewing the Fund’s investment opportunities.

Lucy

Ghattas

Ms. Ghattas has over two decades of experience in the real estate sector and is Managing Partner of real estate and brokerage company Group Seven Properties.

 

Ms. Ghattas  is also Financial Controller of the construction company Canadian Gulf Construction LLC and heads the architectural, construction and purchase departments.

 

Previously, Ms. Ghattas established and was an Associate Director for Colliers International Middle East.

Mubarak

bin Fahad

Mr. Fahad has a post graduate MBA in Strategic Management from Birmingham (UK) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, Insurance and Management from Northeastern University, Boston (USA).

 

Mr. Fahad is an astute, insightful and respected venture capitalist. He is involved in an executive capacity with Etihad Capital and sits on the Board of Directors of several high profile institutions such as Commercial Bank International

 

He has held several key government positions such as Director of Department of Tourism and Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre.

Kiran

Uttamchandani

Mr Kumar holds a Graduate Degree in Finance and Accounts from Regent Business School, London and a Masters Degree in Science in Real Estate Valuations Survey from South Bank University.

 

Mr Kumar is Chief Executive Officer for Rocky Real Estate, now in its 47th year, is one of the oldest real estate companies operating in the UAE.

 

Mr Kumar has played a major role in construction and development of two luxury resort projects in Mauritius, The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa and The St. Regis Resort and Spa.

Noor
Sweid

Noor is the founder of Global Ventures, a Dubaibased, growth-stage venture capital firm .

 

Noor is also the Chairperson of the Middle East Venture Capital Association, was on the Founding Board of Endeavor UAE, and serves as a Director for MIT Sloan, TechWadi, The Grooming Company, the Collegiate American School in Dubai.

 

Noor lead an IPO in the region when her family listed the interior contracting company, Depa on the London Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Dubai.Previously, she served as the Chief Investment Officer of the Dubai Future Foundation.

 
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Manohar Lahori

Manohar Lahori is an Indian business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in Dubai.

 

Over 40 years ago Manohar Lahori established his first business venture, a garment factory under the name of Palmon Exports in Mumbai, India. A decade later, in 1985 Palmon moved its operations to Dubai after a meeting with late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum and so Palmon became one of the first companies to establish in UAE’s first free zone - Jafza.

Palmon Group made its name by shipping apparel to high-demand retailers in the US and Europe, including the likes of Walmart, Marks & Spencer and Gap.

It was Manohar Lahori’s vision and hard-work that by 1992 Palmon Group increased its apparel production multifold to meet the worldwide demands and operated 19 factories. In the 90s, the firm had 4,000 employees with sales offices in London, Manchester and New York

From its core business of clothes manufacturing, it has branched out into a series of other sectors, including logistics, warehousing and facilities management. The group has extensive investments in property both in the UAE and overseas.

 

Manohar has been recognized with many esteemed awards, including being CEO of the year, on the Forbes List for Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World, Arabian Business Top Leaders, Indian Power List and Top Indian Businessmen in the GCC.

 

Kunal Lahori

Kunal Lahori is the Managing Partner of Palmon Group, Kunal joined the Group in 2002 and served over a decade in different positions and was instrumental in establishing the Group as a major player in a range of sectors including logistics, retail, interiors, security and business storage solutions. Kunal conceptualized and led the charge to create Manrre, the region's first industrial & logistics focused REIT.

Kunal is has a rock-solid foundation in real estate which spans from construction, acquisition and investment. His true strength lies in asset management where he has optimized returns and asset value through tenant relationships and creative solutions. Kunal strives to be the best in whatever he pursues. He is known to be a perfectionist and pays meticulous attention to detail.

 

Meher Mirchandani

Meher Mirchandani is a Director of Palmon Group since 2014.

Over the past years, Meher has inspired and spearheaded HR and talent acquisition to achieve notable results. Process management is the core of her responsibilities. Meher is dedicated to the growth of the employees believing that excellence is not a skill; it’s an attitude. A dynamic entrepreneur and business mind, Meher has a strong passion for CSR and encouraging entrepreneurship in the UAE.

 

Zachary Cefaratti

Zachary sits on the board of Manrre and is the Chief Executive Officer and principal founder of Dalma Capital Management Limited. Mr. Cefaratti has over 12 years of professional experience in the financial services industry. He is a founding member of the AIMA Middle East Executive Committee and of AIM Summit (the leading alternative investment management conference in the Middle East) and is a prominent figure in the UAE funds industry.

 

Mr. Cefaratti studied at Franklin University, Switzerland, Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, London School of Economics and University of Pennsylvania and holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in International Business Management and International Banking and Finance, accredited in the United States and Switzerland.