Founder's Profile

MOHAMMED AL-TAWASH

Summary Profile

  • He is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of accomplishment-laden experiences in the GCC and MENA region. He has focus investment experience in the real estate and construction fields.
  • He has addressed many challenging experiences during start-up, growth, and turnaround situations, and has repeatedly proven his ability to deliver strong and sustained results.

Summary Resume

  • 1996 - 1997: Ministry of Oil and Industry, Bahrain (rebranded as NOGA) www.noga.gov.bh
  • 1997 - 2002: Regional Manager, Fujairah National Construction (FNC), Bahrain + Asia Offices www.fncglobal.com
  • 2002 - 2005: Founder and CEO of AlKhaleej Development Company (Tameer), Bahrain www.tameer.com
  • 2006 - 2010: Founder, Managing Director and CEO of RealCAPITA, Bahrain www.realcapita.com

Core Skills

  • Project management and strong knowledge of construction techniques.
  • Real estate investment structuring according to both conventional and Islamic principles.
  • Real estate debt structuring through financing institutions.
  • Creating innovative marketing strategies for real estate projects and institutions.
  • Directed business development activities for various real estate companies.
  • Raising capital for establishing real estate companies and financial institutions.
  • Industrial and property development and investing.
  • Public-Private Partnership (PPP) facilitation including wide experience with Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concept.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, USA

Detailed Profile

  • During a 1 year stint at the Ministry of Oil and Industry (has been rebranded as National Oil & Gas Authority), He demonstrated strong management skills in scoping and undertaking a ministry-wide strategic study along with external consultants.
  • He was a Regional Manager with Fujairah National Construction (FNC) for 6 years. FNC was active in promoting and developing the concept of integrated design and construction as turnkey project for a variety of assignments ranging from small, to large structures. FNC executed more than 3,000 projects setting the record in reducing the performance period during which it applied the latest advanced technologies in design, planning and execution. FNC set up various venture in establishing logistic and warehouses projects in partnership with local businessmen. Mohammed was responsible for the work done on constructing the tallest buildings in both Bahrain (Al Moayyad Tower) and Fujairah, UAE (Al Fujairah Tower).
  • During his time with FNC, He was directly involved in establishing Emirates Building System (EBS) www.ebsl.com, a subsidiary of the quasi-government holding company Dubai Investments www.dubaiinvestments.com. EBS is a specialized steel manufacturing plant for pre- engineered steel buildings and high rise structures. Mohammed was directly responsible for the regional office in Bahrain and managed to facilitate the startup of many other country offices such as Qatar, Kuwait, HCMC in Vietnam and Shanghai in China.
  • Over the course of 3 years, he founded and managed TAMEER in the capacity of CEO.Today TAMEER is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inovest www.inovest.bh. Under his leadership the company become the first publicly held real estate company on the Bahrain Stock Exchange in 2005 and had a parallel listing on the Kuwait SE. TAMEER was established with a paid-up capital of US$ 16 million. By 2005 the paid-up capital was increased to US$ 50 million through an IPO. TAMEER is currently capitalized at US$107 million. TAMEER’s main business focus is to develop residential, industrial & tourism projects in the GCC region. Some of the notable investments by TAMEER under Mohammed’s leadership include:
    • Acquisition of Seef Office Tower from the Government of Bahrain, a US$ 20 million prime income generating property acquired through an investment fund
    • Development of Tala Island www.tala-amwaj.com, a unique gated community in Amwaj Island, Bahrain with over 550 residential units valued at US$ 200 million
    • Establishing Arkan AlKuwait Real Estate Company www.arkanalkuwait.com, a listed company on the Kuwait SE founded in 2003 with a paid-up capital of US$ 62 million
    • Establishing Gulf Real Estate Company, Saudi Arabia www.gulf-re.com in 2004 with a paid-up capital of US$ 115 million
    • Developing Bahrain Investment Wharf www.bahiw.com, the largest mixed-use industrial and logistics park in Bahrain valued at US$ 2 billion and set up on a BOT basis
    • Developing Adhari Park, Bahrain www.adharipark.com.bh, the first PPP project in the amusement park domain valued at US$ 37 million
    • Setting up the Coldwell Banker franchise in Bahrain www.coldwellbanker.com
    • During his time in TAMEER, he also founded Real Estate Finance Company (REEF) Bahrain, a US$ 53 million venture specialized in real estate finance and he also Chaired the Board for its first year of operation
  • Over the course of 4 years, he founded and become Managing Director and CEO of RealCAPITA. The company is capitalized at US$ 64 million and has expanded its project portfolio across 4 regions (GCC, Far East, North Africa and Western Europe). Some of the notable investments made under Mohammed’s leadership include
    • Establishing Injaz Asia Property Fund with US$ 100 million, an opportunistic focused venture for the Singapore and Malaysian markets
    • Developing Amwaj Gateway www.amwajgateway.com, a US$ 212 million residential property with over 650 units
    • Setting up RealMAROC www.real-maroc.com, an investment venture into the Moroccan affordable housing sector valued at US$ 65 million
    • Setting up Jubail Development Company www.jubaildev.com, a real estate developer capitalized at US$ 53 million
    • Setting up Bait AlMal AlKhaleeji BMK www.bmk.com.sa, a non-banking financial services firm in Saudi Arabia and licensed by the Capital Markets Authority
    • Developing RealP ALAIS www.realpalais.com, a US$ 65 million luxury residential property with 180 units
    • Established Aswq News, a dedicated business weekly and served on the Board of Directors
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