Investing to generate sustainable returns

Marya provides its shareholders with secure and sustainable results by investing in
sound fundamentals with a clear vision and strong leadership.

Who is Marya Group?

About

Marya Group Holding (“Marya Group”) is a global multi-billion dollar investment group headquartered in the UAE and incorporated in the Dubai International Financial Center

Marya Group owns and manages assets valued at more than USD 1bn.

Our Business

Focus on investments in core and resilient economic sectors

Sectors include real estate, construction, automotive, consumer/retail, hospitality and food & beverage processing across select Middle Eastern, European and North American markets.

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Hasan Ismaik

Hasan Ismaik

Founder & Chairman

Mr. Hasan Abdullah Ismaik has an extensive experience spanning over 20 years in the real estate development sector and a variety of other investments.

Mr. Ismaik started his career as an entrepreneur and has gained a solid reputation as one of the Middle East’s most influential business leaders with his impressive track record of achievements and extensive experience in the Real Estate and Oil & Gas sectors.

Mr. Ismaik acted as the Managing Director of Arabtec Holding, one of the leading companies in implementing large scale engineering and construction projects across the MENA region. Under Mr. Ismaik’s leadership, the company significantly improved its performance and had many notable achievements.

Currently, Mr. Ismaik chairs and leads Marya Group, which is based in UAE and is a major shareholder of Jordan’s Masaken for Land and Industrial Projects Development (Masaken Capital). Mr. Ismaik also leads a variety of investment portfolios covering several sectors such as energy, real estate, construction, transportation and interior design and architecture. He also is the majority shareholder of the German sports club TSV 1860 Munich.

Mr. Ismaik also owns and supports many charitable and humanitarian institutions in several countries.

Mr. Ismaik was awarded first place in Construction Week’s 2013 list of 100 most influential people in the construction sector, a list which compiles and ranks the most influential people in the construction sector in the GCC. He was also selected in January 2014 by “MEED” magazine as one of the most influential business persons in the Middle East.

Investment approach

Identifying opportunities,
creating value

Market Selection

  • Upcoming and nascent markets
  • Capturing first mover advantage, invest before the masses
  • Build and re-build communities
  • Underpinned by strong demographics and macro economic trends
  • Capture value opportunities in depressed markets and realise returns in improved environments

Source investments

  • Focus on consumer driven sectors including retail, food & beverage, automotive and community construction
  • Acquire exclusive distribution or franchise rights
  • Selectively partner with strong local players

Value creation

  • Leverage strong local relationships
  • Leverage intimate real estate knowledge
  • Identify mispriced risk given the complex operating environment
  • Path to sustainable and stable cashflow generation
  • Create location synergies, e.g. mall development to host multiple brands
  • Create logistics synergies, with central warehousing/logistics
  • Create administration synergies with central head office

Effective execution

  • Very experienced investment team
  • Investment committee process
  • Strong balance sheet
  • Long-term investment horizon
  • Transparent accounting and financial reporting
  • Active and regular business plan review
  • Integrated operation from evaluation to execution of business plans to completion

Add-on investments

  • Daily operations and good results lead to relationships that result in new opportunities

$Multi-Billion

Real estate & private equity transactions

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Countries we operate in

High

Return on real estate investments

High returns
on investments
over last 8 years.

Selected achievements of the group

We go beyond the expected to create value.

luxury watch retail

Al Manara

Construction

Arabtec

Real Estate

Business Bay

Real Estate

Business Bay

Real Estate

Saadiyat Island

Real Estate

Sheikh Zayed