Abu Dhabi: Mubadala, Eshraq ink JV for real estate

Abu Dhabi: Mubadala, Eshraq ink JV for real estate
The new real estate company will develop plots in Abu Dhabi.
Published: 17 April 2017 - 1:23 a.m.
By: Rajiv Ravindran Pillai

UAE-based developers Mubadala Development Company and Eshraq Properties have announced plans to set up a new real estate company that will jointly develop plots in Abu Dhabi.

According to Trade Arabia, the move comes following the signing of an agreement between the two parties on a range of principles relating to the potential joint venture to develop plots owned by Mubadala on Al Maryah Island and Eshraq Properties on Al Reem Island.

Ali Eid Al Mheiri, the executive director of Mubadala Real Estate and Infrastructure, said: "We are delighted to explore partnership opportunities with Eshraq Properties through this agreement. As a strategic investment company and the master developer of Al Maryah Island, we are looking for experienced partners who can support our wider strategy and bring the right credentials to these projects."

"We are also pleased to be creating opportunities for a UAE business like Eshraq Properties to participate in the development of prime locations in Abu Dhabi," said Mheiri.  

Eshraq Properties has a portfolio of diversified properties and development opportunities in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, including Marina Rise on Reem Island and The Gateway in Sas Al Nakhl.

Eshraq Properties has also established a strong financial footing and laid out a new growth strategy following the appointment of Jassim Alseddiqi as the new chairman in July last year.

Talking about the partnership, Alseddiqi said: "We are excited to build a partnership with Mubadala and continue the expansion of our ambitious growth strategy. This joint venture will benefit greatly from the combined depth of resources and experience from both parties."

He added: "As we drive our strategic agenda forwards, we are committed to further diversifying our portfolio, escalating our rate of growth and establishing a stronger footing on the balance sheet."  

Al Maryah Island is the business and lifestyle destination at the heart of the capital, connected to the cultural and entertainment districts of Abu Dhabi.

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