03 Sep 2018

SFO Group, an independent multi-family office specialized in real estate investment, development and asset management, is pleased to announce that it has won the “Best Real Estate Investment Company” award at the World Finance Awards 2018 held in London, UK.

This prestigious award is open to global investment firms and is designed to recognize excellence in real estate management based on track record, performance, transactions completed and client feedback.

Commenting on the award, Mario Saradar, Chairman and CEO of Saradar Capital Holding said: “This award crystalizes our success in establishing an investment platform that meets our needs and those of other families by providing access to global real estate generating current income with capital appreciation potential, and for a well-balanced and geographically diversified asset allocation”.

SFO’s principal real estate platform provides access to superior investment opportunities in target geographies by leveraging on its deep understanding of local market dynamics and strong relationships with top-tier local partners. As part of its US Housing program, SFO has acquired more than 2,500 units in the Multifamily and Student Housing space covering 6 major cities in the USA. In Europe, SFO has pursued a value-add investment strategy and is in the process of acquiring a substantial portfolio of office buildings in Germany. Going forward, SFO is focused on expanding its US housing portfolio and on acquiring high quality commercial real estate across key European cities offering attractive value-add potential.

Mohamad Abouchalbak, CEO of SFO Group, said: “This award recognizes SFO’s ability to originate and close transactions in highly competitive markets while consistently delivering superior returns to our investors. This recognition has been achieved by the strength of our business model, our shareholders’ continuous support and the drive of our best-in-class team who are collectively contributing to our success”.

Tom Crosse, Editor of World Finance, said: "The criteria for the Real Estate Investment Company Award was based on SFO's current deal structures, investment impact and market response. The judges were particularly impressed with SFO’s US housing program.”

About SFO Group

SFO Group (“SFO”) is an independent multi-family office with a focus on global real estate investments.

With more than USD1.6 billion of assets under management, SFO has a proven reputation for successfully identifying, acquiring and managing high quality assets.

SFO is a member of Saradar Capital Holding, a diversified family conglomerate that has been at the center of Lebanese financial sector for over 70 years.