Al Mal Capital acquires US-based Poinsettia Plaza shopping centre

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Aerial View of Poinsettia Plaza

Dubai: Al Mal Capital PSC, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and a diversified, multi-line investment institution headquartered in Dubai, has announced the acquisition of Poinsettia Plaza – the 153,000 square feet neighborhood shopping centre located in Ventura, California.

The transaction, executed through Al Mal Direct Investments, builds on the company’s investments in private companies and real estate assets in the region and beyond. The Poinsettia Plaza acquisition is the second investment for Al Mal Capital in US real estate. The first was in a residential complex in Louisiana comprising 290 apartments, which the company exited in 2015 for an IRR of 16%.

Naser Al Nabulsi, Vice Chairman and CEO of Al Mal Capital, said: “Al Mal Capital is committed to diversify its assets under management in line with its growth strategy and reinforcing its strong reputation and trust. As part of this, the Al Mal Direct Investments division is targeting investments around the globe focused on building long-term value, with its approach centering on proprietary deal flow, due diligence and aligning the company’s interests with partners and management teams.”

Naser added: “The Poinsettia Plaza project offered an attractive combination of income stability and growth potential. Al Mal Capital has partnered with a US-based real estate investment and management company with deep knowledge of the US market and a proven track record in executing and managing US real estate transactions.”

Poinsettia Plaza is anchored by tenants such as Ross, Petco, Starbucks, Office Depot, Coffee Bean, FedEx, among many others. The forward strategy is to complete capital improvement to the exterior of the property and proactively increase occupancy to achieve an increase in yield and realize capital gains upon exit.

Al Mal Capital Direct Investments was established in 2016 to align its investments with that of its clients in order to deliver yield and long-term capital gains. The division is focused on income-generating real estate and GCC-based growth businesses in select sectors including F&B, healthcare, education, niche manufacturing, value-added distribution, business services and consumer goods.

About Al Mal Capital:

Al Mal Capital, established in 2005, is a diversified, multi-line investment institution headquartered in Dubai, and licensed & regulated by the Central Bank of United Arab Emirates. In May 2015, Dubai Investments acquired a majority stake in Al Mal Capital.

Al Mal Capital offers a wide range of investment products spread across its business lines of investment banking, brokerage and asset management. The Company maintains a unique value proposition in bringing a wealth of experience, along with the application of global standards, to the region. Al Mal Capital offers a client-centric business model with discretionary portfolio management, private equity funds, international equities, options trading, investments advisory and skills in structured finance, IPOs & private placements.