Shaikhani Group bags coveted construction industry awards for excellence

Mahmood Shaikhani, Managing Director of Shaikhani Group, receives the Construction Innovation Awards ME from organisers at a gala ceremony held in Dubai recently

Dubai-based developer bags two prestigious industry awards in two months after being honoured by Forbes Middle East in Sepetmber

  • Shaikhani Group has a development portfolio worth Dh3.5 billion in the UAE
  • Company on tract to deliver 2,100 residential units in the next 5-6 years
  • Shaikhani Group secures Forbes Middle East Awards in September 2016
  • Consecutive award win reflects the group’s focus on quality development and on-time delivery amid tight market condition
Mahmood Shaikhani, Managing Director of Shaikhani Group, receives the Construction Innovation Awards ME from organisers at a gala ceremony held in Dubai recently
Mahmood Shaikhani, Managing Director of Shaikhani Group, receives the Construction Innovation Awards ME from organisers at a gala ceremony held in Dubai recently

Dubai: Dubai-based Shaikhani Group has recently been honoured with the Best Residential Project – a prestigious industry recognition and part of the Construction Innovation Award, UAE that took place at the Westin Mina Seyahi hotel on October 19, 2016.

Mahmood Abu Baker Shaikhani, Managing Director of Shaikhani Group, received the coveted award on behalf of his team at the glittering ceremony. It is the group’s second such honour within a month after the company was honoured with an industry-leading award by Forbes Middle East in September.

Themultiple recognition comes at a time when the company is spearheading its real estate development business and expanding to a new level with total development portfolio value touching Dh3.5 billion involving the development and delivery of 2,100 residential units spreading across 12 towers.

“This is a defining moment for us. These industry-leading awards reflect our customers’ trust on us and the business community’s sincere appreciation of our works and the quality of our works,” Mahmood Shaikhani, Managing Director of Shaikhani Group – and a second-generation businessman, says. “The multiple awards are two living testimonies of our quality work and our contribution to the region’s real estate and construction sectors.

“Shaikhani Group is one of the few private sector property developers who managed to steer out of the biggest economic recession and managed to deliver projects. I’m glad to announce that we are on track for the delivery of the rest of the projects.

“I am pleased to accept these awards – which are results of dedication, teamwork, hardwork and collective efforts by my team members and the award goes to them.”

The event was organized by Construction Business News ME and was to honour the contribution made by people and organizations in the construction industry in the field of innovation.

The awards were presented across 23 key categories. Some of the categories in which awards were announced were Health & Safety Project, Leading Sustainable Project, Best Supplier, Best Contractor, and Engineer of the Year, Leading Project, Best MEP Consultant and Specialist MEP Contractor.

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About Shaikhani Group:

Shaikhani Group traces back its origin in 1978 in Pakistan when Abu Baker Shaikhani, a Pakistani entrepreneur, started a business in selling tea.

He later added masala, soap and household items to his list of products. After gaining experience in many trades, he focussed on property business initially in buying and selling of properties in the Sindh state of Pakistan, mostly in Karachi – the country’s largest city.

In 1978, he ventured into real estate development and undertook a residential project with 600 apartments. He successfully delivered them. This marked the real foundation of the Shaikhani Group.

The company went on to become one of the largest private sector property developers in Pakistan. In 2013, it delivered 3,200 apartments – the largest in the country that year.

By 2015, the company delivered more than 30,000 residential in different parts of the world. Leveraging on its strengths for successful real estate development worldwide, the group later identified untapped, emerging and growing markets, and diversified its source of revenues by expanding trading, manufacturing and other businesses.

Overseeing the global operations of the multi-billion dollar international business conglomerate with diversified interests in real estate development, trading, manufacturing and IT, the group is presently headquartered in Dubai and spread across 90 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.