Kareem is the Co-Founder, Partner and CEO of Palma Holding. He has over a decade of experience in Dubai’s real estate market, where he has developed the group into a fully-integrated real estate company, with services ranging from development, brokerage, investment and asset management. At the peak of Dubai’s real estate boom, Kareem was managing a property portfolio in excess of AED 10 billion. (USD 3 billion).
Kareem is also the CEO, Partner & Board Member of Palma Asset Management, which is an asset management company that owns and manages `A`’ class retail assets.
Kareem was also the Co-Founding Partner and CEO of Cayan Investment & Development since its inception up until 2013, where he divested his shares in the company to fully focus on growing Palma Holding. Prior to co-founding the company, Kareem worked as an Executive Management Consultant at Ernst & Young in London. Prior to that, he was a Risk Management Consultant at Arthur Andersen.
He is currently participating in an executive education program at Harvard Business School and expects to be completed by early 2016. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (with Honours) from the American University of Beirut. He speaks English, Arabic and Spanish.