Aldar Estates acquires Asteco Property Management

Jassem Saleh Busaibe, chairman of Aldar Estates and CEO at Aldar Investment
Jassem Saleh Busaibe, chairman of Aldar Estates and CEO at Aldar Investment

Dubai - The acquisition represents Aldar Estates’ first transaction following its launch as part of Aldar Properties’ new operating model enabling it to manage assets of Aldar Investment and third-party companies


A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 11 Feb 2021, 7:32 PM

Aldar Estates has acquired the full-service real estate services company Asteco Property Management and all its branches across Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Through the acquisition, Aldar Estates will scale up its existing integrated estate management solutions to include building consultancy, valuation and advisory as well as franchising services.

Jassem Saleh Busaibe, chairman of Aldar Estates and CEO at Aldar Investment, said: “This major acquisition transaction, together with the significant consolidation bringing in the retail operations, firmly positions Aldar Estates as the largest estate management firm in the UAE and the region. The company has become a key part of the Aldar Properties offering to customers and is steadily increasing its contribution to Aldar’s financial performance.”

Following the acquisition of Asteco, Aldar Estates now manages more than 32,000 units under property management and nearly 28,000 units under owners’ association management in the UAE and wider region as well as 650,000sqm of commercial assets spread across 23 reputable properties. The company also currently manages retail assets of over 600,000sqm Gross Leasable Area (GLA) across four shopping malls and 26 retail community destinations in the UAE and wider region.

Landmark properties currently under Aldar Estates’ management in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain include Yas Mall, Al Jimi Mall, Gate & Arc Towers, Sun & Sky Towers, Alghadeer, Al Gurm, World Trade Center, Aldar HQ, ADCB Head Office, Rolex Tower, Sama Tower, Swiss Tower and many more.

HP Aengaar, CEO of Aldar Estates, said: “This transaction strengthens Aldar Estates’ position as a world-class estate management firm. The addition of Asteco’s expertise in building consultancy, franchising, valuation and advisory will allow us to deliver holistic services for our clients as well as their properties. That is, while we continue to elevate the customer experience, implement technological innovations and leverage on our digital transformation roadmap to deliver quality tailored services at every stage of the property lifecycle.”

Elaine Jones, founder and advisor at Asteco, stated: “Today marks an important milestone in Asteco’s success story. Since its inception over 35 years ago, Asteco has built a solid reputation for consistently delivering high quality, professional, value-added services in a transparent manner. With the combined expertise that Aldar Estates brings, we are sure that our offering will be stronger than ever, add more value to our clients and continue supporting the real-estate sector with cost-effective, eco-friendly, and technology-driven services.”

Through the acquisition of Asteco, Aldar Estates expanded its portfolio by an additional 18,575 units under property management and more than 5,000 units under owner association management. The company also expects to benefit from a diversified and steady revenue stream from the sales, leasing, valuation advisory and building consultancy, investment advisory and licensing business segments.

Last month Aldar Properties established independent arms Aldar Investment and Aldar Development as part of its new operating model. As a result, Aldar Investment now houses Aldar’s core asset management business and is focused on maximizing the value of the company’s portfolio as well as managing three core platforms including Aldar Estates.

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