Increasing confidence in emirate’s growth and development helps drive up demand for company’s real estate offerings
RAK Properties PJSC, April 17, 2014, Ras Al Khaimah’s (RAK) biggest property developer listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, revealed its excellent performance for the first quarter of 2014, achieving a net profit of AED 42 million as compared to the AED 40 million posted over the same period in 2013. The company gained revenues worth AED 86 million in the first three months of 2014. The figures were presented during the company’s recent board meeting held on April 17, 2014 at the company’s offices in RAK. The meeting was presided by Mohammed Hasan Omran, RAK Properties’ chairman.
According to the submitted report, the company’s total assets have been pegged at AED 4.7 billion. RAK Properties’ achievement for the first quarter of 2014 complements its excellent performance in 2013, which saw a net profit of AED 151 million. The company attributes its positive streak to the increasing investor confidence in the emirate’s growth and development. In fact, the company recently announced the addition of 20 more villa units for its flagship development project, Flamingo Villas–bringing the project to construct 124 waterfront villas.
Mohammad Sultan Al Qadi, Managing Director and CEO, RAK Properties, said, “We went off to a good start in 2014 as the company keyed in a net profit of AED 42 million for the first three months alone. The vibrant performance of the company not only demonstrates the growing interest for our latest range of property offerings but also reinforces Ras Al Khaimah’s position as a premier investment and residential destination for the Middle East region. With industry experts saying that the growth will continue to come in, we are bullish on leveraging our offerings like the Flamingo Villas in Mina Al Arab project, across potential investors—bringing us one step closer to being one of the country’s leading real estate developers.”
The company recently awarded contract to Al Nuaimi Group LLC to construct 124 waterfront units under the Flamingo Villas project, while also taking charge of infrastructure works development for the Precinct 12 area of the Mina Al Arab project. The Al Nuaimi Group was selected for the contract because of its solid reputation as one of the UAE’s leading construction and development companies.
RAK Properties is one of the largest real-estate developers in the GCC and is currently engaged in a massive expansion phase. The company has developed a large and strong clientele, thereby enhancing its standing by bringing in top international brands to its projects.
RAK Properties, a Public Joint Stock Company listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Market, is a real estate development company established to implement the emirate’s plans to promote real estate, tourism and leisure facilities in RAK and invest in interesting projects. It is intended that its activities will encourage economic growth in the UAE in general and Ras Al Khaimah in particular. The company launched its first project, Julfar Towers – a 45-storied twin office and residential project at a cost of AED 500 million – in February 2006 followed by Mina Al Arab – spread over 43 million sq. feet at a cost of AED 10 Billion – in May 2006. It also launched RAK Tower in Abu Dhabi at Cityscape Dubai.