About Us

Capitas (DIFC) Limited is a regulated international investment firm specializing in US and European real estate transactions. Based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Capitas is ideally positioned to access international real estate market and to liaise with its capital partners in the GCC, Central Asia, Asia and North Africa.

Led by a senior management team with over 70 years’ industry experience and a history of seven independent financial and real estate platforms launched in the Americas and MENA region, Capitas carries a reputation for successful execution, innovative solutions, and return driven results.

Creativity, exclusivity and high quality superior returns has formed the cornerstone Capitas’ business approach, which has nurtured a steady development of robust, lasting relationships with investors and asset managers on a global scale. With an established GCC presence since 2009, Capitas group companies have partnered with and advised royal and private family offices, along with private and public-sector institutions, in $2.3 billion of acquisitions, dispositions and development of commercial real estate.

The firm’s success in real estate is the result of a focused strategy, strong international relationship network and a proven track record of establishing financially viable investment platforms for its partners.

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CAPITAS HISTORY

Capitas Group founded in New York, USA

Capitas, in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, launches first Alternative/Islamic CMBS conduit Zayan Finance

Capitas launces Zayan Takaful, the first Alternative/Islamic real estate insurance platform, in collaboration with the American International Group (AIG)

Capitas Group International (CGI) is established in the GCC region

Capitas (DIFC) Limited, a DFSA regulated investment platform, is registered in Dubai, UAE

As of 2018, Capitas successfully executes its “Proof of Concept” plan, partnering with sector-focused US asset managers to originate exclusive off market deal flow of high cash yielding Core+ and Value-add assets in defensive US real estate sectors.

Capitas is well positioned to expand its presence in the global real estate market and intends to develop a robust co-investment program to build a high-quality portfolio of US-based yield driven assets and establish an on-ground US asset management platform to further access direct investment opportunities.

  • 2005

    Capitas Group founded in New York, USA

  • 2007

    Capitas, in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, launches first Alternative/Islamic CMBS conduit Zayan Finance

  • 2008

    Capitas launces Zayan Takaful, the first Alternative/Islamic real estate insurance platform, in collaboration with the American International Group (AIG)

  • 2009

    Capitas Group International (CGI) is established in the GCC region

  • 2016

    Capitas (DIFC) Limited, a DFSA regulated investment platform, is registered in Dubai, UAE

  • 2017

    As of 2018, Capitas successfully executes its “Proof of Concept” plan, partnering with sector-focused US asset managers to originate exclusive off market deal flow of high cash yielding Core+ and Value-add assets in defensive US real estate sectors.

  • Next Phase Growth

    Capitas is well positioned to expand its presence in the global real estate market and intends to develop a robust co-investment program to build a high-quality portfolio of US-based yield driven assets and establish an on-ground US asset management platform to further access direct investment opportunities.

Capitas Group was first launched in 2005 by US entrepreneurs with backgrounds in real estate, finance and law. With its headquarters in New York, Capitas worked with Wall Street financial firms to develop specialized Islamic structured finance and insurance products that were desirable to institutional capital market investors.

In 2009 Capitas expanded internationally by launching Capitas Group International (CGI), a Jeddah based joint venture with the largest Islamic multilateral institution in the world, the Islamic Development Bank Group. CGI was established to promote real estate investment and launch specialty finance platforms across Middle East markets.

In 2015, Capitas partnered with private investors who share in the company’s vision and bring unprecedented access to an exclusive global network and investor base to set up Capitas (DIFC) Limited, a regulated financial firm based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Capitas (DIFC) Limited was formed and received its license to operate by the Dubai Financial Services Authority in 2017. By the end of 2017, Capitas closed on $237 million of real estate assets ending the year with a $56 million sale leaseback NNN Industrial property acquisition.

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