AIQ Global manages high-end residential development projects in Kuala Lumpur financed by private equity.
In recent years, Malaysia's economy has been among the most resilient in the world, with GDP growth hovering around the 6% region.
Kuala Lumpur's population is increasing by 50% every 20 years, making it amongst the fastest-growing cities in the world.
The Ringgit is one of the most undervalued currency in the world. It is 41% undervalued relative to the US Dollar, according to the July 2012 Economist Big Mac Index.
Malaysian property gains taxes are competitive, currently 0-15% of the gain, depending on the holding period.
Malaysia has amongst the most liberal property-ownership regulations for foreigners in Asia, with the process of liberalisation continuing.
Development margins are strong due to the increasing real estate requirements of a rapidly-growing and increasingly-wealthy population.
We have transacted over US$50m of prime residential property in Kuala Lumpur and so understand our niche market well.
Our design team knows the local market. 9 out of 10 of our developments sold during the 2008 global financial crisis were sold within 2 months of marketing.
Equipped with cinemas, swimming pools, lifts, gyms, state-of-the-art technology, each villa is completely unique and unrivaled in quality.
Since 2006 we have completed developments with a total value of US$25m. Two thirds of our developments were sold during the time of the global financial crisis, yet the average returns for the projects have been 35%.
Pro-active systemised and experienced project management means our developments take us around two-thirds the time of most other similar developments.
The landed property sector is the most stable segment of an exceptionally firm market in Malaysia and our villas are built in some of the most desirable areas of Kuala Lumpur.
Each of our developments is owned by a separate special purpose company in which investors buy shares, to ring-fence each investment.
We provide monthly audited online investor updates which include scanned copies of receipts, bank statements, photos, and all significant agreements.
Investor reports are audited and signed off by chartered accountants Sundar & Co., and the investments are annually audited by Crowe Horwath AF, the 5th largest accounting firm in Malaysia.
Co-founder and CEO
Asim is co-founder and CEO of AIQ Global. He began his career as an investment banker in London with Barclays Capital, then Morgan Stanley, where he became a Vice President in the ABS group structuring over US$5 bn of assets, and later Credit Suisse as a Vice President and Head of European CMBS Research.
After leaving banking Asim co-founded AIQ Global, and later co-founded Malaysia's 2nd largest property portal, thinkproperty.my, which was sold to iProperty.com in July 2010. Asim has a Physics degree (M.A.) from Oxford University.
Co-founder and Design Director
Isabelle is co-founder and Design Director of AIQ Global. Isabelle has a Classics degree (M.A.) from Oxford University where she won the Coombs prize. She also has a postgraduate diploma in law and has passed the UK's Legal Practice Course with distinction. Isabelle is also a Chartered Accountant.
Isabelle has managed the designs of over 20 individual luxury villas in Asia, with a total value of around US$50m, which have been primary residences of royalty, prominent businessmen, and directors of multinational companies.
Bahman is responsible for AIQ Global's construction developments. Bahman was previously the Project and Business Development Manager at Noxel Asia, Asia's leading home automation company. Bahman has an MBA from the Multimedia University, Malaysia, and holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Azad University, Iran.
Daniela is AIQ Global's lead architect. She graduated from the National University of Cordoba, and has since worked for architectural practices in the UK over the course of 4 years and 3 years in Argentina assuming a wide variety of roles ranging from urban master planning to designing luxury homes.
Ir. Abdul Yuzid
Yuzid is AIQ Global's engineer. He has overseen the engineering work of over 70 projects in Malaysia and is a corporate member of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia. He is responsible for all engineering work at AIQ and holds a Degree in Science in Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Nicoletta is AIQ Global's architect. She was previously an architect at the Bucharest Chief Architect's office and has taken part in numerous international architectural competitions including Europan. She holds a Masters in Architecture from the National University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest.
Alessandra is an architect working with AIQ Global. She has been involved in various projects in Italy and is involved in difference phases of projects from concept design to working design. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Architecture from the renowned Polytechnic University of Milan.
Mikhail is AIQ Globals's Philippines-based quantitiy surveyor, and has 5 years of experience in construction design, estimating, and project management. He does field and office work simultaneously and is a licensed civil engineer,a master plumber and an accredited materials engineer.
Assistant to the CEO
Tiffany is the Assistant to the CEO at AIQ Global. Prior to joining AIQ Global she was a Senior Executive at Marks & Spencers. She holds a Higher Diploma in Private Secretaryship, a Diploma in Executive Secretaryship from Stamford College and a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management.
Masliza is the Accounts Manager at AIQ Global and holds a Higher Diploma in Business Information Technology. She has worked in administrative and accounting based roles with some of Malaysia's leading property developers including SMI. She was also a Project Assistant in the United Nations Development Programme.
Junior Project Manager
Hashirad is the Junior Project Manager at AIQ Global. He is a certified Civil and Structural Supervisor. He has more than 2 years working experience in civil works, such as building construction, flood mitigation, road construction and stabilised pavements. Hashirad has a Diploma in Civil Engineering and is currently pursuing a Degree in the same field.
Fadzli is AIQ Global's site supervisor. He oversees the daily operations at AIQ's construction sites and manages AIQ's construction team, which has grown from 5 to over 60 staff under his management. Prior to joining AIQ Global he worked as a draftsman for a year. Fadzli has a Diploma in Architecture and a Certificate in Autodesk.
Shantha provides Accounts Support to AIQ Global. She previously worked in the banking industry as a bank officer in the Human Resources department and performs administrative and clerical duties on a part-time basis. Shantha also holds a Degree in Law from the University of London.
Aiza is the Operations Assistant at AIQ Global. She is responsible for providing support to the whole team. She has 5 years of working experience, performing operational tasks for construction companies in the Philippines. Aiza has a Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Rizal System, Philippines.
Zandra provides Accounts Support to AIQ Global. She is based in the Philippines and has 13 years of experience in the accounting field. Zandra holds a Degree in Science in Accounting from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Daniel is a trainee at AIQ Global. He provides operational support and works on projects with AIQ on a part-time basis. He is currently pursuing a Commercial Pilot License at the Asian Institute of Aviation in the Philippines.
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