Waleed AlRai is the Director of Real Estate Development Services of Catalyst Group. He has a distinguished professional track record with over a decade of experience in the Real Estate Development sector. His expertise combines technical, financial and commercial experience and skills in Development and Project Management, Design, Planning and Client Relationship Management in the GCC and MENA markets.
Waleed’s development portfolio includes a wide spectrum of large-scale real estate projects and has delivered developments with construction cost valued in excess of USD 8 billion. These projects include world class mixed-used, residential, hospitality, office, and retail real estate developments.
Waleed’s current responsibilities include leading the Real Estate Development Services (REDS) division of Catalyst Group. His focus is to drive the development team across from inception to the completion of the real estate project. In order to ensure the success of each real estate project, Waleed’s diversified skills assist clients in ensuring their project is bankable, marketable, constructible, and is properly managed and controlled.
Prior joining to Catalyst Group, Waleed served at high-profile Real Estate Developers including Damac Properties, Eagle Hills, and Dubai Pearl. His responsibilities included the management of a portfolio of notable large projects including the four Paramount Towers in Dubai, Versace Platinum Tower in Beirut, Fendi Casa Twin Towers in Riyadh, Al Jawaharah Residence in Jeddah, Marina Bay in Abu Dhabi, Saraya Aqaba in Jordan.
Waleed holds a Bachelors degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Jordan, Amman. He has also holds professional certifications in Project Management CPM, PMP, LEED-GA and Management Development.