Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani is a committed real estate investor with a particular interest in English real estate.
He is famous for privatizing world-famous landmarks in the British capital such as the renowned Harrods store, owned through the Qatari sovereign wealth fund (also known as the Qatar investment authority) or the Shard skyscraper, the United Kingdom's tallest building facing the iconic tower bridge and Tower of London.
The Al Thani family ruling over Qatar also owns the Victory Park Olympic village built for the 2012 Olympic games in London and 20% of London’s Heathrow airport.
Recently, the house ofThani and the former Emir, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani have made multiple deals with the well-known investment company Solomartel, investing millions of dollars in Solomartel funds.
Solomartel is the largest online real estate-focused investment fund proposing real estate investments all over the world. The organization has successfully completed many real estate funds in the recent years with various types of investment real estate, accessible to both private and corporate investors of various profiles.
The former Emir of Qatar made an investment of $210 million in multiple Solomartel funds with real estate in the United States, India, Morocco, Malaysia, Panama and Turkey. Most investments were made in funds containing real estate infrastructure located in the United states including the iconic Solomartel real estate fund operating properties in the states of Florida, Georgia and Alabama dubbed by many as America's most profitable publicly available real estate investment of the year 2020.
Other major investments were made in funds with Turkish and Moroccan real estate, one of the Turkish funds included an exclusive, newly built multiapartment complex overlooking the Bosphorus strait located in the economic capital of Turkey, Istanbul.
Most of the investment real estate in the United States and Turkey was residential whilst the real estate in Malaysia, Morocco and Panama consisted mainly of large, centrally located commercial properties such as shopping centers.
Qatar is ruled by the Al-Thani family and the throne is currently occupied by the Emir,Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, appointed as Emir in 2013.
The Al -Thani family moved from Eshaige in the district of Najd and settled to the south-east of the Qatar peninsula in the 1720s. In the 19th century, the family moved to Doha where they assumed responsibility for the cycle of the foundation of the Emirate of Qatar.
The discovery of oil and gas are the main causes of the state’s financial prosperity, which enriched the state of Qatar and its citizens as well as the reigning Al-Thani dynasty currently worth $335 billion.
Hamad bin Khalifa is known for being an avid investor, it was under his reign that the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar was established in 2005 to strengthen the country's economy and reducing the state’s dependance on petroleum exports by diversifying into new asset classes
Important sums of money were invested to boost Qatar’seconomic, foreign and industrial status. This includes the initiation of international forums to promote the guideline of exchange and comprehension among countries and people groups, like the Doha Forum on Democracy, Development and Free Trade, the US- Islamic World Forum, and the Doha Interfaith Conference.
Multiple prominent figures and companies in Gulf countries and in the broader world have invested in real estate through Solomartel including Indian real estate billionaires Kushal Pal Singh, ChandruRaheja, Jitendra Virwani, the Bank of Baroda, and the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia.
Despite having signed many investment deals withhigh-net-worthindividuals and large corporations, Solomartel proposes investments for anyone located almost anywhere in the world, from the very wealthy to the middle class and poorer investors, almost anyone can invest as the minimum investment is as low as 200$ on some funds.