Abdul-Rahman Touqan

Middle East & North Africa Specialist

Abdul-Rahman Touqan joined The Bentley Group in February 2013.

He works directly with Our Company President and CEO, Hassan Abdellah, cultivating buyers of US real estate. He also offers his extensive experience as a successful American and Arab businessman to communicate the most promising real estate opportunities in the USA for investors from the Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia. Abdul-Rahman's expertise includes services for high net worth individuals, partnerships, real estate developers, pension funds, investment and sovereign funds.

Valuable Experience

Abdul-Rahman utilizes a wide range of real estate and business experience, encompassing international investing, property development and evaluation, portfolio management and marketing. He offers all his extensive and diverse experience to the benefit of his clients.

"I am committed to helping international investors, purchase sound real estate properties across America with special emphasis on the Manhattan market in New York City."

Specific Accomplishments

From 2011 until 2013, Abdul-Rahman held a position as a Senior Investment Analyst at the Saraha Group in Dubai and Tripoli. He shaped and monitored overall strategy for international real estate, reporting directly to the Board. His responsibilities and achievements include research and analysis of real estate and other diverse business development in countries such as the UAE, Libya and South Africa.

From 2008 to 2011, Abdul-Rahman achieved a key role in creating a business development unit for Burooj Properties, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. He had major responsibilities for the company's property portfolio worth nearly USD $1.3 billion. Abdul-Rahman was also instrumental in delivering over $100 million in savings by minimizing liabilities for the company during the global economic downturn.

He has analyzed over 70 international real estate development projects including shopping malls, villa compounds, residential towers, hotels, office and industrial warehouse projects. Abdul-Rahman completed a full range of due diligence including market feasibility studies and in-depth financial modeling for leasing, freehold, construction, operations, joint ventures, leveraging and more.

While managing the business development unit, he structured all new initial investment proposals for the company. This included opportunities in Romania, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, the UAE, Mauritius and Algeria. He conducted all site visits and reviewed all contracts for the real estate development unit within UAE, leading and communicating with all related parties.

In 2009, Abdul-Rahman was a partner in the successful launch of Better Land Real Estate, a real estate service company. It offered properties as large as 176,000 square meters in the heart of a major luxury project in southern Beirut, Lebanon. He provided financial feasibility studies and brokerage services, attracting investors from the Arabian Gulf.

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As Property Consultant for Midmac Real Estate in Dubai, 2007 - 2008, Abdul-Rahman was heavily involved in originating and closing multi-million-dollar real estate transactions in the UAE.

He provided feasibility studies, market research reports and appraisals for real estate properties in Dubai. Abdul-Rahman also helped negotiate and close numerous real estate transactions for prestigious properties in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Downtown Jabal Ali, and the Business Bay containing over 270 iconic towers all being developed at the same time. Abdul-Rahman was also involved in transactions for major master real estate plans located in Dubai Land, a project contributing nearly one third of the area in Dubai.

Abdul-Rahman is a member of the International Business Forum. This provides him with access to invaluable contacts, resources and insights for nearly 60 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and much of Africa.

Education

Abdul-Rahman holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with honors from Oklahoma State University, U.S.A.

His major was International Business, with minors in Economics and Marketing. He graduated cum laude.

He has continued his education with courses at the London Centre for Media Strategies in Beirut and the Euromoney Institute in Dubai.