Shahram Shamsaee draws on more than 28 years of Real Estate experience in the Middle East and the USA. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Merex Investment Group, a joint venture between Dubai Holding and Brookfield Asset Management. Merex manages operations for Dubai’s most popular destination brands including City Walk, The Beach and La Mer.
Prior to the establishment of Merex Investment, Shahram formed & spent 8 years as mSquared Shopping Centre’s Co-Founder and Managing Partner, following 12 years successful with Majid Al Futtaim Properties (MAF), one of the largest developers and operators of malls and mixed-use developments in the Middle East region.
Shahram led a team of 650 people across 4 markets and managed a portfolio of over 10,000,000 sqft in the MENA region as Senior Vice President of Shopping Malls at MAF and later in Asset Management.
Shahram is a graduate of the prestigious AMP program at Harvard Business School with extensive development, design, leasing, marketing and property management experience.
Shahram previously served as faculty for the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) School of Professional Development and was the Middle East’s sole representative on the ICSC Board of Trustees.