A global real estate
portfolio focused on ‘A’ micro-locations that transcend cycles.
The Zibel Real Estate portfolio of multi-unit residential buildings, mixed-use towers, and premium residences represents a substantial international asset base that supports Tej Kohli’s broader investment and not-for-profit activities. The Zibel Real Estate portfolio focuses on investments in areas where emerging innovation, growth, and commercial trends intersect with cultural factors to indicate long-term and sustainable investment growth opportunities.
Zibel Real Estate Investment Clusters
Berlin: A booming cluster of innovation and growth
The bohemian artists of Berlin have been joined by an influx of international start-ups and tech entrepreneurs to create a booming hub of innovation. In 2017 more money was invested into start-ups in Berlin than anywhere else in Europe, with Google and Deutsche Bank opening substantial operations too. Click here to read about Berlin Property in Citywire.
The city remains the best performing Real Estate market in the world.
In 2018, Berlin’s housing market was rated as the fastest price growth market in the world.
Berlin topped Savills’ 2019 World Cities Prime Residential Index, with annual price growth of 8.2%.
Abu Dhabi: A high-growth commercial hub with strong prospects
A high-growth commercial hub at the centre of the global oil industry, the positive macroeconomic environment includes strong GDP growth and employment growth forecasts. Abu Dhabi also has a resilient and flourishing non-oil sector that is driving fresh expansion of the demand pool from increasingly diversified commercial occupiers demanding larger floor areas.
In 2020, the highest number of units are expected to be delivered since 2013.
Gross yields in Abu Dhabi remain relatively high at 7.7% for apartments and 6.6% for villas.
The UAE property market is expected to increase in 2020 based on government reforms and Expo 2020.
Gurgaon: A city renowned as a hub for finance and tech innovation
Gurgaon has risen from former agricultural land to become a city of skyscrapers just 32km outside the Indian capital New Delhi. It is home to multinational firms including Google, HSBC, Nokia and Intel, as well as a booming ecosystem of start-ups that want to be close to this huge network of corporates. The population doubled in just 10 years to 1.5 million.
The National Highway-48 and the upcoming Dwarka Expressway are boosting real estate markets.
Prices of properties in Gurgaon are predicted to increase by between 10-20% in 2020.
Gurugram accounted for the biggest share of overall new launches in the New Capital Region in 2019 – 35%
Marbella: A cluster of resilient demand for luxury residences for the ultra-wealthy
A popular holiday destination that thousands flock to annually. As one of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain, it’s a host to lively night life, immaculate stretches of sandy beaches, world-renowned galleries and stunning architecture.
The Golden Mile boasts property of grandeur and opulence. Cascada de Camojan is home to the Villa TK Bel Air.
Experts suggest property prices in Marbella have risen by around 15% between May 2021 and May 2022.
Considered one of the best places to live in Europe, views from some villas look out to Gibraltar and Africa.
What are Zibel’s investment criteria?
Zibel targets real estate yield and equity growth derived from geographic clusters of rapid technological development and new technology wealth. We apply our unique approach to undermanaged, undercapitalized, and undervalued assets located within emerging growth clusters and technology hubs around the world. We are highly acquisitive with a mission to acquire one billion dollars of real estate assets to add to our portfolio during the next five years.
What geographies does Zibel target for investment?
Our historic focus has been premium multi-family residential properties in Abu Dhabi and Berlin as well as luxury residences in Western Europe. But we are global in the scope of our mission to acquire prominent buildings in “A” micro-locations and scarce assets that transcend cycles. We take a global view on new acquisitions and deals and we strive to build exclusive market access to identify and transact real estate investments worldwide.
Who owns Zibel?
Zibel is 100% owned by Tej Kohli and the Kohli family. We are a privately held organisation investing only the capital of our principals.
How is Zibel financed?
We are a highly liquid organisation with an acquisition war chest comprised of substantial cash reserves. We are highly acquisitive with a mission to acquire one billion dollars of real estate assets to add to our portfolio over the next five years.
How can I work for Zibel?
We seek high achievers with a proven track record but whose best days are still ahead of them. To join our team, you must be well-connected and able to act and transact across multiple countries and markets. You must be able to expand your parameters far beyond the abilities of other market players and press your advantage to deliver alpha returns.
Our core investment philosophy is that outperforming yield and equity growth can be derived from geographic clusters where rapid technological development and new technology wealth are causing transformation. Finding the best opportunities requires a deep knowledge and understanding of frontier technologies and emerging technology trends and how they will impact yield and equity growth in our cities of interest.
At Zibel we value teamwork and collaboration, but we do not value hierarchy. We have a completely flat structure that enables our star players to shine brightly and to complete their real estate deals without deference to management tiers.