Chairman and Chief Investment Officer
Hafiz Ali is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of SM2 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. Hafiz oversees new and strategic acquisitions in real estate, private equity and venture capital for the company.
Prior to joining SM2, he was a Director with The Carlyle Group in Paris, Milan and London from 2003 to 2014 focused on private equity real estate investments for their European Real Estate Funds. Hafiz has invested over € 3.5 billion in real estate assets in the UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Germany and Eastern Europe. He has a BA (Honors) from the University of Western Ontario in Urban Development and an MSc. in Real Estate Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics (LSE) in London, United Kingdom. He enjoys tennis, skiing and adventuring travelling with wife and two boys. Their favorite places to visit are Paris, Hong Kong and Bal