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Falcon Real Estate appoints Salah Brahimi as special representative in the Middle East and North Africa

Falcon Real Estate Investment Company, LP, an advisory and management firm representing non-U.S. individual and institutional investors in United States real estate, announced today the appointment of Salah Brahimi to serve as its special representative in the Middle East and North Africa.

Brahimi, a prominent advisor active in international business development, is a native of Algeria and is well-known in the global business community. In his new role, Brahimi will help Falcon strengthen ties to investors in the Middle East, the Far East and North Africa. Falcon is already deeply rooted in the region, having many clients from nations such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

For more than twenty years Brahimi has led important programs for a variety of public and private institutions, including some fifteen years in senior leadership capacities afforded by those programs in both first world and emerging markets.

Brahimi comes from a prominent family in Algeria. His father, Ambassador Lakhdar Brahimi, is the former Algerian Foreign Affairs Minister, known most recently for his role as the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Adviser, who has led key diplomatic negotiations around the world. Salah Brahimi’s sister is HRH Princess Rym Ali of Jordan and a former CNN war reporter. His wife, Dr. Doaa Taha, is a renowned Egyptian researcher at The George Washington University, and a consultant.

“We are delighted to have someone of Mr. Brahimi’s caliber and expertise representing us in the Middle East and North Africa. We hope to strengthen our existing client relationships and cultivate new relationships with investors from those areas who are seeking specialized knowledge of the U.S. real estate market,” said Howard Hallengren, chairman of Falcon Real Estate. “We believe that Mr. Brahimi is very well respected in this area, and his presence will help strengthen our reputation in the region.”

Brahimi, who recently returned from his first trip to the area on behalf of Falcon, is also optimistic. “I am delighted to be able to represent such a reputable and high quality real estate firm. Falcon has been representing private and institutional investors from around the world since 1991 and has a stellar reputation and a strong track record. Falcon also has the talent, reflected in its quality portfolios, to constitute a bridge between the U.S. realty markets and emerging markets investors, particularly those in the Arab World, and it has shown a fine understanding of how to work successfully with such particular requirements as Islamic Shari’a compliant investment structures, when needed. I hope to build on that solid foundation.”