Our Business

Morteza Capital is a boutique hotel investment, development and advisory firm specializing in hospitality and real estate investments in the Maldives. We provide investors with access to exclusive acquisition and development opportunities and assist throughout the investment lifecycle, from planning and executing new developments through to exit.

Approach

  • We pride ourselves on being able to see market gaps as opportunities to create value through our investments.
  • Our top priority is to ensure that we understand the market thoroughly before we go in by holistically examining investment opportunities in a local and global context.
  • We are able to achieve this through our extensive professional networks on the ground, and expert advisors who have years of international investment expertise.
  • Our local networks and market knowledge enable us to see investment opportunities from a unique perspective.

Hotel & Real Estate

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Currently our primary focus is on opportunistic resort investments in the Maldives islands, which are hailed as one of the most attractive hotel destinations globally.

We invest in opportunities we believe to have potential to generate out-sized returns through value creation, with asymmetric risk-reward profiles. We generally seek to acquire assets at a discount to market with a particular focus on distressed opportunities.

Direct hotel and real estate investments

Morteza Capital currently provides access to direct equity and debt investments in the Maldivian hospitality market. These range from equity stakes in new resort developments to acquisition of operating hospitality assets and debt placements. Each investment is thoroughly underwritten and executed by the Morteza Capital team on behalf of investors.

ADVISORY SERVICES

Transaction Advisory

We advise on achieving the optimal capital structure for a project, in order to ensure that each project maximizes returns.

Development Management

With our in-depth understanding of local environment, we help clients from the very early stages of feasibility studies to site acquisition and project execution.



Operator Selection

We assist in sourcing the most suitable hotel operator for each project, and negotiate the best terms to achieve an optimal return on your capital.

Asset Management

Once a hotel is operational, we assist hotel owners to realise the full potential of their investments through a continuous process of value creation and enhancement through optimising the hotel’s operational, financial and capital efficiencies to maximise profits and investment returns, benefiting both owner and operator.

Management Team

Ghaly Murthala

Managing Director

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Ghaly is a hospitality investment professional with over 14 years’ experience in advising investors and government organizations on the Maldivian hospitality industry. He has advised international investors on hotel investments as Head of Business Development at FJS Consulting, one of the Maldives’s leading management consultancies, where he also headed FJS Consulting’s hotel finance and brokerage practice.

Anas Halabi

Director

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Anas is co-founder and Director of Prediam Partners, a boutique hospitality investment advisory firm based in Dubai, and has successfully initiated and supported numerous hospitality developments, including the 320-key Rhossos Rotana Hotel & Resort in the south of Turkey, Hometown LLC., an income producing residential hospitality portfolio in Dubai and the Four Seasons Resort Hotel and Residences in Hvar, Croatia.

Investment Committee

Fareeha Shareef

faree Fareeha is the co-founder of FJS Consulting, one of Maldives’s leading management consulting firms. She was formerly Chairperson of the Bank of Maldives and has also chaired the investment committee for the Maldives National Pension Fund.

Anas Halabi

AnasAnas Halabi is a Director of Morteza Capital and has over 10 years of experience in hotel investments in the Middle East and Europe. He is also Managing Partner of Prediam Partners, a boutique investment advisory firm based in Dubai, which has advised and supported numerous hospitality developments in various capacities.

Mohamed Fizan

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Fizan is the Founding Partner at Fizan and Partners and a former Partner at Shah, Hussain and Co. Barristers and Attorneys, one of the leading commercial law firms in the Maldives. He has assisted in structuring and closing several hotel transactions in the Maldives, and was also a member of the investment committee for the Maldives National Pension Fund.

Strategic Partners

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Financial Advisors

Ernst & Young Maldives are the leading financial advisors to the Maldivian hospitality industry, having a wide range of clientele from international hotel chains to high net worth individuals.

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Development Partner

Momentum is a leading development and operations specialist which has successfully executed several green field and turnaround projects in challenging circumstances and locations across the Maldives.

Legal Advisors

Shah, Hussain and Co. has established a reputation as the top commercial law firm in the Maldives. Morteza Capital has engaged Shah, Hussain and Co. to advise on legal and transactional matters pertaining to our investments in the Maldives.

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