Makan Capital Group Names Barry Didato Director of Strategic Investment and Member of the Board

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 11 /CNW/ -- Makan Capital Group,
(MCG), a prominent real estate private equity group that unites accomplished
financial professionals with innovative real estate practices, announces that
international investment specialist Barry Didato is the new Director of
Strategic Investment and Member of the Board of Directors, based in the
corporate offices in Newport Beach, California.
    "In addition to the intensity of Mr. Didato's 8+ years of private client
work in Saudi Arabia, his development experience covers five continents and
more than $4 Billion worth of projects," stated Steve Koinis, Managing
Director and Chief Executive Officer of MCG.  "His unique worldwide experience
applies to every sector of Makan's focus, from residential, hotel and resort
deal structuring to strategic real estate development and infrastructure,
management start-ups and turnarounds and themed tourism developments."
    Didato has worked on a wide range of real estate products for private
investors, high-end signature resorts, club management companies, government
agencies and multi-lateral lenders worldwide; and has authored numerous
articles and lectured on real estate development at domestic and international
    He has a Master's degree in Real Estate Development with a focus on
leisure and hospitality products from Harvard University Graduate School of
Design at Harvard in conjunction with Business School and a Bachelor of
Science degree with honors in Environmental Design and Regional Planning from
the University of Massachusetts.
    Mr. Didato will address "Saudi Arabia: Communities and Cities for a
Sustainable Future" at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Real Estate
Summit this Wednesday, February 13th at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
    For more information, visit
    Makan Capital Group, (MCG), is a premier, Sharia'a compliant, private
equity firm in the GCC region generating demonstrably superior investment
products and real estate opportunities. The Firm's strategy is to focus on the
banking, commercial, residential, hospitality and tourism sectors while
capitalizing on its significant network of resources, asset and partnerships.
MCG is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, with offices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
and Newport Beach, California (US).

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For further information: Rick Keating of Keating & Co., +1-212-433-1370 
or, +1-917-767-2400,, for Makan Capital Group Web Site:

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