The York Holding Group success story began in the year 2016 when it commenced operations as York Towers LLC, with the vision of establishing a world-class real estate and asset management organization that would play a key role in Georgia’s burgeoning real estate industry. It was founded with a single residential complex and just about 50 hardworking ambitious employees, Since then the company evolved and now counts up to 20 delivered
projects (globally) and 4 ongoing ones.
York Towers evolved to become a holding company – York Holding Group with the subsidiaries: Zaha Construction (a full-service Design-Build firm) and York Towers (property/asset management & brokerage company), a diversified company with operations in 7 countries, 3 continents and various sectors, to manage a portfolio of projects supporting Georgia’s economic and social development.
“I am proud of the outward-looking, increasingly international company York Holding Group that has grown to become since our formation over 5 years ago. This was at a time when Georgian Real Estate market was just starting to attract foreign investors. Today we have up to 450 employees and up to USD 200 Mln invested in the Georgian economy a testament to the important role our Group plays in the country’s prosperity,” says Mr. Amr Al Abwaz the Chairman of the Executive Board of York Holding Group.
Having evolved into a holding – group of companies York have established Zaha Construction the subsidiary that has taken over the construction and engineering activities.
Mariam Lortkipanidze, an accomplished and highly qualified construction management professional with 10 plus years of experience in the industry, who practically formed the holding’s construction arm and built the team and business from scratch, has been appointed CEO of Zaha Construction.
Ms. Lortkipanidze notes that having York Holding Group as a parent company provides Zaha with significant stability, allowing them to grow and strengthen their position in the construction market, despite the fact that the large scale of their developments constantly presents new challenges. “However, we have never backed down from challenges; we’ve always been ambitious to grow. Our transformation allowed us to mature, while also increasing the scope of the York Holding activities. Nowadays, we offer our clients comprehensive services throughout the whole project cycle including project planning and surveying, design works, pre-construction services, Design-Build construction, construction management, interior design services, etc. We created a completely new, modern brand with a clear vision for the future, vast experience and direction towards honing our standards. We also made sure to select a relevant brand name for the firm. Most of our work at this point goes into benefitting the York Holding Group projects, however, we also do business with third parties, and we are open to negotiate and construct any new projects.”
The asset management and brokerage arm of York Holding Group – York Towers is now headed by Khaled Osama, this highly analytical and data driven professional has allowed the group to successfully acquire and sell the whole catalogue of York assets over the years. York Towers has been rather successful in creating value for the Clients with a view to maximizing returns. Market research and the ability to predict emerging trends give them an edge over any other local or international brokers on the market. “Playing a leading role in driving the successful development and diversification of one of the most vital sectors in the economy, York Holding Group is committed to creating residential developments across the country that provide distinctive and enriching lifestyles for residents. As for us York Towers, with years and years of experience in the real estate sector, in management and brokerage, we have an in-depth understanding of the core needs of homeowners and international investors, so we continue providing innovative real estate and lifestyle solutions to our clients, ensuring fast sales and high returns for our parent company, as well as for the investors that we attract,” says Mr.
Osama, the CEO of York Towers.
As the head of the Holding Amr Al Abwaz sums it up, York Holding Group, with just under a decade of industry experience, is an investor that has carefully crafted long-term strategic goals uniquely placed to create residential, commercial and hospitality destinations that reinforce Georgia’s position as the location of choice in the region in which to reside and invest. “The country and the world have experienced the tragedy and economic difficulties associated with the Covid 19 pandemic. I want York Holding Group to play its role in helping Georgia’s
recovery. Of course, our commitment to Georgia does not end at economic prosperity. I am privileged to lead a Group committed to supporting charitable and cultural initiatives throughout the country. YHG is ready to play its part in driving Georgian economic prosperity and revival with our skilled and hard-working staff playing a key role, with this in mind I look forward to the next chapter in the York Holding Group story,” says the Chairman of the Holding.