Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Zagreb, the Capital City of Croatia, Gránit Pólus Development (GPD Zagreb) is one of Croatia’s largest real estate developers. In 2016, GPD Zagreb spun-off from the Gránit Pólus Group, which was founded in Hungary in 1995 and is one of Eastern Europe’s most prominent developers and property managers. GPD Zagreb is privately-owned and has several real estate platforms - focusing primarily on; quality retail, tourist resorts, city hotels and Class “A” office buildings in strategic urban locations.
GPD Zagreb manages a full spectrum of real estate activities including investment, acquisition, development, construction, as well as property and asset management.
In its more than one decade of operation, GPD Zagreb has developed two major landmark projects in Zagreb (Arena Zagreb (Sports Stadium) and the Arena Center (Shopping Mall), creating more than 60,000 square meters of Gross Leasable Area (646,000 sq. ft).
PINNACLE CAPITAL LIMITED
Pinnacle Capital Limited is a Hong Kong-based firm founded in year 2000 by Mr. Hoi Wang Kwan. Mr. Kwan is a seasoned international investment banker with more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry.
Mr. Kwan is currently serving as the Managing Director and is a board member of Antera Ventures I Corp. Mr. Kwan previously held the position of Director & Vice President at VisionSky Corp. and headed North American Corporate Finance at HSBC Investment Bank Asia Ltd. He received an MBA from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree from the University of Calgary.
At Pinnacle Mr. Kwan has completed over 30 deals worth over USD $640 million in transactions and investments of over USD $190 million deployed in various funds.
In 2010, the firm established the Dynasty Fortune Fund, a Private Equity Fund mainly for the purpose of investing in Pre-IPO deals that Pinnacle has advised for listing. The fund also invests in other opportunities on a short-term basis with reasonable rates of return as well as providing funding for underwriting.
SIF Asset Management GROUP INC.
Founded in 1982 by Mr. Herbert Chui, Southgate Insurance and Financial Services Inc. (SIF) offered brokering/advising in multi-line insurance (life, medical, property and casualty (general)) and mutual funds. As CEO, Mr. Chui grew the business steadily and by 2006 they grew to be one of the largest insurance brokers and financial planners in Alberta and Ontario with over 11,000 clients and multiple branch offices. That same year ING Canada acquired the insurance and financial planning portion of the business. With this acquisition, SIF was rebranded as SIF Asset Management Group Inc. and continued as a Private Equity Brokerage, Corporate Advisory and offered a variety of Global Real Estate Services; now extending its business network beyond Alberta and Ontario to include British Columbia, Hong Kong and China.
Mr. Chui is a Councilor of the Foshan City Overseas Exchange Association, People's Republic of China, President of the Edmonton Shunde City Business Association (PRC), Director of the Hong Kong Canada Business Association, Past-President of the Chinatown Business Association and Past-Director of The Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation.
Mr. Chui has brought together the City of Edmonton and the Municipal Government of Shunde to become a Cooperating City; as well as facilitated the Government of Hong Kong’s visit to Edmonton for Hong Kong Week.
MBZ DEVELOPMENTS INC.
MBZ Developments Inc. (MBZ) offers a variety of services in the real estate investment industry. The MBZ team has 50 years of combined experience in all facets of the industry, including financing (structuring, equity and debt), sales and marketing, and vertical development. Most notably, the team has a proven track record in capital raising, successfully securing over USD $7 billion of financing globally, while managing over 100,000+ acres of pre- development land and 24 development projects with build out values in excess of USD $2 billion in major North American markets.
Currently, MBZ has five projects located in the Calgary, Banff-Canmore and the greater San Diego markets. Positioned for further growth, MBZ is in the process of expanding into emerging European markets with Croatia being the launch market.