Craine new Bahrain Financial Harbour CEO
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Alex Craine MRICS has recently been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bahrain Financial Harbour, responsible for managing the landmark Harbour Towers offices, Harbour Gate commercial and social hub and the Bahrain Financial Harbour district.
He is also the new Chairman of EFS Facilities Services Bahrain W.L.L. Craine has a proven record of delivering high quality and dynamic operations with a customer service focus and is a 30- year veteran of the real estate industry, having spent the last 11 years in the Middle East after starting his career in the UK. He brings broad experience and understanding to his role having worked as a real estate consultant across the GCC at CBRE.
He ran a 25,000 unit mixed portfolio at Dubai Asset Management and managed in-house corporate real estate at ADNOC, the UAE’s largest company. Craine said: “I am excited to join such a vibrant community and to drive our focus on quality services and customer experience.
Harbour Towers is at the heart of business life in Bahrain with over 100 occupiers in 25 different industries ranging from the media and technology sector through to banking and finance.
“New enquiries for space are at a three-year high driven by significant investment in the brand new fit-out of the office space enhancing the appeal of the efficient floor plates and world-class infrastructure.’
“Bahrain Financial Harbour is not just Bahrain’s best business address but we are also becoming a premier lifestyle destination in a new phase of growth with the delivery of 1,000 residential units, two hotels, and new food and beverage concepts due to open in the next 12 months. I look forward to leading Bahrain Financial Harbour through the next stage of its evolution.”