Accolade in recognition for Kandari’s success in running UFM as a mainstream industry provider
KUWAIT: United Facilities Management Company K.S.C.C (UFM), a subsidiary of United Real Estate Company K.S.C.P (URC), one of the leading real estate development companies in the Middle East and North Africa; announced to its Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Yousef Al-Kandari the title award winner of “Best Facilities Management Executive Award 2018” by Dubai-based Middle East Facilities Management Magazine specialized in regional facilities management industry.
The title award was awarded to Al-Kandari after thorough evaluations and reviews by a panel of independent judges and industry experts in both facilities management and real estate. More than 16 international government and private sector contenders competed in this annual award.
In addition, Al-Kandari’s achieved accolade was in recognition for his notable success in running UFM as a mainstream industry provider in facilities management for more than 10 years of catering towards government and private sector. Al-Kandari is UFM’s driving force in positioning the company as the leading national recruiter with more than 40percent of its Kuwaiti workforce as high skilled calibers.
Over the years, Al-Kandari has not only directed UFM towards providing facilities operation and maintenance services, but also defined strategic planning in facilities management effectively from design stage to operational requirements, not to mention sustainability and environmental conservation.
“We are delighted to accept this title award as we are relentlessly keen to position UFM amongst Kuwait’s leading industry operator in facilities management,” commented Al-Kandari. “I would like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the panel of independent judges and industry experts as well as the organizers for choosing me as a title award winner.”
UFM manages several utilities in various vital sectors, including oil, telecommunications and banking, as well as the government sector.
United Real Estate Co. K.S.C.P (URC) is one of the Middle East and North Africa’s leading real estate developers, with consolidated assets of KD 622 million ($2 billion as of 30 September 2018). Headquartered in Kuwait, URC was founded in 1973 and was listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange in 1984.
URC primarily operates through a number of operating subsidiaries and investment arms across the MENA region. The company’s core business is real estate development and operations and enjoys a diversified portfolio of assets that include retail complexes, hotels, residential properties, and high-rise office buildings.
URC’s operations extend to construction and contracting, facility management, and project management through its several subsidiaries. The company’s portfolio of assets and businesses are geographically spread across a number of countries through several assets such as Marina World, Marina Hotel, and KIPCO Tower in Kuwait, Salalah Gardens Mall & Residences in Oman, Abdali Mall in Jordan, Raouche View 1090 in Lebanon, Aswar Residences in Egypt, and Assoufid in Morocco.