We are a London based family office
How We Operate
WestOne Capital Group is a multifaceted family office focusing on residential property opportunities within the UK.
We invest our own money into the equity portion of each property opportunity. However, should we believe there is a decent opportunity, we will often make our various connections aware of the said opportunity and allow them to decide whether or not to share the equity responsibility with us?
Using our wealth of knowledge from decades of experience, opportunities are isolated and analysed in depth. Should our analysis deem the chance to be creditworthy, then the cleanest, most risk-mitigating exit is outlined and soft enquires are made to ensure the exit is possible and primed.
Alongside being open to having Equity Partners, we regularly enter into Joint Ventures with Developers and Contractors, assisting them with our knowledge and balance sheet. The ultimate aim of every deal is to mitigate as much risk as possible. By amalgamating our expertise with local partners, we decrease our potential risk and increase our potential return.
SHEIKH MOMIN AHMED
Momin has over 10 years’ experience in trading, real estate and investments. He has played a vital part in developing businesses and building strong relationships in Europe, the Middle East and Asia with government sectors, funds, HNWI and private investors.
Sheikh Midhat Kidwai
STRATEGIC BOARD ADVISOR
Bin Zayed Investments – UAE Group MD
STRATEGIC BOARD ADVISOR
Mobin is a technocrat, industrialist and philanthropist with 40+ years’ manufacturing experience. He has traveled over 70 countries and has personal relations with Royalties, Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Central Bank Governors, Ministers, Industrialists etc.
Strategic Board Advisor
Mukesh Kacker is a former I.A.S (Indian Administrative Service) officer with almost three decades of experience in the Government and over a decade of experience in the private sector. He is a professional with a wide band-width of domain expertise and his skills and strengths include a vast reservoir of inter-sectoral knowledge and experience in areas relating to infrastructure, logistics, economy, finance, corporate governance and business law. This is complimented by in-depth knowledge and experience of the working of the Government (both Central and State) at policy making levels, gained earlier as an I.A.S officer. Riding on his wide domain knowledge and experience Mukesh has strong advisory and consultancy skills.
Mukesh now functions as an independent advisor and expert on infrastructure, finance, corporate governance and public policy issues besides holding Board level leadership positions in non-executive roles. He is currently:
- Independent Director on the Board and Audit Committee of Capri Global Capital Ltd, a BSE and NSE listed NBFC (Non-Banking Finance Company).
- Independent Director on the Board of DMIC-Haryana Global City Project Ltd., an infrastructure joint-venture between Government of India and Government of Haryana.
- Independent Director on the Board of DMIC-Haryana MRTS Ltd., an infrastructure joint-venture between Government of India and Government of Haryana.
In the past he has served as:
- Chairman of Indus Concessions (India) Pvt. Ltd., a joint-venture between the Isolux Corsan Group of Spain and Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Fund, in the Highways sector.
- Independent Director on the Board of Arshiya Ltd, a logistics infrastructure company listed on BSE and NSE.
- Director-General CUTS Institute of Regulation & Competition.
- Advisor, Vestergaard- Frandsen, a Swiss multi-national company working in the areas of vector control and clean water.
- Advisor, Pragati Equity Advisors, a private equity company.
- Non-Executive Chairman, DCDC Health Services Pvt. Ltd, a health sector company working in the field of kidney care & dialysis.
- Chairman & Managing Director, Indian Drugs & Pharmaceuticals ltd (IDPL).
- Member, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
Mukesh holds a Masters degree in Economics (Public Policy) from Harvard University, U.S.A. He was Allahabad University’s top ranker in B.Sc (Physics, Mathematics, Statistics) as well as in M.A. (Political Science).
HEAD OF EQUITY
Asif has 25 years of Global Capital markets experience, at institutions such as Deutsche, Bank of New York and Gulf Bank. Asif has led Regulator, Compliance & Audit committees and understands the entire matrix from front to back office for FX, Interest rates, Derivatives and Structured Products. He specialised in Investment Banking and Treasury within Europe and GCC. While there, he managed large corporate portfolios and HNIs, overseeing their investments and structuring deals to optimize their balance sheet and enhancing overall returns.
HEAD OF ACQUISITIONS
Shafi Muhammad is Head of Acquisitions for WestOne Capital Group. Shafi is responsible for asset acquisitions across the residential and commercial assets, including origination, packaging and related research on different opportunities. Shafi is the Founder and Principal of Richmond Hughes Limited – a property investment and asset management company based in London, set up in 2013. Shafi also has 10 years of banking experience with NatWest (RBS) group finance and is a Fellow at Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA).
MUHAMMAD ALI BABAR
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - ASIA
Muhammad has been in business for over 20 years. As Managing Director of Babar & Company, he diversified investment portfolios and grew the company manifold. With a background in multiple investment vehicles, he has evaluated and overseen multiple projects in Pakistan, the UK, and other territories.
Head of Finance & Treasury - EMEA
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - CIS
In a relatively short time, Nataliya has travelled a successful path through finance, economics, international banking, financial services, insurance and now property. In her career, she has worked for international banks, BMW Group Financial Services, family office and property companies. Her ambition has taken her from a provincial town in Russia, through Europe to establishing her own property business in London. Her immense experience in so many aspects of business: negotiating, buying, selling, investment, management and especially in communication makes her an exceptionally gifted advisor for our Investors from CIS countries.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – MIDDLE EAST
Zainab Eltaira is a professional Middle Eastern lawyer with more than twenty years of experience. A qualified professional who obtained various diplomas in Libya and London to provide advisory services to high net worth individuals, firms and public entities that are looking to invest in UK assets. Moreover, she acted as a consultant to many governmental bodies in the Middle East. Zainab is experienced in Sharia Law and keeps her client’s best interests while representing them in any property transaction.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - AFRICA
Property Pillar – Founder