Sharif El-Gamal

Sharif El-Gamal is the founder & CEO of Soho Properties, a Manhattan‐based real estate company. Sharif is responsible for overseeing the complete operations of the company, including identification, evaluation and execution of investments and the formulation of polices and strategies for the ongoing asset management and disposition of investments.

With a 15-year career in New York City real estate, Sharif has a broad array of experience in investment, including the acquisition, disposition and management of office, retail and residential developments. Sharif founded Soho Properties in order to invest and develop residential and commercial real estate projects.

Currently, under Sharif’s leadership, Soho Properties is developing a museum of Islamic art in in lower Manhattan designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect, Jean Nouvel. Sharif has engaged legendary Italian designer Piero Lissoni and legend in the making, Michel Abboud of SOMA, as part of his plan to develop the adjacent property, building a 690-foot tall residential tower as a neighbor to the museum.

Additionally, the company has partnered with Hampshire Hotels to bring their flag to Times Square. The transaction provided the opportunity to secure the future of the Garment Center Congregation, the property’s synagogue tenant, furthering Sharif’s commitment to preserving the rich multi-cultural fabric of New York City.

A charismatic and sought after public speaker, Sharif has appeared in national and international media such as NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, NY1 and the BBC. He has been quoted in the New York Times, New York Post, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, The Real Deal, and the Financial Times.

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