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Craine takes over as Bahrain Financial Harbour CEO

June 9, 2021
real estate

Bahrain Financial Harbour, an entity which manages the landmark Harbour Towers offices, Harbour Gate commercial and social hub and Bahrain Financial Harbour district, has appointed Alex Craine as its new CEO.

He will also be the new Chairman of EFS Facilities Services Bahrain.

A real estate industry veteran, Craine has over 30 years experience, of which the last 11 years were spent in the Middle East after starting his career in the UK.

Craine has a proven record of delivering high quality and dynamic operations with a customer service focus.

He brings a broad experience and understanding to his role having worked as a real estate consultant across the GCC at CBRE. During the tenure there, he had run a 25,000-unit mixed portfolio at Dubai Asset Management and managed in-house corporate real estate at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

On his new role, 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.'

Harbour Towers is a national landmark and Bahrain’s most prestigious business address at the heart of Bahrain Financial Harbour on the King Faisal Highway.

With over 100,000 sq m of Grade-A office space in two 52-storey towers and 4,400 car parking spaces it is Bahrain’s largest, and tallest, office complex.

'New enquiries for space are at a three-year high driven by significant investment in brand new fit-out of the office space enhancing the appeal of the efficient floor plates and world-class infrastructure,' he stated.

Bahrain Financial Harbour, he said, was 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,' he added