Executive Director and CEO
Damansara REIT Managers
Yusaini Sidek has been the Chief Executive Officer of Damansara REIT Managers Sendirian Berhad, Manager for Al-‘Aqar Healthcare REIT since 2006 and was appointed as the Executive Director on January 2009.
He graduated with a Master of Business Administration, specialization in International Business from University of Southern Queensland, Australia in year 2010 after obtaining his Bachelor in Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1999 and a Diploma in Valuation in 1989 from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
He has vast experience in the area of building management for nearly 16 years which includes preparation of valuation reports for various properties inclusive of commercial, residential, retail property and others. He also prepares analytical reports on property market movements. He gained professional experience via attachment with a number of companies such as Colliers Jordan Lee & Jaafar, Jabatan Penilaian dan Perkhimatan Harta, Kementerian Kewangan Malaysia, Bank Industri Malaysia Berhad, Fima Corporation Berhad, CSM Corporation Berhad and Empire Tower (M) Sdn Bhd.
Some of the buildings under his supervision were Bank Industri Building, Airtel Complex, Plaza Damansara, Jaya Shopping Centre, Menara CSM, Empire Tower and City Square Complex. He was vastly involved in the planning and operation of building management, primarily in the areas of Tenancy Management, Marketing, Promotion and Maintenance Management.
He was previously employed by Harta Consult Sdn Bhd since February 2001 as Senior Manager, which had enabled him to capitalize his expertise in property management to ensure the smooth operation of the buildings of Damansara Assets Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Damansara Town Centre Sdn Bhd).
As Executive Director cum Chief Executive Officer, he managed to drive Al-‘Aqar Healthcare REIT towards the successful path. Todate, Al-‘Aqar had proclaimed and awarded 6 awards as recognition to the performance. The awards were Deal of the Year in the Islamic-REIT Category topped up with an Honorable Mention in the Country Deal Section from Islamic Finance News Magazine in year 2006. The Best Islamic REIT Deal in South East Asia from Alpha South East Asia Magazine and Most Innovative Deal, Euromoney Islamic Finance Award from Euromoney Magazine which based in London, both the award received in year 2007. In early 2009, Al-‘Aqar through its 100% subsidiary, Al-‘Aqar Capital Sdn Bhd was awarded the inaugural Deal of the Year Awards in the Real Estate Deal of the Year Category by the Islamic Finance News (IFN), in addition to that Al-‘Aqar marked another history by winning RAM League Awards 2009, RAM Award of Distinction 2008, Blueprint Awards, New Real Estate Benchmark Deal category from RAM Ratings. Latest in it accolade, Al-‘Aqar received the Diamond Eye Award for Quality Commitment and Excellence from Otherways Management and Consulting Association Paris – France. With a totaled of 25 healthcare related properties, which located in Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia, he is still aggressively looking for potential properties to be acquired for Al-‘Aqar Healthcare REIT.