Our Partners

ARTOC Universal Properties is a joint venture between ARTOC, Universal Builders Inc., John C. Cushman III and O’Callaghan Overseas Properties. We offer a powerful combination of world-class real estate development skills, local expertise, a strong track record and a global real estate network.

John C. Cushman III
Co-Chairman
R. Anthony O’Callaghan
Co-Chairman
Mohamed Shafik Gabr
Chairman
Kevin O’Callaghan
Co-Chairman
John C. Cushman III is a leader in the global commercial real estate industry. As Chairman of the board of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., the world's largest private commercial real estate firm with 191 offices in 58 countries on six continents with 11,500 employees worldwide, he is responsible for formulating and articulating strategic policies and initiatives for the company domestically and globally.

Before becoming Chairman, he was acknowledged by a variety of media sources as the top office leasing broker in the country.
Tony O’Callaghan, Managing Partner, O’ Callaghan Overseas Properties, has successfully completed major works in the Middle East such as the Ramses Hilton, and numerous other major assignments in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Kuwait.

In the Middle East and other regions, UBS has pioneered the introduction of contemporary techniques for shoring and forming concrete buildings on numerous major projects, including the biggest housing job in the world in Teheran.
M. Shafik Gabr is Chairman and Managing Director of ARTOC Group for Investment and Development, a multi-disciplined investment holding company with headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. He is also Chairman of Egypt’s International Economic Forum and the Arab Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He also serves on the Egypt – US President’s Council.

He has a BA in Economics and Management from the American University in Cairo and a MA in Economics from the University of London. Before entering private business and forming ARTOC, he had senior roles with a major US investment bank.
Kevin O’ Callaghan is CEO of Universal Builders Inc., which has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence, with success on flagship projects as the Statue of Liberty, Washington Monument and Grand Central Terminal, as well as significant work throughout Europe, including the Canary Wharf development in London’s Docklands, and the Middle East.

Before joining UBS, he was a project manager for major construction management and building contractors.


Our key investors to date include:


ARTOC Group for Investment and Development
ARTOC International Investments
ARTOC Real Estate
O’Callaghan Overseas Properties
John C. Cushman III
Universal Builders Inc.