Our experienced & knowledgeable management team

​KA Investments and Developments is a privately owned investment and development company, focused on real estate in London and across the UK.

Karim Ayoub-Agha

Karim Ayoub-Agha

Managing Director

Karim is Founder and Managing Director of KA Investments. He oversees the firms key business and investor relationships, and focuses on sourcing the firm’s commercial investment opportunities within London and the UK. In particular, Karim specialises in identifying and managing prime development sites, and high yielding commercial stock for his investors.

Karim studied at the European Business School before working as a Development Analyst for a reputable Design & Build company in Central London. Following this he established KA Investments.

Karim studied at the European Business School before working as a Development Analyst for a reputable Design & Build company in Central London. Following this he established KA Investments.

Leigh Gainsley

Leigh Gainsley

Managing Partner

Leigh is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and has 15 years’ experience in the sector. He left Savills in 2013; he had worked there since 2005. Leigh was a central part of the Valuation team advising large institutions and investors on both commercial and residential real estate opportunities. He gained particular experience within the residential investment and development sectors, typically analysing opportunities of between £10M-£100M.

Leigh maintains several directorships, and is the co-founder of Unipads, one of the largest private student landlords in Birmingham (providing in excess of 400 beds). Leigh develops multi-family unit schemes, apartments and houses in London, and large new build schemes.

Leigh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Estate Management from Birmingham.

Abdul Aziz Sharbatly

Abdul Aziz Sharbatly

Non Executive Director

Aziz is a Non Executive Director.

He forms part of the Management Team, and is responsible for liaising with existing and prospective investors.

He holds a PhD from Westminster University in Islamic Finance.

Fraser Dyer

Fraser Dyer

Residential Acquisitions

Fraser’s experience within residential property is multi-faceted. Starting out in agency, but always being intrigued by the investment and development side of property, Fraser proceeded to gain a masters in Real Estate and work for an award-winning design and development company in Knightsbridge.

Following this Fraser established his own buying agency business before joining KA Investments where he now acts on behalf of owner occupiers, buy-to-let investors, off-plan investors and developers from all over the world.

Fraser heads up the Residential Acquisitions Department at KA Investments.

Rasha Ayoub-Agha

Rasha Ayoub-Agha

Client Relationship Manager

Rasha is based in Kuwait and is Head of Business Development at KA Investments. Her focus is on growing our client base and managing client relationships. Rasha has an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and has experience in managing property developments within the Middle East.

She also assists in the project management of a number of KA Investments’ development sites in North London and further afield.

Alia Ayoub-Agha

Alia Ayoub-Agha

Project and Accounts Manager

Alia joined KA Investments in May 2015 as Project Coordinator. Her role involves liaising with a team of consultants overseeing our development projects.

Alia is also responsible for Accounts.

Alia has an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London and an undergraduate Economics degree from the American University of Beirut. Her previous experience is in consulting and banking in the Gulf and Middle East.

Ali Matar

Ali Matar

Marketing

Ali Matar is based between Dubai & London and primarily focuses on identifying off-market residential properties within Central London. Possessing an extensive network within the Middle East, Ali is well placed to introduce buyers to KA Investments.

He has a PhD in Engineering from the London South Bank University and has been involved in the property business for the past 15 years.

Ali Khwanda

Ali Khwanda

International Business Development

Ali Khwanda is KA Investment’s partner for international customer acquisition and marketing. His focus is on matching international property buyers with suitable real estate opportunities in the Greater London area.

He holds a JD/MBA from the University of San Francisco as well as a degree in Development Economics from Berkeley and has over a decade of experience in finance and development.

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