About Us

At Gatehouse Capital, we work closely with established industry leaders from key financial centers globally. With a strong reputation for integrity and excellence, we have managed to build powerful relationships with diverse clients, based on transparency, discretion and aligned interests.

The primary goal is to help clients customize their investment strategies for maximum returns. We also work diligently to ensure that those clients fully understand the associated risk and/or return profiles of various investment strategies.

Our team members have in-depth knowledge across various disciplines of the real estate investment sector and provide our clients with thoughtful solutions, specifically customized to meet their needs.

We maintain our leadership position via innovation, vision and working closely with our partners to ensure quality and success.


The Journey

Gatehouse Capital was established in 1998 as an investment advisory service in San Francisco under the name of Global Securities House for Financial and Economic Consultancy LLC (GSH).

Since its inception, the company has positioned itself at the forefront of Shariah-compliant global equity market investment advisory services, based on a comprehensive and exclusive Shariah screening process.

To maximize opportunities for business expansion, the company was relocated to Kuwait in 2002.

In 2004, the company shifted its focus to the US market, advising its clients on lucrative assets offering favorable yields.

Then, in 2008 the Financial Services Authority provided Gatehouse Bank - Gatehouse Capital’s associate, with a license to act as a wholesale deposit-taking banking entity within the UK regulatory environment. At the same time, Gatehouse Capital continued to develop innovative investment concepts and opportunities alongside Gatehouse Bank by expanding further into the UK market.

GSH was officially rebranded as Gatehouse Capital in 2014.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to become a trusted partner in real estate investment advisory. In order to do so, we assist our clients in achieving their goals while providing the highest level of professional services.


Fahed Faisal Boodai - GC


Fahed Boodai is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Gatehouse Financial Group. With more than 20 years of experience in the global real-estate market, he has presided over diverse real estate acquisitions and exits totalling more than US $3 billion. Mr Boodai holds an MBA from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from the University of San Diego. He also occupies several external board and director positions. Mr Boodai’s family maintains overall control of the Boodai Corporation, a Kuwait-based holding company with diverse interests including construction, engineering and global real estate.

Abdulaziz Saud Al Bader

Vice Chairman

Abdulaziz Al Bader joined the Board of Gatehouse Capital early 2017. He has been employed by the Kuwait Investment Authority (“KIA”) since 1989 and is currently Executive Director for Operations and Administration. Mr Al Bader has held other senior roles at the KIA including Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Administration at the Kuwait Investment Office, London. Prior to joining the KIA, he served as Director of the Minister’s Office, Ministry of Finance; and Director, Public Warehousing Company and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, Kuwait. He represented the KIA on the Board of Directors of Warba Bank from February 2014 to March 2016, where he was Chairman of the Risk Committee; Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee; and member of the Governance Committee. Mr Al Bader graduated from Kuwait University in 1980 with a BA in Accounting; holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Scranton Pennsylvania, USA; and is a member of the Kuwait Accounting Society.

Mohammed Tawfiq Al Tahawy

Board Member

Mohamad Al Tahawy previously worked as Assistant Managing Director - Corporate Finance, at The Securities House. During his employment with the company, he served in various capacities, including financial control, internal audit and corporate finance, in addition to being an active member in all committees of the company, including the executive, investment and credit, information systems, and human resources committees. He also supervised the company’s direct investments and plays a key role in its strategic initiatives.

Charles Haresnape

Board Member

Charles joined Gatehouse Bank plc as Chief Executive Officer on 8 May 2017. He is also Director at Gatehouse Financial Group. Prior to joining Gatehouse, Charles was Group Managing Director at Aldermore Bank from January 2011, where he was responsible for residential and commercial mortgages, plus property development.  Before joining Aldermore, Charles was with Connells, one of the UK’s largest estate agency groups, where he was Group Mortgage Services Director.  Prior to Connells, Charles was responsible for intermediary mortgage lending at both NatWest and RBS, plus the branch mortgage sales force within NatWest.  He has worked for a number of other household names in the banking and building society sectors, including Nationwide and HBOS where he was a senior executive, responsible for mortgage sales and portfolio acquisitions.

Abdulla Alghanim

Board Member

Abdulla Alghanim primarily started his career as a Real Estate Analyst at Gatehouse Bank in 2011. He co-founded the Wealth Management Department with the CEO and was able to provide, conduct, and submit real estate analysis on the Core Investments. Mr. Alghanim also co-founded and helped initiate the Gatelink Communications Co., a media and communications company which is still operational and functionally led by him and his team. Additionally, Mr. Alghanim takes part in the Executive Management at Alghanim Healthcare, the biggest pharmaceutical distribution company in Kuwait. Mr. Alghanim also serves in other company boards around Kuwait and throughout the GCC region. He graduated in 2010 from California State University with a degree in Business Administration in Real Estate and is currently serving as a board member at Gatehouse Capital.

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Gatehouse Capital is regulated by the Capital Markets Authority of the State of Kuwait - the regulatory authority responsible for the development and supervision of investment advisory companies operating in Kuwait.


As a CMA Regulated company, Gatehouse Capital has been subject to a rigorous evaluation. Gatehouse Capital operates by the latest regulations and meets the highest professional and ethical standards.

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