Aldar Properties Net assets value up by 5%
Aldar Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi's leading property development investment and management company, has announced its financial results for the first half of 2009, reporting AED 1,142.5 million as net profits. Net assets value grew by 5% to AED 16,845.2 million during the past six months whereas gross revenue for the period was AED 1,100.1 million. Developments under construction increased by 44.8% to AED 33,219.7 million as the company focused on the delivery of its significant development programme.
During the first half of the year no land sales have been achieved. Aldar is in negotiations relating to the sale of land plots but the challenging market conditions have extended the negotiation period.
There have been a number of operational highlights during the period. HQ, the first disc-shaped office building in the world, has now been offered for lease. The Yas Hotel, the first hotel to be operated by Aldar Hotels and Hospitality LLC and one of seven hotels opening on Yas Island for the 2009 Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November was also launched. Four buildings in the Abraj Towers project were handed over to the tenant during the period and 381 villas in Al Raha Gardens project were completed and handed over.
Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, chairman of the board of directors of Aldar, said, "These figures present a financial picture showcasing the resilience and underlying financial strength of the Aldar business model. All shareholders and stakeholders can have confidence in the progress that has been made and the successful bond issue during the period is testament to the ongoing support for our vision. I would particularly like to applaud the huge effort that has gone into the first half of the year. It will be rewarded in the second half when a number of major milestones will be reached. This will include the completion of the Yas Marina Circuit for the first Formula 1 Etihad Abu Dhabi"