ABOUT US

Warees Investments Pte Ltd is one of the region’s premier endowment asset management companies, and is responsible for the development of prime commercial and residential properties as well as the conservation of culture and heritage. As an investment holding company, Warees thrives on managing endowments and institutional real estate portfolio and several subsidiaries while safeguarding and creating value for the community and its social beneficiaries.

Wholly owned by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis), its hallmark sustainable framework features an integrated and dynamic endowment portfolio strategy driven by its vision of ‘Sustainable Assets. Nurturing Generations’. Through the years, Warees has emerged as a reputable real estate firm in the region through its excellent track record in property development and specialised services on endowment investment management. With each new project, Warees continues to set good standards not just in Singapore, but beyond through regional capacity building and collaborations.

Warees is the acronym for WAkafREalEState. Waris, as pronounced in Malay means ‘heritage’ and ‘beneficiary’, both of which are closely related to the management of trust properties. The logo is an expression of the letter ‘W’ and symbolises both a fountain and a tree. The fountain with its inflow and outflow of water reflects a sense of giving and receiving, while the tree represents growth, strength, shelter and nature. The rectangular box symbolises a solid and firm foundation.

Our company profile is also available in Arabic and Malay.

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SUBSIDIARIES

The primary units of Warees Investments Pte Ltd are Warees Halal Limited, Wareesan Management Pte Ltd and Warees Land Pte Ltd. Our development subsidiaries WRH Pte Ltd, WHA Heritage Pte Ltd, are all entities within the Warees Group.

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Wareesan Management Pte Ltd is a subsidiary of Warees Investments Pte Ltd, where its business core is in the provision of exhumation and re-interment management for the community. The primary objective is to manage land optimisation and provide advisory support to the next-of-kin.

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Warees Investments is a member of Warees Halal Limited, a company limited by guarantee (CLG). Warees Halal’s core business encompass 3 key areas in Product and Certification Audit & Inspection, International Certification & Advisory Services and Corporate Trainings for Competency Halal Industry Capability Programmes.

We are a recognised company with competency in Singapore Halal Quality Mark (HalMQ) system, Singapore International Halal Certification and Halal Foundation Programme.

The Community

As part of Warees’ sincere belief in corporate philanthropy and championing social cause for the community,  to date Warees Group has disbursed over S$4.3 million benefitting over 60 beneficiaries which include Malay/Muslim organisations, mosques and madrasahs in Singapore.

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ASSETS

Warees’ assets under management are categorised under two categories, Endowment Assets and Institutional Assets. Out of a total of 132 properties/assets with a value worth more than half a billion dollars, Warees manages 63 Muis-managed wakaf spread across Singapore.

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11 Beach Road

The property is a six-storey commercial building. The land has a 999-year lease commencing from 25 January 1827. The concept of Istibdal was utilized in the asset migration of wakaf properties.

20-32 Joo Chiat Road

Currently, the wakaf property is a row of part 2-storey, part 4 storey intermediate shophouses. The buildings were conserved on 1 December 2003. This Joo Chiat shophouses are popular for its F&B attractions such as Hajah Maimunah Restaurant, which is frequently patronised by the Malay community.

Alkaff Upper Serangoon Mosque

This conserved mosque sited next to Darul Libanat, a girls’ orphanage, was built in 1920. It underwent recent mosque upgrading programme, and the building has been earmarked as a National Monument by the Preservation of Sites and monuments (PSM).

An Nahdhah Mosque

An-Nahdhah won 3rd SIA Façade Design Excellence Awards (Gold).The Harmony Centre was built as a dedicated centre within the mosque where patrons can view exhibits, artifacts and information on Islamic civilisation and lifestyle. The centre serves as an integrated hub for promotion of greater understanding of Islam and Muslims. Contemporary issues in Islam and Inter-faith understanding are also featured at the Harmony Centre through talks and activities.

Chancery Residence

Another Warees residential property development, this was a classic case of Warees collaborating with the trustees of the Wakaf to enhance the value of property. The property comprises of 33 terraces and one bungalow unit. The value of this redeveloped wakaf property is about 2.5 times the original value.

Heritage Residence

Heritage Residences is a 19-unit residence located at Telok Kurau behind Aleem Siddique Mosque. Within this enclave situated at 101 Lorong L Telok Kurau, stands an existing three-storey walk-up apartment.

Jamae Chulia Mosque

Located within the Chinatown district, the mosque lies at the heart of a unique heritage area in Singapore. The area is well known for its food, unique architecture, cultural and historical significance and is filled with conservation shophouses, other religious institutions making it a very popular tourist pit stop.

Somerset Bencoolen

Somerset Bencoolen is a classic example of the genuine social benefits of a joint development between Warees and the Wakaf. Today it is a 99-year lease service apartment complex with retail and office spaces, integrated with a mosque.

Stillz Residence

Stillz Residence located at the junction of Still Road and Changi Road is an exquisite 25 unit, five- storey freehold private property development consisting from two bedroom, three bedroom and the luxurious penthouse. Residents of  the Stillz Residences are able to enjoy the ambience of a modern retreat set  in a tranquil landscape at stone’s throw from the vibrant coastal neighbourhood of Marine Parade and East Coast.

The Iconic Red House

A visual montage of the iconic Katong Red House. This Red House Development is a joint venture between Warees and the trustee of Wakaf Sheriffa Zain Alsharoff Bte Syed Mohamed Alsagoff. The new mixed development is a proposed 5 storey residential apartment building fronted by the conserved Red House Bakery and 5 adjacent shophouses along East Coast Road.

The Red House

    The Red House Project is a joint development between Warees and the trustee of Wakaf Sheriffa Zain Alsharoff Bte Syed Mohamed Alsagoff. The new mixed development is a proposed 5 storey residential apartment fronted by the conserved Red House Bakery and 5 adjacent shophouses along East Coast Road. Enhancement would create an increase in the value of the property by S$46 million (230%).

    Warees Corporate Video

    A glimpse of Warees Investments Pte Ltd as a forefront community asset company since its inception in 2002.

    Yusof Ishak Mosque

    Yusof Ishak Mosque is the 26th satellite mosque funded by the Mosque Building and Mendaki Fund (MBMF), a community fund sustained through contributions by all working Muslims in Singapore. The mosque will accommodate to the socio-religious needs of the large Muslim community living and working in Woodlands, Marsiling and Sembawang estates.

     

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Our Board provides overall guidance and policy directions to our management. We have four members on our Board.

    Haider M Sithawalla
    Haider M Sithawalla

    Haider M Sithawalla

    Chairman

    He is currently a Director of Savant Infocomm and Eastcom Systems. He was Singapore’s High Commissioner (non-resident to Mauritius and Zimbabwe), and holds many senior positions including a trustee of NTUC Fairprice.

    Latiff Ibrahim
    Latiff Ibrahim

    Latiff Ibrahim

    Deputy Chairman

    He is the Chairman of the Appeal Board under administration of the Muslim Act. He is a board member of Jurong Health Services, consults for Ramdas & Wong, and is an arbitrator in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

    Mustaza Kassim
    Mustaza Kassim

    Mustaza Kassim

    Director

    He is the Head for Asia Pacific of First Gulf Bank, and board member of Mendaki SENSE.

    Sallim Abdul Kadir
    Sallim Abdul Kadir

    Sallim Abdul Kadir

    Director

    He is a board member of Mendaki Holdings, Chairman of Suara Musyawarah, and a member of Muis Council. He is the Director of Human Capital, Consistel, and served as Director of Human Resources at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Haider M Sithawalla

    Haider M Sithawalla

    Chairman

    He is currently a Director of Savant Infocomm and Eastcom Systems. He was Singapore’s High Commissioner (non-resident to Mauritius and Zimbabwe), and holds many senior positions including a trustee of NTUC Fairprice.

    Latiff Ibrahim

    Latiff Ibrahim

    Deputy Chairman

    He is the Chairman of the Appeal Board under administration of the Muslim Act. He is a board member of Jurong Health Services, consults for Ramdas & Wong, and is an arbitrator in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

    Mustaza Kassim

    Mustaza Kassim

    Director

    He is the Head for Asia Pacific of First Gulf Bank, and board member of Mendaki SENSE.

    Sallim Abdul Kadir

    Sallim Abdul Kadir

    Director

    He is a board member of Mendaki Holdings, Chairman of Suara Musyawarah, and a member of Muis Council. He is the Director of Human Capital, Consistel, and served as Director of Human Resources at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    SENIOR MANAGEMENT

    It deliberates on management proposals for investment and risk issues before these are submitted to the Board of Directors. Senior Management also reviews and approves corporate governance and policy issues of significance and criticality to the entire Warees Group.

    Zaini Osman
    Zaini Osman

    Zaini Osman

    Chief Executive Officer

    As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Warees Investments, Zaini leads a team of real estate investment professionals managing endowment and institutional properties with a strong element of heritage, developing strategies to unlock their value and safeguard these community’s portfolio valued at almost S$600 million. Given his years at the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis), his exposure in systems and policy development, financial audit and regulation, development planning as well as leadership development, provided him good understanding of community issues and the ability to engage and network with government agencies.

    Wan Zaid Dehya Kamal
    Wan Zaid Dehya Kamal

    Wan Zaid Dehya Kamal

    Senior Vice President (Community Infrastructure)

    He brings 20 years of experience to Warees, ensuring every project meets its time and budget requirements. His expertise in facilities and project management drives Warees’ strategic direction and development objectives.

    Rumaizah Modafi
    Rumaizah Modafi

    Rumaizah Modafi

    Vice President (Endowment Development)

    She brings 20 years of private-sector experience to Warees and Muis, where she oversees the asset management team and spearheads WRS projects. Rumaizah’s considerable talents in the construction industry is leveraged throughout the team at Warees.

    Zaini Osman

    Zaini Osman

    Chief Executive Officer

    As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Warees Investments, Zaini leads a team of real estate investment professionals managing endowment and institutional properties with a strong element of heritage, developing strategies to unlock their value and safeguard these community’s portfolio valued at almost S$600 million. Given his years at the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis), his exposure in systems and policy development, financial audit and regulation, development planning as well as leadership development, provided him good understanding of community issues and the ability to engage and network with government agencies.

    Wan Zaid Dehya Kamal

    Wan Zaid Dehya Kamal

    Senior Vice President (Community Infrastructure)

    He brings 20 years of experience to Warees, ensuring every project meets its time and budget requirements. His expertise in facilities and project management drives Warees’ strategic direction and development objectives.

    Rumaizah Modafi

    Rumaizah Modafi

    Vice President (Endowment Development)

    She brings 20 years of private-sector experience to Warees and Muis, where she oversees the asset management team and spearheads WRS projects. Rumaizah’s considerable talents in the construction industry is leveraged throughout the team at Warees.

    ENGAGE

    Welcome to Warees’ news page where you can find the latest company news or for a selection of press articles news and our asset development launches dating back to 2013. We also share some key trends and developments which the company deems fit here.

     

    Date

    Title

    Description

    9-Sep-2014 Social Enterprise Bakery Planned at Red House Investments News
    9-Sep-2014 Expression of Interest – Red House Bakery Investments News
    20-Aug-2014 PRESS RELEASE: Warees’ commitment towards WSH Institutional News
    17-Aug-2014 TEMPO MAGAZINE (INDONESIA): Strategi wakaf negeri Singa
    (Wakaf strategy of the Lion City)
    Institutional News
    28-Jul-2014 BERITA HARIAN (Advertorial): Warees bangunkan aset masyarakat (Warees develops community’s asset) Institutional News
    27-May-14 Al Huda Mosque Enhancements Launch Institutional News
    21-Apr-14 Red House Signing Ceremony Investment News
    21-Jun-13 Launch of The Red House Investment News

    CAREERS

    What we look in professionals :

    • With high level of integrity and strong competencies.
    • With a desire to build a career in real estate investments, keen on making a positive difference.
    • With vision to grow beyond, who never stop learning and are always seeking to develop their skills and experience.
    • Who are team players, with vision and commitment to excel.
    • From a variety of academic backgrounds: economics, architecture, design, engineering, finance, arts, talent management and real estate.

    Attention : Head (Corporate Development)
    Warees Investments Pte Ltd
    11 Beach Road #05-01
    Singapore 189675

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    LOCATION

    If you would like to find out more about our services or to get in touch with us, please contact us:

    Warees Investments Pte Ltd

    11 Beach Road #05-01
    Singapore 189675
    Tel: +65 6883 1114
    Fax: +65 6883 1144
    Email: community@warees.sg

    Wareesan Management Pte Ltd

    11 Beach Road #05-02
    Singapore 189675
    Tel: +65 6791 5160
    Fax: +65 6862 7440
    Email: info@pusara.sg

    Warees Halal Limited

    11 Beach Road #05-02
    Singapore 189675
    Tel: +65 6291 7202
    Fax: +65 6396 5827
    Email: info@wareeshalal.sg

    Drop us a line!