Mr. Mahmood Khimji is Chair of the Board at Sagicor.
Mr. Khimji is a founding Principal of Highgate, a fully integrated real estate investment, management, and development company. Highgate is active in Domestic and European markets with corporate offices located in New York, London, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Highgate targets investments in a broad range of real estate assets, portfolios, and companies. With a primary focus on the hospitality sector, Highgate has owned over 125 hotel properties and currently holds over 34,000 owned, managed, asset-managed, or under-development rooms in its portfolio. Highgate has also been an active acquirer of real estate outside of the hospitality sector, with significant investment experience in office assets, multifamily, mixed-use and high-street retail acquisitions.
Mr. Khimji attended the University of British Columbia and graduated from the University of Houston, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He attended Columbia Law School, from which he earned a Juris 264 Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited 200 Doctor and subsequently practised law at the Manhattan firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Mahmood was formerly a member of the Boards of Directors for MeriStar Hospitality Corporation, Interstate Hotels, and Morgans Hotel Group.
He currently serves on the Board of Visitors for Columbia Law School and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). In addition, Mahmood is a member of the Real Estate Forum and serves on the National Committee for the Aga Khan Foundation USA and is on the Board of Asia Society.