A&S Investment Holding Onboards COO Hannah Howard to Expand Global Commercial Real Estate Portfolio

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / April 25, 2024 / A&S Investment Holding, Turkey’s oldest, most established, and largest international investment company, has welcomed Hannah Howard as its new Chief Operating Officer. Howard, who will be working alongside Chairman/CEO Uğur Akkuş, will be responsible for executing the company’s ambitious business plan, including diversifying commercial real estate assets across Canada, the United States, Europe, and elsewhere in the entertainment, retail, finance, and media industries.

Hannah Howard, COO of A&S Investment Holding

A&S Investment Holding is a third-generation family company and for decades has been leading Turkey to grow in the banking and finance, real estate, construction, energy, mining, tourism, information technology, and retail sectors. Under the leadership of Akkuş, who is Turkey’s youngest billionaire, the company oversees all commercial companies and ventures under one umbrella. Akkuş and his team have established foreign partnerships consisting of eighteen companies in four countries. A&S Investment Holding is currently exploring new investments in technology, renewable energy, and infrastructure projects, with an eye on emerging markets in Latin America and Southeast Asia.

Akkuş states that the diversification of A&S Investment Holding’s worldwide commercial real estate assets remains a high priority. Inviting Howard to become COO was a strategic move that will help the company to accomplish its goals for its portfolio. She brings unmatched financing capabilities, including in debt capital. She served as Vice President for five years at her company, which has closed more than $500B in transactions since its inception, including over $50B in financing nationally in 2021. Additionally, Howard closed $1 billion in transactions, which included the full complement of capital providers with local, regional and national banks, CMBS lenders, agency lenders, mortgage REITs, life insurance companies, credit unions, and private equity funds. She caught the attention of A&S Investment Holding when Akkuş learned she brokered the sale of an apartment complex in Dallas, Texas, for more than $7M over the asking price.

“We are very pleased to have Hannah join us at A&S Investment Holding,” says Akkuş. “We look forward to leveraging her intimate knowledge of commercial real estate, ability to form client relationships, and work ethic to expand our portfolio of worldwide assets. Her out-of-the-box thinking will open up new real estate markets for us and help us to fulfill our strategic goals.”

Howard states that she is honored to join A&S Investment Holding as its COO. “This company has a long, proud tradition of innovation and commitment to excellence,” she says. “I am thrilled to join an incredibly talented and dedicated team and be part of the mission to make the world more sustainable and equitable for everyone.”

About A&S Investment Holding

A&S Investment Holding is a highly respected holding company that for nearly 50 years has been contributing to Turkey’s development and stable economy. Its mission is to integrate new businesses based on the principles of quality, value, service, and excellence. For more information on Uğur Akkuş, A&S Investment Holding Company, and the company’s expansion into worldwide industries, please visit the company’s website or contact:

Uğur Akkuş, A&S Investment Holding Company
Email: info@asinvestmentholding.com
Phone: 0212 801 48 64

SOURCE: A&S Investment Holding

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