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Founded by businessman and investor Mark Scheinberg, Mohari seeks to invest in long-term projects within the luxury hospitality sector, primarily in prime urban and resort markets.
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The Team

Mohari’s dynamic team brings together expertise across the luxury hospitality, real estate, leisure and philanthropic sectors.

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Mark is the founder of Mohari and an entrepreneurial investor with interests in the real estate and hospitality sectors. He created Mohari in 2017 to invest in real estate assets around the world, combining his business interests with his focus on luxury hospitality, travel and wellness. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of PokerStars, the online poker business, which was sold to Amaya Gaming in 2014. Outside of Mohari, Mark is a seed investor in several new funds in the real estate and debt sectors in Europe and Canada. In March 2020 he established the Scheinberg Relief Fund, together with his family, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

MARK SCHEINBERG
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MARK SCHEINBERG

Mark is the founder of Mohari and an entrepreneurial investor with interests in the real estate and hospitality sectors. He created Mohari in 2017 to invest in real estate assets around the world, combining his business interests with his focus on luxury hospitality, travel and wellness. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of PokerStars, the online poker business, which was sold to Amaya Gaming in 2014. Outside of Mohari, Mark is a seed investor in several new funds in the real estate and debt sectors in Europe and Canada. In March 2020 he established the Scheinberg Relief Fund, together with his family, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Allen Smith is the Managing Partner of Mohari. He is responsible for overall management of the group including investment strategy, portfolio management, and new business development. Allen has a strong track record of driving significant growth and scale of global organizations while building top performing teams. Prior to joining Mohari, Allen was the President of Cadre, a technology driven real estate investment platform where he continues to serve as a strategic advisor and member of the Investment Committee. From 2013 through 2018 he was the President and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the leading luxury hospitality company in the world. He joined Four Seasons after having been the CEO of Prudential Real Estate Investors (now PGIM Real Estate), one of the largest global real estate investment managers. Allen is also a member of the Board of Directors of Latch (Nasdaq, LTCH), a technology company specializing in smart access for residential and commercial properties.

ALLEN SMITH
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ALLEN SMITH

Allen Smith is the Managing Partner of Mohari. He is responsible for overall management of the group including investment strategy, portfolio management, and new business development. Allen has a strong track record of driving significant growth and scale of global organizations while building top performing teams. Prior to joining Mohari, Allen was the President of Cadre, a technology driven real estate investment platform where he continues to serve as a strategic advisor and member of the Investment Committee. From 2013 through 2018 he was the President and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the leading luxury hospitality company in the world. He joined Four Seasons after having been the CEO of Prudential Real Estate Investors (now PGIM Real Estate), one of the largest global real estate investment managers. Allen is also a member of the Board of Directors of Latch (Nasdaq, LTCH), a technology company specializing in smart access for residential and commercial properties.

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Jason is a Partner and Head of Investments for Mohari. He is responsible for acquisition strategy and deal generation and execution, and helps oversee asset management. Prior to joining Mohari, Jason was an Executive Vice President and Head of Acquisitions for Hackman Capital Partners, a commercial real estate development and operating company based in Culver City, California. His primary focus there was growing their platform into the largest independent owner of studios and media related real estate worldwide. Previously, Jason was a Principal and 14-year veteran of the Real Estate group at MSD Capital, the family office of Michael Dell. In that role, he drove the firm’s investments in hospitality, mixed-use development, and multi-family assets, and led strategic initiatives to invest in new growth markets and asset classes. Prior to MSD Partners, Jason served as a Manager in the Real Estate Finance group at AIG SunAmerica where he was responsible for new originations in the Western United States. Jason received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

JASON AVISHAY
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JASON AVISHAY

Jason is a Partner and Head of Investments for Mohari. He is responsible for acquisition strategy and deal generation and execution, and helps oversee asset management. Prior to joining Mohari, Jason was an Executive Vice President and Head of Acquisitions for Hackman Capital Partners, a commercial real estate development and operating company based in Culver City, California. His primary focus there was growing their platform into the largest independent owner of studios and media related real estate worldwide. Previously, Jason was a Principal and 14-year veteran of the Real Estate group at MSD Capital, the family office of Michael Dell. In that role, he drove the firm’s investments in hospitality, mixed-use development, and multi-family assets, and led strategic initiatives to invest in new growth markets and asset classes. Prior to MSD Partners, Jason served as a Manager in the Real Estate Finance group at AIG SunAmerica where he was responsible for new originations in the Western United States. Jason received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

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David is responsible for advising on a range of investments across various sectors including Private Equity, Real Estate and Hospitality. He has been working in Finance for the last 20 years and previously held senior positions with UBS, Barclays and Fleming Family & Partners. As part of the Mohari executive team, David advises on business development and investment management with a focus on our European assets. David also serves as a member of the board of Mohari Hospitality and the Spanish Canalejas project company.

DAVID ZELOUF
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DAVID ZELOUF

David is responsible for advising on a range of investments across various sectors including Private Equity, Real Estate and Hospitality. He has been working in Finance for the last 20 years and previously held senior positions with UBS, Barclays and Fleming Family & Partners. As part of the Mohari executive team, David advises on business development and investment management with a focus on our European assets. David also serves as a member of the board of Mohari Hospitality and the Spanish Canalejas project company.

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Harriet serves as the general counsel of Mohari overseeing the legal operations and governance of the group and provides legal advice on an ongoing basis including negotiating transaction documents, selecting and overseeing external specialist counsel. She has worked with the Scheinberg Family Office since 2006. Harriet is a partner at the largest Israeli law firm Herzog Fox & Neeman, where she specializes in commercial, corporate and hospitality transactions. Harriet previously spent 4 years working in the banking and finance department of the Paris office of the magic circle law firm Allen & Overy. She is a member of the Israeli Bar Association and the England and Wales Bar Association. She holds a BA in Law from Cambridge University.

HARRIET FINN
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HARRIET FINN

Harriet serves as the general counsel of Mohari overseeing the legal operations and governance of the group and provides legal advice on an ongoing basis including negotiating transaction documents, selecting and overseeing external specialist counsel. She has worked with the Scheinberg Family Office since 2006. Harriet is a partner at the largest Israeli law firm Herzog Fox & Neeman, where she specializes in commercial, corporate and hospitality transactions. Harriet previously spent 4 years working in the banking and finance department of the Paris office of the magic circle law firm Allen & Overy. She is a member of the Israeli Bar Association and the England and Wales Bar Association. She holds a BA in Law from Cambridge University.

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Michael is the CFO of Mohari. He is responsible for tracking the financial performance and reporting of the group as well as supporting the Tax, HR and Philanthropy functions. Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years' experience working in senior finance positions at Deloitte, Microsoft and most recently PokerStars. In addition he has been involved in a number of real estate investments and developments in the last few years. He has acquired broad global experience in his previous roles.

MICHAEL HAZEL
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MICHAEL HAZEL

Michael is the CFO of Mohari. He is responsible for tracking the financial performance and reporting of the group as well as supporting the Tax, HR and Philanthropy functions. Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years' experience working in senior finance positions at Deloitte, Microsoft and most recently PokerStars. In addition he has been involved in a number of real estate investments and developments in the last few years. He has acquired broad global experience in his previous roles.

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John is Head of Operations and Asset Management at Mohari. He oversees asset management, brand relations and the overall operational direction for the portfolio’s hospitality investments, as well as support for acquisition underwriting. Prior to joining Mohari, John was a Principal at MSD Partners, the family office of Michael Dell, where for over 14 years he focused on asset management and acquisition support for its premier luxury hotel portfolio. Previously, John spent 18 years working at the Peninsula Hotels in Beverly Hills and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. John has a BS in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and an EMBA from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.

JOHN RUCCI
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JOHN RUCCI

John is Head of Operations and Asset Management at Mohari. He oversees asset management, brand relations and the overall operational direction for the portfolio’s hospitality investments, as well as support for acquisition underwriting. Prior to joining Mohari, John was a Principal at MSD Partners, the family office of Michael Dell, where for over 14 years he focused on asset management and acquisition support for its premier luxury hotel portfolio. Previously, John spent 18 years working at the Peninsula Hotels in Beverly Hills and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. John has a BS in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and an EMBA from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.

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Elyse Werksman is an Investment Associate for Mohari Hospitality Group. She is responsible for underwriting the acquisition activities as well as assisting in the asset management of existing investments.
Prior to joining Mohari, Elyse was an Investments Associate at Brasa Capital Management and CIM Group where she led financial analysis, asset management, analytics, and reporting for assets. Prior to joining CIM, Elyse was an Investment Banking Analyst at Jefferies LLC in the Global Industrials Group in New York City. In her role at Jefferies, she assisted middle market clients on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and helping raise money in the capital markets.

ELYSE WERKSMAN
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ELYSE WERKSMAN

Elyse Werksman is an Investment Associate for Mohari Hospitality Group. She is responsible for underwriting the acquisition activities as well as assisting in the asset management of existing investments.
Prior to joining Mohari, Elyse was an Investments Associate at Brasa Capital Management and CIM Group where she led financial analysis, asset management, analytics, and reporting for assets. Prior to joining CIM, Elyse was an Investment Banking Analyst at Jefferies LLC in the Global Industrials Group in New York City. In her role at Jefferies, she assisted middle market clients on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and helping raise money in the capital markets.

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Vish joined the Mohari team as an advisor in 2016 to provide asset management and acquisition and strategic planning services. Vish’s real estate career spans over 18 years and has taken him from Hammerson PLC to O & Y Enterprise, The Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan, Bayfield Realty Advisors and now Mohari. He has conducted and managed the appraisal of various institutional class properties across Canada, and has both asset and property managed significant mixed used real estate portfolios in Canada. Vish holds a Bachelor of Administration Degree from the University of Ottawa and is qualified as a Certified Management Accountant.

VISH BRIJBASSI
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VISH BRIJBASSI

Vish joined the Mohari team as an advisor in 2016 to provide asset management and acquisition and strategic planning services. Vish’s real estate career spans over 18 years and has taken him from Hammerson PLC to O & Y Enterprise, The Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan, Bayfield Realty Advisors and now Mohari. He has conducted and managed the appraisal of various institutional class properties across Canada, and has both asset and property managed significant mixed used real estate portfolios in Canada. Vish holds a Bachelor of Administration Degree from the University of Ottawa and is qualified as a Certified Management Accountant.

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Iosif is the Chief Operations Officer of the Mohari group based at the head offices in Cyprus and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mohari Hospitality Limited. Iosif with his team is responsible for the financial reporting, tax compliance, Internal and External Audits, Human resources and corporate governance of the group. He is also involved in a number of real estate and philanthropy projects. Iosif previously worked at large privately owned investment group responsible for corporate governance and financial reporting of a portfolio of worldwide investments.

IOSIF IOSIFIDES
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IOSIF IOSIFIDES

Iosif is the Chief Operations Officer of the Mohari group based at the head offices in Cyprus and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mohari Hospitality Limited. Iosif with his team is responsible for the financial reporting, tax compliance, Internal and External Audits, Human resources and corporate governance of the group. He is also involved in a number of real estate and philanthropy projects. Iosif previously worked at large privately owned investment group responsible for corporate governance and financial reporting of a portfolio of worldwide investments.

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Andreas joined Mohari in September 2022 at the position of Senior Finance Manager. Andreas has a degree in Business Administration – Accounting and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Mohari, he worked for 5 years at Deloitte Cyprus in the Audit and Assurance department at the position of Assistant Manager, responsible for the audit of local and international clients.

ANDREAS METOCHIS
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ANDREAS METOCHIS

Andreas joined Mohari in September 2022 at the position of Senior Finance Manager. Andreas has a degree in Business Administration – Accounting and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Mohari, he worked for 5 years at Deloitte Cyprus in the Audit and Assurance department at the position of Assistant Manager, responsible for the audit of local and international clients.

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Juan Ignacio is a Msc Civil Engineer with MBA and joined the Mohari team in 2017, starting as advisor for the Canalejas Four Seasons project in Madrid as well as identifying and analysing further potential investments in Spain. Additionally, Juan Ignacio assists in asset managing assets owned by the Spanish companies within the group and is a member of the board of directors. He has been working for the last 20 years as project developer manager for private investors working in real estate and project management for hospitality projects in Spain and was General Manager of Alcaidesa Holding (Santander Bank Group).

JUAN IGNACIO JIMENEZ-CASQUET
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JUAN IGNACIO JIMENEZ-CASQUET

Juan Ignacio is a Msc Civil Engineer with MBA and joined the Mohari team in 2017, starting as advisor for the Canalejas Four Seasons project in Madrid as well as identifying and analysing further potential investments in Spain. Additionally, Juan Ignacio assists in asset managing assets owned by the Spanish companies within the group and is a member of the board of directors. He has been working for the last 20 years as project developer manager for private investors working in real estate and project management for hospitality projects in Spain and was General Manager of Alcaidesa Holding (Santander Bank Group).

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Esther joined the Mohari team in 2018 where she oversees the administration of the group’s Spanish companies and supervises the general accounting. Esther is a member of the Boards of Directors of Mohari Hospitality Spain. Esther is based in Madrid, and has a degree in Economics from the University of Málaga.

ESTHER PADIAL
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ESTHER PADIAL

Esther joined the Mohari team in 2018 where she oversees the administration of the group’s Spanish companies and supervises the general accounting. Esther is a member of the Boards of Directors of Mohari Hospitality Spain. Esther is based in Madrid, and has a degree in Economics from the University of Málaga.

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Alix provides philanthropy advisory services for the Mohari group’s global philanthropy programme. Alix has a MSc in Voluntary Sector Management and Grantmaking from Cass Business School, London, and over fifteen years of experience working in the non-profit sector both in the UK and Spain.

ALIX WELDON
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ALIX WELDON

Alix provides philanthropy advisory services for the Mohari group’s global philanthropy programme. Alix has a MSc in Voluntary Sector Management and Grantmaking from Cass Business School, London, and over fifteen years of experience working in the non-profit sector both in the UK and Spain.

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Georgios joined Mohari in April 2019 at the financial controller position in Luxembourg and serves on the board of directors. He began his career in Grant Thornton Greece, responsible for audit engagements on local clients in a variety of sectors. He continued his career in Cyprus, where he had worked for Euroglobal S.E.E. Audit Ltd and Priamus Audit Ltd, responsible for audit and tax, for a portfolio of local and international clients. Georgios has previously worked in the accounting department of Automarin S.A, a large car retail group of companies in Greece, responsible for daily accounting and reporting, monthly and annual vat returns and yearly transfer pricing file preparation.

GEORGIOS ROINIOTIS
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GEORGIOS ROINIOTIS

Georgios joined Mohari in April 2019 at the financial controller position in Luxembourg and serves on the board of directors. He began his career in Grant Thornton Greece, responsible for audit engagements on local clients in a variety of sectors. He continued his career in Cyprus, where he had worked for Euroglobal S.E.E. Audit Ltd and Priamus Audit Ltd, responsible for audit and tax, for a portfolio of local and international clients. Georgios has previously worked in the accounting department of Automarin S.A, a large car retail group of companies in Greece, responsible for daily accounting and reporting, monthly and annual vat returns and yearly transfer pricing file preparation.

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