About Alex Gemici
Alex Gemici is an accomplished finance industry professional. He has over 37 years of deep vertical experience in financial products, capital placement, debt structuring, commercial and residential real estate, asset management, and business strategy.
A longtime entrepreneur, banking executive, and business development expert, Alex Gemici has established and managed numerous firms both locally and internationally. He is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Greenstone Equity Partners. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Dubai, Greenstone Equity Partners is the largest fund placement firm in the Middle East, raising capital for top-tier global fund managers from investors in the region. Greenstone employs over 40 professionals across eight offices in the Middle East, enabling Greenstone to maintain its deeply rooted, long-term relationships with over 1,700 investors consisting of sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, family offices and UHNWIs. In addition to receiving numerous awards, Greenstone was named top placement agent by Institutional Investor and is ranked #5 globally by capital raised in Preqin’s League Tables among 1,400 placement firms, even though Greenstone raises capital only in the GCC.
An Entrepreneurial Leader
Prior to joining Greenstone, Mr. Gemici was Managing Director and the Head of Deutsche Bank’s real estate finance, mortgage origination, trading and warehouse lending businesses in the Middle East and Africa. Between 2001 and 2011, Alex Gemici led his second entrepreneurial pursuit in the establishment and management of Montgomery Mortage Capital. As Co-founder and CEO of the residential mortgage banking firm, he oversaw the growth of the company to annual origination volume exceeding $1.2 billion.
From 1999 to 2001, Alex was a Senior Vice President at MortgageIT, Inc. (a top NYSE-listed U.S. mortgage lender later acquired by Deutsche Bank). His responsiblities at MorgageIT included Business Development and M&A. During his tenure, the company’s monthly mortgage origination volume increased from $10 million per month to over $1 billion.
Between 1997 and 1999, he was Managing Partner of Crocker Financial Group, which acquired and managed nearly 1,000 residential apartment units located in four states in the U.S. He is also a member of the Global Real Estate Institute.
Between 1995 and 1997, Alex Gemici was Managing Director of the Clifford Companies and ran their $300 million multi-family property acquisition fund. Between 1983 and 1995, he had a variety of roles at the LFC Group of Companies and, in 1992, was appointed Managing Director and Head of LFC Equities, the international investment arm of the LFC Group of Companies.
Alex measures his success on the success of his clients and his team. In addition to this success, he also wants to educate others on how they, too, can start building their own path to prosperity using tips and experiences he has accumulated over the past 37+ years. He has been quoted in various financial publications and was honored to speak in numerous conferences, including the iGlobal Forum 7th Specialty Finance Summit (watch a clip from the summit below) and the 2015 LEND360 event.