THE TEAM

DONALD MATHESON | FOUNDER

Mr. Matheson has more than twenty years of real estate development and construction management experience. Mr. Matheson oversees Almat Group’s development and acquisition opportunities. Prior to founding Almat Group, Mr. Matheson held positions at Boston Properties, Bovis Lend Lease and Rockefeller Group as a construction manager and project manager for several high profile projects including Times Square Tower, 5 Times Square, 90 Church Street, Gowanus Housing Project and several schools more... 

UCHE ALOZIE | FOUNDER

Mr. Alozie has twenty years of real estate and investment experience. Prior to founding Almat Group, Mr. Alozie held various positions at Deloitte Consulting, Bank of New York and American Insurance Group.  Prior to these engagements he was a senior accountant at Deloitte & Touche LLP where his focus was real estate and investment companies that included Met Life Real Estate, Apollo Real Estate Advisors, Tontine Partners, Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan Real Estate groups more...

MAURICE EKPENYONG | DIRECTOR

Maurice joined Almat as a director in 2011 and manages all operations and business development efforts for Almat Land Ltd. Maurice commenced his career in the Nigerian Armed Forces as an Officer in the Navy. During his sixteen year career, he served aboard various Nigerian Navy Ships and Establishments, as well as ECOMOG and United Nations Missions in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Thereafter, as Staff Officer Maritime Operations, at the Office of the National more...

EWI AKPATA | COMPTROLLER

Mr. Akpata serves as the firm’s comptroller.  He is responsible for the supervision of accounting, tax and reporting activities.  Ms. Akpata has over twenty (20) years of accounting, investment and corporate finance experience.  Prior to joining Almat Land, he held positions at Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and United Bank of Switzerland. Mr. Akpata. holds Bachelors of business administration from Baruch College and is a CPA.

TOMMY GU | PROJECT MANAGER

Mr. Gu has expansive professional experience in the real estate development industry in Asia and the US. Prior to joining Almat Group, Mr. Gu worked for Swire Hotels, a fully-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong based multinational real estate developer Swire Properties. At Swire Hotel’s corporate office, Mr. Gu was responsible for marketing communications and brand strategies for a collection of ultra-luxury boutique hotels as well as lifestyle business hotels.  Prior to that, Mr. Gu held various roles in the more...