Aly-khan Merali is President and Chief Financial Officer of Turnberry. Merali, who joined the company in 2013 and is a member of the Executive Committee, oversees the Asset Management, Finance and Treasury, Accounting, Legal, Human Resources and Information Systems divisions of the company. In addition, he oversees all capital activities, investments, joint ventures and divestitures relating to Turnberry Associates’ multi-billion-dollar portfolio of retail and hospitality development projects. To date Merali’s transactions on behalf of Turnberry are in excess of $7 billion.
Merali has over 20 years of real estate investing and operations experience. Prior to joining Turnberry, Merali was an Executive Vice President and Head of Acquisitions for the Gencom Group, a Florida based hotel investment venture with a portfolio of assets that spanned North America, Europe and the Caribbean. Prior to that, Merali worked and lived internationally while maintaining leadership and at times ownership positions in real estate-based company’s in the United Kingdom, Canada and East Africa; property types included industrial and manufacturing, senior living, office, and resort.
Merali holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University in Canada and a master’s degree with a focus in real estate finance from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. While at Cornell, Merali was both a Dean’s List student and the Vice President of the Associate Real Estate Chapter. Merali is a member of the Cornell Hotel School’s Young Advisory Counsel and of the Cornell Hotel society Florida Chapter and active member of the Miami Chapter of YPO. He is also active in the various charities Turnberry supports and has held volunteer positions with organizations focused on bettering the economic position of those within the communities that he has lived.