Who Are We
Al Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment S.A.E. (“Al Ismaelia”) is a real estate development company based in Cairo, Egypt, focusing on acquiring and renovating prime real estate in Downtown Cairo with the aim of revitalizing the historic neighborhood and celebrating its unique, organic urban framework.Read More
History of Downtown
For a city with such a long history, many are surprised to learn that Downtown Cairo is less than 200 years old. Until the mid 1800's, the undisputed heart of Egypt's capital city was predominantly swamp land.Read More
Al Ismaelia developed the company’s Urban Planning Project to outline their vision for Downtown Cairo; a vision that not only considers the company’s interests, but the interests of all the neighborhood’s players whom encompass every segment of Cairo’s rich urban fabric.Read More
Buildings We Own
Gorge Eastman fell in love with Egypt and decided to open the second Kodak shop in the world. The building was acquired in 1924 by Kodak Company where it hosted its offices until its acquisition by Al Ismaelia in 2008 and is currently used as the company’s headquarter office. The buildings comprise a stone promenade that can be used as a pedestrian area.