Muhammad Khalid Awan

Khalid Awan is an experienced businessman with almost 20 years in the real estate development and construction industry. Previously he was Principal with Cambridge Group, LLC, a real estate investment and management company. Mr. Awan also has been appointed as Honorary Investment Counselor to the Pakistan Board of Investment, where he has been active in negotiating complex commercial and infrastructure development investments. Mr. Awan has completed the Master Planning Program in Real Estate Planning and Development at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Additionally, he has earned professional certification in Real Estate Development and Real Estate Development Finance from the New York State Real Estate Board. He also holds a diploma in Inter- national Trade & Transport from the World Trade Institute, and certifications from New York Institute of Finance and Harvard Law School.He has experience in supervising in almost every sector of the con- struction industry. Previously he worked for Westchester Exclusive Management, Inc. where he directly supervised over 100 remodeling and new construction projects of office buildings and business units ranging from 3 stories to 30 stories in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Additionally, he has directed over 75 design/build projects through the full project design, prelimi- nary estimating, engineering, final estimates, contract negotiations and construction cycle.


Education: 

Henry George School of Social Science
University of the State of New York – New York, NY, 2009
(Principles of Political Economy | Fundamental Economics | Applied Economics | Economic Science)

Harvard University School of Law – Cambridge,MA, 2006-7
(Program on Negotiation and Conflict Mediation[PON])

New York Institute of Finance – New York, NY, 1989-9
(International Trade Finance)

World Trade Institute
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey – New York, NY, 1989-00
(WTI Diploma in International Trade and Transport)

Commercial Enterprise:

NASCO Builders-President and Principal Owner
Residential Real Estate Construction and Development in the New York and New Jersey Markets

Conferences:

Harvard University of Law, Cambridge, MA
Islamic Legal Studies Program
(08 The Law of Waqf Conference, 2006)

Islamic Finance Project
(Forum on Islamic Finance, 2008)

Media Coverage:

I receive routine coverage by US, Pakistan and International print, radio and television media on matters of Pakistan politics and business. Recent coverage included Good Day New York (Fox 5 News), Daily Jang, etc.

Political & Government Affairs:

Pakistan Board of Investment
Honorary Investment Counselor, 2009-Present

Foreign Relation Institute of Pakistan
Chairman, 2007-Present

Pakistan People’s Party
Head of International Affairs for North America, 2000-2006

Professional Qualifications | Specialist certifications:

New York State Real Estate Board, New York, NY

  • Real Estate Development Certificate
  • Real Estate Development Finance Certificate

Post Qualifying Specialist Education | Training:

Henry George School Of Social Science, 1992
University of the State of New York, New York, NY
(Understanding Economics)

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, 2007
(Master Planning Course, Real Estate Planning and Development)