George Creel Appointed Group CEO and Executive Director of Gulf Development International


October 1, 2016

George Creel Appointed Group CEO and Executive Director of Gulf Development International

(London, United Kingdom, 10/1/2016) Gulf Development International (GDI) has named George Creel Group CEO and Executive Director. Mr. Creel’s unique experience will bring innovative leadership to GDI, whose innovative use of unique real estate development processes and techniques reduces time to market and the total cost of ownership of real estate projects.

In addition to his role with Gulf Development International Ltd, Mr. Creel is the Managing Partner of Colesbury Capital. Launched in 2008 with offices in London, New York, and Miami, Colesbury is an alternative investment platform that directs investments through its private equity investment vehicles.  

Prior to founding Colesbury, Mr. Creel was a partner and Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital, a Miami-based private equity firm with over $7B in management, and a co-founder of Brightpoint Capital, H.I.G.’s public securities investment affiliate.

Mr. Creel, has served on numerous corporate boards. He currently serves on the Board of Managers of Decision Sciences Medical Company and as a director of Shapemix LLC, Knock Inc., and Encryptics, Inc. 

“GDI’s unique capabilities and partnerships are poised to disrupt the real estate development marketplace”, said Creel.  “I am excited to be a part of this team as we deliver value across the real estate development ecosystem, including capital markets, design and construction, and operations. I look forward to leading GDI to explosive growth.”

Mr. Creel received his B.A. from Auburn University and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts. Additionally, he has participated in post-graduate executive programs at both the Columbia and Harvard Business Schools.

About Gulf Development International, LTD. (GDI):

Gulf Development International Ltd. (GDI) is a global leader in residential, commercial, and industrial development. The GDI team has delivered more than $50 billion USD worth of developments, including some of the most iconic developments in the world. Recognizing the challenges of quality and efficiency when developing projects in emerging markets, GDI partners with world class leaders in design, construction, and operations to create an unparalleled development process to execute exceptional projects.

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