Who we are

Hayaat Group is a principal investment firm that represents the third generation of the Elahi family business legacy. We partner with founders, management, and other stakeholders in accelerating, or maintaining value creation momentum through our capital, capabilities and experience.

Our successful track record of projects and investments is grounded in our patient approach, passionate commitment, diverse experience and award-winning development history. Over time, the group has grown into a multi-regional investment company with a portfolio spanning real estate, capital markets and next generation disruptors.

Hayaat  values 

Experience + passion

Diversified experience combined with disciplined focus on value creation

Open to sectors and markets; with a passion for 'disruptors'

Investments made in developed, emerging, and frontier markets

Patient approach

Private capital not subject to typical private equity constraints

Commitment to vision and long-term value creation

Nimble, proactive, and focused, not wavered by short-term market conditions

Collaboration model

Partner of choice for founders, management, and co-investors

Unity of direction and purpose based on mutual trust and shared values

Success through co-prosperity, sharing risks and rewards

Active involvement

Strategic and tactical guidance with strong board presence

Mentor and executive support through in-house and advisory expert network

Fairness and transparency in dealing with all stakeholders

Our story

Hayaat Group represents the business legacy of the Elahi family, which has a history dating back nearly 100 years. The group itself was formed as an independent entity by the third generation. The family ethos remains, as the organisation was conceived by Mohammed Ikhlaq and developed with brother Mohammed Ishtiaq, with the support of another brother Mohammed Afaq. 

While the initial focus was on the real estate sector in the UK and South Asian markets, as the platform grew, the scope was expanded to new markets and sectors that could fuel the group's growth and income ambitions, including urban regeneration and next generation disruptors. Today, Hayaat Group is present in markets from the USA, Europe, the GCC to South Asia.

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Countries where Hayaat Group has direct or indirect exposure


Years of family business legacy


Investments made


Real estate investments


Projects delivered

Our team    





Award: BREEAM - outstanding

Category: Sustainable building

Year: 2012

Project: The Green, University of Bradford, UK



Award: International Green Apple Awards - winner

Category: Environmental best practice in building

Year: 2012



Award: Building Awards - winner

Category: Recognition of excellence in building

Year: 2012

Project: The Green, University of Bradford, UK



Award: Insider Property Industry Awards, Yorkshire – winner

Category: Designing, developing and managing the built environment

Year: 2012

Project: The Green, University of Bradford, UK



Award: Greenbuild Awards 2012 – winner

Category: Green practice in the hospitality and building industries

Year: 2012

Project: The Green, University of Bradford, UK



Award: Consider Constructors – gold

Category: Best practice in consider construction

Year: 2012

Project: The Green, University of Bradford, UK



Award: LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence Awards – winner

Category: Building safety

Year: 2012

Project: The Green, University of Bradford, UK



Award: Best Built in Quality Award – winner

Category: Cheshire district, UK

Year: 2005

Project: 20 high-spec two-bed apartments, Chelford, Cheshire, UK