Igloo Crowd Ltd was founded in 2016 and combines Equity-based property Crowdfunding with Fintech!
Our team came together when the founder and CEO, Javed Khan, saw an opportunity in property crowdfunding. At the time, it was difficult to become involved in interest-free property investment. There was a niche in the market for ethically compliant methods of investing. It was from this idea, Igloo Crowd was formed.
Founder / CEO
Javed has years of experience transforming residential and commercial properties as well as developing winning customer relationships in the real estate business. His extensive expertise as an entrepreneur also covers such varied fields as domestic appliances, and bespoke furniture manufacturing and retail. Prior to founding Igloo Crowd, he spent 25 years purchasing, developing, marketing, selling, and managing properties across prime Central London areas. This gives him unique insight into the £1 trillion Islamic Finance industry and the £5 trillion UK Property market, and the investment opportunities they hold.
Igloo Crowd is the result of his vision and dedication to providing ethical and Shariah-compliant options for property investors. This became the catalyst for the revolutionary idea of using technology to bring together Crowdfunding and Property Investment in a welcome manner for all those consumers who hold fast to ethical or religious prohibitions regarding interest, as well as other aspects of ethical investing.
Javed has strong insight as well as excellent contacts that have allowed him to access below market value properties regardless of market conditions. He has proven his wealth of skills, experience and expertise in delivering the best financial property solutions to his clients. This places Igloo Crowd at the forefront of ethically-based FinTech companies in the UK.
In addition to his admirable business credentials, Javed has an interest in philanthropy and has been involved in charitable initiatives to raise funds for victims of natural disasters across the world. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of Warwick.
Co-Founder / COO
Shafi Nuur is a young, passionate entrepreneur. Prior to co-founding Igloo Crowd, he has fulfilled a variety of roles across diverse sectors. From education to customer care and sales, Shafi has the drive and focus to succeed in the highly competitive landscape of real estate and technology. He is the centre point for our company, leading the day to day operations at Igloo Crowd and implementing new models and decisions that drive company growth.
His contacts in the industry and unique approach to the market give him a considerable advantage in positioning Igloo Crowd as a leader in the sector of crowdfunding and property investment.
In his role as Igloo Crowd’s Chief Operating Officer, Shafi is responsible for delivering a fast, efficient, end-to-end experience for customers. He played a key role in assembling a team of professionals with over 125 years collective experience in Central London and UK-wide property market.
Co-Founder/ Chartered Surveyor
Brian graduated as a Chartered Surveyor in 1976, and worked for some of the largest international Property Consultants and Chartered Surveyors in the World, taking part and managing major projects including; the 66 acre site “The New Covent Garden Market” at Nine Elms. He has carried out Residential and Commercial Building Surveys and Valuations in high value central London areas, predominantly the West End, and has managed construction contracts from £1m – £5m from inception to handover, in Surrey.
Brian also spent 5 years in Spain, project managing multi-million dollar Commercial projects including; office block developments (both privately and on behalf of the Government), landmark buildings and regeneration of deprived areas.
After being a Chartered Surveyor for 10 years and working on very impressive developments, Brian established his own firm, Brian Gale Surveyors, at the end of 1986. The firm specialises in Building Surveying, Valuation Surveying and Quantity Surveying and serve London and the South East.
Head of Administration
Being Head of Administration, Nina is a highly organised member of the team. With over 15 years’ experience she manages all aspects of our office processes on a day to day basis. She goes that extra mile to maintain good relations with people at all levels and she has excellent communication and multitasking skills.
She started her career working in the Accounts Department at University College London, progressing on to becoming an Administration Manager with various Estate Agencies based in Central London. She has over 12 years’ experience as an administrator working in the property market. Nina controls all our administrative functions and she is highly proficient in ensuring the smooth running of our work environment.
Shariah Compliance Officer
Mufti Abdul Kadir Barkatulla is a prominent Islamic Shari’ah law scholar with a strong background in economics and finance. He has been trained extensively both in traditional Islamic and modern Western education, and has been named an “expert in Islamic Finance” by the UK Parliament.
As one of the Shari’ah Judges at the Islamic Shari’ah Council in London, Mufti Abdul Kadir will be ensuring that our work is consistent with the Ethical laws of Islamic Finance.
Mufti is a member of the Sharia supervisory boards for many financial institutions, including, but not limited to:
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