charles habak

Partner - McKinsey & Company

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Charles is a leader in McKinsey’s Real Estate and Private Equity & Principal Investors practices. He is passionate about the potential for real estate and large-scale investments to significantly improve people’s social conditions, drive sustainable economic growth, and increase environmental sustainability. Charles has longstanding experience serving sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, real estate companies, state-owned enterprises, and government entities. He is considered a thought leader whose recent work has encompassed conceptualizing novel real estate developments, regenerating inner cities and mixed income communities, enhancing asset management and portfolio companies, and launching disruptive corporate and digital ventures. Passionate about inclusion and diversity, Charles has worked across North America and the MENA region for over 17 years. 

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There was a time when economic growth, sustainability, and inclusion were seen as trade-offs, but leaders today need to achieve all three. This new paradigm of growth will be more sustainable, driving innovation while reducing environmental impact. It will also be more inclusive, creating access to opportunities for people worldwide. This is not an easy task, but our ambition is to help organizations and their leaders make it a reality. Every day, around the world, we partner with our clients to set bold strategies, unlock the potential of their people, embed transformative technologies in everything they do, and innovate sustainably. The impact we deliver helps clients achieve enduring change in their capabilities and performance—and speeds up the transition to sustainable and inclusive growth.

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