One of Pattaya most successful long-term developers, Matrix Developments, has announced a new partner in the company and a high tech strategy to propel the award-winning property group beyond the 21st century.
Joining the team at Matrix is Raz Shai, who brings with him almost 15 years experience with the number one IT company in Israel. An expert in professional services and high level management systems, Mr. Shai has provided IT solutions for some of the world’s biggest banks, businesses and institutions.
Matrix MD Miki Haim (left) welcomes Raz Shai to the company at a press conference held at the Hilton Pattaya Hotel on Feb. 16, 2012.
“I will bring my management skills and IT know-how to Matrix Developments,” he said, “to combine with the phenomenal marketing skills of its managing director Miki Haim.”
“This is an exciting part of the world”, he added, “where the skyline is constantly changing and growth is spurred by strong investor confidence.”
Matrix Developments has an impressive portfolio of finished projects. The company has completed 8 condominium buildings totaling over 1,000 freehold units and more than 2000 apartments have been offered in the company’s new projects.
“I believe in investing in the right manpower, said Matrix MD Miki Haim. “The right people can shape our company and assist us in developing systems that will ensure our projects and business is focused and embraces 21st century technology and ideas.
“Raz Shai is from a different world to me,” he added. “He is not a real estate developer or a construction expert. He’s a people person and his knowledge of management is unsurpassed.”
Miki Haim and Raz Shai have been friends for 31 years. The two served together in a special unit in Israel’s army. Mr Shai visited Thailand a year ago and made plans to join forces with Miki Haim and his late partner Rony Fest on a range of special projects.
“Rony’s death was a shock to us,” said Raz, “but Miki and I decided to maintain our decision to work together and build a better and more efficient Matrix team.”
Relocating to Pattaya last month was a big move but Raz is excited about the challenge.
“My main philosophy is for our employees to have fun,” he said. “If the staff loves what they do then the company will be successful on all levels”.
Matrix Group’s finished projects include: Hyde Park 1 and 2, Pattaya Heights, Park Lane Jomtien Resort and Sunset Boulevard 1.
Its new projects are The View, Sunset Boulevard 2, Paradise Park, The Vision, Amazon Residence and Art on the Hill.
Matrix Developments was awarded the Best Developer South East Asia Gold Award by OPP – Overseas Property Professional in 2011.