Related maintains a strategic and disciplined approach to the markets in which we operate and the product types we deliver. We are currently pursuing select ground-up development opportunities as well as providing advisory services to partner entities in the Middle East, China and Brazil. To capitalize on these rapidly growing markets, we are leveraging our real estate development expertise, our track record of creating value in some of the most financially successful developments in the United States and our relationships with some of the most active and successful hotel, retail and restaurant brands.
In the Middle East region, Gulf Related is focused on retail, residential and high-end mixed-use real estate developments. Gulf Related represents a joint-venture between Gulf Capital, one of the Middle East's leading alternative asset management firms, and Related Companies, one of the largest private real estate development and investment firms in the United States. The Gulf Related team leverages its core competencies from Related in real estate planning, development and management; while Gulf Capital brings strong regional relationships, access to deal flow, and fund raising capabilities.
Gulf Related is focused on pursuing marquee large-scale mixed-use real estate development opportunities in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. In addition to developing The Galleria on Al Maryah Island and Al Maryah Central, Gulf Related is developing a 550 unit expatriate residential compound in Riyadh, KSA. Gulf Related is identifying additional multi-phase, master-planned, mixed-use development opportunities in urban centers as well as large-scale community developments.
In China, we are capitalizing on our decades of diversified real estate experience to create a multi-platform real estate business in collaboration with local partners. With its urbanization imperative and emerging capital markets, China presents a unique opportunity to bring industry-leading capabilities from all of Related’s business platforms to a robust economy. Headquartered in Shanghai and operating in joint venture with complementary local partners, Related China is initially focused on both new construction and the acquisition of residential, retail and mixed-use developments targeting locations on state-of-the-art transportation infrastructure, and building to the burgeoning demand of the rapidly expanding middle class. Future projects will include moderate and luxury residential high-rise buildings and retail shopping centers, as well as large scale mixed-use projects that seamlessly integrate multiple uses including residential, retail, restaurant, entertainment, hotel and office.