Our TeamBiographies

team ali katootALI KATOOT
CEO

As CEO of MK Industries, Mr. Katoot oversees a portfolio that consists of over two million square feet of residential, commercial and warehouse space. Mr. Katoot is heavily involved in the general operations, strategic planning, and growth of all aspects of MK Industries and MK Trade & Food Industries, LLC to include real estate investment, global commodity trading, with expansion into food product manufacturing processing. He leads a strong and rapidly expanding management team made up of highly skilled individuals who specialize in achieving optimum success in today's ever-changing economy.

He possesses an in depth ability to see the maximum potential within his portfolio of real estate investments made up of primarily distressed properties that he works to transform into stellar examples of real estate today.  Promptly after purchasing a property, he works towards producing immediate results. He works closely with his team in preparing an agenda, which includes clear short and long-term goals to sustain the properties growth in the months, and years to come. With his leadership, MK Industries has consistently produced higher occupancies, lower delinquencies, and greater customer relations, all while enhancing an assets surroundings, revitalizing the market area, and giving back to the community.

Mr. Katoot also specializes in food and bulk commodity trading of various goods like rice, sugar, pasta, cement, and overstock clothing. He has experience trading in the Middle East, South America, and West Africa. He holds dual Master's degrees in Business and Software Engineering.

 


 

team ahmed husseinAHMED A. HUSSEIN
VP New Business Development

Mr. Hussein brings to us over 25 years of leadership within the food industry market specializing in product development and process innovation.  Over the past 15 years, Mr. Hussein has established food production facilities in India, China, Brazil and South Africa.  He has also successfully engaged in technology transfer, product customization for the targeted market requirements, and the launching of many new products at contract manufacturing facilities in Italy, India, Spain, Brazil, Ireland, and within the U.S. 

In addition to having international product development roles with several U.S. based companies, Mr. Hussein has established and led the innovation & new technology departments for the IFFCO Group of Companies based in Dubai, UAE. He has also held leading positions with such companies as Proctor & Gamble, Rich Products Corporation, H.C. Brill (a CSM Bakery Company), IFFCO Group of Companies, and Focus Brands International. 

Over the years, Mr. Hussein has developed many value-added food products and authored several international patents in food product development and processing.  Mr. Hussein holds dual Master’s Degrees in Food Science from Cornell University and Food Engineering from the University of Toronto.

 


 

team patrick kellyPATRICK KELLY
Project Manager

Mr. Kelly’s primary responsibilities include overseeing purchasing, acquisitions, strategic planning, and management of all facility and residential property maintenance throughout the entire company's portfolio. He is also heavily involved with other aspects of the company's business in developing and implementing solid operating standards and growth strategy for the business.

 

 


 

team nabil elsaqaNABIL ELSAQA
Treasurer

Mr. Elsaqa is responsible for the financial management at MK Industries along with overseeing the closing process on all newly acquired acquisitions.  Mr. Elsaqa is experienced, skilled and a true expert in real estate business.  He is highly successful and widely connected with industry vendors and insiders.

 

 


 

team hassan zabalawi

HASSAN ZABALAWI

Chief Engineer

Mr. Zabalawi, as the Chief Engineer for MK Industries, is responsible for transforming Mr. Kelly’s plans and ideals into actual day-to-day construction plans. His experience and diligence makes him best suited for ensuring plans become reality for our properties in the most efficient and effective ways possible.

 


 

team crystal carrollCRYSTAL CARROLL
CAMM, HCCP, Director of Operations

Mrs. Carroll is the Director of Operations for MK Industries, and is responsible for overseeing all the daily operations of the residential property management. This includes closely monitoring all of the assets, development, training, and implementation of all aspects of the property management division. She works closely with Mr. Katoot to ensure the company objectives are met with excellence.

 

 


 

team abdula katootABDULLAH KATOOT
Pharmacist

With a Doctorate in Pharmacy from Mercer University, Abdullah’s primary areas of business include human pharmaceuticals, consumer healthcare products as well as dietary supplements. Developing and sustaining productive business partnerships with customers across the globe.

 

 


 

team joe cavallaroJOE CAVALLARO
Accounting Manager

Graduated from Villanova University and Quinnipiac University School of Law where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Juris Doctorate.  He has worked for Ernst & Young, Sava Senior Care and AIMCO Real Estate Management (Multifamily Housing – Largest REIT Real Estate) as a Regional Financial Officer.  Joe brings a wealth of financial real estate management and internal systems and controls to MK Industries as we continue to grow our portfolio within all aspects of Real Estate.