After graduating from a degree in Accounting and Finance at Manchester University in 1993, Solomon A Massias returned to his hometown, Gibraltar, to set up and join various real estate companies in Gibraltar and Spain. Although initially principally involved in as finance director his position evolved to taking a major lead in many of the successful projects, and becoming CEO of many of these. His first project was the successful conversion of a previously failed Both Worlds apart-hotel to a successful conversion and sale of 130 apartments by the sea. His main operation is now in family group of companies Clarasol Investments Limited. After successfully making it through the hard times of the mid ’90 Solomon played an important part in the development of a 1 m sq m2 plot of land in Spain for 2,000 housing units, hotel, commercial area etc. He also consolidated the major shopping mall in the centre of Gibraltar, assisting in raising its value by over 150% in the matter of 8 years. Although his strength still lies in finance, his most recent ventures involve greater participation in Management and Growth.
Mr Massias is also very actively involved in non-profit, charitable and community positions.