Colliers International MENA
Ian has an extensive background covering over 32 years in the real estate industry working for both real estate companies and real estate consultants. Over the years he has acquired a solid foundation of multidisciplinary skills, including; investment analysis and strategy formation, acquisitions, disposals, corporate alignment consultancy, property management, operational review performance enhancement, leasing strategies, valuations, and feasibility studies.
Requested frequently to give his thoughts at international conferences Ian also appears on radio and on numerous print and online media. Aside from this the research group at Colliers produces a number of thought-provoking and insightful research papers that Ian is proud to be a part of. Ian has worked extensively throughout the; United Kingdom, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) including the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the Levant, North, Southern and West Africa.
Over the last 25 years, Ian has been in the MENA region, firstly as an Associate Partner with a consultancy firm, then as the General Manager of a UAE focused Real Estate Investment Company. For the last 20 years, Ian has led the MENA valuation and consultancy teams at Colliers International. The combination of his experience has given him an acute understanding of the mechanics, investor demands and operating systems of the industry. With the fourth industrial revolution underway there are fundamental changes in the nature and therefore approaches to real estate. Ian believes that constant personal knowledge growth is key to meet the challenges of the evolving real estate sector.