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The team brings experience covering real estate consulting, operations, and investment in key sectors
As part of this, P.P. Varghese has been appointed as Partner and will lead Cavendish Maxwell’s strategy and consulting team.
Varghese comes with over 17 years’ experience gained through advising government, private and institutional clients on single-use, mixed-use, standalone, and master planned projects. His expertise spans development planning and strategy, cost-benefit analysis, operational reviews and monitoring, hotel operator search and negotiations, as well as arbitration support and dispute resolution for hotel management agreements.
Siraj Ahmed joins the team as Associate Partner and brings significant experience in market research, financial feasibility studies, highest and best use studies, and master plan support across the GCC and beyond. Siraj has undertaken projects involving urban regeneration strategy, retail consulting, and labour accommodation planning and has catered to local property developers, master developers, investment funds and sovereign wealth funds.
Abbas Junejo comes on board as a consultant with experience in capital markets, private equity, and development consulting in the US, UK, and UAE. In addition to core assets, Junejo’s sectoral knowledge includes healthcare and student housing.
Shyam Panchal joins as an analyst. He has extensive experience in financial analysis and due diligence across the GCC with a focus on credit risk.
Speaking on the appointment, P.P. Varghese said: “It is an exciting time to be joining Cavendish Maxwell as they expand into new service lines and geographies. We are thrilled to be a part of an organisation where quality and client satisfaction form the foundation of a robust and growing real estate business. We look forward to collaborating with some of the most knowledgeable and respected people in the business and are confident that together we can unlock immense value for clients and identify attractive growth opportunities for the company.”
Nigel Armstrong, CEO, said: “We are pleased to welcome a group of experts with such high calibre to join us on our growth journey. Our new team possesses unrivalled experience that will help us provide unparalleled service to our clients across sectors and markets. Throughout our relatively short but exciting history, Cavendish Maxwell has come to be known for its superior quality and high level of service throughout the region and we are confident that the new team will help take the department and firm to new heights. We wish them all the very best.”
The appointments are in line with Cavendish Maxwell’s plans to not only attract global talent but also expand operations further into the GCC by establishing new office locations. In 2020, the company opened its third office in the UAE in Sharjah, followed by its first office in Bahrain in Manama. Additional office locations are planned for 2021.
This article was originally published in Construction Week.
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