CBRE, the global real estate consulting firm, announced two new appointments to its growing business in the Middle East.
With more than seven years of experience in valuation, with the last three being in the Middle East, Louise Liddell joins the CBRE team as an Associate Director, Valuation Consultancy. Based out of Dubai, she will be responsible for valuations in the Middle East and North Africa region for CBRE’s clientele offering a wide range of services that include bank lending, financial reporting and IPO amongst others.
Prior to joining CBRE, Louise worked with JLL MENA within their valuation team. She has extensive valuation experience in advising lending institutions, property funds and corporate entities that include the likes of Dubai Properties Group, Aldar and Al Futtaim Group Real Estate. Before moving to the region, she worked in the UK for GVA, completing their graduate APC training scheme before being employed as part of their Valuation and Compulsory Purchase team.
Giving further impetus to its Middle East in-house research and consultancy capabilities, CBRE also appointed Erik Volkers as a Senior Consultant, Research and Consultancy. With more than eight years of experience in real estate advisory services, he will offer CBRE clientele with a full spectrum of research and consultancy services that include market research, development strategies and (financial) feasibility studies.
Before joining CBRE Middle East, Erik worked for a consultancy firm in the Netherlands which excelled in providing financial services for real estate and area developments.
He worked on a number of high profile projects that included, amongst others, “The Hague Rotterdam Airport Business Park” and “IJburg phase 2” – Amsterdam’s new residential district developed on artificial islands of dredged sand.
Commenting on the appointments, Nick Maclean, Managing Director, CBRE Middle East, said, “The Middle East and GCC, in particular, is witnessing renewed economic activity. These key appointments reflect our drive and commitment to further bolster our expertise and ability to offer consultancy services to our growing clientele in the region.”
“We are delighted to have Louise and Erik join our growing team in the Middle East. Both of them come with a strong understanding of the property market and I’m sure their experience will be invaluable in helping us deliver best in class services to our clients,” further added Maclean.
CBRE has been involved in a large number of development roles across the Middle East region, delivering bespoke best-use and feasibility studies and strategic consulting. Across the Middle East, CBRE’s highly experienced management team offers a full range of professional real estate services, including Valuation; Tenant & Landlord Agency; Research & Consultancy; Property Management; Building Consultancy & Project Management; Facilities Management; and Global Corporate Services. The Research and Consulting team covers the provision of detailed research and data across all asset classes, development consultancy and strategic property advice for a wide range of clients.