MEA July 2017

62 MEA MARKETS / July 2017 , CavendishMaxwell is going through one of the most exciting phases in their history. They are expanding exponentially and looking at growing their network of Chartered Surveyors across the GCC in the future. We enjoyed an in-depth interviewmarketingmanager, MariamMahmood to find out more about this promising firmand the impressive range of services they offer. Property Consultancy across the Middle East & Africa Since Cavendish Maxwell was established in 2008, they have become one of the most influential voices for the real estate industry. They have also played an instrumental role in advising private companies, global corporations, government agencies, asset managers, fund managers, developers, owners’ associations, international and domestic banks and mainstream media the guidance and intelligence needed to help shape and inform infrastructural decisions. Cavendish Maxwell’s marketing manager, Mariam Mahmood tells us about the firm’s exciting partnerships and impressive range of services. “We have partnered with some of the world’s most iconic developments and projects and led the way in providing property consultancy services across the Middle East & Africa. We are always evolving and started seeing promising opportunities through the trust and dedication we have provided to our partners and clients and look forward to working with you over these transformative years. “We offer a comprehensive range of property services and our various teams provide valuation, agency, advisory, research and building consultancy services across all property types and sectors. Our experience covers valuations, property investment, fund management, disposals and acquisitions, rent reviews, lease renewals, development appraisals, advisory, market research, property data services, feasibility studies and building consultancy.” Mariam says they provide independent reports, prepared to internationally accepted standards, for loan security, bank lending, audit, insurance reinstatement, dispute resolution, risk management, debt recovery, performance analysis, purchase and sale advice and third party reliance purposes. She tells then provides a flavour of the clients they serve. “Our clients include private companies, global corporations, government agencies, asset managers, fund managers, developers, owners’ associations, and international and domestic banks. As a fully qualified member firm of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and with extensive knowledge of the region, we have the necessary experience, expertise and insight to deliver property advice of the highest standard.” The firm offers a wide range of services, a sample of which Mariam is pleased to tell us about. “In terms of our residential valuation services, we provide these for over 35 major banks across the United Arab Emirates region, to a broad portfolio of private and local clients. Our residential valuation team has extensive experience in all seven emirates in providing residential valuation advice. We have one of the largest residential valuation teams in the region and are recognised by many as having the fastest turnaround times in the market. “We undertake our own in-depth research and work closely with carefully selected local property agents and other market professionals to ensure we are fully up to date with current market activity and transactions. This enables us to identify changing trends and provide accurate residential valuations as the market adapts. We carry out valuations across the UAE in both freehold and non-freehold locations of property types including but not limited to: 1705ME01 apartments; villas; townhouses; development sites; residential compounds and towers. “In addition, our team can deliver bespoke valuation and pricing research to suit our clients’ needs. We provide monthly and quarterly studies covering the Dubai and Abu Dhabi markets, as well as bespoke research and reports on request.” Mariam then offers her thoughts on the firm’s commercial valuation services. “As one of the largest teams in the region, managed by fully qualified RICS registered valuers, we have the ability, experience and resources to service large and complicated real estate properties and portfolios. We interpret the latest data and incorporate independent and objective assessments to form our own extensive market intelligence, enabling us to deliver clear and concise advice on properties across all sectors “In the past year, we have valued more than AED 87 billion worth of property, providing strategic advice to support financial and risk management decisions for a range of clients. Our client focused valuation team provides real estate valuation advice