Chris is Associate Director, Head of Strategic Consulting at Chestertons MENA, responsible for the company’s research and consultancy services in the UAE, Bahrain and the wider region.
Chris has a wealth of international real estate advisory experience spanning UK, Asia Pacific and GCC markets. Within the GCC, Chris has advised on a broad range of office, retail, hotel and residential schemes across Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and the UAE.
Since joining Chestertons in 2019, Chris has provided extensive valuation and advisory services across the UAE and the wider MENA region. Recent instructions include the valuation of DMCC’s flagship Uptown Tower project in Dubai and Golden Gate Towers, due to comprise 746 residential units plus supporting retail, in Bahrain.
Prior to joining Chestertons, Chris was an Associate Director at Savills, having joined the Bahrain-based Northern Gulf advisory team in 2017, before going on to lead research and consultancy services in Thailand.
Before Savills, Chris spent over three years with CBRE in Thailand and Cambodia, heading research, consulting and valuation services in the latter. Starting his career in the UK, Chris worked for a firm of chartered surveyors, covering commercial agency and professional services, until 2013.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in History and Politics from Royal Holloway, University of London and a Master of Science in Real Estate from Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK.
Chris is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and an RICS Registered Valuer.
Chestertons advises government departments, developers, investors and corporate owners on all aspects of real estate development from large mixed-use schemes to assessment of individual sites.
We understand our clients operate in an increasingly competitive and sophisticated business environment where accurate market intelligence and early insights are key. So we work with our clients right through the development process from assessing the feasibility of schemes, securing planning permissions and creating joint ventures with financing partners through to the final delivery phase. We have expertise in numerous areas of real estate development including, residential, hospitality, retail, office and mixed-use schemes.
We undertake detailed research and analysis to assess the viability of development concepts, providing recommendations and reporting financial performance through metrics including internal rate of return (IRR), investment multiple and payback period.
We undertake comprehensive research and analysis, supported by our extensive market experience, to assess the optimal use for vacant land plots or redevelopment opportunities.
We draw on data and insight from relevant schemes to review projects, assessing demand drivers, positioning, financial performance and design.
We undertake a comprehensive review of investment portfolios, assessing performance and identifying enhancements and value-added opportunities.
We work with clients to deliver their investment or occupational requirements, advising on strategy, undertaking analysis and identifying risks and opportunities.
We provide expert insight, data and analysis derived from primary research, selected third-party sources and our extensive experience across the region.