Jay Grant

Jay Grant

Founder and Chairman

Jay is from the UK and moved to Dubai in May 2008 before setting up Cavendish Maxwell with a business partner 5 months later. Following on from this in 2014, Jay set up the real estate intelligence platform, Property Monitor.

Jay holds a BA honours degree in economics and accountancy and a master’s degree in estate management. He spent 6 years in the City of London with Sanwa International and JP Morgan before embarking on a career in property and subsequently qualifying as a chartered surveyor in 2006. Jay’s real estate experience covers valuation, landlord and tenant, property management, commercial agency, fund management and investment.

Jay is a creative business thinker and the driving force behind Cavendish Maxwell’s emergence from a niche valuation company into a larger multidiscipline surveying practice. The flame of ambition still burns very bright he says, as the next few years will demonstrate.

Away from work Jay is an Arsenal season ticket holder, Ironman triathlete, white collar boxer and keen cyclist who cycled half the Tour de France route in July 2017 averaging 200km a day.

Contact information


+971 4 453 9525

Founder and Chairman’s message

Welcome to our website

Cavendish Maxwell is going through one of the most exciting phases in its history. We are expanding exponentially and looking at growing our network of Chartered Surveyors across the GCC over the next 12 months.

Since we established in 2008, we have become one of the most influential voices for the real estate industry and have 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.

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.

Who we are

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.

We 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.

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.