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Partner, Head of Investment and Commercial Agency
Andrew previously worked at Montagu Evans and the Grampian Assessors and Electoral Registers in the United Kingdom. Andrew holds an MA degree in Real Estate and Spatial Planning and was awarded the RICS and RTPI Academic Scotland Award for the Best Real Estate Graduate. Spanning 11 years in property (eight as a surveyor), Andrew has provided a wide range of services to clients including development advisory, investment strategy, valuations and transactional services (structuring SPV’s, BVI companies, equity raising and advising on disposals and acquisitions). Having been appointed on an advisory role on several master plans, he has helped shape the landscape of the UAE real estate market. More specifically, he has substantial experience in the UAE industrial and logistics sector and the development of wider real estate investment market (purchase and sale of income producing assets). Over the last twenty four months Andrew has been involved in over 200 landlord and tenant representation assignments, assisting notable occupiers and banks such as Emirates NBD, Dubai Properties, Aramex, Souk.com, Dubai World Central, Kizad, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Investbridge, Bank of Sharjah, Landmark, Alshaya and Land Rover Jaguar.
Andrew originally joined Cavendish Maxwell as a Senior Commercial and Residential Valuer, but soon progressed to the role of Head of the Commercial Agency and Investment team. Having passed the UAE’s real estate brokers course with one of the top marks, Andrew has transacted in excess of 3.5 million sq ft of office and industrial space. Given his initial background in valuation, Andrew also has strong analytical skills and still assists in cash flow modeling, NPV/IRR analysis and highest and best use case studies. His current day to day role involves providing professional advice regarding the investment, office, retail and industrial markets to a broad range of local and international companies, formulating and executing marketing plans for clients. Further, Andrew also helps in overseeing the Cavendish Maxwell training programme for graduates who are enrolled to sit their RICS assessment of professional competence (APC). Andrew is also responsible for coordinating the rest of the team and their respective assignments including giving input towards the general direction and expansion of the firm/department.