Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Land Sterling Group
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
BSc (Hons) in Real Estate Management, Nottingham Trent University, UK
More than 15 years’ experience in the Real Estate field
Property expert and advisor to several governments and authorities in the GCC
Real Estate speaker and lecturer – local and international
Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Land Sterling Group
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
BSc (Hons) in Property Planning and Development, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Real Estate advisor for projects in excess of 5 Billion Dollars
More than 10 years’ experience in Real Estate and Property Development
Extensive experience working with large international firms and local banks
Real Estate speaker and lecturer at Dubai Real Estate Institute
Provides Real Estate Advisory Services in more than 10 regional countries
Over 12 years of experience in Investment Advisory, Consulting, Valuation and Advisory Services, Transaction Advisory, Research, and Investment Management
Extensive exposure to valuation engagements ranging from due diligence exercises to appraisals of commercial and residential properties, mortgage and collateral appraisals, retail malls, large-scale industrial parks, hospitality and entertainment projects to other special use real estate valuations
Sound knowledge about the prevalent economic or financial reforms in financial markets, and hands-on experience in managing financial products
Predominantly represented the Indian market and the US commercial real estate market
Surajit Biswas MRICS, CFM, ACIArbHead of Project and Building Consultancy
Over 20 years of international experience across the built environment including commercial property management, project management and construction technology
Noteworthy projects included iconic landmark developments, such as the the World Trade Centre
Associate Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)
Certified Facility Manager (CFM)
Certified Shopping Centre Manager (CSM)
Certified Member of British Institute of Facility Management(CBIFM)
MBA in Operation & Production Management and a B.Tech in Civil Engineering
Sunil Parmar MRICSDirector of Project and Building Consultancy
Graduated from the University of Central England with a building surveying degree with honours in 1997 and became Chartered in 2000
Has 20 years post qualification experience over a broad range of Building Surveying disciplines including Landlord & Tenant, technical due diligence, neighbourly matters and construction monitoring
11 years of experience in Valuation within the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar
Undertaken extensive mortgage valuations for the banks
Holds BBA from AWU and PGCert in Real Estate Surveying from prestigious University of Reading and is also currently in the process of getting the AssocRICS membership via senior professional route
Over 14 years of extensive Real Estate experience in Dubai.
Experienced Senior Property Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry.
Skilled in Negotiation, Lettings, Business Planning, Sales, and Real Estate Development.
A strong Real Estate professional graduate from Champlain College.
BS Civil Engineering, Technological University of the Philippines
Over 8 years of experience and proven track record in delivering commercial and mixed-use projects (malls, airports, residential, and office towers) across the Philippines and GCC
PRINCE2 Practitioner in Project Management and a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers-UK (ICE) and Society of Engineers-UAE (SOE)
Accredited Appraiser (ASA) Machinery & Technical Specialties: Active ASA member since 2015
Over 10 years' experience in Plant & Machinery Asset Valuations
Experienced in Asset Valuations, Asset Tagging, Asset Remaining Life Estimations and MEP Reinstatement Valuations of all industry sectors
Undertook advanced courses in Machinery & Technical Specialities Appraisals with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
Maria is a MRICS Chartered Valuation Surveyor with over 9 years of experience in real estate consulting and valuation across the Middle East and Russia.
She holds an MSc in Finance and Investment from the University of Edinburgh.
In Qatar, Maria has advised both public and private sector clients including the region's leading property developers, investors, and banks such as the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (FIFA World Cup 2022), QF, Msheireb Properties with an exposure to entertainment, leisure, and tourism.
In the UAE, she worked on a client's side at Al-Futtaim, the second most important family business in the Middle East (Forbes), developing Festival Cities in Doha, Dubai, and Cairo.
Andrew ShieldsManager - Building Technical Consultancy Services
After working in shopfitting, exhibitions, and property in the UK he moved to the UAE in 2015.
He began his career in the UAE with a company called 'Just Like Home' as a construction manager, working on projects such as Marriott Hotel Lapita at Dubai Parks and Resorts and The Aloha Festival at Al Muneera beach Abu Dhabi. From there he moved to a company called MAP interiors where he was on a fixed 12-month contract where he delivered the Hassantuk Alarm Receiving Center in Abu Dhabi.
Upon completion of this assignment, he started at NOAF interiors where he delivered projects such as the Aston Martin showroom at Etihad Towers, Sharjah Grand Hotel and the Renault Showroom Abu Dhabi.
Andrew was subsequently head-hunted by Al Masaood LLC to manage the Automobile section property portfolio, consisting of showroom retail space, workshops, and offices.
Matthew Young - FIRPM, AssocRICSManager - Snagging & Handover Management Services
Matthew has started his career trading stocks & shares for some of London’s major banks.
He moved into Property Management in 2005, setting up his own business which he grew from 1 building under management to 180 under management in 2017.
Along the way, he transformed the business into a Law Firm, and thus created the first law firm in the UK that was regulated to manage apartment buildings.
The company also had a wholly-owned subsidiary which was a member of RICS.
He is a Fellow of The Institute of Residential Property Managers (IRPM) and an Associate of RICS.