Development Solutions

Transform your ideas into reality

Our Development Solutions team comprises of internationally experienced economic and destination development specialists. We offer our clients, investors and developers a truly comprehensive set of solutions to their real estate challenges.

Mixed-use developments are increasingly complex; overlapping real estate sectors combining with demographic, cultural and all important technological pressures. We work with our clients to consider all angles to maximise relevancy and returns.

City and Town Centers

Waterfronts, Marinas and Ports

Airport Cities

Hotels, Resorts, Golf Courses and Spas

Sports Stadia

Healthcare and Education


Community Developments

Our core services include

Highest and Best Use Studies

Financial Feasibility Analysis

Project Concept Definition and Design Coordination

Development and Repositioning Strategies

Development Project Management

Project’s Audits and Investor’s Reports

Equity and Debt Raise

Development Solutions leadership
Ian Albert
Regional Director | Middle East

Ian has  worked extensively throughout the United Kingdom and the Middle East, North and Southern Africa having been involved in projects in all of the Arabian Gulf Countries, the Levant, North and South Africa, GCC countries, plus Republic of Mozambique, Republic of Namibia, Kingdom of Swaziland, Lesotho, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

​For the last 20 years Ian has been based in the GCC, initially as an Associate Partner with a consultancy firm and later as the General Manager of a UAE focused Real Estate Investment Company.  For the last 12 years he has  lead the Valuation and Advisory teams of Colliers International MENA offices with P&L responsibility for the following teams in the Middle East and North Africa region;  Valuations (residential and commercial teams), Development Solutions, Healthcare, Education, Plant and Machinery Valuations and Hospitality.

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Mansoor Ahmed

Director (MENA Region) Valuation & Advisory - Real Estate | Healthcare | Education | Infrastrcutre & Public Private Partnership (PPP)

Mansoor has over twenty years of experience in consulting and applied economic research at Colliers International, Ernst & Young, Andersen Consulting Worldwide, and with a leading Real Estate Developer Manazel Real Estate PJSC (Abu Dhabi, focusing on affordable / mid-income housing) in the areas of Business / Strategic / Operational Planning and Transformation, Operators Search & Selection, Market and Financial Feasibility Studies, Valuations, Due Diligence and Private Equity.

He is Director for Real Estate (Development Solution & Destination Consultancy), Healthcare, Education and Public Private Partnership (PPP), since 2010 for MENA Region.

Colliers International has very established practices in UK, USA, Singapore and Hong Kong, relating to Real Estate (Development Solution & Destination Consultancy), Healthcare, Education and Public Private Partnership (PPP), and in the region, Mansoor is working with Colliers’ international offices and through Colliers’ centres of excellence platforms to bring together global innovations with in-depth local knowledge, to provide solutions which satisfy clients’ local needs.

At Colliers Mansoor is responsible for offering following services to a large client base across the region:

Strategic & Business Planning
Market & Financial Feasibility Studies
Land, Property and Business Valuation Market & Commercial Due Diligence
Mergers & Acquisitions Assistance
Public Private Partnership (PPP) & Privatisation
Operator Selection & Contract Negotiation
Site Selection & Land / Property / Business Acquisition


Healthcare and Wellness
Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership

Mixed Use Development
Retail (Malls and Lifestyle Retail)
Food and Beverages (F&B)
Stadium and Sport Facilities 

Mansoor works in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt offices.  

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Mariam Mahmooth
Associate Director

Mariam has over ten years of real estate advisory experience across the Middle East and North Africa. She specializes in highest and best use studies, feasibility studies, investment strategy and market due diligence reporting.

Mariam is based in the Development Solutions department of Colliers International - Dubai, where her core responsibilities are centered around consulting for major masterplans and developments within the residential, commercial, retail, industrial, and entertainment asset classes. Apart from the GCC markets, Mariam has also been extensively involved in projects across Egypt, Tunisia, Seychelles, Malta, Sudan and Tanzania.  

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