Education Advisory and Valuation Services

Informed real estate

The education sector in the Middle East and North Africa region remains fundamental for both the public and private sectors. With the MENA region being one of the world’s highest youth population, the demand for education services sees no signs of abating.

We provide strategic advice on the education market whether for the PropCo (Real Estate) or OpCo (Business Operations).

Whether you are operating, leasing, purchasing, selling, investing or developing education real estate our experienced professionals will work collaboratively with you. We will identify market opportunities, optimise real estate efficiency and implement cost-control measures that ensure the best possible outcome for your unique challenges.

Education Advisory and Valuation Services include

New Concepts

Expansion Strategies

Market / Financial Feasibility Studies

Master Planning

Operational Performance Benchmarking

Business Plan Creation

Introduction of Debt / Equity

Operator Search / Selection and Contract Negotiation

Real Estate and Business Valuations

Asset Management

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Education Services 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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