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
Hotels, Resorts, Golf Courses and Spas
Healthcare and Education
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
Chief Executive Officer | MENA Region
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.
Mansoor has over fifteen 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.
Colliers International has very established practices in the UK, USA, Singapore and Hong Kong, relating to 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.
Mansoor works in both Dubai and Saudi Arabia offices.
Country Director | Egypt
Karim Helal started his career in banking in 1972 at the Arab African International Bank as Head of International Finance Department, later moving to Bahrain to establish the banks new OBU subsidiary following which he joined another regional bank based in Bahrain
as MD of the group operating in the GCC, South East Asia and London.
In June 2008, returned to Cairo as the group CEO of CI Capital Holding and has since led the company to new heights. Upon his arrival at CI Capital Karim initiated the launch of L.E 250 million SME focused private equity fund, and launched the CI Capital "Look East' initiate, positioning CI Capital as the financial partner of choice in Egypt for Asian companies . He led CI Capital investment banking deals and transaction which resulted in CI Capital becoming the best investment Bank in Egypt according to the Egyptian Stock Exchange and Global Trade Matters in 2010.
Published articles and interviews in Forbes, Oxford Business Group Reports, USA today, New York Times, Institutional investor, Middle East Finance, Euro Money Publications, MEED and Global Trade and Investment Report.
Currently chairman of ADIB Capital ( the investment banking arm of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank in Egypt), MD corporate Finance at Carbon Holdings ,Chairman of Asia Egutp Business Association, member of the National Committee for State Assets.