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 | 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.

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Imad Damrah
Managing Director | KSA

I have 15 years of experience in the field of real estate advisory. Prior to joining Colliers, I was a manager of transaction advisory services at Ernst & Young Saudi Arabia. During this period, I was involved in managing and delivering real estate assignments: feasibility studies, market research, best use studies, business plan, financial modeling, and business valuation.

I have vast experience in real estate and hospitality sector feasibility studies, covering some of the biggest projects in Saudi Arabia: 5 star hotels, furnished apartments, residential resorts, commercial malls, residential cities, office towers, commercial complexes, land use, e-real estate, and real estate financing.

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Fouad Abou Rafeh
  • Ernst & Young
  • Forus Real Estate Investment and Development

My most exciting work to date is participating in turning concepts into high profitable real estate projects. This work is not only fun to do, but also very rewarding to see the results.

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Ibrahim Al Rashid
Executive Director

Before joining Colliers, Ibrahim had been working for the Audit Department, followed by the Advisory Services of Ernst & Young in Saudi Arabia. Ibrahim has extensive experience and knowledge in finance, accounting and management consulting mainly in the Real Estate Sector.

Since joining Colliers, Ibrahim has been working very closely with bankers, investors, developers and funders in Saudi Arabia through providing leading-edge strategic, operational and financial investment analysis, property valuations, highest and best-use economical studies for various master plan and mixed-use developments. Ibrahim has also worked on a number of large-scale master plan developments across the main cities of Saudi Arabia including low to high-income housing developments.

Additionally, Ibrahim performed extensive Valuation services for the majority of Saudi Arabia clients, ranging from accommodation, industrial, and retail to agriculture. Within these projects, he worked on valuing raw lands, developed lands, projects under construction and completed projects.

Beside working with Colliers, Ibrahim is also a board member of one of the listed companies, a member of the Funds Management Board in one of the banks, and a member of 3 Audit Committees

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