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Chestertons News 31 July 2018

New Head of International Valuations

Chestertons has strengthened its team with the appointment of Adam Wilson as Director of International Valuations. Adam brings with him over 14 years of broad property and real estate valuation experience in the UK, UAE, Egyptian, Saudi Arabian, and Omani markets.

Hailing from Nottingham, UK, Adam recently worked as an Associate for Jones Lang LaSalle in Dubai for three years, where he conducted valuations of substantial property portfolios, land banks, development land, and various operating assets including retail, offices, industrial, staff accommodation, and residential communities. He also acted as Head of Valuation Advisory for JLL in Egypt.

Adam has worked with key regional clients including Dubai Holding, Emaar Properties PJSC, Majid Al Futtaim, and a number of local, regional, and international banks. During the course of 2017, he was a key member of the valuations team advising on the high-profile Emaar Development IPO.

Adam spent 10 years working as an Associate Director for FHP Property Consultants in the UK prior to joining JLL. A key area of his work was acting as Expert Witness and Single Joint Expert primarily for professional negligence claims, as well as other disputes and litigation matters. He helped FHP become one of the most active firms of surveyors in the property sector and also identified a need to provide valuation advice to an emerging education sector.

Chestertons MENA Managing Director Nick Witty said, “Adam’s expertise in valuations will be crucial to our continued success in this fast-paced market and I’m confident his experience working with leading multi-national corporates and financial institutions will further our standing in the region.”

“He will be responsible for all international valuations, whilst also taking a supervisory role for valuations here in the UAE.”

Adam has been a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) since 2007 and is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb).

Commenting on his appointment, Wilson said: “I have admired Chestertons, a company steeped in history, throughout my career. I hope I can help build their successful business, both here in the UAE and across the MENA region.”