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
Market / Financial Feasibility Studies
Operational Performance Benchmarking
Business Plan Creation
Introduction of Debt / Equity
Operator Search / Selection and Contract Negotiation
Real Estate and Business Valuations
Education Services leadership
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.