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Knowledge is a critical part of the service we offer our clients; our knowledge comes from experience and research. Our research team works in partnership with our advisory professionals to provide clients with timely, accurate and relevant market intelligence to support their business decisions.
We provide multi-level support across all real estate sectors ranging from data collection to comprehensive market analysis. Our extensive in-house database provides detailed information on a range of real estate assets including supply, demand, absorption rates and transactions. Using this data, we produce insight into market performances, underlying conditions and directional trends across the MENA region.
Our research team publishes forward-looking thought leadership on major industry directions. Based on proprietary data we collect from our regional offices, we combine this with insights from our market professionals and our global research teams. Beyond our industry reports, we also provide tailored research analysis for our clients. From highest and best use studies, market research to feasibility studies, our research provides you with the insight you need to make informed decisions for your business. Numbers provide vital information, but data can be misleading without sufficient context with which to interpret it. We help our clients understand trends to take advantage of the evolving nature of real estate.
Top questions about Research Services
1. What do Colliers’ Research services include?
Our research team publishes forward-looking thought leadership on major industry directions.
Beyond our industry reports, we also provide tailored research analysis for our clients. From highest and best use studies, market research to feasibility studies, our research provides you with the insight you need to make informed decisions for your business.
Research 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.
Bilal started his professional career as an analyst with Colliers-KSA and has since played a key role in conducting Market Assessments, Highest & Best Use Studies, Pricing Strategies, and Valuations throughout Saudi Arabia.
Bilal contributed significantly to a number of mixed use developments and masterplans in its early conceptual stages where successful individually tailored advice was delivered to the client.
Bilal has also been extensively involved in the Real Estate Market Assessment and Investment Strategy with large governmental, semi governmental, financial institutions and private companies in Saudi Arabia.
- 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.
Nassim has 12+ years of advisory experience in the US and GCC. Prior to joining Colliers, Nassim worked 9 years at PwC where he specialized in deals, investment advisory, business valuation, feasibility studies and due diligence.
Nassim has advised investors and governments in the region on various investments and projects and has a broad industry experience including real estate, hospitality, retail, F&B, technology, education, healthcare, industrial and financial services.