Cluttons to expand Bahrain services team
Manama, December 3, 2012
Leading real estate company, Cluttons in Bahrain, has announced the expansion of its professional services team in response to anticipated growth in the Kingdom’s property market, as it welcomes its newest member, Jon McGloin.
McGloin, who is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), joins the professional services team as valuation manager. He has a strong track record in consulting both private and government-backed developers and financial institutions across the region, a statement from Cluttons said.
Harry Goodson-Wickes, head of country for Cluttons in Bahrain, said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Cluttons’ newest team member, McGloin, and to expand our professional services team.”
“His fresh perspective undoubtedly will enhance our ability to stay abreast of market trends, manage the increase in volume of valuation and consultancy assignments and assist us in continuing to provide a high level of service to our existing clients. It is always reassuring to have another Rics accredited member on board.”
The professional services team is headed by Kristian Syson, a professional member of the Rics. The team also recently appointed Wissam Al Ghoussaini as senior consultant, to assist with valuation, tenant representation and research assignments across the northern Gulf region, and to work closely with existing team members, including Yousif Polardy, senior researcher in strategic consultancy and valuations.
Polardy has been with Cluttons since 2009 and has worked across a number of real estate areas in the Kingdom with a special focus on commercial valuations in the GCC. His progression to senior researcher over the last four years is evidence of the firm’s long-term commitment to developing both local and expatriate staff and shaping their career trajectories, the statement said.
“Cluttons has always placed a high priority on accurate valuations in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and the expansion of our professional services team reflects this,” Polardy said.
“There has been a recent boost in demand from companies wanting valuations of their real estate assets in accordance with these standards and we anticipate continued growth in this area in 2013, so this is the right time to expand the team.” – TradeArabia News Service