The Innovation in Construction & FM awards 2020 is one of the leading events applauding the achievements of the region’s construction and FM professionals. The awards strive to recognise individual excellence, corporate strengths, and project success. Companies are invited to nominate the people, projects, and initiatives of which they are most proud of, across 18 categories in construction and 11 categories in FM.
The awards presentation will happen at a gala dinner in a five-star venue – a celebration which has proven to be a great social occasion and essential networking opportunity. Winners will receive a commemorative trophy, plus extensive print and online coverage of their success in Construction Business News ME. Nominate yourselves now, to stand a chance to win at the much-awaited industry awards event of 2020.
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David is an accomplished project manager and senior team leader with 20 years’ expertise in the built environment for public and private sector clients. David has worked in the Middle East (UAE, Oman, and KSA) for 13 years after starting his career in the UK. His experience encompasses commercial, programme, and project management on a wide range of projects, including new-build, master-planning, infrastructure and fit-out. Having been with CBRE for the past six years, his responsibilities include business development, consultancy, and project delivery. He is a member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM) also a valued member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and former chair of the UAE National Association. David continues to chair regular RICS APC and senior professional assessment panels.
David completed a Civil Engineering degree and an MSc in Project and Environmental Engineering at Leeds University, before working at Kellogg Brown & Root and EC Harris. His particular focus has been in coordinating large commercial office projects and has built a high level of trust amongst clients and colleagues.
Nick Witty holds 20 years of MENA property market expertise.
Witty is the Managing Director for Chestertons, based in Dubai, and holds over twenty-eight years’ experience in real estate advisory, including acquisition and disposal, development feasibility, facilities and property management, leasing, marketing, and valuations.
He has been permanently based in the Middle East since 1998, including five years in Jeddah, KSA. Prior to joining Chestertons, Witty was Head of Real Estate (Northern Gulf) for Deloitte and Regional Managing Director for DTZ (Cushman Wakefield), based in Doha.
Key clients include banks, developers, government departments, multi-national corporates, and investors located around the wider Gulf region including Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, KSA, and the UAE.
Witty qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1992 whilst working for DTZ in London and is also a Registered Valuer of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
James is a real estate professional with more than 20 years experience in property and asset management, including working for two of the biggest REIT’s in the UK. Arkan will be the 4th major development he has opened.