Dubai, UAE: Leading consulting group ValuStrat has announced the launch of a new division ‘Real Estate Transaction Advisory’ - a boutique business unit that will provide institutional clients bespoke buy-side and sell-side advisory for acquisition and disposition of real estate assets globally. The firm has been providing diverse consulting services across multiple sectors, including Strategic Advisory, Valuations, Research, Due Diligence and Industrial Consulting. With ValuStrat’s long-standing expertise in the real estate sector, through this new division it aims to offer value-added connectivity and client-centric propositions that are synonymous with their mission of “providing reliable information and sound advice based on insightful analysis, to help clients make effective business decisions”.

Commenting on the announcement, ValuStrat’s Group CEO, Shahid Kazi, said: “We are delighted to add this new service line to our suite of consulting services. It is part and parcel of our continuous efforts to grow and serve our clients better. With ValuStrat’s strong client relationships and deep expertise in real estate market research, valuations and development advisory, we are strategically positioned to add this new offering to facilitate our clients in real estate acquisitions and divestments. ”

ValuStrat’s Managing Director & Group Head of Real Estate, Declan King, MRICS, also commented on the launch of this division, saying, “Our decades of experience in providing professional real estate advisory services has positioned us close to many of the largest investment names in the region. As part of our ongoing expansion, and as a natural evolution, we are excited to be adding Transaction Advisory services to our group at this interesting time in global capital allocation – to assist our clients with institutional grade investments across multiple real estate asset classes. The new division will be directed under the leadership of John McGowan, a widely respected name within the sector, who brings with him deep market knowledge, stakeholder connections and deal making credentials.”

As reaffirmed by John McGowan, Director Transaction Advisory, “I am delighted to have been appointed by the ValuStrat management team and am extremely excited to undertake this international role. We will be providing a boutique, private and confidential service to financial institutions, corporates, and family offices. Our bespoke approach to working with clients allows us to understand the needs of their business and to develop customised strategies that will help them achieve their asset portfolio management goals. Whether clients want to maximise value, optimise asset portfolio to secure stable returns, or recapitalise to maintain long-term control, the newly formed division is dedicated to helping them prepare for what’s next in the market. From bolt-on acquisitions to strategic divestments, our team will provide a truly cross-border approach to maximising the value of their assets.”

About ValuStrat

ValuStrat is a leading consulting group headquartered in Dubai providing Strategic Advisory, Valuations, Due Diligence, Research, Transaction Advisory & Industrial Consulting across a diverse range of industry sectors since 1977. Offices in UAE, UK, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Qatar serve over 1000 corporations, ranging from government, financial institutions and multinationals to local corporations, family businesses and SMEs. Some of the key sectors serviced by ValuStrat include real estate, hospitality, retail, education, healthcare, FMCG, manufacturing, entertainment, agriculture, energy and transport. ValuStrat’s real estate and asset valuation divisions are regulated by RICS.

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