Tom Swallow has joined Knight Frank as a Senior Surveyor in the Occupier Services and Commercial Agency team (OSCA), where he will take the lead on our industrial and logistics instructions. His primary focus will be to assist Knight Frank to meet a growing focus within the region for industrial accommodation. Tom will be responsible for advising both clients on their requirements throughout the GCC region with a particular focus on Dubai. He will be responsible for advising clients on a range of matters including acquisitions, disposals and strategic property advice.
Tom is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has over five years’ experience in the industrial and logistics sector within the UK, acting on behalf of a range of clients on both landlord and tenant matters, particularly in the logistics and manufacturing sectors. This has led to him working with many multi-national occupiers and leading logistics firms.
He joins Matthew Dadd, Partner of Occupier Services and Commercial Agency within Knight Frank Middle East and will work closely alongside Matthew who will focus on office sector instructions. Matthew commented “Tom is a great addition to the team, with his extensive knowledge in the international occupier market. As the Dubai market matures further, the sophistication of clients is more evident and therefore requires greater advice from Knight Frank.’’
Tom added “The UAE represents an exciting opportunity for growth within the industrial market following large pools of investment into infrastructure projects across the region and the availability of both air and sea ports in all of the Emirates. Coupled with this, is the establishment of interest from REIT’s and funds into the region alongside the growing pool of institutional stock which we hope will drive further investment into the industrial market. The continued growth of the logistics and manufacturing sectors in particular, shows a resilience within the local market against a global climate which remains uncertain.” He continued “The recent announcements by the government could spur further interest in these sectors and represents a key opportunity for growth for the UAE. I plan to utilise my skills and experience from the UK in such sectors to the benefit of our clients.”
For further information, please contact:
Nicola Milton, Head of ME Marketing, +971 4 426 7000, Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org
Knight Frank has a strong presence in the Middle East with offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia. The Group advises clients ranging from individual owners and buyers to major developers, investors and corporate tenants.
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