Qatar: Chestertons MENA appoints country manager
Chestertons MENA operates nine offices in the region and is seeking to strengthen its presence in Qatar with the appointment of Nick Witty as the new country manager
International property specialist, Chestertons, seeks to strengthen its presence in Qatar with the appointment of Nick Witty as the new country manager.
Witty brings more than 28 years’ experience to the position, with an inspiring track record in the real estate industry that covers a spectrum of disciplines including acquisition and disposal, development feasibility, facilities and property management, leasing, marketing and valuation.
Having been based in the Middle East since 1998, including five years in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Witty has expert knowledge of the region.
Witty qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1992 while working for DTZ in London and is also a registered Valuer of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
He has held positions with Deloitte as Head of Real Estate (Northern Gulf) and for DTZ (Cushman Wakefield) as regional managing director, based in Doha, prior to joining Chestertons.
Robin Teh, Valuations & Advisory director and country manager UAE, said: “Nick joins the team at an exciting time as the company eyes further expansion in Qatar. His expertise in valuations will be crucial to our continued success in this fast-paced market and I’m confident his experience working with leading multi-national corporates and financial institutions will further our standing in the region.”
The team has recently completed the Qatar Residential Research Project and addressed all aspects of the residential property market in the country with a detailed analysis and forecast of housing supply and demand up to 2030.
Witty commented: “The Qatar market remains one of the most exciting and challenging real estate markets in the region. We have seen major infrastructure projects, particular those related to the 2022 World Cup, gather momentum in recent months, which will undoubtedly have a knock-on effect within the industry.
I look forward to capitalising on the opportunities and addressing the challenges by utilising the expertise in the Qatar team and helping our clients to achieve their goals.”
With HQ in Dubai, Chestertons MENA operates nine offices in the region, accross four countries – the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait – with 100 employees in total.
The MENA business comprises five divisions: valuations and advisory; residential and commercial agency; property management; London sales and investment; and international sales and investment.