UAE's Al Fahim names new GM for property unit EPICO
Jason Gibb's appointment is expected to support Al Fahim's efforts to move in "a new and different direction", which includes entering new markets within the UAE
Al Fahim has appointed a new general manager (GM) for Emirates Property Investment Company (EPICO).
Jason Gibb, who has more than 13 years of experience in the UAE's and Canada's real estate sectors, will take over as EPICO's new GM.
In his new role, Gibb will oversee all operations for business development, leasing, and facilities management (FM) across EPICO's residential, commercial, industrial, and retail portfolio, as well as manage operations related to development land.
Gibb's appointment is expected to support Al Fahim's efforts to move in "a new and different direction", which entails the company's entry into new markets and communities across Dubai, as well as Abu Dhabi and its Western Region.
Commenting on his new role, Gibb said: "I am delighted to be joining Al Fahim at such an exciting time within the UAE’s real estate sector.
"As a market leader, it is essential that we embrace change to overcome challenges while delivering value added service to tenants and value creation for stakeholders."
EPICO's latest developments include the leasing of Al Fahim's Airport Road showroom extension in Abu Dhabi, and a residential building comprising 54 units in Dubai.
The firm is also developing commercial and residential towers in Dubai neighbourhoods such as Al Sufouh and Motor City, all of which are due for completion between 2018 and 2023.
Meanwhile, EPICO is upgrading its portfolio of properties in Abu Dhabi through its FM and development teams, including a plot in Madinat Zayed that will feature a showroom, and retail and food and beverage (F&B) outlets aimed at audiences in the Western Region.
Remarking on Gibb's appointment, Ahmed A J Al Fahim, chairman of Al Fahim, said: "Jason brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role and, more importantly, understands the dynamic landscape of this region.
"We are confident that he will add great value to the group at this critical time of change and reinforce our leadership strength in the property business at Al Fahim."