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Cavendish Maxwell expands project and building team

Benjamin Walker will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the consultancy unit at Cavendish Maxwell's Dubai office

Ben Walker has joined Cavendish Maxwell's Dubai office.
Ben Walker has joined Cavendish Maxwell's Dubai office.

Cavendish Maxwell has appointed an associate partner to its project and building consultancy team in Dubai as part an effort to further develop this business line.

According to a press statement, Benjamin Walker will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the team, supporting partner and head of department, Craig Ross.

Walker specialises in technical due diligence, life-cycle costing, condition surveys, dilapidations and project management of alteration and refurbishment projects.

He brings more than 13 years of experience of building and surveying and project management, gained both in the UK and New Zealand.

READ: Souq Extra contracts Cavendish Maxwell to sell mixed-use development

Before joining Cavendish’s Dubai team, Walker headed up the building consultancy department for the New Zealand arm of CBRE Asia Pacific between November 2016 and July 2018.

He holds a BSc in building surveying from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, UK.

Speaking on the appointment, Ross said: “We are delighted to welcome Ben to our team, who brings with him a wealth of experience and whose skills will be a great asset in our goal of providing the best possible service to our clients.

READ: Cavendish Maxwell relocates Abu Dhabi operations, appoints new head

“It’s an exciting time for Ben to join as we are finding an increasing demand for our core building surveying services both in the local and international market and will therefore look to establish him as a key leader in the team and also the wider building surveying profession in the Middle East as a qualified RICS APC Assessor”.

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