RMJM capitalises on current market conditions
Senior appointments and broadening scope bode well for design company
Global design firm, RMJM, currently has 40 active projects in the UAE, as well as work underway in Bahrain, Turkey, Sudan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Oman, Nick Haston, the company’s CEO, has revealed.
“We have had some great success with new business both in the UAE and the emerging markets of the Middle East and North Africa over the past few months. Many of these we are unable to talk about at this stage but we hope to announce some major developments in the near future. We currently have over 40 active projects in the UAE and additional active projects in Bahrain, Turkey, Sudan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Oman,” he said.
The company has made three senior appointments so far this year, and is expecting to appoint new senior team members and project managers in coming months. “We have created new roles in the region, both senior and mid level appointments, in response to increasing work demands and our commitment to employing UAE nationals, and as part of a controlled expansion plan investing in our vision for the emerging markets of the Middle East and, finally, capitalising on our global studio networks.
RMJM has been able to capitalise on the current economic climate by strengthening its position in key market segments. For example, it created the role of ‘associate, RMJM’s Middle East’s Global Health and Science Studio’, in order to take advantage on opportunities in the region’s healthcare industry.
Focus also fell on expanding its geographical reach within the wider Middle East and Africa region. “We believe that the current market conditions have catalysed opportunities for RMJM in the wider Middle East region. We have taken advantage of the current climate, utilising quieter times to consolidate the expertise of our global specialists and expand our reach into the wider emerging markets of the Middle East and Africa,” said Haston.
“With each new market comes greater understanding of the deeply ingraining cultures of the Middle East region, the diverse architectural landscape and what can truly be achieved in some of the more developing regions. Combined with over 40 years of regional presence, and the last few years’ focus on wider regional development, our knowledge base of this diverse landscape, has grown exponentially.”