Drees & Sommer expands FM unit with Gregory & Jones in Dubai
FM industry veteran Martin Gregory, experienced on Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Metro, joins Drees & Sommer
Drees & Sommer has strengthened its facilities management (FM) business by hiring a team – led by FM industry veteran Martin Gregory – from Gregory & Jones Consultants to join its Dubai branch.
The consultancy said its expanded FM team would “provide the full spectrum of FM-related consultancy services”.
These include cost reduction programmes, tender management and service provider audits, construction data management and Bim/GIS consulting, and sustainability and green FM services.
A qualified engineer with more than 30 years of FM experience, Gregory has worked on some of the region’s most significant master developments – including Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Metro, Dubai Mall, Saadiyat Island, and the St Regis Resort in Abu Dhabi.
Speaking on his appointment, Gregory said: “The international FM team will be tasked with implementing best practices with local expertise and market knowledge while also ensuring clients have full access to our Innovation Hub with research and development.”
Stephan Degenhart, associate partner of Drees & Sommer and managing director of its Middle East office, added: “[Gregory’s] understanding of strata and community management structures, local authority adoption strategies, and strategic and detailed cost modelling for leading mixed-use communities will be crucial to our ongoing success.”
According to data from Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Gregory & Jones Consultants was incorporated on 26 January, 2017.