CBRE Middle East appoints four directors

CBRE Middle East appoints four directors
Michael Heitmann and Gabriella De La Torre were two of the four CBRE appointments.
Published: 28 May 2018 - 3:14 a.m.
By: Oscar Rousseau

Real estate services giant CBRE Group has appointed four director-level staff to its expanding Dubai team.

Michael Heitmann has joined CBRE Middle East’s strategic advisory team as a senior director, and will oversee operations in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. He is expected to strengthen CBRE with a “strong, well-established network” of regional business contacts, the company said.

Daniel McCulloch joined the strategic advisory team as a director. Formerly an assistant director at Deloitte, he specialises in valuations and development advisory covering single assets to master-planned schemes.

Emily Sturgis has joined CBRE Middle East’s strategic advisory team as an associate director. Sturgis is tasked with supporting the company’s retail consultancy services across the Middle East. 

Also joining CBRE Middle East’s strategic advisory team as an associate director is Gabriella De La Torre. In the past, she has advised government bodies, developers, and investors in the Middle East.

Commenting on the four-strong acquisition, managing director of CBRE Middle East, Nick Maclean, said the appointments would help to “drive exceptional results” for the business.

“We are very pleased to welcome Michael, Daniel, Emily and Gabriella to our team,” Maclean said. “Their combined wealth of knowledge and expertise will further strengthen our capabilities in the region and cement our position as the region’s leading real estate advisor.”

CBRE operates in all GCC countries, in addition to Morocco, Egypt and Turkey, and has a regional workforce of 500.

US-based CBRE Group is a Fortune 500 company with more than 70,000 employees and 400 offices all around the world.


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