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Daniel Bateman

Facilities Management Director

About Daniel

Daniel is the Facilities Management Director for Peninsula, reporting to the Head of Asset Management. He is responsible for overseeing all site FM deliverables, measuring and improving performance of service partners, and to work closely with colleagues to ensure alignment of building and portfolio wide strategies.

Daniel started his career as an electrical installation apprentice in 1991 and completed core training in 1995; installation types spanned light industrial to residential properties. Later in 2001 he moved into maintenance & building services covering highly technical buildings across London which included pharmaceutical testing laboratories and international banking datacenter’s.

Early 2008 promotion to a supervisory position was quickly followed by a contract management role later that year with Integral UK; key deliverables at that time were to retain and renew contracts, increase profitability and rebuild client relations. The building portfolio included datacenter’s, office spaces and an NHS Hospital.

Daniel moved to Jeddah KSA in 2009 to join EFS as part of KAUST University project on the Red Sea. The EFS team performed a vital role in the transition from construction to site operational steady state, working closely with the appointed service partners ensuring all commercial, residential and retail assets readiness for use and occupation.

Relocating to Dubai with EFS in 2010 Daniel managed a 25no. mixed use building portfolio and subsequently grew the client contract base revenue from AED18 to AED30 million per annum, new sites included industrial warehouses, residential villas and client offices.

During his time with EFS Daniel worked closely with colleagues in Qatar and Kuwait providing guidance on mobilisation, KPI structuring, service partner management and manpower labor loading as part of business development.

Until 2019 Daniel worked as a Head of FM and Head of operations managing large teams across diverse and challenging portfolios in the UAE, working closely with clients and Owner Association boards to ensure service partner performance and asset life cycles were met and superseded where possible.

Joining Mashreq Bank in 2019 Daniel utilised his operational experience to significantly reduce contract mass implementing a Total Facility Management approach for administration buildings & branches, resulting in AED 1 million of savings per annum. In 2020 the Mashreq Global HQ was completed and required Daniel and his team to oversee the transition from construction to a fully operational state.

Daniel has managed diverse and complex assets, service partners & clients utilising gained knowledge of the built environment from installation, maintenance and life cycle management. In addition Daniel has built and managed various team structures demonstrating strong leadership.

Areas of Expertise

  • Technical knowledge of the built environment from installation to life cycle management
  • Service partner performance management, identification and structuring of improvement plans
  • UAE vendor capability knowledge, strategy and relationship building
  • Team building and colleague collaboration

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