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Head of Asset Management
David is the Head of Asset Management for Peninsula and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the portfolio. This will include the asset management and the value optimisation of the assets, with a clear vision to increase revenues and reduce costs.
David started his career in London in 1999 initially working with residential property and moving into the commercial sector in early 2000. As a graduate surveyor, David focused on retail property across the UK, predominately carrying out rent reviews and leasing functions for both landlords and tenants. During this time, experience was gained with sale and leaseback of retail properties and repurposing storage space into valuable residential accommodation and improving the asset value.
Whilst at Deloitte further experience was gained in the Town Centre Regeneration Team working with both private and public landowners to regenerate dilapidated town centres across the UK. During this time advice was given on development agreements, development appraisals & general commercial leasing strategies to ensure regeneration is delivered equitably.
David moved to Abu Dhabi in 2008 to join Aldar Properties working on mixed use assets within the development and operations team. Acting for the client David provided advice on feasibility studies, leasing strategies, executing pre-leasing agreements, and providing day to day development management advice.
In 2010 David moved to JLL to be part of a small team to set up the Property and Asset Management Services business in MENA. The role consisted of consultancy and on the ground building operations with teams based on site for individual clients.
Over nearly 12 years with JLL as part of the leadership team, David grew the business to over 40 people and revenues of $6 million. David took responsibility for the UAE and was actively involved with many projects in KSA such as Saudi Aramco and PIF.
During his time with JLL David worked very closely with the Asia Pacific and UK business taking best practice knowledge from prime assets under management such as 22 Bishops Gate and 20 Gresham Street in London.
David has expertise of managing complex mixed-use assets and transitioning new build and existing assets to a ‘best in class’ operations standards. In addition, David has built up management teams of experts and provided management leadership.
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