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Sam Morris

Head of Real Estate

About Sam

Sam Morris is the Head of Real Estate of Peninsula and is responsible for the front-end valuation and due diligence of all potential acquisitions, the development of Peninsula’s real estate database and the asset management and value optimization of Peninsula’s portfolio. Sam is a UK qualified RICS/IVSC real estate valuation expert, with extensive development, asset management and advisory experience.

Sam started his career in London in 2004, valuing complex real estate assets across the UK and Europe, as well as gaining experience in investment, agency and development consultancy. Sam moved to Dubai in September 2008 to join Majid Al Futtaim Properties, providing strategic valuation and asset management advice across MAF’s entire multi-billion-dollar, cross-MENA portfolio. The role provided the MAF Board with a centralised ‘value, risk & strategy function’, overseeing all development, asset management and investment activities.

In 2011 Sam moved to Deloitte Corporate Finance, advising Clients on their global real estate portfolios. Whilst working for Deloitte, Sam was the lead valuer for one the largest real estate portfolio valuations globally, valuing assets across the USA, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, simultaneously working on a significant hospitality agency instruction and multiple development appraisals.

In April 2014, Sam moved to ADIB’s real estate arm, MPM, as Head of the Valuation Department and General Manager of the Dubai office. Sam was responsible for the growth of the valuation department and upholding professional standards, as well as all service lines in Dubai, including agency (sales & leasing), investment, development, research & strategic advisory and property management. More recently Sam joined Investbridge Capital, a DFSA regulated real estate focused private asset management and advisory firm, backed by a number of UHNW’s. His role at IBC was quite varied, covering asset management, corporate advisory, development management and capital structuring & sourcing, as well as deal origination. Mandates were global, with particular focus on hospitality.

Areas of Expertise

  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (“RICS”)
  • Valuation, investment & asset management professional
  • Development, feasibility and value optimization
  • Global real estate experience, emerging market expertise
  • Hospitality/Retail real estate specialist

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