Chesterton International appoints Simon Gray to run Mena region
A chartered surveyor, Gray has over 35 years experience in the UK and international property industry, across the retail, commercial, industrial, leisure and residential sectors. Gray has been tasked with growing Chesterton International’s business in line with the company’s commitment to strengthen its presence in the Middle East and North Africa. Chesterton currently has offices in Abu Dhabi and Libya.
Having previously worked for Richard Ellis and Savills, as well as running international offices in Singapore and Hong Kong for Chesterton, more recently Gray was senior head of investment agency at Asteco Property Management (LLC) from 2006-2009.
Gray is a member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has a Diploma in Estate Management.
Robert Bartlett, Chesterton Humberts CEO, comments: “The Middle East and North Africa are key markets for us. We are committed to strengthening our ties here and expanding our operations. As a growing global firm, it is essential that we have a presence in this part of the world and we are anticipating this area will become even more important in the coming years.
“Simon is a highly respected senior property professional who not only has a wealth of international experience but also operates successfully across a variety of sectors. His contacts and experience in the region will be invaluable to increasing our presence in this part of the world.”
Simon Gray comments: “I’m looking forward to the challenge of building Chesterton’s presence in the MENA region. We’re in a recovering market with enormous potential for growth down the line. I’m delighted to be working for a company with the vision and commitment to pursuing growth in the region.”