ValuStrat adds real estate unit to Transaction Advisory practice

27 September 2021 2 min. read

Regional consulting firm ValuStrat has expanded its Transaction Advisory division with the launch of new service line dedicated to the real estate sector.

Founded in 1977, ValuStrat is a Dubai-headquartered management consulting firm that provides strategy consulting, valuations, transaction advisory and support, research and transformation services to clients across sectors. 

The firm’s Transaction Advisory practice support clients with preparing and closing their transactions, including investments, mergers, acquisitions and divestments. ValuStrat’s team positions itself as an end-to-end player in the landscape, from pre-transaction strategic work and due diligence work, through to post-transaction work including assistance in implementation and execution. 

Shahid Kazi, Declan King and John McGowan - ValuStrat

Leveraging its long-standing expertise in the real estate scene (real estate is one of ValuStrat’s key sectors of focus), the consulting firm has now launched the new ‘Real Estate Transaction Advisory’ practice. The new arm will provide institutional clients buy-side and sell-side advisory for acquisition and disposition of real estate assets. 

“Our decades of experience in providing real estate advisory services has positioned us close to many of the largest investment names in the region. As part of our ongoing expansion, and as a natural evolution, we are excited to be adding transaction advisory services to our real estate offering,” said Declan King, Head of ValuStrat’s Real Estate industry vertical. 

Shahid Kazi, the CEO of ValuStrat, added: “We are delighted to add this new service line to our suite of consulting services. It is part and parcel of our continuous efforts to grow and serve our clients better. With ValuStrat’s strong client relationships and deep expertise in real estate market research, valuations and development advisory, we are strategically positioned to add this new offering to facilitate our real estate with acquisitions and divestments.”

Leading the new practice is John McGowan, who also leads the Transaction Advisory division. He has some two decades of acquisitions and dispositions experience across sectors, and before joining ValuStrat, he worked with Dar Al Aqar Real Estate as Executive Director of Capital Markets and other international firms including Kentz (Member of SNC Lavalin Group), Merchant City Capital Partners and Mivan.

“Whether clients want to maximise value, optimise asset portfolio to secure stable returns, or recapitalise to maintain long-term control, our newly formed practice is dedicated to helping them prepare for what’s next in the market. From bolt-on acquisitions to strategic divestments, our team will provide a truly confidential and cross-border approach to maximising the value of their assets.”

ValuStrat operates with offices in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Qatar and the United Kingdom.