International law firm Trowers & Hamlins said one of its partners, Peter Greatrex, has relocated from its Bahrain office to Dubai to spearhead the firm's UAE real estate practice.
An industry veteran, Greatrex has extensive experience in all areas of real estate work throughout the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, advising master developer clients across the GCC on all aspects of their development from conception to completion.
During his tenure in the firm's market leading Bahrain office for more than nine years, he played a key role in the continuing expansion of Trowers & Hamlins' real estate and PPP (public-private partnership) business across the GCC region, said the company in a statement.
An expert in the delivery of affordable housing, having worked on strategic mandates for the governments of Abu Dhabi, Oman and Kuwait in the housing sphere, Greatrex continues to advise on the first PPP project for the procurement of social housing to be carried out in the Middle East.
He also has a growing reputation in the field of PPP projects, leading the firm's advice on key pathfinder projects across the GCC in the transport and infrastructure sectors, said the company statement.
On his new Dubai role, Greatrex said: "I am excited about the opportunity to expand our real estate offering from the UAE. This move will enhance the team and further grow our capabilities across the whole of the Middle East."
"There is huge potential with lots happening in the real estate sector and my move will help to develop our client base further," he noted.
Abdul-Haq Mohammed, the international managing partner and head of International Real Estate, said:
"Greatrex's relocation to the UAE demonstrates the continued development of our real estate offering in this country, which has expanded considerably in recent years."
"He brings a wealth of additional knowledge and expertise in respect of real estate development work, landlord and tenant matters, housing and PPP projects," he added.-TradeArabia News Service