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Simon Townsend Senior Director – Strategic Advisory at CBRE


Simon is a Senior Director and Head of the Valuation and Advisory business for the UAE. Simon has wide-ranging valuation experience across the MENA region, advising financial institutions, developers, funds and business entities alike.

Upon relocating to the UAE in 2001 from a prominent private practice in the UK, Simon took up the role of Resident Partner at Cluttons. He moved to CBRE in 2004, spending 4 years as the Head of Investment and Consultancy.

Diversifying his experience, Simon headed the investment and advisory departments in both Islamic and conventional investment banks within the UAE and elsewhere in the GCC.

During this time he was involved in valuation mandates across the GCC, North Africa, Europe and USA spanning all asset classes, and advising on a number of high profile investment acquisitions across these geographies.

In addition to his role leading the Strategic Advisory team at CBRE, he has spearheaded the company’s new operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.