Cluttons, the real estate specialist that has enjoyed a dedicated Middle Eastern presence since 1976 and is currently celebrating its 25th year of operation in the Sultanate, recently held a regional strategy day in its Oman offices. Regional director, Ian Gladwin, presented a top-level brand update, followed by each of the professional and agency teams sharing their individual business plans and strategies.
The Cluttons network has continued to expand throughout the Middle East recently with the addition of a dedicated Abu Dhabi office, a strategic alliance with VPC Asia and an expansion of service lines to include a dedicated warehousing and light industrial consultancy service as well as strengthening existing services.
The region has faced unique difficulties and has not escaped the global financial downturn. However, the committed approach to developing the business has seen Cluttons grow in various markets as well as recognising key opportunities in Asia and has also helped develop the relationship between Asia and the UK.
Philip Paul, country head, addressed the office with a review of the successful financial year 2011/2012 and a review of Cluttons’ 25th anniversary celebrations. Philip stated, “The regional property market is continuously improving and we have been actively building and strengthening our teams in readiness to capitalise on the opportunities that arise. With our local offices in each country and our regional network across the Middle East, we are very well placed to assist and advise our clients as they look to maximise the returns from their property portfolios.”
The team concluded by discussing core values and focused on commitment and service, qualities admirably illustrated by Queen Elizabeth. The presentation and meeting was followed by a celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee with a cake especially made for the occasion.