Cavendish Maxwell bolsters UAE presence with new office and head of Abu Dhabi

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Sohail Raja

Cavendish Maxwell continues its ambitious growth by appointing Sohail Raja as head of its Abu Dhabi office, which has recently relocated to Abu Dhabi Mall.

Sohail joins Cavendish Maxwell from Chestertons where he spent three years as director and branch manager of Abu Dhabi and head of valuations. Sohail is a qualified chartered surveyor with a proven track record of facilitating long term client and business relationships. His drive and determination are assets that will complement and enhance Cavendish Maxwell’s reputation for providing exceptional client service and innovative products to the real estate sector.

As head of Cavendish Maxwell’s Abu Dhabi business, Sohail will be responsible for overseeing all service lines and operations while focusing on developing new business opportunities.  

Sohail comments “I’ve been monitoring Cavendish Maxwell’s presence in the real estate market over the last few years and have been extremely impressed with the firm’s rapid progress, extensive service line offerings and ambitious leadership. Cavendish Maxwell has certainly been shaking up the real estate sector and setting new standards in terms of quality and professionalism. I firmly believe we have tremendous growth ahead and I am excited to be part of such a dynamic set up”.

Nigel Armstrong, CEO, said “Sohail’s experience and background made him the ideal candidate to head our Abu Dhabi business. He comes with extensive knowledge of all aspects of the real estate sector, which is a great asset as we continue to expand our operations both domestically and internationally.”

Cavendish Maxwell is a highly respected independent firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants, focusing on property services throughout the Middle East and Africa. Established in 2008, Cavendish Maxwell is now one of the region’s most in influential property consultancies, employing over 70 people from offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat.

As a fully qualified member firm of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and with extensive knowledge of the region, Cavendish Maxwell has the necessary experience, expertise and insight to deliver property advice of the highest standard. The company’s reports are used for loan security, audit, insurance reinstatement, dispute resolution, risk management, debt recovery and performance analysis.