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Market Advisory Panels

Market Advisory Panels

The main purpose of the Market Advisory Panels is to advise the Management Board on the optimum approach to developing and implementing a three-year rolling research and activity plan which forms part of the RICS business plan. The research and activity plan will take account of local needs and market conditions and be set within the strategic framework established by Governing Council and the objectives set by the Management Board.

There are two Market Advisory Panels: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Both panels consist of RICS members and RICS Executives and can include non-members (independents). The Market Advisory panels report to the Management Board.

Market Advisory Panels

  • Chair, Christopher Seymour FRICS

    Chris has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and manages the 1300-strong Mott MacDonald operation in the Middle East. Having worked in most of the major cities in the Middle East region over the last 10 years, he specialises in commercial, leisure and healthcare sectors, plus infrastructure, oil and gas. Chris also sits on the Investment Committee of ENBD REIT and is an active member of the IPFA. Having spent many years in PFI and PPP procurement practising in both UK and the Middle East, he also advises many clients on strategy, risk, commercial and technical advice for large public-sector investments.

    Middle East and North Africa Market Advisory Panel members

    • Mohamad Al-Dah – Independent
    • Ibrahim Al Zubi - Independent
    • Fatima Balfaqeeh MRICS
    • Joanne Burnell – Operations Director, MEA
    • Tarek Elmadany MRICS
    • Craig Finlayson MRICS
    • Rob Jackson – Regional Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa
    • Daniel Pugh MRICS
    • Louise Rodrigues MRICS
    • Suzannah Newboult - Independent
  • Chair, Sanett Uys

    Sanett is the Managing Director of Serendipityremix, a company she started in 2016. With 23 years of experience, she has an extensive background in property economics and research. With Serendipityremix, Sanett introduced new research concepts in the South African property industry, and they are doing due diligence work for various portfolios, building condition assessments and new concept focus groups at shopping centres.

    She started out at Rode & Associates as the editor of Rode’s Retail Report of South Africa and Survey Manager in 1997. In 2002, Sanett joined Broll Property Group as the research manager and then went to Colliers International South Africa as Director in Charge of Western Cape Operations and Research. In 2009 she returned to Broll as Head of Research and Marketing. She joined JHI Properties in 2013 as the executive for Research, Consulting and Valuations, trading as JHI Advisory.

    Sub-Saharan Africa Market Advisory Panel members

    • Rob Jackson – Regional Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa
    • Jen Welch – Director Sub-Saharan Africa

    Currently appointing members to the Sub-Saharan Africa Market Advisory Panel