Demand for 'high calibre property professionals' rising in Middle East

13/09/2010 - Dubai Property News
Demand for 'high calibre property professionals' rising in Middle East

Posted by Neil King

The demand for high calibre real estate professionals in the Middle East is on the rise, a leading property recruitment consultancy has claimed.

Macdonald & Company, which provides recruitment consultancy services in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia with a sole focus on the property and construction industries, noted that general sentiment within the Middle East's real estate sector is improving, with property developers now focussing on the delivery of more affordable and middle income housing products.

"We are also noticing increasing demand for high calibre individuals from our blue chip clients especially to augment existing teams, and those who have an excellent financial acumen, cost saving and asset management capabilities are much sought after," said Ben Waddilove of Macdonald & Company Property Middle East.

The comments come as the consultancy prepares to launch the fourth Middle East Salary Survey 2010 at Cityscape Dubai 2010, which runs from October 4th to 7th, 2010 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

According to Macdonald & Company, this year's study will focus on the changes in salaries and benefits over the past 12 months, how demand for talent is steadily increasing and how the workforce is being redistributed across the region.