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Altaf Shaikh

Senior Development Manager

Altaf is a skilled architect with advanced degrees in Finance and Project Management. With over 22 years of experience, he has effectively managed and executed projects across the Middle-East, South-East Asia, and Australia. These projects span a wide range of sectors including retail, residential, mixed use, master-planning, retirement, and health.

Most of Altaf’s projects have been undertaken for long-term asset owners who are also the operators. This necessitates a distinct approach to design and implementation, considering that the long-term operation and maintenance costs significantly impact the financial viability of the companies involved. A successful project, in Altaf’s view, is one where end users are satisfied and continue to utilise the property, generating continuous income for the operator with minimal disruptions or high operational expenses. He has had the privilege of working on projects that incorporated cutting-edge technologies like offsite manufacturing of complete buildings and on-site assembly. These advancements have contributed to improved living conditions for occupants, reduced construction timeframes, and lower construction costs.

Additionally, Altaf has been actively engaged in property portfolio analysis to optimise their value, either through redevelopment for similar or different purposes, or through divestment. Some of these endeavours have required adept stakeholder management to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Notably, Altaf’s strong rapport with local consultant teams has played a pivotal role in the successful delivery of his projects.