International Professional Experience

Damien Abbott has specialized in real estate since 1966, when he graduated from the University of London. His experience has been gained in over twenty countries spread over five continents. He has worked with such prestige companies as Ford Motor Company, Land Securities, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Richard Ellis/CBRE and INVESTCORP International. He has lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, Brisbane, Brussels, Istanbul, London, New York, San Francisco and Sydney.


Country Details

Apartment lease and purchase.


Richard Ellis, Brussels: Acquisition, financing and development.

Ford of Europe: Site selection and lease negotiations in Brussels.

Canada INVESTCORP International: Investment assessment
Denmark & Norway Ford of Europe: Site assessments
Egypt Cairo: Valuations
Finland Site acquisition/development in Pori and lease negotiations in Helsinki.
France Paris: Acquistion of major shopping centre for ADIA and development analysis for INVESTCORP International.
Germany INVESTCORP International: Investment search.
Ireland Ford of Europe: Site acquisition/development in Tallagh and Dun Laoghaire.
Italy INVESTCORP International: Investment assessment
Mauritius Advice on land tenure and land registration for Government.
Mexico INVESTCORP International: Site search in Mexico city.
Netherlands Ford of Europe: Site appraisal.
Serbia CBRE: Valuation in Belgrade for a foreign Government.
Spain INVESTCORP International: Preliminary office project assessment in Madrid.
Sweden Ford of Europe: Site search and dealership lease negotiations.
Switzerland INVESTCORP International: Hotel valuation.
Syria Valuation and project assessment in Allepo and Damascus.
Turkey Valuation and property consultancy in Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya.
United Kingdom

Wolverhampton Corporation: Compulsory Purchase and rent negotiation.

Redditch New Town: Acquistion (incl. compulsory purchase) and development (inc. planning inquiries).

Ravenseft Properties: Property Management

ADIA: Management and lease/rent review negotiations.

United States

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority: Major Office purchase in New York.

INVESTCORP International: Acquisition, financing and sales in Boston, Los Angeles, Mountain View, New York, Reston, VA, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Syndicated financing of properties in 21 states.

Writer and available as a Lecturer on International Real Estate

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