International consulting firm ValuStrat has hit a special milestone in Qatar – this month celebrating its 10-year anniversary – and growth – in the country.
The milestone comes on the back of the firm’s best year on record in Qatar, having served a record number of clients including corporates, real estate developers, government-related, and financial institutions.
In Qatar, ValuStrat is based in the Palm Towers building in Doha, strategically located at the heart of the West Bay business district. The consulting firm provides its full suite of offerings in the country, spanning advisory, valuations, research, transaction and due diligence services.
Commenting on the milestone, Shahid Kazi, Group CEO of ValuStrat, said: “Our decade in Qatar stands as a testament to ValuStrat’s commitment to pioneering growth, fostering innovation, and building trust-based partnerships. This ten-year milestone symbolises not just our unwavering commitment to excellence but also the expertise and dedication of our team in Qatar – we are immensely proud of their accomplishments.”
According to Kazi, the firm’s powerhouse offering in Qatar – property valuation advisory and research to the real estate sector – has grown into a leader in the market, with team’s quarterly ValuStrat Price Index becoming an industry benchmark.
“Over the past decade, our advisory services in real estate have evolved into the cornerstone of our client’s strategic decisions,” said Declan King, Managing Director and Group Head of Real Estate at ValuStrat. Our deep market acumen, amplified by advanced technology, continues to be pivotal in shaping Qatar's real estate sector.”
Beyond real estate, the firm’s expertise has helped “influenced the decision-making processes of Qatari clients across more than 15 sectors,” said Kazi. Notable is the firm’s track record in the banking and financial services industry, which today serves over 120 top-tier financial institutions across the EMEA region.
Unpacking on some of the achievements the firm is proud of, Khurram Merchant, Managing Director in the Advisory division, said: “We’ve supported the government’s initiatives aimed at enhancing Qatar’s business and tourism landscape, we’ve helped many companies in their preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2022, and contributed to the nation’s food security and agricultural agenda.”
“Overall, we've guided a spectrum of businesses, from emerging startups and established mid-sized businesses, to corporate, financial institutions, and government entities.”
In Qatar, ValuStrat is led by Pawel Banach, a former Deloitter who serves as General Manager of Qatar. Other leaders based in Doha include: Anthony Fernando, (Valuations), Anum Hasan (Research), Marwen Azri (Valuations), Maaz Anser (Advisory) and Ali Ahmad (Advisory).
Outside of Qatar, ValuStrat has a presence in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and Africa.