Global real estate advisor CBRE has announced the appointment of Elias Bou Habib as Head of Consulting - Saudi Arabia as part of its continued strategic development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
Based in Riyadh, Elias will lead the Consulting team in the Kingdom to advise investors, developers and operators on their projects and business strategies in KSA.
He brings over 22 years of consulting experience in the Middle East region, specializing in leading major projects in multiple sectors including government, oil & gas and investments.
Before joining CBRE, Elias was a Director at Deloitte in Dubai, where he focused on business development and delivering large consulting projects in KSA.
Elias’s appointment follows a string of strategic hires in Saudi Arabia in the past year, including the appointment of Pedro Ribeiro as General Manager – Saudi Arabia for CBRE Advisory, Jena Ladhani as Country Managing Director – Saudi Arabia for CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, Hattan Alsharif as Senior Research Analyst, Reem Ahmed as Corporate Communications Manager and Raneem Baata as Compliance Manager.
On the key appointment, Nicholas Maclean, Managing Director of CBRE Middle East, said: "Elias joins us at a strategic time in our growth and development in Saudi Arabia. His strong projects experience and his impressive reputation in the region will be a valuable addition to our team, as we continue to further invest in supporting clients across the Kingdom."
Pedro Ribeiro, General Manager – Advisory of CBRE Saudi Arabia, said: "We’re delighted Elias has joined our dynamic team in Saudi Arabia. With his extensive consulting experience and insights in the real estate industry, Elias is ideally placed to drive impactful results for our clients."
An industry veteraan, he has an extensive real estate experience, having led multiple projects for government-owned and private sector real estate companies in the kingdom.
Prior to Deloitte, Elias held various roles at leading management consulting firms in the GCC, including Booz & Co and PA Consulting Group.