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ABOUT TCN UAE

ABOUT
TCN UAE

TCN UAE is a full member of the TCN Worldwide network of companies. Comprised of a team of leading professionals and subject matter experts with a combined experience of 200+ projects in the industrial, commercial, hospitality, residential, retail, automotive and specialty real estate sectors, TCN UAE has the ability to provide its Clients with efficient and comprehensive advisory services for real estate development and investment projects and transactions.

Leveraging the global TCN platform, we are in an ideal position to provide valuable input throughout the development process from market research and development strategy to investor introductions and fund raising. With a strong network of subject matter experts, TCN UAE frequently involves these high-level professionals during complicated assignments in which Clients seek more than commoditised, generic advisory services.

Senior Team

Harmen de Jong

Partner
Sector Expertise: Hospitality

Harmen is a Partner at TCN UAE and responsible for the overall operations of the firm. He has advised Clients on optimum investment strategies pertaining to capital projects with a combined value of over USD 100 Bn. in geographic markets such as the Middle East, Asia, CIS, and South America on behalf of investment funds, real estate developers and hotel management companies.

He has been based in the Middle East since 2006 and has been involved in a number of large scale mixed-use projects with leading real estate developers and (semi) government authorities. His strengths include real estate development strategy, feasibility assessments, highest and best use analyses and he is a well-versed financial modeler. The size of projects he has advised on vary from standalone hotel resorts to large townships with an anticipated population in excess of 30,000 inhabitants.

His key responsibility with TCN is to grow the firm’s advisory and brokerage footprint in the region whilst establishing specialist advisory practices in the areas of hospitality, retail, and healthcare amongst others. Harmen holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from RSM Erasmus University with a concentration in corporate finance. In addition to Dutch, his mother tongue, he is proficient in German and Indonesian.

Kaveh Samsamy

Director – Development Consultancy
Sector Expertise: Residential and Commercial
Functional Expertise: Master Planning

Kaveh is a Director at TCN and responsible for the Development Consultancy service line. He has delivered projects totaling over USD 2.5 Bn. in gross development value for blue-chip international real estate developers in various GCC markets. He has extensive knowledge in master-planned mixed-use communities, high-density residential developments, and greenfield residential villa community projects.

His key responsibility with TCN is to execute the firm’s development advisory projects and serve as point-of-contact to Clients in the region, providing strategic development advisory services with a Client-side business approach. Kaveh holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a concentration in international development.

Kaveh Samsamy

Director – Development Consultancy
Sector Expertise: Residential and Commercial
Functional Expertise: Master Planning

Kaveh is a Director at TCN and responsible for the Development Consultancy service line. He has delivered projects totaling over USD 2.5 Bn. in gross development value for blue-chip international real estate developers in various GCC markets. He has extensive knowledge in master-planned mixed-use communities, high-density residential developments, and greenfield residential villa community projects.

His key responsibility with TCN is to execute the firm’s development advisory projects and serve as point-of-contact to Clients in the region, providing strategic development advisory services with a Client-side business approach. Kaveh holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a concentration in international development.

Adrian Jonklaas, CFA

SENIOR ADVISOR – FINANCIAL ANALYSES
SECTOR EXPERTISE: RETAIL
FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE: FINANCIAL MODELLING & LAND ECONOMICS

Adrian brings a wealth of real estate consulting experience to TCN UAE especially where it involves financial and scenario analyses. As a previous head of consultancy of a GCC based real estate advisory company, he also brings valuable insights into the consulting process, having been a career consultant himself. In that capacity, Adrian is involved in the overall quality assurance process.

Over a decade of consultancy, Adrian has worked on hundreds of feasibility and highest and best use studies including prestigious master planned developments such as Yas South and The Wave as well as single tower projects such as the Taj JLT, resorts such as The Ritz Carlton, Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, and shopping malls such as Bahrain City Centre. Having worked with the majority of tier 1 shopping mall developers in the region, Adrian was an early member of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres, a speaker at retail events, and a contributor to retail industry publications. He is a CFA charterholder and has an MBA from the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University.

Alexander Haex

Senior Advisor – Maritime & Logistics
Sector Expertise: Light Industrial

Alexander is a senior executive with 20 years of experience in Port and Industrial Zone complexes in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, succeeding in senior management roles with leading multinational companies and flagship projects. He has a proven track record in strategy development, commercialization/implementation with accountability for key business results. He successfully managed multicultural teams that consistently exceed targets.

During his tenure with Sohar Industrial Port Company, KIZAD and ADPC, Alexander has spearheaded the development of logistics and maritime clusters. These clusters featured warehouses, offices and other supporting real estate components. Given his involvement in light industrial FMCG clusters in the UAE and Oman, Alexander Haex is well placed to provide strategic input into the development process of any logistics, light industrial and maritime developments.

Alexander Haex

Senior Advisor – Maritime & Logistics
Sector Expertise: Light Industrial

Alexander is a senior executive with 20 years of experience in Port and Industrial Zone complexes in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, succeeding in senior management roles with leading multinational companies and flagship projects. He has a proven track record in strategy development, commercialization/implementation with accountability for key business results. He successfully managed multicultural teams that consistently exceed targets.

During his tenure with Sohar Industrial Port Company, KIZAD and ADPC, Alexander has spearheaded the development of logistics and maritime clusters. These clusters featured warehouses, offices and other supporting real estate components. Given his involvement in light industrial FMCG clusters in the UAE and Oman, Alexander Haex is well placed to provide strategic input into the development process of any logistics, light industrial and maritime developments.

Why TCN?

We are a combination of a boutique outfit and a large multinational organization

We have a strong network of unique subject matter experts that provide bespoke insight for our Clients

Our executive team includes former senior employees of market-leading developers in the GCC

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Why TCN?

  We are a combination of a boutique outfit and a large multinational organization

  We have a strong network of unique subject matter experts that provide bespoke insight for our Clients

  Our executive team includes former senior employees of market-leading developers in the GCC

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Contact Us

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