LAWRENCE ELMSCHAIRMANLawrence is a master developer, with over 30 years’ experience in large-scale, mixed-use development in Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the CIS. Lawrence is currently Chairman of the URBN group of companies and leads the planning and/or development of projects with an end value exceeding $6 billion. Formerly CEO of the Land Company (now Dubai Properties), he led the conception and planning on three of Dubai’s most significant projects; chief among them the $2 billion Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Prior to that, Lawrence led the commercial real estate development at Hung Kuo Group, the investors that developed Taipei 101, then the world’s tallest building, as well as mixed use projects throughout China and Southeast Asia.
VUSAL AGHAYEVCHIEF OPERATING OFFICERVusal is a lawyer specialising in international business and cross border trade, with a decade of experience across Russia, Turkey and the UAE. Supporting the Chairman, Vusal leads the management team, resource development and business expansion in addition to government and shareholder relations.
FRAZER ELMSDIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENTA Project Management Professional, Frazer coordinates contractors and consultants to deliver highly complex projects on time, within budget, and to the quality required. Projects to date include high-end residential, retail and hotels. Frazer holds a masters degree in project management from the Australian National University.
CHRIS ASPINALLDIRECTOR OF ARCHITECTUREA time-served professional delivering hospitality, residential and commercial projects globally: Chris is a concept and feasibility specialist. With 20 years’ architectural experience working for some of the world’s best practices, including Chapman Taylor, Benoy and HBA; he brings a wealth of design talent and experience to the team.
Faiq AbdullayevChief Financial Officer
Andrew WilliamsonDirector of Sales and Leasing
Onur AcielSenior Project Manager
William MorrisProject Manager
Bora BektashCommercial Manager
Mark LaveryTechnical Design Manager
Amila GayanContract Manager
Burcu DurakSenior Planning Engineer
Alexander McPhersonDesign Manager
Tang YanChief Designer
Reyhan GuliyevaLeasing Manager
Samira MustafayevaHuman Resources Manager
Elnur NuraliyevMarketing Manager
Ahmad ZaraketMEP Manager
Martin AstleHead of Facilities Management and Retail Delivery