Christopher de Gruben

Chris is an urban planner, land use expert, property valuer, investor and entrepreneur who enjoys working in frontier markets. He has co-funded the firm M.A.D. Urban 10 years ago in order to provide accurate and up to data real estate market data to key stakeholders. He has carried out consulting projects in designing and implementing private and public sector investment projects that involved capacity building, affordable housing, valuation frameworks and policy recommendation for the World Bank, ADB, IMF and other key donor organisations. He has a real passion and understanding of the fundamentals surrounding transitioning economies and their potential for long-term growth creation. He holds a Masters in Sustainable Urban Development from the University of Oxford, a Masters in Real Estate from the University of Reading, a PGDIp in Global Business from the Said Business School in Oxford and is currently engaged in an EMBA at INSEAD. He is a Chartered Valuer with the RICS and an Urban Planner with the RTPI. He also serves on the North Asia valuation Board of the RICS.