Steve Coates, FRICS MAPM

Managing Director Steve is one of the owners of Matthews Southwest and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Well-connected at all levels within Government, Clients, Partners and Grade-A Designers, Steve has a rare development capability and exposure across the full development spectrum over multiple asset classes and is a highly regarded expert in his field, working regularly with the leading Management Consultants on early development and commercial planning for large-scale, complex real estate across the Middle East and European markets.
From 2005 to 2010, Steve was a full Equity Partner and Board Member of Davis Langdon in the Middle East delivering Project and Cost Management. During this period, the Middle East business of Davis Langdon grew 10-fold, with Steve leading the most profitable part of the AECOM ME Business – Programme, Cost, Consultancy (PCC) – following the sale of Davis Langdon to AECOM in 2010.

With an exceptional professional background, skill set and a deep knowledge of real estate development and delivery in the Middle East, in 2013, Steve set up the EMEA business of Matthews Southwest. In their first decade, the MSW EMEA team have successfully led the development of the Museum of the Future for Meraas and the Dubai Future Foundation; La Mer for Meraas in Dubai and various works for Bee’ah Group and the Government of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and KSA and the development of a portfolio of three, 6* hotels in KSA for PIF, Saudi Arabia’s Sovereign Investment Fund.