Bradley P. Sutherland
Bradley P. Sutherland in his capacity as the General Manager of diversified business conglomerate Najibi Group, drives the group’s operations across multiple divisions, straddling several international sites. Sutherland also serves on the boards of several private companies across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and boasts extensive professional experience in multiple domains: economics, upstream oil and gas development, master planning communities, golf course operations and design, retail trading, corporate strategy, market speculating, investment trading, financial operations, and commercial, residential and retail property development. But Sutherland is best known for his acumen in turning around profitless projects.
Before joining up with Najibi Group in 2010, Sutherland served as the Chief Investment Advisor to a privately owned company – its offices in London and Abu Dhabi – and he managed its investment portfolio across the US, Europe, Asia, the GCC and the wider Middle East. He also served as the Director of Real Estate at a specialised Development Co. with Tatweer, Dubai Holdings (DH), where he was instrumental in the growth of several special projects and worked on some of the UAE’s most long-standing real estate brands. He has also shaped several high-profile commercial, residential and retail developments in Dubai during his tenure.
Meanwhile, as the former Head of Retail Leasing for Colliers International across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Sutherland facilitated the development of quite a few malls in the region, and implemented a successful sales/leasing programme for Kuwaiti real estate, investment and construction shareholding company Mabanee at the Avenues Mall – incidentally one of the most successful malls in the GCC. This implementation was achieved in a matter of months. Notably, Sutherland broke some serious residential sales records and sold upwards of AED 3 billion worth of real estate in two months at The Tiger Woods Dubai. Sutherland is also an experienced financial trader, estate agent and auctioneer, and a member of many sporting associations, charities and business councils.