Ahmed Alshawi and Lauren Mays join Deloitte’s real estate team

10 July 2020 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Deloitte has appointed two professionals to its Manchester office, strengthening its North West real estate offering. Ahmed Alshawi joins the firm’s capital projects advisory arm from Mott MacDonald, while Lauren Mays relocates from the firm’s London office to join its development team.

Simon Bedford, Partner in Deloitte’s North West real estate team, said, “Bringing through young talent is crucial to the success of the Deloitte business… Lauren has been a key part of some of our London-based projects in recent years, and will continue to play an integral role in the North West’s recovery from the impacts of Covid-19… Ahmed’s expertise in the nuclear industry will come in especially handy as the region looks to develop a more environmentally friendly future.”

Over his career, Alshawi has developed extensive experience in the nuclear, defence, and power sectors, both in the UK and internationally. He also brings insight in engineering management to Deloitte. His remit with Deloitte will include examining risk, conducting root cause analysis and supporting the delivery of strategic, outline and full business cases.

Ahmed Alshawi and Lauren Mays, Deloitte

Holding a Masters’ degree in civil engineering at the University of Leeds, Alshawi started his career as a Structural Engineer at Atkins. He then moved to fellow engineering firm Mott MacDonald, where he spent two years as a Senior Structural Engineer.

Lauren Mays meanwhile arrives at Deloitte’s Manchester office as an Assistant Manager via the firm’s ‘Brightstart’ apprenticeship programme. Joining the firm in 2012, Mays’ initial stint with the Big Four firm in London saw her gain experience of working across the company’s service lines, including valuation advisory, asset and property management, development and real estate consulting.

She has been involved in some of the most high profile infrastructure projects, including working alongside Transport for London to identify development opportunities for housing, and supporting the planning and development of the future Euston station for HS2. Alongside Alshawi, Mays will now support the Deloitte real estate team in Manchester, as it looks to expand its projects and expertise in the region, and support the resilience of the property sector in the face of Covid-19.