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Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Ben Martin has considerable experience in the study and analysis of leisure and tourism-related real estate development. His experience covers areas such integrated resort development, marina and waterfront development, mixed-use projects, visitor attractions, hotel and golf studies,

Since joining the Economics Practice at AECOM, Mr Martin has completed projects across a broad range of countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa and his clients have included government organisations, leisure and entertainment providers, property development companies, financial institutions, development corporations and local authorities.

Major public sector and related clients include Qatari Diar, Emaar, Gulf Finance House, Mubadala and Sorouh, Regional Authority of the Canary Islands, Scottish Enterprise, The London Docklands Development Corporation and the Waterfront Enterprise Board in Jersey. Private sector clients include Warner Bros., MCA/Universal, His Highness the Aga Khan, OPIN Investment Group, The Gleneagles Group, LEGO A/S, Soros Real Estate Partners, Porto Montenegro, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, PGA European Tour Courses, Zara Holdings, Colony Capital, Banco Espirito Santo, Horsham Properties GmbH, Norwest Holst plc and The Tussauds Group.

Mr Martin is involved at all stages of the study process, from the preliminary site review to the design and development of tailor-made financial models that reflect the recommended development programme for the project. Having gained nearly two decades of experience as a consultant in this sector, he now also plays a key role in the management of project research and appraisal for the company.

Over the years he has gained a breadth and depth of experience and knowledge that enhance his ability to bring fresh ideas and appropriate balance to the work he undertakes.