Satellier Expands Global Footprint

26 Oct, 2008

New Dubai office serves Middle East real estate, design, and construction industry.

Satellier, a building information modeling (BIM) services provider, announced it has opened a Dubai office to directly serve the Middle East building and construction market.

The company currently has corporate offices in Delhi, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York, and Chicago.

Justus Sathurni joins Satellier as the business development director for the Middle East. Sathurni joins from Oce Joint Venture, where he served as Middle East sales director. He was also the Middle East territory director for Autodesk.

"One of the bright spots for the global AECO industry right now is the Middle East, especially in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, and Qatar," Satellier CEO Michael Jansen said. "And while many things are fluctuating on the global economic landscape, some things don't change, such as the real need that design firms have to remain competitive and nimble in their resourcing strategies."

Jansen stated that the high-pressured pace of development in the Middle East challenges design firms to staff up quickly and cost effectively for new opportunities. "Having remotely supported more than 30 major projects in the Middle East over the last four years, we are excited to be on the ground here and to provide global best practices in workshare to support our design partners with viable options for reducing costs, increasing profits, and optimizing their design talent."

Sathurni explained, "Satellier's depth of resources, global experience, and technical expertise on large-scale projects of all types -- retail complexes, mega hospitality projects, healthcare centers, multiuse structures and educational campuses -- is precisely what international design practices need now. Our emphasis on technology solutions, especially BIM, can help design firms deliver better results for their clients. I am thrilled to be a part of the Satellier team and to help design firms succeed in the Middle East."