Value Management Specialist & Sustainability Advocate / Managing Director, Quantum Thailand Ltd
Stephen Oehme has been involved with some of the most challenging real estate projects in the world. He has specialised in value management for nearly 20 years and for 10 years was based in Dubai. Stephen is now the managing director of Quantum Thailand and continues to consult regionally and globally. Stephen is the chairperson of the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
He has been involved in a diverse range of international projects including board member for the Burj Khalifa Dubai (the world’s tallest building), advocate and SEA Project Director for MASDAR Abu Dhabi (targeted to be one of the world’s most sustainable communities) as well as numerous masterplan and infrastructure projects (up to 9 million square meters), numerous tall towers, sporting venues (up to 100,000 seat capacity), extensive retail, commercial, mixed-use and hospitality projects including Start-Up Project Director for Lusail Twin Towers, Doha, value management consultant for Raffles Hotel Singapore (which re-opened in 2019). Stephen has been involved during project initiation (pre-design), design and construction phases of projects as well as operational assessments and enhancements to achieve maximum value outcomes.
Stephen is also a strong advocate for sustainability. He has been involved with the support and development of green building rating tools, their application into projects internationally, the formation and development of green building councils in many countries. He was the chairman of Green Build Asia for many years (Hong Kong, Singapore & Shanghai), gave the sustainability address at the RIBA London Annual Dinner, provided leadership to many other forums and workshops worldwide including Chairman of the GCC Labour Summit, Affordable Housing Summit Oman et al, represented the UAE for many years on the Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants programme and many other initiatives and projects where he has championed and helped achieve outcomes across the financial, environmental, social and human pillars of sustainability.