Mark Ryder

Mark Ryder is part of the Emkan team leading the education acquisition, investment and real estate advisory service line. He is also the Managing Director of the Daymer Group which he established in the UAE in May 2015 to advise nursery and K- 12 school and university operators, landowners, build to suit developers and funders across the Middle East.

Mark is a former lawyer and property developer. He was the Chief Executive for 6 years of a real estate investment and development fund in the UK. He has been based in Dubai since 2011 when he moved to be the Group Director of Real Estate & Development for GEMS Education, a role he had until 2015.

Mark has considerable experience in school development management, licencing, standardised school design solutions and financial operating parameters including sale & leasebacks and education acquisitions.