The diversity and complexity of any given real estate project coupled with the economic landscape, and changing market behaviors make consultancy complex and therefore, a necessity. However, expertise comes with experience. It is very crucial that players in the real estate sector offer personalized attention to every client. Hence, partnering with a highly professional consultant who can understand the actual requirements of its clients is imperative.
Founded in 1971, Ian Scott International is one of London’s most prominent and experienced property consultancy firms, with a long-term vision of becoming a global brand. Based on the trust and goodwill built upon prior business relationship with Dato’ Sr Rosli Atan, Ian Scott International (M) SdnBhd (ISI) was set up in 2018 with the mission to provide professional real estate consultancy services throughout major cities in the Asia Pacific region, with Dato’ Sr Rosli as the Proprietor and Managing Director of Asia. ISI promises to be consistently adhering to best-practice performance driven by strong governance, integrity and high-quality delivery standards.
ISI has been providing tailor-made, holistic, and integrated real estate professional solutions to its niche clientele base. The firm has created strategic alliances with specialist partners in order to provide value-added service offerings to its existing and new clients. ISI has also registered a number of intellectual property (IP) projects which were the brainchild of Dato’ Sr Rosli. With the right partners, these can be implemented as financially viable ventures.
ISI’s flagship services include due diligence building audit, asset review and enhancement, business and intangible asset valuation, proptech and security technology, and energy solutions for commercial assets in addition to property asset valuation and management, real estate agency and investment advisory, market research and study, and development consultancy and management.
When a prospective client requires the services of ISI, the company tries to thoroughly understand the pain points and challenges so as to offer them personalized solutions. In order to ensure utmost quality standards, the company has a robust SOP in place which is in accordance with the ISO 9001:2015 certification it received for its valuation services. Due to the company’s competency and unique approach in
development consultancy, it has managed to save millions of ringgit that otherwise would have been incurred unnecessarily by some of its big corporate clients. This is achieved by working hand-in-hand with them to find the best solutions. As a result, ISI has earned the trust of its reputable clients who treat ISI more as their long-term business associates.
“For market study, we offer our services on success basis and by walking the talk. This means that our clients can get us to deliver the recommendations made by us in the study, as their subsequent marketing agents, where the fees shall reflect the delivery of our promises. This is only possible because we conduct go-to-market, market-driven and market-sensitive research and consulting”, says Dato’ Sr Rosli.
A Group of Seasoned Professionals
ISI’s team comprises of professionals from diverse and varied backgrounds and experiences. The key personnel are qualified professionals, registered with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers of the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. ISI is led by experienced leaders leveraging on their expertise from various sectors such as private practice, property development, corporate, government-linked companies and agencies, public service as well as academia. The team’s combined experiences and backgrounds has helped to spread the ISI brand to the whole spectrum of the property industry in a shorter time than it would normally take without such a vast network and contacts.
A Note-Worthy Journey
With a humble beginning more than 50 years ago in London, the Ian Scott International brand has been steadily expanding its reach across Asia Pacific countries, starting from its first office outside of UK in Malaysia since 2018. Despite ISI’s infancy in the Malaysian market, the company has already been empaneled by three local banks as their panel valuer and expects to be in the panel of more local and international banks going forward. ISI also serves international clients including reputable property developers in Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. Currently, ISI is focusing on expanding its horizon not just within Malaysia, but also across the Asia Pacific region with strategic partners in Indonesia, the Philippines and the Middle East.
Giving Back to Society
ISI also indulges itself in the charitable efforts of its sister organization, Yayasan Budi Ihsan Malaysia. And thus, it has always been aligned to the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework. Currently, ISI is working on a joint program to help underprivileged youths in Malaysia through exposure to real estate knowledge.
“We have a clear and ambitious roadmap to grow the brand’s image and stay in line with our vision of becoming the preferred real estate consultant in Asia Pacific. Having said that, we don’t want to confine the brand to just real estate consultancy, but rather make forays into other related fields including technology, protective security, energy efficiency among others; thereby offering an allencompassing solution to our clients. In the long-term, we plan to bring our business to the next level by going into franchising and listing on the capital market,” concludes Dato’ Sr Rosli Atan.
Dato’ Sr Rosli Atan, Proprietor & MD, Asia
Dato’ Sr Rosli Atan is a Registered Valuer, Registered Estate Agent and Registered Property Manager and the Proprietor and Founder of Ian Scott International (M) Sdn Bhd established since 2018. Prior to this, he was with Raine & Horne International Zaki + Partners Sdn Bhd as an Executive Director and Shareholder. He also served as a government valuer in the public sector, involved mainly in statutory valuation for local authorities and corporations. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM) as well as the Malaysian Institute of Property and Facility Managers (MIPFM).