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Founded by Stewart Blair and Evan Anderson in 1988 in the UK, BLAIR ▪ ANDERSON has been operating in the GCC since 1992 and have grown geographically to a truly international operation.

We provide a wide range of services to Investors, Consultants and Contractors that are developed to suit individual requirements. Our skills and expertise are enhanced by the ability to draw upon the considerable experience accumulated by the individuals within the practice, and our continuing independence.

Evan Anderson

We provide a complete service in the administration, control of projects and the management and resolution of construction disputes achieving success by combining technical advisory expertise and extensive practical knowledge. Our team work together with legal and arbitration teams to deliver the best possible outcome. We are able to offer our Clients Cost and Commercial Management as well as Procurement advice in all aspects of construction, fit out and engineering services.


Client focused, staffed by high caliber professionals with internationally recognized qualifications and extensive market experience we provide flexible and tailored solutions and services that enhance the performance of our Clients’ construction and property activities in relation to their core businesses saving them Time and Cost.

Our experience covers a wide range of project types and business sectors; including, Hospitality, Retail, Commercial, Healthcare, Education, Industrial, Sports & Leisure, Transportation, Oil & Gas and Residential.

Stewart Blair

Leadership Team Value

Drawing on the entrepreneurial spirit of the founding directors, the BLAIR ▪ ANDERSON team work alongside leading clients, project managers, architects and engineers to meet our clients’ needs immediately, efficiently and responsibly. 

As a provider of contracts and claims advisory, consulting and expert services to the construction industry, we pride ourselves on achieving results to our clients and finding solutions amid uncertainty.

Corné Botha

Managing Director

Corné Botha is a well regarded Construction Professional in the GCC. He started his career in 2003 in his native South Africa and has been working in the UAE since 2006. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying, as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Professional Member of the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors and also Registered Member of the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession.

Corné joined BLAIR ▪ ANDERSON Dubai office in 2006 and rapidly rose through the ranks from Senior Quantity Surveyor to Director focusing on BLAIR ▪ ANDERSON Cost Management services (a position he has held for many years). He brings to BA a high level of experience in Pre and Post Contract Cost Management Services across a wide range of Projects and Procurement types. He has successfully managed large teams on complex projects with challenging deadlines.


Corné remains actively involved in project delivery and has managed portfolios including Exhibition Centres, Conference and Theater Projects, Mixed Use Developments, Museums, Hotels, Residential, Retail, Commercial and Retail Fit-outs. 

Corné is also committed to his own and others’ professional and career development by means of mentoring candidates as well as being a qualified Chairman and Assessor of the ‘Assessment of Professional Competence’ (APC) process which forms part of the pathway to membership to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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Faisal Ismail

Managing Director


Faisal Ismail is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has extensive experience in the construction industry. He joined BLAIR ▪ ANDERSON in 2005 and specialises in dispute resolution services with experience under many of the leading institutional arbitration rules. Faisal was involved in a wide range of construction related disputes and arbitration cases as advocate, arbitrator, expert witness, and as litigation support specialist which involved providing support with preparation of statement of claims, defence documents and counterclaims, witness statements, Expert Witnesses support, and various other arbitration standard submissions and correspondence.

Faisal is also experienced in the preparation of contractual claims including drafting of statement of entitlement, review of contractual obligations, analytical review of programmes and establishment of cause & effect to prove delay & disruption; and preparation of cost / quantum claims in relation to disruption, prolongation and acceleration.

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