President, Higgs International, US
Born and educated in London, Roy Higgs is the president of Higgs International, US. He has provided master planning and creative services for retail, entertainment, leisure/resort, office, residential and mixed-use projects across the US and around the world. Of particular note is his creation of highly successful projects in Turkey. Some of these include Istinye Park, Akmerkez (original), Akaysa, Kasimpasa Town Center, Ülker Sports Arena and the Mall of Istanbul, among others under construction. Roy’s professional affiliations are extensive. He was invited to join the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as a Fellow in 2010. Equally active at home and overseas, Roy was named a recipient of the Maryland State Award for International Business Leadership. He is a regularly invited lecturer in Advanced International Real Estate Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University and the Carey School of Business at the University of Maryland.