Paakow is a director in the Duff & Phelps Real Estate Advisory Group in the London office.

He works with and manages cross-functional teams on a range of valuations for financial reporting and transaction consulting – pre-deal due diligence on mergers and acquisitions and post-acquisition purchase price allocations – across all real estate asset classes.

Paakow focuses on EMEA-wide financial reporting engagements under IFRS and local GAAP, and also provides insurance replacement cost assessments and risk appraisal services. 
In addition to generic commercial and residential property valuations, his areas of expertise include: hospitals, health care and pharmaceutical facilities; recreational, hospitality and leisure facilities; industrial facilities – including pharma; and process plants – including oil and gas, petrochemical, iron, steel and other "heavy" industries.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Paakow was with American Appraisal for 9 years, where he led the London Real Estate Valuation Group. And before that, he worked with a property consultancy firm in the EMEA region, where he managed a team offering real estate valuation, real estate advisory and property allied consultancy services.

Paakow holds a Bachelor of Science in Land Economy (Real Estate), and a Master of Science in Construction Project Management, from Loughborough University, UK.

He is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) – Chartered Valuation Surveyor designation, a certified RICS Registered Valuer, a member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), a member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM) and a member of both the ICAEW Valuation Special Interest Group and Corporate Finance Faculty.

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