Meet the Judges

The Gulf Real Estate Awards is unique in the depth of expertise it draws on from its extensive judging Panel.

As well as the Influencers who steer the judging selection process, and work to maintain the awards at the highest standards, our judges bring industry knowledge and category specific skillsets to assess every entry.

Of course we also take care to ensure there are no conflicts of interest and all Judges also sign a confidentiality agreement.

This page is constantly being updated as more Judges are approved to be part of the panels. Make sure you revisit it to discover more about the Judges.

Mohammad Shadi Hamwi

CEO - Chief Architect

Abdulla Salem Alyalooq

IT Director

Ahmed Khalil Mahmoud Al Hamdani

Senior Specialist in charge of the Owners Association Section

Kamal Said Al Barghouthi

DLD Senior Consultant

Majid Saqer Al-Marri

Mohammed Ahmed Yahya

Deputy CEO of the Rental Affairs Sector

Dr. Ishtar Jasim Al Yasiri

Media Office Manager

Sa’ed Ahmed Alkhouli

Senior Specialist Legal

Robert Jackson

Regional Director

Andrew Love

Partner, Head of Investment and Commercial Agency

Dr. Georges Maurice

Senior Consultant

Hiba Jaber

Trainer and Consultant

Lynnette Abad

Director of Research & Data

Ridab Bou Nasser Edine

Urban Researcher and Urban Planner Consultant

Scott Hutton


Anas Almarie


Aakash Nijhawan

Group Head of Investments and Corporate Solutions

Adel Al Awadhi

Executive Chairman

Bernard Buisson

Associate Professor and MBA Program Chair

Iqbal Hasnani

Management Consultant/Real Estate Trainer

Kassim Dakhlallah


Leith Hoffensetz

General Manager

Rabih Bou Rashid


Siddiq Farid

Founder, CEO

Tanvir Shah

Managing Director

Slim Saidi

Associate Professor

Naila Al Moosawi

Director HR- Eastern Gulf & Director L & D-GCC

Fatima Ahmed Al Mandoos

Future & Strategy Director

Adrienne Doolan


Obaid Al Muhairi

Senior manager Brokers Regiseration

Amer Zureikat

CEO & Co-Founder

Fahad Khalaf

HR & Corporate Development Advisor

Michael Waters

Assistant Professor in Real Estate

Raed Hilles

Principal Strategic Planning and Policy

John Bush


Ahmed Al Abassi

Managing Director

Sam Thomas

Director- GCC Region

Dr. Rita Younes

Founder and Partner

Subhi Farah

Co-Founder & CEO

Daniel O'Brien


Ian Golding

Customer Experience Specialist

Mohamed Elmahdy 

Executive Director 

Fakhreddin Mohammad

Founder & Chairman

James Duthie

Chief Executive Officer

Stephan Degenhart

Managing Director

Sameh Alwadiya

Managing Partner

Mohanad Alwadiya

CEO – Harbor Real Estate

Sujith Menon

CEO & Managing Director

Ahmed Talaat

Managing Director

Galina Gedrovich

Head of Real Estate Department/Senior Associate

Angela Gegg

Head of Commercial

Khaled Ghazzawi

Associate Vice President and Head of Property Management

Olivera Velkova


Maxim Talmatsky

Head of Commercial Real Estate Advisory and Transactions, Co-Founder

Marie Sumner

Head of Marketing

Rami Jarrar

Director of Property Investment

Oualid El Meriague

PR & Communications Officer

Manika Dhama

Associate Partner - Strategic Consulting and Research

Sunil Parmar


Jessica Taylor

Head of HR

Jason Cook

Director - Commercial

James Bradley

Head of Luxury Property

Reniér André Saayman

Director/Lead, Group Corporate Real Estate

Tariq Jarrar

Executive Director

Silvia Eldawi

Director Of Leasing & Property Management

Garry Murray


Shajil Thyagarajan

Senior Director, Property Management

David Guinee