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

Amani Issam Dablan

Consultant International Standards and Quality

Kamal Said Al Barghouthi

DLD Senior Consultant

Majid Saqer Al-Marri

Mohammed Ahmed Yahya

Deputy CEO of the Rental Affairs Sector

Abdulrahman Mohammed Alyassi

Escrow Account Manager, Financial Controller and Financial Auditor

Hiba Jaber

Trainer and Consultant

Lynnette Abad

Director of Research & Data

Ridab Bou Nasser Edine

Urban Researcher and Urban Planner Consultant

Scott Hutton


Leith Hoffensetz

General Manager

Naila Al Moosawi

Executive Human Resources Director

Obaid Al Muhairi

Senior manager Brokers Regiseration

Ahmed Al Abassi

Managing Director

Fakhreddin Mohammad

Founder & Chairman

Abdulmajid Karanouh

International Director Head of Interdisciplinary Design & Innovation

Sameh Alwadiya

Managing Partner

Mohanad Alwadiya

CEO – Harbor Real Estate

Sujith Menon

CEO & Managing Director

Ahmed Talaat

Managing Director

Galina Gedrovich

Chief Operating Officer

Angela Gegg

Commercial Director

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

Shajil Thyagarajan

Senior Director, Property Management

David Guinee


Zaid Khirfan

Performance & Planning Manager

Marko Zdravkovic

Senior Facilities Manager

Adam Quinn

Dubai and Northern Emirates Area Facilities Manager

Dr. Nour El Deen Reda

Managing Director

Nasreen Al Sawan

Director of Real Estate Projects

Rafael Carol

Portfolio Manager

Tarek Nizameddin

Senior Executive Director

Ciaran Kelly

Managing Director

Tony Arez

Director of Sales and Account Management

James Duthie

Chief Executive Officer

Garry Murray


Natalie Obayda

Strategic Relations and Development Manager

Fadi Nwilati


Daniela Biclea

Business Development Manager

Robert Di Franco

Senior Vice President

Islam Abdelaziz

Head Of Facilities Management & Real Estate

Laura Biclea

Assistant Vice President Sales

Imad Eddine Oubiri

Business Development Expert - Investment Promotion Director

DJ Armin

Managing Partner

Olga Moreno

Head of Sales - Dubai

Mohammad Alduraibi

Managing Director

Alex George

Director Of Managed Services