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

Abdulhadi Alalyak

Senior Vice President - Corporate Services, Human Capital & Administration

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

Mureed Basheer

Director of operations

Dr. Ishtar Jasim Al Yasiri

Media Office Manager

Sa’ed Ahmed Alkhouli

Senior Specialist Legal

Robert Jackson

Regional Director

Abdulrahman Mohammed Alyassi

Escrow Account Manager, Financial Controller and Financial Auditor

Andrew Love

Partner, Head of Investment and Commercial Agency

Dr. Georges Maurice

Senior Consultant

Hiba Jaber

Trainer and Consultant

Lynnette Abad

PropTech Expert

Ridab Bou Nasser Edine

Urban Researcher and Urban Planner Consultant

Scott Hutton


Raj Kapoor

Assistant Dean and Associate Professor

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

Zain Qureshi

Managing Director, Head of Real Estate

Slim Saidi

Associate Professor

Naila Al Moosawi

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

Fatima Ahmed Al Mandoos

Future & Strategy Director

Elham Paripour


Adrienne Doolan


Obaid Al Muhairi

Senior manager Brokers Regiseration

Amer Zureikat

CEO & Co-Founder

Fahad Khalaf

HR & Corporate Development Advisor

Wajeed Bagwan

General Manager

Sahar Fikree


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

Ahmed Bukhash

Director of Urban Planning

Yaqeen Al Hammadi

Rental Judge

Dr. Rita Younes

Founder and Partner

Subhi Farah

Co-Founder & CEO

Daniel O'Brien


Ian Golding

Customer Experience Specialist

Mohamed Elmahdy 

Executive Director