The Gulf Real Estate Awards is unique in the depth of expertise it draws on from its extensive judging Panel.
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Mohammad Shadi Hamwi
CEO - Chief Architect
Mohammad Shadi Hamwi
First Art Engineering Consultancy
Mohammad Shadi Hamwi is the CEO and Chief Architect for a UAE based Engineering Consultancy firm. Over the last 20 years, he managed long list of reputed projects from Design to Execution. His company’s designs were approved by HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoom and few other Rulers and VIP’s as well as Mega Developers in UAE. Architect Mohammad Shadi Hamwi is an expert in Real Estate Developments and Facility Management and has great skills in connecting developer’s vision with market demand to deliver feasible projects at the satisfactory level of Design Uniqueness, functionality and Build-ability He also gives great attention to construction management to deliver his projects at the desired quality on time on budget. He is an arbitrator by experience, a previous lecturer and Instructor in some Universities, a moderator in reputed events and a guest speaker in many National and International prestigious conferences.
Amani Issam Dablan
Consultant International Standards and Quality
Amani Issam Dablan
Dubai Land Department
Amani Dablan is Consultant International Standards and Quality at Dubai Land Department (DLD), where she is responsible for contributing to the promotion of quality culture, ensuring the adoption of best practices, and raising the level of services provided. The department depends on her for supervising quality. Prior to joining DLD, Dablan served in various human resources management roles for private sector companies, where she acquired broad management experience. Dablan holds a bachelor's degree in Science and Business Administration, a master’s degree in Total Quality & Performance Management, and numerous certificates for quality and excellence. She is an internal certified assessor for government excellence in the Dubai Government Excellence Program – Dubai Executive Council – Dubai, a Lead Auditor for the ISO 9001: 2015 quality management system from the Body of International Auditors for Quality (Arica), and a senior assessor for the Dubai Quality Award.
وتعتمد عليها الدائرة في الإشراف على الجودة. تحمل دبلان درجة البكالوريوس في العلوم وإدارة الأعمال، ودرجة الماجستير في الجودة الشاملة وإدارة الأداء. وانخرطت في العديد من الدورات وورش العمل التي ساعدتها في صقل مهاراتها والارتقاء بقدراتها المهنية التي تساعدها في تحقيق مسؤولياتها الوظيفية.
Kamal Said Al Barghouthi
DLD Senior Consultant
Kamal Said Al Barghouthi
Kamal Said Al Barghouthi has been a Senior Consultant - CIPS for Dubai Land Department (DLD) for the past 15 years, applying his extensive experience in the real estate sector to support the department’s work and objectives. During his career, Kamal has contributed to establishing numerous real estate laws and regulations in Dubai, including the Emirate’s trust account law and real estate fee policies. He also established DLD’s Internal Audit Office.
Kamal has also hosted many workshops and training courses focused on financial control, and has delivered a series of lectures about the trust account law. He has been involved in compiling studies about supply and demand in Dubai’s real estate sector and also published a complete report detailing over 200 Dubai Courts real estate cases. Kamal holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Accounting and a higher diploma in Finance Management. He is a real estate expert for Dubai Courts, a certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Head of Auditors DHA and the ISO Audit Team 2006 Bureau Veritas. He is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Institute of Internal Auditors in the USA, the Accountants & Auditors Association in the UAE, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK. Kamal was recognised with a certificate of excellence as a distinguished financial employee from the Dubai Government Excellence Programme 2007.
كمال سعيد البرغوثي
يشغل كمال سعيد البرغوثي منصب مستشار أول في دائرة الأراضي والاملاك – حكومة دبي منذ 15 سنة حيث قام بتوظيف خبراته الواسعة في القطاع العقاري لدعم عمل الدائرة وأهدافها ليصبح خبير عقاري دولي
وخلال مسيرته المهنية، ساهم كمال في صياغة العديد من القوانين والأنظمة العقارية في دبي، بما في ذلك قانون حساب الثقة في الإمارات وسياسات الرسوم العقارية. وعمل أيضًا على تأسيس مكتب التدقيق الداخلي في أراضي دبي.
وأشرف البرغوثي على العديد من ورش العمل والدورات التدريبية التي ركزت على الرقابة المالية، وألقى سلسلة من المحاضرات حول قانون حساب الثقة. وشارك في إعداد دراسات عن العرض والطلب في قطاع العقارات بدبي، كما نشر تقريرًا كاملاً يتضمن تفاصيل لأكثر من 200 قضية عقارية في محاكم دبي.
يحمل درجة البكالوريوس في التجارة والمحاسبة، والدبلوم العالي في الإدارة المالية، وهو خبير عقاري في محاكم دبي، وخبير عقاري دولي معتمد CIPS وومدقق معتمد لنظم المعلومات، ورئيس مدققي الحسابات لدى هيئة الصحة بدبي، ويترأس فريق التدقيق للمنظمة الدولية للمعايير (آيزو) 2006 في "بيرو فيريتاس". وينتمي لعضوية الرابطة الوطنية للوسطاء العقاريين، ومعهد المدققين الداخليين في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية، وجمعية المحاسبين والمدققين في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، ورابطة المحاسبين القانونيين المعتمدين في المملكة المتحدة. ونال كمال شهادة التميز عن فئة الموظف المالي المتميز من برنامج دبي للأداء الحكومي المتميز 2007.
Majid Saqer Al-Marri
Majid Saqer Al-Marri
Majid Saqer Al-Marri, Emirati with extensive experience in tourism, real estate investment, development and promotion, stakeholder relations, international operations, events, hotel classification and in the implementation of hotel standards and criteria in Dubai. Previous experience in strategy, banking and public relations locally and internationally. Al-Marri heads up the department of Real Estate Promotion-Real Estate Investment Management & Promotion Center-Dubai Land Department, responsible for the promotion of the real estate market of Dubai and the gathering of developers under the umbrella of the Dubai land department in order to strengthen and enhance communication between stakeholders in the sector by focusing on real estate projects for the Emirate of Dubai and the Real Estate Investment Management & Promotion Center initiatives
يتمتع ماجد صقر المري، بخبرة واسعة في مجال الاستثمار والتطوير العقاري والسياحي بجانب خبرته في الترويج والفعاليات وتصنيف الفنادق وتطبيق المعايير الفندقية في دبي. وكذلك لدية خبرة واسعة في الاستراتيجية ومجال الخدمات المصرفية، والتسويق وعلاقات الشركاء والعمليات الدولية والعلاقات العامة محليا ودوليا.
يترأس المري الإدارة المسؤولة عن الترويج العقاري -مركز تشجيع وإدارة الاستثمار العقاري بدائرة الأراضي والأملاك. وبخبرته وتمرسه في هذا المجال يسعى بالتعاون مع القطاع العام والخاص لجعل دبي الوجهة العقارية الأولى عالميا في الابتكار والثقة والسعادة من خلال الترويج للسوق العقاري لإمارة دبي
Mohammed Ahmed Yahya
Deputy CEO of the Rental Affairs Sector
Mohammed Ahmed Yahya
Dubai Land Department
Mohammed Ahmed Yahya is Deputy CEO of the Rental Affairs Sector at DLD. He has held the position since June 2015 and is responsible for developing new criteria for the Rental Calculator, setting the sector’s structure and budget, and developing the DLD’s policies, activities and procedures, among other key mandates. Prior to his work with DLD, Yahya held the position of Commercial Manager of Owners Association Management at wasl Asset Management Group, where he spent eight years acquiring experience in the real estate sector. His responsibilities included supervising the development of a freehold sale strategy for wasl, promoting the contact list of investors and brokers, and managing communications with retail clients while also overseeing their activities. Yahya’s role with wasl was preceded by a seven year career at Etisalat, where he fulfilled key technical and administrative responsibilities. Yahya obtained his bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Etisalat engineering college in 2000, and also holds an executive diploma in Public Administration from Lee Kuan School of Public Policy, which is affiliated with the National University of Singapore. He has recently joined the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development (Youth Leadership Program).
محمد أحمد يحيى
نائب المدير التنفيذي لقطاع شؤون الإيجارات
دائرة الأراضي والأملاك في دبي
يشغل محمد أحمد يحيى منصب نائب المدير التنفيذي لقطاع شؤون الإيجارات في دائرة الأراضي والأملاك في دبي منذ شهر يونيو من العام 2015، حيث يتولى مسؤولية تطوير المعايير الجديدة لمؤشر الحاسبة الإيجارية، ووضع هيكل وميزانية القطاع، وتطوير سياسة وعمليات وإجراءات الدائرة، إلى جانب مجموعة مهمة أخرى من المهام الحيوية.
وكان محمد قد اكتسب خبرة واسعة في القطاع العقاري خلال فترة عمله في مجموعة وصل لإدارة الأصول لفترة تجاوزت الثماني سنوات، والتي تولى فيها إلى منصب المدير التجاري في إدارة جمعية الملاك. ومن خلاله، أشرف على تحديد استراتيجية مبيعات التملك الحر والإشراف على هذا النشاط، وتعزيز قائمة الاتصال مع المستثمرين والوسطاء، وإدارة الاتصال مع عملاء التجزئة والإشراف على عملياتهم. والتحق محمد بالعمل مع وصل قادمًا من "اتصالات" التي تقلد فيها مسؤوليات فنية وإدارية عديدة لسبع سنوات.
وحصل محمد على درجة البكالوريوس في هندسة الاتصالات من كلية اتصالات للهندسة في العام 2000، ونال أيضًا درجة الدبلوما التنفيذية في الإدارة العامة من كلية لي كوان للسياسة العامة التابعة للجامعة الوطنية في سنغافورة، كما سبق له أن التحق ببرنامج محمد بن راشد لإعداد القادة (برنامج القيادات الشابة).
Abdulrahman Mohammed Alyassi
Escrow Account Manager, Financial Controller and Financial Auditor
Abdulrahman Mohammed Alyassi
Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA)
Abdulrahman Mohammed Alyassi is an Escrow Account Manager, Financial Controller and Financial Auditor at the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), the regulatory arm of Dubai Land Department.
His responsibilities are extensive and range from analysing the annual financial reports of account trustees, developers and projects under development, to overseeing the RERA accreditation procedure for auditors and account trustees, and developing internal policies, systems and regulations. As part of his role he also produces, reviews, reconciles and analyses a wide variety of financial reports.
Prior to his role with RERA, Abdulrahman was the Assistant Manager of Escrow Operations for Tamweel PJSC, one of the largest real estate developers in the Middle East. Abdulrahman graduated from the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University with an honours master’s degree in Islamic Banking and Finance, and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration on Finance from Al Ghurair University.
عبد الرحمن محمد الياسي
يشغل عبد الرحمن محمد الياسي منصب مدير قسم الحسابات في ادارة حساب الضمان ، كما أنه المراقب والمراجع المالي في مؤسسة التنظيم العقاري الذراع التنظيمية لدائرة الأراضي في دبي.
ويتولى الياسي مسؤوليات واسعة النطاق، وتتراوح بين تحليل التقارير المالية السنوية لأمناء الحسابات والمطورين والمشاريع قيد التطوير، وحتى الإشراف على إجراءات اعتماد مؤسسة التنظيم العقاري للمراجعين وأمناء الحسابات وتطوير السياسات والأنظمة واللوائح الداخلية. وكجزء من الدور الذي يتولاه، يقوم أيضًا بإنتاج ومراجعة ومواءمة وتحليل مجموعة واسعة من التقارير المالية.
وقبل انضمامه إلى مؤسسة التنظيم العقاري، شغل عبد الرحمن منصب مساعد المدير لعمليات حساب الضمان العقاري لاحدى شركات التمويل ، تخرج الياسي من جامعة حمدان بن محمد الذكية، وحصل منها على درجة الماجستير في العلوم المصرفية والمالية الإسلامية، كما يحمل درجة البكالوريوس في إدارة الأعمال من جامعة الغرير.
Trainer and Consultant
Dubai Real Estate Institute
Hiba Jaber is a trainer and consultant at the Dubai Real Estate Institute. Hiba was previously the Chief Operating Officer for Landmark Properties, a fully integrated Dubai-based real estate firm specialising in the investment, development, construction and management of high quality communities. While with Landmark Properties, Hiba conducted a series of Dubai Real Estate Institute sponsored training programmes for real estate professionals, including ‘Best Practices in Real Estate Leasing and Selling’ and ‘How to Sell Real-Estate During the Crisis’.
Prior to her role with Landmark Properties, Hiba was the Director of Membership at The American Business Council in Dubai, which is the international affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC and operates as their AmCham under the auspices of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. She moved to Dubai in 2000 from her role as a Senior Auditor at the Chicago office of KPMG, an international audit and consulting firm. Hiba holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois in Chicago, and has also earned CRB and ABR designations.
تعمل هبة جابر مدربة ومستشارة في معهد دبي العقاري، وشغلت هبة منصب المدير التنفيذي للعمليات في شركة لاندمارك العقارية، وهي شركة عقارية متكاملة بدبي، ومتخصصة في الاستثمار والتطوير والبناء وإدارة المجمعات السكنية ذات الجودة العالية. وقامت هبة خلال فترة عملها مع شركة لاندمارك العقارية، بتنفيذ سلسلة من البرامج التدريبية التي يرعاها معهد دبي العقاري للعاملين في القطاع، بما في ذلك "أفضل الممارسات في مجال تأجير العقارات وبيعها" و "كيفية بيع العقارات في أوقات الأزمات".
وقبل انضمامها إلى شركة لاندمارك العقارية، شغلت هبة منصب مدير العضوية في مجلس الأعمال الأمريكي بدبي، وهو مكتب دولي تابع لغرفة التجارة الأمريكية في واشنطن العاصمة، وتعمل كممثل لها تحت رعاية غرفة تجارة دبي. وكانت هبة قد انتقلت إلى دبي في العام 2000، بعد أنت كانت تشغل منصب مدقق أول لدى شركة "كي بيه إم جي" في مكتب شيكاغو، وهي شركة دولية لتدقيق الحسابات والاستشارات. تحمل هبة درجة البكالوريوس في المحاسبة من جامعة إلينوي في شيكاغو، وحصلت أيضًا على مؤهلات أخرى، بما في ذلك CRB و ABR.
Director of Research & Data
Property Finder Group
Lynnette's core professional passions are technology and real estate. She spent her career in the technology sector for over 20 years and has specialized in the PropTech industry for the last 11 years due to her experience in the real estate industry in the U.S. and Dubai.
Currently, Lynnette is the Director of Research & Data for the Property Finder Group providing strategic direction on real estate data intelligence in the UAE. Previously, she was instrumental in building the tech stack, business plans and regulatory outreach for Property Monitor amongst other real estate digitalization efforts in Dubai.
Lynnette applies her unique blend of technology and real estate experience to optimize business performance through data and tech driven strategies. Her highly developed understanding of real estate consumer behavior is sought by leading banks, developers, institutional investors, consultants and governments.
Ridab Bou Nasser Edine
Urban Researcher and Urban Planner Consultant
Ridab Bou Nasser Edine
Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI)
Ridab Bou Nasser Edine is an Urban Researcher and Urban Planner Consultant for the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) of Dubai Land Department, where she applies her expertise as a licensed architect specialised in urban design and planning.
Prior to her role with DREI, Ridab worked with Colliers International, predominantly working in the development consultancy division of the retail department to articulate retail strategies and concepts. During her time with Colliers International, Ridab also assisted the management team with creative conceptualisation, project design strategy development, and research on innovative global design trends in key projects across the MENA region. She began her career with Solidere in the urban management division, where she developed urban strategies and sustainability guidelines for the New Waterfront District in Beirut.
Ridab is an International Associate member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association and ULI; a board member of the Architects Committee in Orders of Engineers and Architects in Lebanon; and an active member of the Lebanon Green Building Council among several other international organisations that promote sustainability and urban engagement. She holds an honours master’s degree in Architecture and is currently pursuing an MSPS in City Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
رضاب بو ناصر الدين
تعتبر رضاب بو ناصر الدين باحثة في مجال التطوير الحضري، ومستشارة التخطيط الحضري لمعهد دبي العقاري الذراع التعليمية التابع لدائرة الأراضي والأملاك في دبي، حيث توظف خبراتها كمهندسة معمارية مرخصة ومتخصصة في التصميم والتخطيط الحضري.
وقبل عملها مع معهد دبي العقاري، عملت رضاب مع شركة "كوليرز إنترناشونال"، حيث انضمت بشكل أساسي لقسم استشارات التطوير في إدارة التجزئة، لإبراز استراتيجيات ومفاهيم التجزئة. وساعدت رضاب أيضًا خلال فترة عملها مع "كوليرز إنترناشونال" فريق الإدارة في وضع تصور إبداعي وتطوير استراتيجية تصميم المشاريع، وإجراء بحوث حول اتجاهات التصميم العالمية المبتكرة في المشاريع الرئيسية في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا. وكانت رضاب قد بدأت حياتها المهنية مع "سوليدير" في قسم الإدارة الحضرية، حيث وضعت الاستراتيجيات الحضرية والمبادئ التوجيهية للاستدامة لمنطقة الواجهة البحرية الجديدة في بيروت.
وتعتبر رضاب عضوًا دوليًا مشاركًا في المعهد الأمريكي للمهندسين المعماريين، وجمعية التخطيط الأمريكية ومعهد الأراضي الحضرية. وتنتمي أيضًا لعضوية مجلس إدارة لجنة المهندسين والمعماريين في لبنان، فضلاً عن كونها عضوًا نشطًا في مجلس المباني الخضراء في لبنان، والعديد من المنظمات الدولية الأخرى التي تعزز الاستدامة والمشاركة الحضرية. وتحمل رضاب درجة الماجستير في الهندسة المعمارية، وتعمل حاليًا للحصول على درجة الماجستير في علوم المدن من معهد روتشستر للتكنولوجيا.
Squire Patton Boggs
Scott Hutton is a Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, a full-service global law firm based in Dubai, where he focuses his practice on both contentious and non-contentious construction and development matters. He has represented major local and international clients, including employers, contractors, consultants, funders, developers, landlords, and investors, and also deals with all property related matters including sales, purchases, and landlord, tenant and investment issues.
Scott has extensive experience in the UAE’s commercial property and construction market, including a command of all means of dispute resolution, and has acted in arbitration under the rules of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, Dubai International Financial Centre - London Court of International Arbitration, Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre, and Ajman International Arbitration Centre. He is keen to promote a better understanding of the FRI lease in the UAE and lectures on property matters at the Dubai Real Estate Institute.
Scott currently sits on the Independent Governance Committee (IGC) for the Responsible Sourcing of Gold and Precious Metals in DMCC, was recommended by the Legal 500, and was named a “rising star” in the 2nd Edition of the ‘Guide to the World’s Leading Construction Lawyers’. He graduated from the University of Glasgow with an honours Diploma in Legal Practice.
سكوت هوتون شريك في "سكوير باتون بوجز"، وهي شركة محاماة عالمية تقدم الخدمات القانونية الكاملة في دبي، حيث تركز ممارسته على قضايا ونزاعات البناء والتطوير، وسبق له أن مثّل العديد من كبار العملاء على المستويين المحلي والدولي، بما في ذلك الشركات والمقاولين والاستشاريين والممولين والمطورين ومالكي العقارات والمستثمرين، كما يتعامل مع جميع المسائل المتعلقة بالعقارات، بما في ذلك المبيعات والمشتريات، وأصحاب العقارات والمستأجرين والقضايا ذات الصلة بعالم الاستثمار.
يمتلك سكوت خبرة واسعة في سوق العقارات والبناء في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، بما في ذلك الإشراف على جميع الممارسات والسبل المتعلقة بحل النزاعات، وعمل في مجال التحكيم وفق القواعد المرعية لدى مركز دبي الدولي للتحكيم، ومركز دبي المالي العالمي - محكمة لندن للتحكيم الدولي، ومركز أبوظبي للتوفيق والتحكيم التجاري، ومركز عجمان للتحكيم الدولي. ويحرص على تعزيز مستوى أفضل من الفهم لنشاط التأجير الذي يتحمل فيه المستأجر التكاليف الكاملة لأعمال الصيانة والتأمين في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، كما يحاضر حول العديد من المسائل العقارية في معهد دبي العقاري.
ويترأس سكوت حاليًا لجنة الحوكمة المستقلة للتعهيد المسؤول عن الذهب والمعادن الثمينة في مركز دبي للسلع المتعددة، وتم ترشيحه لدخول قائمة أبرز 500 شخصية قانونية، وحصل على لقب "النجم الصاعد" في الطبعة الثانية من "دليل محامي البناء الرواد في العالم". وتخرج سكوت من جامعة غلاسكو، وحصل منها على درجة الدبلوم مع مرتبة الشرف في الممارسات القانونية.
HTJM Real Estate Consultancy
Leith Hoffensetz is an expert real estate lawyer with over 25 years experience in real estate development and operations. Leith has worked for multi-national corporations in Australia and UAE and has significant knowledge on all areas of real estate development from initial planning, feasibility and design, through to handover, operations and long term sustainability. Leith is best known for her practical and common sense approach solving all your real estate issues. As General Manager of HTJM Real Estate Consultancy, and as partner with Sheikh Hasher Bin Thani Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Leith is at the forefront of the real estate industry in the UAE.
Naila Al Moosawi
Executive Human Resources Director
Naila Al Moosawi
American Hospital Dubai
Naila Al Moosawi represents the new breed of female Emirati Board-ready women.A credible Exco member and commercially focused decision maker championing differentiation through commercial transformation.
She naturally drives performance to transform organizations and develop strong high-potential teams across the region.Recognized speaker and panel judge member across MEA.As the Director of Human Resources - GCC she is responsible for organization and human capital development, offering over 15 years of progressive experience.
Naila is the Diversity and Inclusion Champion leading D & I ambitious plans in GCC. She holds MSc in Psychology from Middle Sex University UK and CIPD Associate; and a Directorship Program Graduate from Hawkamah- Institute of Directors
Obaid Al Muhairi
Senior manager Brokers Regiseration
Obaid Al Muhairi
RERA - LAND DEPARTMENT
Vast career experience for 30 years in different organizations in Dubai in the sales, customer relation, and business Development. My last 10 years I have worked in the field of Master Community, and community Compliance.
Completed Sh. Mohammed Programed for leadership, Award of Sh. Rashed for Education Excellence. Holder of Master Degree in the International Business, Bachelor Degree in Business admin, and Diploma from the HCT in Dubai in Business admin. Attended many skills and self-development training courses.
My hobbies are, fishing, camping, and travel.
Ahmed Al Abassi
Ahmed Al Abassi
Vincci Property Development & Management
Ahmed Al Abassi is the Managing Director and the Founder of Vincci Property Management & Development. He has accomplished incredible achievement and result in property development and management sector with a real estate value of over $400 million under management and sales.Under his leadership, Vincci has been considered as one of the leading companies in property development management and property sales & marketing in Bahrain.
Al Abassi is also a co-founder of Madaen Real estate development which is specialized in developing affordable and luxuries villas and townhouses located in Master-planned communities.Al Abassi is also the founding partner and CIO (Chief Investment Officer) at HAIKALAH consultancy and development that is working in structuring and management of deferent sectors like real estate developments, private equity, and others.
In addition to being the managing partner of AKDINIZ trading which works in the field of importing and exporting F&B between Bahrain, ksa, and turkey.Al Abassi is also a board member and founding partner of A.A Mideast ship recycling services W.L.L, which is a company under establishment that works in the field of dismantling and recycling services of large vessels in association with GreenDock license Pte. Ltd. Singapore, the patient owner of the green dismantling concept.
Ahmed Al Abassi, has over 14 years of experience in different fields such as property development & marketing, E-Commerce, IT, and F&B. prior establishing Vincci, he held different positions amongst them, VP Sales & Marketing at Dominion properties, independent representative at QI group on of the leading E-Commerce companies worldwide.Ahmed Al Abassi holds a Bachelor degree in accounting science with honor degree from university of Bahrain.
Founder & Chairman
As Chairman of Mallorca properties, Mr Fakhreddin Mohammed reflects the executive capabilities, innovation, and pristine success that defines Dubai.
As a thought leader, he is credited for being a pioneer in high volume, niche property deals. For over a decade, he has brought his unique vision to play by engaging stakeholders and converting staggering challenges to mega real estate deals!
Besides guiding his board on strategic matters ensuring profitability, his work always finds ways of trickling down to benefit end users and making a difference in people's lives!!
International Director Head of Interdisciplinary Design & Innovation
Drees & Sommer
With background in Mathematics (Bacc-II), Architecture (BSc), Computation (MSc), Engineering (MSc) and Design Communication (ongoing PhD), Abdulmajid has developed over the years from a passionate specialist in complex geometry into an inter-disciplinary design lead in high-tech architecture.
From the world’s first twisted tower to the longest metro line, Abdulmajid’s journey includes many record-breaking and award-winning and projects involving high-profile organisations and clients mainly in Europe and the Middle East. Abdulmajid’s career highlight to date has been authoring the Al-Bahr Towers – winner of Best Innovation Award 2012 offered by the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat – when working with Aedas Architects in London – spearheading the design team to project completion in 2013.
Harbor Real Estate
An engineer by training, Sameh Alwadiya has been actively involved in the UAE real estate industry since 2001, and is considered one of the chief pioneers that successfully steered Dubai real estate to the heights of the earlier stages of the local property boom. As a property management and real estate industry expert, Sameh has managed and sold real estate worth billions of dirhams for corporate and individual clients. He has also served as a consultant for various real estate investment groups and high net worth individuals seriously invested in Dubai real estate. In the course of his long real estate career, Sameh has also acted as mentor and advisor to a number of prominent real estate professionals still engaged in the industry today.
CEO – Harbor Real Estate
Senior Advisor & Instructor – Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI)
Dubbed “The Wolf of Real Estate” in the April 2014 edition of Property Times, Mohanad Alwadiya is an award-winning real estate professional and entrepreneur, and the CEO of Harbor Real Estate. Mohanad’s extensive experience in the real estate sector has positioned him as a reliable information resource and analyst for the media, appearing on TV and in publications like Al Khaleej, Emarat Al Youm, Al Ittihad, Al Bayan, Gulf News, Emirates Business 24/7, XPRESS, Property Weekly, Forbes Middle East, Gulf Property and Property Times. He is also the presenter and content producer of “Memaar,” the first-of-its-kind property reality TV program in the Middle East currently on its third successful season. A member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Communication in the American University in Dubai (AUD), Mohanad has also been serving as a senior advisor and instructor at the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) – the official training and certification arm of the Dubai Land Department (DLD).
CEO & Managing Director
P M C Property Managment Services L L C
17 years in leading and managing multi-disciplinary Real Estate transactions & advisory business. and expertise in planning, undertaking demand assessment studies and transactional services including developing marketing strategies based on technical real estate market analysis. I have successfully handled projects in IT / ITES Office, Retail, Hospitality & Residential projects. My vast expertise encompasses feasibility studies, program requirement derivation, fund and investor sourcing. I have been involved in activities across lines of business including Transaction Services (Leasing and sales) Strategic Consulting and Valuation, Project Management & Facilities Management. My specialized field of competence spreads across the transaction domain of office, retail, industrial Land and other Agency services. I have managed varied assignments including leasing, built-to-suit requirement for office, retail, IT / ITES office and campus developments; acquisition and disposition of land and built up assets; successfully running management contracts for hospitality assets, investment transactions like Joint ventures and structured sales etc.
Casapedia Real Estate
Ahmed is a Real Estate & Hospitality Development Expert with 24 years of regional experience. He established Casapedia in 2017, a Boutique Real Estate Company offering multi-services to corporate, institutional clients as well as individuals such as Sales, Leasing, Marketing, Property Development Services, Consultancy and Advisory services Ahmed, worked with Harbor Real Estate, Palm Hills Development, Dubai Holding, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, Le Meridien Hotels, One & Only Hotels & Resorts and Emirates Airlines. Ahmed holds an MBA from “École Supérieure Libre des Sciences Commerciales” and acquired his Real Estate Executive Development Diploma from the National University of Singapore in 2012.
Chief Operating Officer
Galina leads global operations and expansion of lifestyle offices and business clubs Ouspace, which is one of the brands of rapidly growing company Kerten Hospitality. During her almost 12 year career, she held top positions in international law firms as well as real estate investment and development companies in Moscow and Dubai. Galina was leading the full cycle of complex cross-border real estate investment and development projects worldwide, working with investment and development companies, private investors and family offices from GCC, CIS and USA. Some of her projects included multi-functional developments in Russia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom; business acquisitions and joint ventures for various industries in CIS, GCC and Africa. Galina has both legal and real estate investment and finance educations and actively participates in business events and conferences on real estate and legal subjects in Russia, UAE, UK, Europe and Africa. Galina is also a Board Member and the Head of Legal Department of the Russian Business Council of Dubai & Northern Emirates.
Angela Gegg has a broad range of experience in the commercial sector and has transacted upwards of AED 150 million worth of real estate in the UAE to date. She works with all areas in Dubai, both on and offshore. She is an award-winning real estate professional and contributes to both Prestige Magazine and Property Finder TRENDS UAE Real Estate Market Report as a market specialist. License by RERA since 2013 and certified in commercial real estate development by Cornell, she has the expertise and extensive knowledge in all areas of commercial real estate. Angela is a published author, having published 2 books to date, and is featured in the UNESCO world poetry directory for her work in the arts. She is well known public personality and speaker at the Women in Literature forums which took place at several universities in her hometown.
Associate Vice President and Head of Property Management
With direct report to CEO of ENBD Properties, responsible to drive the property management business to achieve the company objective in both financial and non-financial growth and business sustainability
B.Sc degree in Economy and business administration
More than 18 years’ experience in Real Estate industry
Project development, premises design and fit-out leadership in the Integrated Properties and Facilities Management, Real Estate development, Operation and outsourcing industry with business turnaround, transformation and business development experience across the UAE and MENA region.
A demonstrable career history of building, guiding and retaining high performance teams, instilling trust, to deliver quality, innovation, cost efficiencies and top line growth whilst addressing rising customer expectations. An innate ability to quickly assess to drive business and operational excellence, optimize operations, reduce costs and improve service quality while driving sustainable profitable growth.
A participative and authentic leader with high integrity and the ability to maximize both the people and non-people elements of operations, combining both thinking and strategic skills with a pragmatic approach.
GFA Real Estate
GFA Real Estate is a new emerging brand in the Real Estate Industry in Dubai and a proud member of The Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), one of Dubai's leading economic institutions. Committed to Excellence and Beyond Professional and Innovative services, GFA Real Estate specializes in Advisory, Management and Brokerage with a Vision/Mission to establish its presence in all 7 Emirates in UAE. Olivera VELKOVA, CEO of GFA Real Estate has wealthy leverage of 20-years International experience in the professional spheres of the Real Estate, Architecture, Media & Communications. The roots of her well-built business mindset and entrepreneurship skills go back to her earliest age being involved in the family business. Her first Consultancy company was established in London, UK in 2005. Since she had ventured many successful projects and companies in Europe and USA as well as presently in UAE. Holding a Bachelor degree in Science in Architecture and Engineering, followed by a Master of Art in Diplomacy and International Relations (US) and Post-Graduation degree in Visual Communication, Media and Management (Paris, France) she’s received many Acknowledgments, Honorary Titles and Official Recognitions worldwide such as Certificate of Legal English and Adversarial System (US Embassy/Fall 2013), Diploma of IMC (Integrated Marketing Communication) by Dr. Robert Lauterborn (USA, 2008), Diploma of Public Relations (Advanced) by Dr. Paul Sudnik (UK, 2008) etc. She’s also a Certified Mediator in the Chamber of Mediators, Government of Macedonia since 2009. Prior to her arrivals in Dubai 2014, her professional career was first established in Paris for the Group LVMH (2002-2007) than accepting the Honorary Title to be the Official PR of H.R.H. Prince Faisal Bin Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz AL SAUD (2005-2011) before landing by request onto Government Project in Macedonia with the World Bank and IMF (International Monetary Fund) from 2008-2011 implementing the Reforms for Access in European Union. Dubai has marked her brilliant career with ultimate success and top sales records achieved with the launch of the “Floating Seahorse” at the Dubai Boat-show 2015 where she was holding the position of Sales Director for “The Heart of Europe” - Kliendienst Group. Moving forward to her career development she was head-hunted from the biggest UK Developer “The First Group” where she was Head of Sales & Owners Department with outstanding results gaining the Award of “Most Valuable Player” for No. 1 Sales in Dubai. She was also in charge of the Business Development of the entire West-African Market (French-speaking) where she had demonstrated excellent results in establishing many Satellite Offices in all countries of the West-coast in Africa. Deeply inspired by the Unique Vision of H.H.Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid AL MAKTOUM, Olivera VELKOVA is constantly thriving to give her humble contributions professionally as well as personally in every segment of the Society, by following and honoring the core values of Trust, Innovation and Happiness as the Ultimate Goal of All Humanity.
Head of Commercial Real Estate Advisory and Transactions, Co-Founder
Senior commercial real estate advisor, possessing a ‘can-do’ philosophy with a 9 years track record of delivering profitable business solutions within a highly competitive environment. An excellent communicator with a consultative management style along with capacious problem-solving skills; able to demonstrate extensive transferable attributes; key B2B relationships within the Real Estate vertical; extensive experience with both pitches and proposals with a keen entrepreneurial flair. An accomplished negotiator with strong business acumen and comprehensive leadership ability.
Head of Marketing
Marie joined Cavendish Maxwell in 2018. As Head of Marketing, Marie is responsible for leading the company’s marketing strategy and driving commercial awareness in key target markets. An energetic and driven marketer, Marie has a passion for sales-led performance marketing and customer-focused growth. Marie holds over 12 years’ multi-channel marketing experience within both B2B and B2C environments, throughout diverse global markets across the UK, Middle East and Asia. Marie possesses a wealth of experience within digital, CRM and content marketing, in addition to extensive media planning and public relations expertise. Before joining Cavendish Maxwell, Marie led the growth of various marketing and communications departments within the information technology, banking and finance, luxury maritime and real estate investment industries.
Director of Property Investment
Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in a multinational real estate field complemented by Hospitality Industry experience and Management.
Oualid El Meriague
PR & Communications Officer
Oualid El Meriague
Recently joined Provis, one of the UAE’s leading estate management companies, Oualid El Meriague is a PR and Communications Officer and real estate enthusiast who plans, develops and implements PR & communications strategies and campaigns.
With an infectious passion for real estate, Oualid’s ultimate goal is to contribute to the success of companies operating in the real estate sector. Team player, ambitious and goal oriented, Oualid has successfully served companies such as Binghatti Developers.
Oualid holds a Bachelor degree (Hons) in Communications and Media from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (Morocco).
انضم وليد المرياك مؤخراً إلى "بروفيس"، إحدى الشركات الرائدة في إدارة العقارات في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، حيث يشغل منصب ضابط العلاقات العامة والاتصالات. و يعد وليد أحد عشاق قطاع العقارات الذين يخططون وينفذون استراتيجيات العلاقات العامة والاتصالات.
شغوف بالقطاع العقاري، يتمثل هدف وليد الأسمى في المساهمة في نجاح الشركات العاملة في القطاع العقاري. و يمتاز وليد بكونه طموح و يحب العمل بروح الفريق الواحد لتحقيق الأهداف المبتغاة. وقد تمكن وليد من خدمة عددٍ من الشركات بنجاح بما في ذلك "توتال كومنيكيشنز" و "بن غاطي للتطوير".
و قد حصل وليد على بكالوريوس (مع مرتبة الشرف) في التواصل والإعلام من جامعة الأخوين في إفران (المغرب).
Associate Partner - Strategic Consulting and Research
Manika is Associate Partner at Cavendish Maxwell and has more than eight years' experience in real estate strategy and investments covering the GCC, U.S. and APAC markets. She works with clients across the GCC on development advisory, project feasibility, portfolio analysis and market research for all real estate asset classes. Also responsible for producing regular research reports on the sector, alongside articles, blogs and commentary for the press. Prior to joining Cavendish Maxwell, Manika was with the valuation and advisory division of Colliers International and was involved in ascertaining the feasibility of real estate projects, asset maximization analysis, market research, location advisory and hospitality consulting. Previously she was a Research Associate at Moody’s Analytics.
Sunil is a chartered surveyor and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) with 18 years of experience specialising in Building Surveying, a rare discipline in the Middle East. A majority of his career was spent in the UK, but he recognised the opportunities that exist in the Middle East for his expertise early and has been working here since. Sunil’s in-depth experience includes Landlord and Tenant, dispute resolution, neighbourly matters, reinstatement cost assessments and construction monitoring.
Head of HR
Jessica is the Head of HR for Cavendish Maxwell. She has over 10 years of experience inspiring positive change in private and public organisations in the Middle East and the UK. Responsible for the development of all HR strategies, policies and the delivery of HR services and programmes, Jessica plays a vital role in various functions, including employee engagement, compensation, performance management, recruiting, compliance reporting, HR workflow development, training and development, and benefits administration.
Director - Commercial
Jason Cook is a highly professional Commercial Director possessing 20 years (with 15 years in the Middle East) overall Commercial, Contracts, Procurement and Finance related experience managing multiple portfolios in Real Estate; Development; Construction and Contracting; Consulting; Community Management; Facilities Management et al. thus demonstrating a broad knowledge and diverse range of experience across commercial, contract, procurement and finance in the Real Estate and Construction sectors.
Head of Luxury Property
Raine & Horne
Operating as Head of Luxury Residential Property Sales. Operating previously as Country Head (Spain) within the Real Estate sector. 34 years’ experience (6 gained in the UK, 27 in the Spanish market and 1 in Dubai). FRICS qualified with high respect from peers and colleagues, based on achievements, professionalism and honesty. Experienced business leader capable of managing multi-skill team and securing or exceeding expected results. Places great emphasis on client care, integrity, team-work, people management and has the ability to build and motivate highly effective teams.
Reniér André Saayman
Director/Lead, Group Corporate Real Estate
Reniér André Saayman
Majid Al Futtaim
A seasoned executive business leader in proven senior regional director & leadership roles with over 30 years of corporate property & security risk management experience. Proven ability to formulate & execute strategy for successful ideation, design, build & management of multiple commercial & industrial facilities across complex emerging markets with activities ranging from strategic real estate portfolio planning to program leadership in integrated facilities management, workplace transformation, design & construction management as well as security & risk management. Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates since 2007 & having previously worked for Fortune 100 global corporations such as General Electric, Microsoft, Cummins Inc & Hewlett Packard Enterprise in senior regional property & security/risk leadership roles.
A seasoned Sales professional with over three decades of experience, leading the Sales and Marketing departments at various Real Estate developers. A graduate in finance and banking from The University of Toledo, he has been a part of Dubai’s Real Estate market since its inception, responsible for steering and implementing many of the pioneering Real Estate initiatives in the region. Currently, Jarrar heads the Axession Advancement Academy by Devmark, a Sales Enablement and Training Advisory.
Director Of Leasing & Property Management
Driven Properties LLC
Silvia began her career in Leasing & Property Management in 2002 in the UK and quickly progressed to become a key player with an active voice in the industry, regularly invited to speak at conferences to share market insights and best practices. In 2017, she performed a self proclaimed 'Brexit' and relocated to the UAE, establishing herself within the multi-award winning 'Driven Properties' which is also listed as one of Forbes Middle East - Top 10 Real Estate firms. With over 2,000 properties under her management, Silvia is responsible for the growth and development of a team of professional property and portfolio managers. Silvia plays a vital role in various functions, including employee engagement, customer service, client retention, marketing, compliance, performance management, recruitment, training and development.
Senior Director, Property Management
H&H Investment & Development LLC
Shajil Thyagarajan heads the Property Management at H&H and is responsible for developing, managing and delivering business strategy, to maximize Shareholder value and return on investment. A visionary real estate executive with more than 18 years’ experience building value for large corporations in diverse market sectors. Established capabilities in strategic planning, general management, portfolio management, facility control, policy/procedure formulation, lease coordination, contractor management, and investor reporting. Increased asset value and ROI for a large real estate portfolio by ensuring optimum leasing and outsourcing arrangements and maintaining alignment with strategic goals. Spearheaded core changes in organizational processes, delivering strong and sustainable improvements in production efficiency, cost control, and performance. Proven initiator with strong leadership, team building, organizational and communication skills. Before joining H&H in 2009, Shajil worked 9 years in the capacity of Assistant Operations Manager for the Property Management Division of Better Homes LLC. Shajil is respected within the industry for the exceptional problem-solving ability and excellent PR with both owners and tenants.
PLACE Strata Management LLC
David is COO of PLACE Strata Management LLC, an independent Association Management company within the GCC. Coming from a Project Management background in Construction and MEP. David's focus is on raising the standards of property and facilities management using his extensive MEP/Construction knowledge while delivering on the expectations of the clients.
Performance & Planning Manager
Wasl Asset Management
Zaid has over 16 years of experience in the field of real estate development and construction in Dubai. He is a Performance and Planning Manager at the Real Estate Development Department at Wasl Asset Management. He has been involved in different mixed-use, residential and hospitality projects. Prior to joining wasl, he oversaw the construction management of several large infrastructure projects in the UAE. Zaid is a Fellow Arbitrator at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – UK, MBA holder and electrical engineer.
Senior Facilities Manager
AL MASAOOD LLC
More than 25 years experience in Property management. Handling large portfolios of very diversified real estate in prime locations. Vision of continuous excellence!
Dubai and Northern Emirates Area Facilities Manager
Adam Quinn is a highly self-motivated individual with a good capacity for work. Seventeen years’ experience in the industry with Eleven years in the UAE. A fully committed, disciplined, ambitious and passionate Senior Manager; who possesses a charismatic and engaging persona with a genuine thirst for extra knowledge and responsibility. Adam began his career with five-year modern electrical apprenticeship; for a leading specialist supplier of project design, manufacture, installation, and commissioning services. He then moved into facilities management working as a Facility Manager for a large multinational company before joining Khansaheb in 2009. In 2017, he moved into a senior role as Area Facilities Manager responsible for all current contracts within the Dubai & Northern Emirates. His hand-on facilities and engineering experience enable him to provide a solid structure for the operational teams to work within and provide consistent leadership and direction to each of his contracts.
Dr. Nour El Deen Reda
Dr. Nour El Deen Reda
Rassyat Digital Marketing Consultancy
Real Estate Multi-Channel Digital Marketing Expert and Communications consultant who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive markets, cutting-edge markets, and fast-paced environments. Strong technical and business qualifications with an impressive track record of more than 10 years of hands-on experience in digital communication solutions, team leading, project management, effective marketing planning based on ROI model and online solutions. Proven ability to successfully analyze an organization's critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, increasing revenues, and improving customer service offerings.
Nasreen Al Sawan
Director of Real Estate Projects
Nasreen Al Sawan
Department of Land & Real Estate Regulation
Nasreen Al Sawan is the Director of Real Estate Projects in the Department of Land & RE Regulation- Ajman. Working in both private and public sectors for over 15 years had given her a broad experience in several fields such as architecture, engineering consultancy, real estate and escrow accounts topped with skills in planning and management. Graduated from Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Leadership. She is certified as an innovation professional, Design thinking professional, Innovation strategist, Chief Innovation Officer and in the process of becoming an Authorized Innovation Assessor from the Global Innovation Institute-USA
Asteco Property Management LLC
Rafael Carol is a highly motivated professional Portfolio Manager with over 9 years’ experience and a successful track record of accomplishments in managing complex multi-usage projects in Facilities, Projects, Leasing, Marketing, New Business Development, Owners Association and Asset Management. Rafael is known for being a straightforward, innovative and hardworking individual who enjoys challenging and diverse roles and is confident working alongside executives, third-party consultants and clients alike.
Senior Executive Director
Tarek is leading Ejadah’s commercial division as the Senior Executive Director – Commercial, driving the business development and marketing of Ejadah’s SBU. In his capacity, Tarek is also overseeing the operations and service delivery of soft services and manages Ejadah’s Abu Dhabi portfolio, in addition to leading the sustainability and energy management department. Tarek is a Senior Asset Management professional and entrepreneur with over 23 years of experience in senior positions within global corporations in both the public and private sectors. He is proficient in driving all aspects of Operational Asset Management, Facilities Services, Business Development ventures and complex logistical structures. Tarek holds a BA in Business Administration Administration and MBA. He is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM), Certified Contracts Manager & Administrator (CCMA), Chartered Human Resources Consultant (CHRC) and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
FCM Travel Solutions
Ciarán is currently the Managing Director of FCM Travel Solutions, parent company of Flight Centre Travel Group, in the UAE and brings over 16 years experience from the global travel industry with his experience gained from Europe, Middle East and African regions. Ciarán brings experience, passion and dedication to his position as Managing Director for the UAE business and the 23 other countries he oversees in the region and collaborates daily with colleagues around the world of 100 countries where FCM has a presence. Over the last 6 years, Ciarán has been responsible for FCM's growth and expansion into key markets across the region and is focused on delivering a highly-professional yet tailored approach to business travel management for the Middle East and Africa. He has expanded the company into 15 new markets during his time in the UAE. Ciaran understands what is needed to drive customer experience improvements on a truly global playing stage. He is a thought leader in Corporate Travel, extremely active on social media platforms providing insight into the region and industry. He has particular skills in helping clients understand the implications and efficiencies of Mobile, Data, Supplier Negotiations, Automation and Client retention to determine the opportunities and threats they represent. He brings a wealth of experience working with Senior Executives from Media, Retail, Hospitality and the Energy sector to name a few. Prior to joining FCM Travel Solutions, Ciaran has held positions with British Telecom and global consulting company, Hay Group in Europe. He holds a Masters in International Business from the University of Lyon, a Bachelors in European Business Studies with Langauges from Guildhall University, London and has travelled to over 80 countries during his career to date. web: www.fcm.travel
Director of Sales and Account Management
FCM Travel Solutions UAE
Having close to 20 years of professional experience in the travel industry within the U. A. E.. and now leading the customer experience and growth strategies within FCM Travel Solutions, Tony has previously worked with leading European Airlines – SWISS, British Airways and Global Travel Management companies – American Express and HRG Dnata.
Tony has a keen interest and drive in developing customer loyalty through a valued travel service delivery and improve on efficiencies by applying innovative and state-of-the-art technology.
Tony has Completed a Master of Business Administration from Andrews University, U. S. A. and Commercial Leadership Program from University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Chief Executive Officer
Touchpoints Consulting & Communications
James started Touchpoints Consulting & Communications in 2008. Since then he has been helping clients in the GCC, North African, Central European and Asia Pacific markets realise their Customer Management aspirations. James brings a decidedly customer-centric viewpoint to customer management and helps clients realise the potential of communications to create and manage moments of truth. He has also run innovation workshops for some of the regions larger brands and governments. His recent and current clients include twofour54, Yas Marina Circuit, Nissan, Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi, United Nations Environment Programme, Aldar, Majid Al Futtaim and the Berkeley Group. James is a regular speaker at client and industry events. Prior to establishing Touchpoints James worked for the Ogilvy Group for 17 years, across Asia Pacific, Europe and most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of OgilvyOne Middle East, which he founded. He was the architect of Emirates frequent flyer programme – “Skywards” and several of the regions other leading loyalty initiatives in the financial services, telco and hospitality sectors.
PLACE Strata Management LLC
Garry is the CEO of PLACE Strata Management LLC, an independent Association Management company within the GCC. With an operations background in FM, OA and Property Management over the last decade in the Middle East delivering on Horizontal and Vertical Developments. Garry is known for delivering as promised and going the extra distance to complete the task whilst building long-lasting relationships with the clients and people that he works with.
Strategic Relations and Development Manager
Natalie Obayda is the Strategic Relations & Development Manager of RICS in the UAE. She has over 15 years’ experience, and worked in multinational firms in the UAE and UK. She has gained sound knowledge and experience across several real estate sectors including Private Equity, Strategic Consulting, Asset and Facility Management, and Operations. Natalie plays a vital role in the growth of RICS within the Emirates including, engagement with government entities in the promoting and adoption of International Standards, growth and recognition of the profession within the industry.
Kaizen Asset Management Services
Fadi Nwilati is the CEO of Kaizen Asset Management. He also holds board member and advisory positions at several well-known real estate developments and investment funds. Nwilati is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of Colorado, and certified by George Washington University in financial and economic feasibility analysis and real estate development analysis. He brings more than 13 years of investment and real estate experience within the Middle East to his role at Kaizen. His experience includes development management, project management, and investment management in both the commercial and residential property sectors. An advocate for entrepreneurship, Nwilati has spoken at many real estates, enterprise, and business events. Nwilati’s vision to transform the UAE real-estate sector by incorporating revolutionary technology trends.
Business Development Manager
Daniela is Business Development Manager at Ellington Properties and is responsible for building on existing relationships and growing new business opportunities within the region and in the international market. A highly experienced real estate professional, Daniela’s track record boasts 5 years of experience in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai residential market, holding a Msc in Real Estate Investment and Finance.Throughout her career, Daniela has been leading sales teams for some of the most reputable developers in the industry. She has earned her client’s respect by working tirelessly on their behalf and by always offering unmatched devotion.
Robert Di Franco
Senior Vice President
Robert Di Franco
Al Hamra Real Estate Development
A Seasoned Construction Professional with a wealth of global experience managing cutting edge, Luxury Mixed-Use,Expo Pavilions, Residential and Hospitality development projects. Blends commercial acumen with logical approach and a creative flair to effectively manage full project lifecycles, $multi-billion budgets and global resources including subject matter experts. A skilled negotiator and relationship manager, capably sets out project parameters whilst developing strong organisational engagement to effectively mitigate against risk, ensure compliance and resolve commercial issues maintaining momentum at all times. Having worked globally has strong cultural sensitives and political awareness, delivering a collaborative working environment at all times, continuously delivering to strategic objectives, working practices, vendor relations, health and safety and employee engagement protocols.
Head Of Facilities Management & Real Estate
Islam joins us with 18 years’ experience of international and regional expertise being an optimal, decisive, results-oriented and cross-functional Team Leader with strong management presence across industry and business verticals. Islam is leading the Facilities Management & Real Estate team in a government entity, Managing multiple mega and prestigious projects simultaneously in Real Estate Portfolios, Interior Design Fit-Out & Execution, Facility Management, Project Management, Space Management & Optimization.
His Management expertise and experience garnered in reputed/benchmarked organizations in leading multi-cultural, cross-functional managerial teams to bring about fundamental & continual changes and improvements in an evolving and dynamic business/project environment.
He Leads and instilled customer satisfaction, innovation, process, finance, and cost drivers, streamline operations and increase productivity to accomplish organization-wide, industry and group-specific strategic, business and service goals.
Assistant Vice President Sales
With more than 12 years’ real estate and client services experience, Laura leads the residential mortgages division of one of the UAE’s leading and most respected financial institutions. Laura is pursuing her Global MBA at Manchester University, which continues to support her in translating the latest market-leading strategies and skills into streamlining the residential mortgage experience for the UAE market.
Imad Eddine Oubiri
Business Development Expert - Investment Promotion Director
Imad Eddine Oubiri
Mr Oubiri is a seasoned professional who possesses versatile managerial experience with multiple assignments related to Economic Development, Investment Projects, Legal Affairs, and Customer Management, with the special focus on International Business Development Strategies, Market Studies & Researches, Company Policies, and Contracts Administration & Processes. He currently serves as the Business Development Expert - Investment Promotion Director at the RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry & Legal Translator at the RAK International Reconciliation and Arbitration Center. During recent years, he led major development initiatives with Officials & Governmental bodies, organized and led official and business delegations in the country and abroad, and initiated trade missions & investment seminars. He also contributes to Corporate Communication through numerous publications, maintaining close relationships with key economic players, investors and decision makers in the UAE and worldwide.
ZAS Group of Companies
DJ is a senior principal and Managing Partner of ZAS Group of Companies, he has extensive experience in managing and designing tall buildings, large scale and complex developments. His creative approach to developments has earned him a reputation of being one of the most credible people in the industry. DJ has been an international expert advisor to many governments and semi-governments such as Government of Caribbean Island, Toronto Municipality, Government of Libya, and Government of Ivory Coast. His extensive design and management expertise of large scale & complex, mixed-use, high rise, and master planning projects has led to the successful completion of several large neighbourhoods, infrastructure, cultural, corporate, institutional, residential, hospitality, passenger terminals, city centres and private/public sector projects. Over the last 35 years, he has been associated with several high-profile projects in UAE, Canada, Caribbean Islands, France, Ivory Coast, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Oman, Kurdistan, Morocco, India and Angola. Dr. Armin has a PhD. in Architecture and a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Sorbonne University in Paris.
Head of Sales - Dubai
REPORTAGE PRIME PROPERTIES L.L.C.
A seasoned Real Estate professional, known for her extensive market knowledge and guiding clients, Olga Kurganskaya Moreno’s success is based almost exclusively on hard work and an unmatched devotion to her chosen profession. She has earned the respect of her clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and offering them support far beyond her call of duty. She recognizes the value and the trust clients give her, and she strives every day to exceed their expectations. She has dedicated more than a decade to helping clients buy and sell properties and has built a strong relationship with them.
Oud Real Estate
Successful and motivated business professional bringing 13 years successful experience providing financial, strategic and operations leadership in uniquely challenging situations. A high energy Executive and visionary with proven ability and high proficiency in corporate real estate planning and management, leasing acquisition, and disposition. Outstanding proficiency in tracking lease terms options and rights with a deep knowledge of commercial real estate and licensing laws, designs and luxury concepts. Founded Oud Real Estate to be boutique real estate creating a different experience meet the vision of the Kingdom, and create an elite experience and exclusive services.
Director Of Managed Services
Alex is a dual degree Internationally qualified CRES management practitioner, with over 30 years’ experience in Asset, Property & Estates Management, Total Facilities Management, Property Development across a range of geographically dispersed property portfolios He has extensive operational knowledge of the EMEA region and a proven record in Client, Consultancy and Delivery roles in Government, Master Developers and Private organisations.