I arrived in Dubai after leaving Surrey on the outskirts of London in England a year ago. I started working in the rentals team at Espace with a focus on Green Community, Victory Heights and Arabian Ranches. After a few months I transitioned into the sales team as a client manager and refined that focus to Green Community.
Considering the job I had before this was in the health and fitness industry as a Sales and Marketing manager a move to the UAE to sell villas was quite a leap of faith. However, it entwined many of my life choices that had occurred before it. At university I studied many aspects of property and the property market for my degree in Property Planning and Development, this included economics, business, surveying, architecture and law, which resulted in achieving a fantastic grade I was proud of. My final dissertation paper was based entirely on the Dubai property market and the timely arrival of the recession. After university opportunities became limited because of the financial crisis and I began working at Virgin Active. This gave me sales and marketing experience, both as a consultant and manager, in a top Health Club chain.
However, after consistently hitting targets, I began to challenge myself in other ways including raising money for an orphanage in Tanzania, travelling to different countries and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with my brothers. The move to Dubai has allowed me to use my sales experience and knowledge with my passion for property. I am excited to embrace my position at Espace while also enjoying the other opportunities here in the UAE such as scuba diving, trekking and travelling to other parts of the world from this central hub.