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Dubai Real Estate: A 2021 Promising Outlook


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Dubai Real Estate: A 2021 Promising Outlook

As the real estate landscape reshapes itself in 2021 – we find some trends are temporary, while others are here to stay and alter the industry for good.

Join Creative Zone’s webinar on the future of the Real Estate industry, as we bring together a cross-section of leading industry players who reveal the opportunities that lie ahead and answer questions on the future of this industry.

We are pleased to welcome our esteemed speakers – Mr. Abdullah Alajaji (Founder of Driven Properties), Mr. John Lyons (Managing Director of Espace Real Estate). and Mr. Richard Waind (Group Managing Director of Betterhomes)



    Lorenzo Jooris

    Lorenzo Jooris

    CEO, Creative Zone

    Lorenzo Jooris is the CEO of Creative Zone, Dubai’s leading business advisory firm. Mr Jooris holds extensive and diverse experience in the Middle Eastern and South Asian business markets and retains an expert opinion on the regions’ SMEs and startup culture. He was the founder of One World Communications, a full-fledged multi-media powerhouse advising governments around the world in branding and communication strategies. He, later on, started LEADERS Middle East Magazine in the UAE and formulated ‘Leaders without Borders’ an initiative that promotes young social entrepreneurs’ development and Power Women of Arabia Debate. In 2018, he joined Arton Capital as the Vice President of global growth and strategy where he oversaw the international expansion of the company and was in charge of sales, marketing and events worldwide. Lorenzo is a firm believer in giving back to the community, and within Creative Zone he has spearheaded significant initiatives to help and support promising startups and entrepreneurs. He is also the author of “Recipes for a Better World” and serves as an advisor to the James Michel Foundation.


    Abdullah Alajaji

    Founder, Driven Properties

    Under Abdullah Al Ajaji’s dynamic guidance, Driven Properties is now one of the largest property management and brokerage firms in Dubai with over 200 specialised property agents and three offices in Dubai, one in Ajman, and a new lush office in the Chinese capital Beijing. An office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will also open in 2018.

    Driven by his passion, Al Ajaji has transformed the way his business is looked at, from a run-of-the-mill agency to a truly institutional player. With innovative new technologies, Al Ajaji has created a platform that can service hundreds of thousands of clients on a daily basis.

    John Lyons

    Managing Director, Espace Real Estate

    John has decades of experiences in residential and commercial portfolio management.is the Managing Director of Espace Real Estate (Independently awarded "Dubai's Best Quality Large Brokerage" in 2020). With 9 years of experience at Espace, John has in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of the real estate business which he leverages to guide many clients to their ideal home or investment opportunity.

    John has decades of experiences in residential and commercial portfolio management. Withover 17 years experience in the property industry, John moved to Dubai to work for Espace at the beginning of 2012, coming from Scotland where he has worked in commercial property management and investment brokering.

    Richard Waind

    Group Managing Director, Betterhomes

    Richard began his career in property in 2004 at a top UK estate agency and has extensive real estate experience including sales, leasing, property management, financial services, and acquisitions, most recently holding the position of Managing Director for London and the Home Counties.

    Richard joined the Betterhomes family in 2017 as Director of Brokerage and leads this fundamental division with property consultants from all over the world operating across ten branch offices in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

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