Darren BradshawHead of Corporate Law, Hussain Lootah & Associates
Darren is a trained barrister with a proven track record of overseeing legal and commercial teams in large multinational companies across multiple jurisdictions. His expertise spans various areas of law, including Contract, Construction, Corporate, Compliance, Oil & Gas, and Employment law. With extensive experience in practical commercial and risk management within the construction and Oil & Gas industry, Darren brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to HL&A.
His expertise expands over a variety of areas of law, and he is specialized in Corporate & Commercial practice.
James TownsendSenior Investment Advisor, BlackBrick Property Dubai
James Townsend has over 20 years of global real estate experience. Before settling in Dubai, James has sold property and run companies in London, Dubai, Doha and Miami. With a depth of experience ranging from residential, investment properties, and commercial sales through to high value luxury assets, James brings a unique range of expertise for the benefit of his clients.
James is a firm believer, based on proven data, that investing in Dubai is a strong long-term option for investors. With its dynamic economy, growing population and thriving business community, these factors, combined with the consistent future vision of the UAE leadership, continue to make Dubai the best place in the world to live and invest. This clear vision and contributing factors make Dubai an unmatched investment landscape, which will see more and more people driven to invest and live in Dubai.
Matthew BateFounder & CEO, BlackBrick Property Dubai
Matt Bate brings over 20 years of extensive experience in global business operations with a focus on luxury real estate, hospitality, F&B, tourism, leisure, and integrated mixed-use projects in over 25 countries from design through to long term operations.
As Founder and CEO of BlackBrick Dubai, Matt utilises his deep understanding of international business practices and the ability to effectively work within diverse cultural environments, to bring together an exceptional group of advisors that hold their clients’ best interests at heart.
Under Matt’s guidance BlackBrick has developed a uniquely human crafted approach to the Real Estate brokerage model, one built on relationships, trust and transparency, all backed by a data driven approach to advising clients on their investment and lifestyle destination journey.
Rachel ColsaertsLuxury Real Estate Advisor, BlackBrick Property Dubai
Rachel Colsaerts is a highly experienced real estate agent with a strong track record in sales and building lasting client relationships. Prior to entering the real estate industry in Dubai, Rachel began her career in pharmaceutical sales in Australia where she utilised an evidence-based approach to problem-solving.
With a Bachelor of Science in Epidemiology, Rachel brings a deep understanding of data analysis and research to her real estate practice. She uses this knowledge to provide her clients with the most up-to-date market trends and insights, enabling them to make informed decisions when it comes to buying or selling their home.
Rachel's commitment to excellence and her unwavering dedication to her clients has earned her a reputation as one of the most trusted and respected agents in the industry. She goes above and beyond to ensure that each of her clients receives exceptional service, personalised attention, and expert guidance throughout the buying or selling process.
Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, Rachel has the expertise and knowledge to help you navigate the complex world of real estate and achieve your real estate goals.
Shelin HakkiCoporate Structure Manager, Creative Zone
Shelin Hakki brings considerable expertise in company formation and structuring, she has facilitated the establishment of numerous UAE residency options, offshore holding companies, UAE operating Free Zones and Mainland operating entities. Shelin is an integral part of the CZ Premier Team, who are a select group of specialists at the Creative Zone Group that concentrate on business restructuring, asset protection, and succession planning. A client-centric, passionate problem-solver, Shelin possesses extensive knowledge of business structuring to help her clients achieve long-term benefits in addition to short-term advantages