Property Finder Real Estate Awards 2019: The Winners Are…

The UAE’s finest property brokerages, real estate agents, developers and who’s who of the industry gathered at The Armani Hotel in the Burj Khalifa, Dubai, on November 27th to honour the winners of the Property Finder Real Estate Awards 2019.

The event showcased the work done in the UAE real estate market over the course of the last year. It highlighted the efforts of brokerages and agents who had gone the extra mile to serve clients.

The ceremony was attended by Muhammad Hammad, Senior Director, Real Estate Regulatory Authority.

Property Finder received more nominations than ever this year for the Awards, now in its sixth season, with one in four agencies in the country applying. The winners were chosen after months of meticulous deliberation by a panel of eminent judges comprising property professionals. Winners were selected based on a variety of criteria across the 11 categories, with a heavy focus on those real estate companies who focus on market best practices and customer service.

We will all remember 2019 as a year of fundamental changes and developments in the real estate industry but also one presenting an excellent opportunity for all of us. In the UAE, there is a continuous commitment to improve and amend regulations to meet the demands of the market. These include the new committee to balance market supply, removing the age limit for last mortgage repayment, lowering the mortgage early settlement fee, the Molak system for service fee payment, etc.

Michael Lahyani, Founder and CEO of Property Finder Group

The Awards are the best tool for consumers as it helps them identify the best agents and brokerages in the country. Winning one of these Awards proves that the individual or agency has the necessary qualities and professional work ethics to set them apart from competitors in the UAE property market. 

There were 11 categories for the Awards, attended by over 450 guests. Some new categories were added to honour the achievements of real estate agents in Abu Dhabi and the Northern Emirates.

The winners and runners-up are:

Best Brokerage

The brokerage that shows their commitment to the betterment of the industry through professional staff with exceptional service, high-quality listings and demonstrable success.

1st place: Betterhomes

2nd place: Allsopp & Allsopp

3rd place: Driven Properties

Best Boutique Brokerage

The SME brokerage, defined as fewer than 25 agents and one office, that shows their commitment to the betterment of the industry through professional staff with exceptional service, high-quality listings and demonstrable success.

1st place: Treo Homes

2nd place: House Hunters Real Estate

3rd place: Luxuryproperty.com

UAE Best Agent

The agent that shows their commitment to the betterment of the industry through a professional work ethic, high-quality listings and demonstrable success, additionally supported by feedback from customers, colleagues and peers.

1st place: Darren Murphy – Allsopp & Allsopp

2nd place: Gil Van Gelder – Espace Real Estate

3rd place: Fintan Flannelly – Exclusive Links Real Estate

Highest Lead-Scoring Brokerage

The brokerage that receives the highest volume of leads via Property Finder.

1st place: Allsopp & Allsopp

2nd place: Betterhomes

3rd place: Driven Properties

Most Outstanding Northern Emirates Brokerage

The brokerage in the Northern Emirates that shows their commitment to the betterment of the industry through professional staff with exceptional service, high-quality listings, and demonstrable success.

Most Outstanding Abu Dhabi Brokerage

The brokerage in Abu Dhabi that shows their commitment to the betterment of the industry through professional staff with exceptional service, high-quality listings, and demonstrable success.

Most Outstanding Northern Emirates Agent

The Northern Emirates-based agent award that shows their commitment to the betterment of the industry through professional staff with exceptional service, high-quality listings, and demonstrable success, additionally supported by feedback from customers, colleagues and peers.

Most Outstanding Abu Dhabi Agent

The Abu Dhabi-based agent award that shows their commitment to the betterment of the industry through professional staff with exceptional service, high-quality listings, and demonstrable success, additionally supported by feedback from customers, colleagues and peers.

Best Developer

The developer that stands out from its competitors with a unique brand positioning and offering.

Best New Development

The completed development that stands out from its competitors with a unique brand positioning and offering.

Outstanding Contribution to UAE Real Estate

Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional success in real estate or one who has made lasting contributions to UAE real estate with their career. 

The Outstanding Contribution to UAE Real Estate Award was received on behalf of Kieran J. Proven by Wissam S. Karmouchy, Managing Director – Gold Mark Real Estate.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees. Hope to see you all on the red carpet next year!

For full photo gallery, videos and more, go to awards.propertyfinder.ae.

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