The United Arab Emirates operates as a ‘hub’ bridging international relations between Europe, Asia, Australasia and South Africa and attracts a large number of expatriates from the GCC and destinations further afield. As a result, Benham and Reeves offer a range of services developed to meet a variety of requirements, helping our property investor clients in these regions build valuable portfolios that maximise the return of their UK investments.
Having an office in Dubai allows us to provide a uniquely personal service, which covers investment advice, buying and selling plus rental and management for London property. We are able to meet with clients in person and provide you with expert advice on every aspect of UK residential property investment. As London real estate agents with a 60 year history, we work with all the top UK developers and our services include introducing you to the best investment opportunities; comprehensive pre-purchase guidance; aftersales services such as handover and snagging; furnishing solutions; letting the property to a good quality tenant and providing a full management service. We also offer a Tax Return Service for overseas investors where we can submit UK tax returns on your behalf. Do get in touch if you would like more information from our Middle East team.
Beginning her property career in the UK, Claire worked in residential sales and rentals in Central London before relocating to Dubai. Having been based in the Middle East for the past 15 years, Claire has over two decades of experience in international real estate which includes running a Dubai property brokerage, managing a portfolio of investors based in East Africa and working with a US based private equity real estate fund which raises capital from GCC based clients for hotel, office and retail assets across important primary and tertiary markets. With a far-reaching network of contacts covering the GCC and East Africa, Claire works closely with family offices and HNWI’s assisting with their worldwide property investment mandates and leads our operations in these regions.
Originally from the UK, Sam has over 10 years’ of experience working with high net worth clients and their properties in London. He relocated to Dubai to specialise in residential sales and rentals for the local market, before re-focussing on the London market for overseas investors.
Having worked as both an underwriter in the insurance industry and client manager within property sales & lettings, Sam has a track record of providing outstanding service and finding bespoke solutions to his clients’ needs working closely with UK-based developers to support the promotion of specific locations to investors within the Middle East & Kenya.
Leanne joined Benham & Reeves in 2022 and brings extensive UK property experience. She has previously worked in financial services helping expats in the UAE with all their UK property purchases, prior to this working in the UK as a negotiator for a local real estate company. Her primary focus has been property investment as well as development sales and building business relationships in both the United Kingdom and GCC markets.
As Sales Executive at Benham & Reeves her focus is business development, specifically helping GCC investors who wish to expand their London property portfolios.
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