Chesterton picks Dubai base for Mena ops
Dubai, July 14, 2013
Chesterton, a top international property agency established in 1805, has chosen Dubai for its Middle Eastern headquarters.
It has also confirmed that it is planning to further expand its operations in the Middle East by opening up offices in Saudi Arabia and Qatar by the last quarter of 2014.
Chesterton’s new Mena headquarters is at Boulevard Plaza Tower 1, next to Dubai Mall in Downtown Dubai. The company has said that strong market activity has allowed it to recently increase its staff strength to 25 and it is aiming to further grow the team to cater to the growing demand within the real estate sector in the UAE.
Simon Gray, managing director of Chesterton Mena, said: “We are delighted to see the kind of growth Dubai has been witnessing since the beginning of this year: latest figures from the Dubai Land Department (DLD) show that the total value of real estate transactions in Dubai rose 63 per cent to Dh44 billion ($11.9 billion) in first quarter 2013 compared to the same period last year.”
“We believe that the residential property market will grow at a faster pace over the next five years as more people choose to make Dubai their home.
“The city’s high quality infrastructure and the geographical location make it one of the best cities in the world to live and do business and that is the reason we decided to set up our Middle Eastern headquarters here in Dubai. We are also confident that Dubai is ahead in the race to win the Expo 2020 bid which, if we’re right, will be great news not only for UAE but the entire GCC economy,” added Simon.
“Chesterton is offering luxury houses and apartments developed by a number of reputable local developers in the UAE and the region in addition to prime Central London residential properties. Chesterton aims to cater to UAE investors who wish to expand their local or international real estate portfolios, or both, and individuals who simply wish to buy first or second homes in UAE or abroad,” Simon concluded. – TradeArabia News Service