Welcome to Asteco

The Middle East’s largest full service real estate services company, Asteco was formed in Dubai in 1985. Over the years, Asteco has gained enormous respect for consistently delivering high quality, professional, value-add services in a transparent manner. It is also widely recognised for its involvement with many of the projects that have defined the landscape and physical infrastructure of the emirates.

Asteco has an essential combination of local and international expertise. A deeply established brand, renowned for its application of the latest technological advances, its commitment to transparency, winning strategies and human expertise. Undisputed real estate experts, Asteco represents a significant number of the region’s top property owners, developers and investors.

The core business lines Asteco conducts from its offices throughout the Middle East are:

Corporate Capability Statement



  • John Stevens | MSc BSc (Hons) MRICS | Managing Director / Director, Asset Services

    Reporting directly to the CEO, John is responsible for developing, managing and delivering business strategy, to maximise shareholder value and return-on-investment. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director, John was responsible for the operations of the Asteco Property Management Department across the region.

    Before joining Asteco in 2004, John worked in South East Asia for 10 years managing some of the region’s best known property portfolios gaining a wide range of experience from Property, Asset and Strata Management to Workspace and Facilities Management for fortune 500 clients.

    John has continued his specialization in this field and has been a pioneer in the establishment and continued development of professional management services. He is respected within the industry for developing this service.

    With the experience of providing strategic property advice to owners and occupiers, he has a unique and detailed understanding of the operation, maintenance and planning involved in managing clients’ portfolios with the goal of assisting them to achieve their real estate objectives.

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  • John Allen | BSc MRICS | Director, Valuation & Advisory

    John brings a wealth of international property expertise to the company, having worked over the past thirty years in both the property services and real estate development sectors in the UK, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines and the GCC.

    He has worked with the First Pacific Davies group (now Savills) since 1988, as Director of the valuation and research division in Hong Kong, and, subsequently from 1992, as Director and General Manager of the company’s development group, active throughout south-east Asia.

    His specific area of expertise is development management, dealing with the master planning and design process and commercial analysis of all real estate categories within medium to large scale projects. Specific projects in recent years include the planning, design and commercial negotiations of a major mixed use project in the Philippines, the construction of a serviced apartment and office building in Vietnam, two residential and office buildings in Hong Kong, and two residential projects in Kuala Lumpur.

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  • Sean McCauley | MBA BCom | Director, Agency

    A real estate professional possessing over 15 years of experience in property sales and leasing, property development and business development, Sean is responsible for driving the growth and development of the Sales and Leasing Divisions of Asteco.

    Prior to joining Asteco, Sean was the Vice President of Sales for the largest private real estate developer in the Middle East where he was involved in over 30 projects in several countries across the MENA region.

    Sean also played a pivotal role in building and expanding Rawson Properties into one of South-Africa’s largest real estate companies, which resulted in the company being nominated as a ‘Superbrand”.

    Through Sean’s leadership, the Agency division strategically monitors customer, market and competitor activities, to conceptualize tailor-made sales and leasing strategies. With a results driven team, these strategies are successfully implemented to attain customer attraction, acquisition and retention.

    Sean’s applied strategic sales and leasing methodologies, deep sector experience, stakeholder management and negotiation skills have been tried and tested and deliver optimum results in any given market and economic climate.

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  • Jerry Oates | BSc BSc FRICS | General Manager, Abu Dhabi

    With over 30 years experience, Jerry has been working in a variety of different developing markets for over 22 years and has been involved in Property Management, Corporate Facility Management, and Development Consultancy. In the UK he was the manager for the then largest shopping center in London, and the largest multiple occupied office building in London. Whilst working in Korea, Russia and the CIS, Singapore, Thailand, and China he has been responsible for running real estate advisory companies, delivering Shopping Center management in new markets and setting up RICS qualified Valuation teams.

    Jerry has experience in both the UK and the UAE in fund management and working for both Real Estate development and Investment companies and Banks. He has been involved in due diligence of acquisition of properties and in road shows to raise investment funds.

    He has worked with Jones Lang LaSalle, CBRE, Cushman and Wakefield, Colliers Jardine, Knight Frank, HSBC and ADIB. In these companies he has held a variety of roles including Director of a division, General Manager and Managing Director.

    His skills are now being focused on delivering optimum real estate advice to Asteco clients in the exciting Abu Dhabi market.

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Latest Research

UAE Property Review Special Edition - Historic Review 2008-2014 & 2015 Outlook
Asteco’s 2014 Annual Property looks at the performance of the various UAE property markets from the peak in 2008 to the low point in 2011/2012 and to current market levels reached in 2014.

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Asteco News

Rents in retrospect
To celebrate its 30th anniversary this month, UAE-based property management company Asteco tracked the evolution of Dubai's real estate sector with a review of the emirate's rental market all the way back to 1985.

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  • Oceana
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  • Al Ain Properties
  • John StevensJohn StevensMSc BSc (Hons) MRICS
  • John AllenJohn AllenBSc MRICS
  • Sean McCauleySean McCauleyMBA BCom
  • Jerry OatesJerry OatesBSc BSc FRICS


Internationally qualified, decades of Middle East Experience

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Achievements >

  • 5,000 Buildings managed
    since 1985
  • 350 Developments
    currently managed
  • 7,500 Units currently
  • 63 Property management
  • 12.3bnTotal project
    sales value (AED)
  • 13milsq ft projects sold
  • 6814Units in projects sold
  • 91Nationalities have
    purchased from us
  • 10,500 Units let
  • 14mil sq ft let
  • 28 Years leasing experience
  • 14 Offices
    (Inc. onsite project offices)
  • 31bnLargest valuation undertaken
    2011-2012 (AED)
  • 81bnTotal market value of Abu Dhabi valuations
    2011-2012 (AED)
  • 24bnTotal market value of Dubai valuations
    2011-2012 (AED)
  • 12Advisory staff
  • 3,194 Units handed over
  • 5.6mil sq ft
  • 6.25bn Amount collected
  • 1490 DLD registrations
  • 100%Retention rate
  • 90%+SC collection rate on
    all instructions
  • 6Years association
    services experience
  • 0Hidden costs

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