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  • Elaine Jones | FRICS | Executive Chairman and Founder / Director - Transactional Services

    Elaine is one of today’s leading experts in the Emirates Real Estate market. With an unprecedented 39 years of regional experience, Elaine not only understands the market with all its intricacies, she is a thought leader on emerging UAE Real Estate trends.

    Elaine pioneered office leasing in Dubai, she often lectures and has published extensively throughout the Middle East. In 1985, Elaine founded Asteco Property Management, a multi-disciplinary Real Estate practice, which has grown considerably over the years. Asset Management, Valuation & Consultancy and Transactional Services are the main strength of the business.

    Elaine has extensive experience in bringing projects through a feasibility study to market through to handover and set up of Home Owners Association/Property Management.

    Elaine has been instrumental in the development of New Dubai and plays a significant role in the regulatory framework of the industry. She has sound experience in residential commercial and retail property transactional and property management business.

    Elaine was elected as an Eminent Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in September 2012, the first eminent member in the region and now actively promotes and participates in RICS matters.

    Elaine has been instructed to provide an expert opinion in respect of matters relating to Real Estate issues on a number of occasions.

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

    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 specialisation 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 | Executive 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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    James Joughin | BSc (Hons), MRICS | Senior Associate Director - Valuation & Advisory

    James has over 11 years’ experience working in real estate consultancy and corporate property investment through which he has gained extensive knowledge of valuations, development consultancy, disposals and acquisitions. Prior to joining Asteco, he was employed as Head of Valuation – Abu Dhabi for DTZ-International.

    James has valued a range of properties, including master planned developments, landmark commercial and residential towers, hotels and retail malls located across the UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia.

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    Nick White | BA (Hons) | Senior Associate Director - Owners Association

    Taking on the role of Association Manager in 2010, Nick brings jointly owned property management experience from the UK and a wide skill set from management, construction and civil fields to the Asteco senior management team.
    His fast-track experience has stood him in good stead and he currently manages our jointly owned property portfolio of Owners Associations and Bodies Corporate, which comprises of multi-use properties including residential, commercial, hotel and retail units.

    Experience in building and contract management, quality assessment, service and maintenance coordination, has enabled Nick to develop exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to implement effective action plans to achieve results.

    As a leading consultant in the field of jointly owned property, Nick builds relationships with developers, policy makers, authorities, individual property owners, management boards and service providers, satisfying the requirements of multiple stakeholders.

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    Ajith Cyriac Mathew | Bsc | Associate Director - Information Technology

    An Information Technology professional with over 20 years of Information Technology experience having worked in the Middle East since 1997. He setup the IT department for Asteco and was instrumental in implementing the CRM Software.

    Asteco was the first real estate company in the UAE to implement the CRM Software. He also setup an in-house Software development team who have developed Estateman Property Management software, The Hub (intranet portal), eAccounts /eHRMS software for the Finance and HR departments. Software developed are also being implemented for group companies.

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    Anne Marie Shein | BA | Associate Director - Asset Management

    Anne Marie has acquired exceptional real estate market experience and knowledge during her 15-year career. Previously responsible for the sizeable portfolio of UAE-headquartered Union Properties, she is an expert in the areas of commercial and residential property management as well as leasing, facilities management, client relationships and retail management.

    Anne Marie has been managing a mixed portfolio comprising of five million square feet of warehousing and labour camps, as well as overseeing over a million-square-foot commercial Grade A property and 3,000 plus units residential portfolio. Working directly with the developer, her main responsibilities included close collaboration with project management, timely handover oversight and client satisfaction.

    In addition to technical skills, she is adept at people management, budgeting and target management as well as tender preparation and quality control-led subcontractor management.

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    Jobby Zacharia | BTech, PGDip. | Associate Director - Valuation & Advisory

    Jobby has over 12 years' of valuation experience in the UAE and has extensive knowledge and understanding of the UAE property market especially the freehold market. He has inspected and valued over 3,500 properties for various banks and financial institutions. He has been involved in various projects for major Developers providing advice on LTV and pricing. Over the years, Jobby has gained valuable network and relationships in the valuation services industry.

    Jobby has gained extensive knowledge of the residential market from being involved in the market from the early days.

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    Kieran Burley | GDip. | Associate Director – Transaction and Investments

    With 9 years of commercial Real Estate experience in the Middle East from event management, marketing to sales and leasing consultancy, Kieran’s knowledge and competency in the world of property is exceptional. With a Client focused approach to sales and leasing that is second to none, Kieran has placed individual Tenants and multinational companies into some of Dubai’s most sought after commercial buildings.

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    Melnora Francisco Burayag | BCom | Associate Director - Finance

    An expert finance professional with over nine years’ experience handling all the fiscal aspects of Asteco, Melnora is responsible for the review and evaluation of financial accounting systems, management reporting, review accounting and collection procedures, operating systems and budget preparation.

    A member of the senior team for over 12 years, she is the brains behind our highly efficient accounting systems that drive corporate productivity and which has positioned the team as leaders in their field with unparalleled competence in the provision of financial forecasting data
    She also oversees the annual financial spending strategy, based on careful analysis of current income and expenditure patterns as well as identifying and providing solutions for all financial risks impacting the operation.

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    Morgan Dalton | PGdip | Associate Director - Asset Management

    Reporting to the Managing Director/Director-Asset Services, Morgan is a senior member of the Asset Management team with a mandate to provide direction and assistance to the property management team, and ensuring a quality-led service for the company’s large client list representing all asset classes from single unit properties to multi-storey towers.

    With previous experience in high profile mixed-use commercial development in his native New Zealand, boutique hotel management in the UK and hands-on management of HNWI private/luxury yacht asset-based clients, he is an invaluable member of the Asteco team.

    Morgan also oversees policy and process revision and implementation involved to ensure world-class service standards and real estate service delivery. A key member of the team since 2008, he is recognised for his contribution to the overall success of the business in terms of service tendering, scope of work development and SOP expertise, combined with KPI setting.

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    Myrna Younes | B.A Business degree | Associate Director - Asset Management

    Since 2007, Myrna has been working in the field of Real Estate management in Abu Dhabi. Initially joining the Asteco Abu Dhabi Property Management Team, she was quickly seconded to be part of the core team conducting the proof of concept on the ADCP/Khalifa Committee instruction. As part of the Asteco ADCP Team, her Customer service experience was further developed as well as managing a number of prestigious properties in Abu Dubai and handling both the government and leasing teams whilst acting as Branch Manager reliever.

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    Ross Kemp | B.Bus | Associate Director - Valuation & Advisory

    Ross has worked extensively throughout the Middle East and North Africa, specialising in commercial office and development valuations, including some of the region’s largest master planned schemes. Prior to joining Asteco Ross has held positions with various consultancies and private companies including Colliers International and Arady an Abu Dhabi based private equity investment company where he acted as Investment Manager for an opportunity fund. Ross services some of Abu Dhabi’s largest Real Estate companies providing advice for finance, audit and strategic advisory purposes.

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    Tamer Chaaban | BE | Associate Director and General Manager

    Tamer has long played a pivotal role in the development of Asteco’s presence in Al Ain. As General Manager for the branch, Tamer has built a solid reputation for achieving Customer satisfaction and maintaining Asteco’s solid reputation in the real estate field.

    With over eight years’ experience in financial and administrative management, Tamer has been instrumental in growing the Asteco brand name in Al Ain by directing operations within the office whilst maximising profits.

    Tamer’s roles include hiring and management of an executive team within Al Ain, budgeting and financial management while also developing business objectives and goals.

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