Dr. Brian Etemad
By Shereen Shabnam
Meeting Dr. Brian Etemad Esq., the dynamic CEO of Tamleek Real Estate Co., a high-profile Dubai-based luxury property advisory, brokerage and consultancy, is always a delight. A perfect host at his beautifully designed office at Emaar Square, Dr. Brian is charming and confident and clearly adored by his team.
Tamleek Real Estate Company Co. recently received the highest award for being the Arab World’s No. 1 Investment Advisory and Brokerage Company from Forbes Middle East, reiterating what the industry has been witnessing on the dynamism of the firm in the last few months.
For Dr. Brian, this is more than an award. It is a reflection of his vision and the hard work of his team, their camaraderie and their commitment to provide tailor made quality services to our valued clients and assist them in achieving greater levels of success.
Having this accolade when handling high net worth clients and being benchmarked against established agencies and peers in the Real Estate sector is an achievement both for Dr. Brian and his team. The team at Tamleek Real Estate Co. excel in marketing Dubai as one of the top global cities with high infrastructure investment, excellent connectivity and profitable prospects in the real estate market.
Dr. Brian is optimistic of the resilience and further growth of Dubai’s burgeoning real estate market “because it is a safe and secure haven for millions of residents, offers expats a great lifestyle to live and reside in a safe and welcoming societu under the visionary leadership of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai gives investors the peace of mind and confidence to invest in the Great Emirate of Dubai” Dr. Brian added.
Taking the real estate route as his career choice was a score for Dr. Brian whose extensive international experience with top realtors such as Christies, Hamptons and DTZ Singapore and developers such as Emaar set the foundation for his success. The award from Forbes Middle East offers an incentive to continue the journey of excellence in optimizing the current portfolio of projects at Tamleek Real Estate Co.
One of the highlights of Dr. Brian’s career was successfully negotiating the Armani Hotel partnership deal as one of several legal counsels representing Emaar Properties in the negotiations. Having a legal background is an added advantage when dealing with highly complicated contracts and gives developers the peace of mind of having an advisory firm on board with insights into both the real estate industry and the legalities that go with the property and real estate deals.
Dr. Bran’s sights are currently on the Expo 2020 and the influx of visitors and future residents expected into the country. Tamleek Real Estate Co. is hence getting a client portfolio in place to meet the anticipated increase in the demand for both residential and commercial properties in Q4, 2016, 2017 and beyond.
Known for having a portfolio of niche, premium offices, hotels and homes from reputable and established developers only, Tamleek Real Estate Co. recently announced new client wins and Dr. Brian is positive of the firms success with new staff appointments and increased focus on turn key services to new buyers.
Dr. Brian is particularly excited about Tamleek Real Estate Co. being the exclusive entity selling the Residential Collection of the luxurious Al Habtoor City Development.
The Al Habtoor City Complex is undoubtedly the most sought-after luxury mixed use development in Dubai featuring world class hotels for dining and events, entertainment, shopping and water-front facilities for leisure activities. Nestled in the heart of the city, the development will also feature a 1400-seat permanent water-themed show by Franco Dragone, a tennis academy and clubhouse with eight tennis courts and a car park able to accommodate over 2000 cars.
Dr. Brian is confident the area will be the new hub of Dubai with the St. Regis, Westin and the W Hotel becoming hot spots for world-class events, launches and fine dining “where Monte Carlo, Las Vegas and Macau merge in one spot in Iconic Al Habtoor City”, says Dr. Brian
He is also confident that the residential towers, Noura, Amna and Meera, named after the three daughters of Chairman, Mr. Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor founder of Al Habtoor City will attract the more savvy investors who see the potential value of the project and thrive on living a stylish city lifestyle with the best of all amenities at doorstep. The residential towers are planned to include luxury apartments and penthouses.
Tamleek Real Estate Co. was also recently appointed by the Kempinski group to exclusively sell their building located at Business Bay featuring luxuriously furnished, fully serviced residences with spectacular views of many of Dubai’s iconic landmarks including unobstructed views of Burj Khalifa; the project is expected to be completed by Q4 2019.
According to Dr. Brian, Kempinski Residences Business Bay offers a diverse range of add-on value to investors – from entertainment and leisure to relaxation and the utmost convenience. He is confident that with its many enhanced lifestyle offerings, Kempinski Residences Business Bay will strongly appeal to investors looking for upscale investment residences in a prime area. He adds that with the immediately ready-to-visit model homes, clients will have the opportunity to get a realistic look and feel of these spacious and luxury residences.
Tamleek Real Estate Co. has also an arrangement with Manazil Global Property Development to be its exclusive sales representative in the UAE for the Adagio Hotel Apartments in Dubai Jumeirah Village Triangle.
According to Dr. Brian, Adagio Hotel Apartments offers promising and rewarding investment opportunities in Dubai’s hotel sector. The development, operated by AccorHotels, the largest hotel operator in the world, will benefit from its strong global network in over 94 countries. Hence, we expect high occupancy rates and competitive prices for the rooms, resulting in better financial returns for the investors.
The new acquisitions by a young company certainly created a stir in real estate circles as these are high-profile accomplishments in a relatively short time frame. The secret according to Dr. Brian is selecting a team personally, motivating them and rewarding them based on their performance.
Hence the motivation has resulted in Tamleek Real Estate Company Co. being the highest selling agency for Emaar in 2016. The freshly-inked deals also mean getting more staff and Dr. Brian is looking to add an additional 240 staff to expand the company locally and venture regionally in the future with four (4) offices in the neighboring Countries in the GCC and a Satellite office in Monaco!
On the personal front, Dr. Brian is a gentle and spiritual soul who has not let the success of this professional achievements change him. He lights up the mood in his office the minute he walks in, has a laugh with the staff and then gets down to the serious business. He is extremely philanthropic and provides regular financial support to 200 orphans in India and is one of very few CEO’s I know who asks about you, your family and your life before conducting business.
It is these admirable qualities in him as a CEO that has led to so many successes for the company in a such a short time span, coupled with Tamleek Real Estate Company Co’s impressive portfolio of some of the most luxurious and wanted properties in Dubai.