Linda grew up in Montreal, Canada, and embarked on a career as a registered nurse. She travelled internationally with her then husband, an ear, nose and throat surgeon, before coming to the UAE in 1981 to set up a surgical clinic. Realising there was a need for a property agency to help expats in Dubai find places to live, in 1986 she left medicine behind after 25 years to establish Better Homes, a business that would grow into the leading real estate agency in the UAE.
Today, while her son is at the operational helm as CEO, Linda is still actively involved in her business to ensure her original mandate, that of putting people first, is embodied at all levels of her organization. Linda also continues to be one of the UAE property industry’s chief commentators and is a dynamic member of the Dubai business community.
Ryan brought his prodigious business acumen and natural skill as an entrepreneur to the Better Homes Team in 2001, focusing initially on streamlining the processes that drive sales, leasing and property management. He went on to give the business a solid framework for the future by establishing a technology base that would maintain the company’s competitive edge in what was fast becoming a dynamic real estate market.
He introduced the region’s first real estate customer relationship management system inclusive of inventory transactions and referrals, and has continued to spearhead a number of industry firsts while serving as an active member of the Dubai property industry’s own development.
Ryan has been instrumental in leading Better Homes from a small business, through the complexity of the challenging UAE real estate market’s highs and lows, into the largest full service property agency in the Middle East.
Zubin Firozi, Director of Operations
Zubin joined Better Homes as a Portfolio Manager in 2011 and quickly moved up the ranks to the position of Head of Property Management and currently serves as the Director of Operations. Reporting to the CEO, Zubin is a senior member of the company with a mandate to oversee all the company’s operations, including developing, managing and delivering the business strategy. Zubin holds an MSc in Real Estate Investment and Finance from the Heriot-Watt University.
Rami Abi Faraj, Head of Residential Sales and Leasing
Following a successful career for Standard Chartered Bank Rami left banking behind when he relocated to Dubai in 2006 and joined Better Homes as real estate consultant. He excelled quickly into the role of Branch Manager and today leads this key division with property consultants from all over the world operating across 10 branch offices in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
Sandrine Loureiro, Head of Commercial Sales and Leasing
Sandrine joined Better Homes as a consultant back in 2007 though her passion for real estate and vibrant personality raised her through the ranks to be Head of the Commercial Team by April 2013. The division has thrived under her principled leadership thanks to her exceptional expertise, prioritizing the welfare of her staff and clients, and by growing the division’s competitive edge.