RAK Properties Welcomes Mr.Giles Hannah as Group Chief Commercial Officer

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Published July 3rd, 2018 - 09:25 GMT
Mr.Giles Hannah, Group Chief Commercial Officer
Mr.Giles Hannah, Group Chief Commercial Officer

RAK Properties is delighted to announce the appointment of Giles Hannah as Group Chief Commercial Officer. Hannah takes the helm at the UAE’s leading property development firm, bringing with him prime real estate and operations experience.

In his role as Group Chief Commercial Officer, Hannah will assume responsibility at RAK Properties for sales, leasing, marketing and sales administration teams. Prior to joining RAK Properties, he was Head of International at Dubai Properties, a subsidiary of Dubai Holding (DH), a global investment holding company, where he was responsible for international sales and business strategy.

During his career, Hannah has achieved several industry accolades and awards, and is recognized as a leader in the global prime real estate sector. He has received regular press and media mentions, internationally, with market commentary in leading property publications and has appeared on various high profile property industry panels.

Of his appointment, Hannah commented: “I am proud to be appointed Group Chief Commercial Officer of RAK Properties; a pioneer real-estate organization that is recognized locally, regionally and globally. I am delighted to be taking the helm, especially at such an exciting time in the firm’s legacy, and I look forward to strengthening this legacy as we move forward together.”

Commenting on Mr. Hannah’s appointment, Mohammad Sultan Al Qadi, Managing Director of RAK Properties, said: “Giles brings with him a wealth of experience in real estate management, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our management team. RAK Properties will continue to lead the region in the development of flagship properties, and we wish Giles every success in his new role as Group Chief Commercial Officer.”

Hannah began his career in global real estate, upon receiving a business management degree from University of Westminster, London, at Savills, where he advised on super prime sales and marketing of major mixed-use property developments. He co-founded property firm VanHan prior to being appointed senior vice president at Christie’s International Real Estate, where he oversaw global mixed-use luxury developments and led property acquisitions.

Background Information

RAK Properties

RAK Properties is a Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC) formed in 2005 with the support of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK).

Founded in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi,  Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, RAK Properties aims at supporting and promoting the economic growth of Ras Al Khaimah as well as assisting the emirate’s community development initiatives. RAK Properties will also maximize shareholders’ value through its development projects in the coastal and inland areas of Ras Al Khaimah. 

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