At a time which was considered the height of the global recession, Devin became a junior sales negotiator with the largest real estate firm in the UK, where he was educated on core basic estate agency principles that are valued in any property market. After less than a year in the role his dedication, customer care, and results were recognised being promoted to marketing manager in the UK’s flagship office. Working hard with his team and building key relationships with his clients led him to winning the prestigious Chairman’s Award, top salesman and top property lister on numerous occasions.
After much success in the UK, Devin felt it was time for a different challenge in the UAE. He was offered a job as a sales negotiator with one of the leading firms in Dubai. Within Devin’s first year, his hard work, ethics and figures generated were noticed by the company, promoting him to a senior. Devin’s main area has been the soul of the city in Downtown Dubai – Old Town, specialising in the location for years and building up a reputable name for himself. His main focus was to generate and progress deals in the real estate development sector, focusing on residential, off plan and land projects. Throughout Devin’s career he has been recognised for his ability on building great relationships with his clients, always going the extra mile and putting their needs first.
Devin along with his two business partners, Tom Moon and Craig Salmons decided to set up their own real estate company HMS homes.
Tom left the UK nine years ago to pursue his ambition of mastering various worldwide property markets. He initially moved to China and Hong Kong gaining valuable experience in a very fast paced market dealing with high net worth individuals.
Within a short space of time Tom was recognised for his ability to meet his client’s needs and exceed his targets. He was headhunted by one of the largest real estate companies in Dubai.
Tom decided to take the opportunity and move to the United Arab Emirates where he has now set himself apart from the rest by being a true specialist of the Palm Jumeirah. Tom prides himself on second to none product knowledge which puts him in an excellent position to offer his clients the best service and advice.
After two and half successful years working as one of the top property consultants specialising in both sales and leasing Tom along with his two business partners, Devin Hipkin and Craig Salmons decided to set up their own real estate company HMS homes.
Craig has been involved in the property industry since graduating from University in 2004. His first role was as a lettings negotiator for one of the UK’s largest real estate companies within Newport, South Wales. From there he quickly established himself within the company being promoted to senior lettings consultant within his first twelve months. He was then head hunted by South Wales’ largest real estate company where he spent the next eighteen months working in Cardiff gaining valuable experience in customer service and dealing with high end clients.
In early 2009 Craig was approached by a former colleague who had recently set up an independent boutique style agency with Pontcanna, Cardiff where he helped establish the company into one of Cardiff’s leading independently owned estate agents. Just before arriving in Dubai in 2012 he moved back to his former employer overseeing the rental departments for three of the company’s branches.
Craig originally moved to the UAE in early 2012 joining one of Dubai’s leading real estate companies where he quickly adapted to the market winning ‘Best Newcomer’, ‘People’s Choice’ & ‘Team of the Year’ at the end of year company awards. Two and half successful years followed as a property consultant within the Dubai property market specialising in both sales and leasing with the Arabian Ranches, The Villa and The Springs. After this time Craig with his two business partners, Devin Hipkin and Tom Moon, decided to set up their own real estate company HMS homes.
Melissa is originally from Edinburgh where she studied retail business along with marketing.
After gaining global experience in the likes of London, Los Angeles and Australia, Melissa channeled her creativity in to her role as an event designer, working for one of Scotland’s leading events and catering companies.
Visiting Dubai for the first time in 2014, she knew immediately that this was where she wanted to move and start a new life in the UAE.
In 2016, Melissa decided to make the leap to Dubai where she happily transitioned into working in the real estate industry with the ever growing HMS homes team. Melissa has been recognised for her diversity, creativity and having the ability of thinking outside the box when it matters. Melissa specialises in HR and development side for HMS homes.
Chloe has grown up internationally in countries such as Australia, Kazakhstan, Vanuatu, Turkey, London, and Belgium. Having started her career within the hospitality industry over 15 years ago, she slowly transitioned from restaurant businesses to consulting in start-up businesses in Australia and Europe. Having invested her time in properties and land along the way, she naturally transitioned into a career in real estate, working with a leading developer in Turkey.
Her responsibilities involved aiding in project managing the construction of prestigious villas along the Mediterranean coastline, as well as liaising with buyers and architects with the design aspects over the winter, and heading the real estate sales office during the summer. Having established a growing passion for working within the property investment market, Chloe decided the next course of action was to relocate to Dubai, an ever-growing city with huge investment potential.
Since joining the HMS homes team, Chloe has achieved the most commission earned in 2017 as well as receiving the Director’s Choice award which results in her deserved promotion to Senior Sales Consultant.
With her background in consulting and real estate, Chloe’s main goal is to guide and advise our clients on the best and most suitable investments within the off plan property sector of Dubai.
For the best off plan market advice and investments, contact Chloe today on +971 (0) 55 330 9443
Originally from Hatfield, Hertfordshire, Reece has been in the volume wholesale industry for the majority of his working career, servicing accounts for major high street brands.
Building on his skills from marketing, design production and presentation, Reece set up and ran his own successful business, gaining further knowledge and understanding across multi products. Reece now has years of experience dealing with clients on a global perspective and he prides himself on meeting their needs and wants.
In 2017, having always had a passion for real estate, he decided he was ready for a change in his career path and moved to Dubai to join HMS homes.
Reece has gone on to become one of HMS homes’ top performing brokers, creating a new company record for most deals in a month, securing exclusive agent with one of Dubai’s largest corporations and winning Broker’s Broker at the annual awards.
Reece specialises in off plan developments for HMS homes providing a top quality service in your search for a perfect property. Contact him today on +971 (0) 54 349 0383.
Liam is originally from Basingstoke in the United Kingdom and has come from a very intense and competitive background of competing in the world of dance. Having won the title of World Street dance champion twice, he has a very entrepreneurial background by starting his own dance company at the age of 12 years old which has grown to also win awards and headline at the world’s most prestigious events, all from Liam closing the deals and making connections within the industry.
Along with this Liam has had a very heavy marketing background, working on campaigns for large brands such as one of Dubai’s largest hotel and hospitality groups as well luxury car brands.
Taking the mindset and adapting it to the world of real estate, Liam is fascinated by the high end life of Dubai and decided to make the move, to start his real estate career in one of the business capitals of the world.
Understanding what it takes to be number 1, his work ethic is strong and determined to get the job done. Liam’s mission is: to create the best experience for his clients and his quote is “It’s going to happen, because I am going to make it happen”.
If you require any assistance for the Downtown area please contact Liam on +971 (0) 552854072
Luke is a born and bred Brightonian; who started work in sales as a product demonstrator. Having a love for sales and succeeding after traveling South-East Asian and Australia he went back to Brighton as a leasing agent for the number one agency in Brighton.
With a passion for property and working abroad, moving to Dubai and working for HMS homes was an easy and great decision. Luke’s international leasing experience, strong drive and enthusiasm will make him the top consultant in the villas.
If you require a villa in the Emirates Living area from an agent that will go above and beyond please contact Luke Westgate on +971 (0) 55 972 3259 or email@example.com.
Joshua possesses over 10 years’ experience in real estate covering affluent areas in London and Cambridge within the UK as well as the villa market in Dubai.
Working predominantly for the UK’s largest real estate company Countrywide, Joshua has developed a sound understanding of how to deal with clients in a respectful and professional manner often providing accurate and reliable advice and recommendation.
Joshua has been predominant in the Arabian Ranches real estate market since arriving to Dubai in May 2012 and has further expanded his horizons into other affluent communities such as Victory Heights, Mudon, Damac Hills and Al Barari amongst others.
Get in touch with Joshua today to find your next villa home on +971 (0) 50 918 7488
Originally from Marlow, Buckinghamshire, Christian built up his real estate experience with a leading property firm in the UK.
Starting with the company as an administrator, he was swiftly promoted after 6 months becoming the property manager for Putney, South London.
Having previously collected watches privately and after studying the secondhand market, Christian noticed the disparity between prices at which consumers can buy and sell. This led to him setting up his own business selling luxury wristwatches.
Christian saw the role in Dubai with HMS homes as a chance to run his own business within a business in a land of greater opportunity. After transitioning easily to Dubai real estate and relishing in Dubai life, Christian hasn’t looked back since.
Christian specialises in Palm Jumeirah. If you are looking for a quality agent, call Christian today. +9710543490446
Elliot is originally from Leeds, at an early age he graduated from Manchester Met Uni with a Sports Management degree. It was during university he felt could put his entrepreneurial skills to the test by setting up his own delivery service business delivering sports drinks to fellow students.
Once Elliot graduated, he felt it time to gain more sales in experience in one of the fastest growing industries to date with one of the biggest IT training companies in the UK. That was where he learnt a trade and gained key skills that are adaptable to any sales environment. After much success Elliot decided to join his family estate agency business in Leeds City Centre as he has always had an interest in property.
Elliot enjoys travelling in his spare time and it was when he visited the UAE for the first time he felt that he was best suited for the real estate industry in Dubai and has now transitioned over to join team HMS homes.
Elliot specialises in the Palm Jumeriah and has already been recognised for his outstanding customer service and going the extra mile for his clients.
Whether you are looking for your own home on the Palm or an investment property, contact Elliot on +971 (0) 54 327 9217
Deaglan hails from, Newry City, Ireland where he studied Real Estate at Ulster University.
From watching Million Dollar Listings at the age of 16, Deaglan knew real estate was the industry he wanted to be in. After studying real estate at University and completing an RICS course, Deaglan went on to work in the real estate industry for 3 years doing both sales and leasing. He soon turned his attention to Dubai, a place he had always said he would love to work especially given the exciting real estate market here. Deaglan feels the lifestyle Dubai offers as well as the fast paced nature of the job make every day different and exciting.
If you are looking to rent a villa or townhouse in Arabian Ranches, contact Deaglan on +971 (0) 56 854 2067 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Abbie is originally Manchester where she has lived her whole life!
After leaving college at the age of 18 with A Levels in English and business, Abbie already knew she wanted to work in real estate having worked part time at the head office of one of the UK’s largest estate agencies. Knowing she wanted to move to a branch and start as a negotiator, Abbie took a full time job at head office and started driving lessons to enable her to fulfill her career ambitions of becoming a negotiator. Abbie then worked as a sales negotiator for 3 years before deciding she wanted her next career move to be Dubai. Knowing it would be a perfect fit for her where she could expand her career while working abroad and experiencing a different lifestyle, Abbie moved to Dubai in September of this year and hasn’t looked back.
If you are looking to rent a property in Downtown Dubai, contact Abbie on +971 (0) 56 550 3096 or e-mail email@example.com
Originally from Rochford in Essex, Chae has spent the majority of his working life based in London.
During his teens, he played football professionally for Norwich City. Following this, Chae worked in London for a civil engineering company carrying out various infrastructure projects on the railway. During his 6 years there, he took on various roles, ultimately becoming operation manager.
Feeling that his progression was limited in his career in the UK, he looked to Dubai to further himself – recognising both the opportunity to earn life changing money as well as getting to enjoy the weather and lifestyle Dubai offers.
Chae joined HMS homes in June this year and is one of our Downtown specialists.
If you are looking to rent a property in Downtown Dubai, get in touch with Chae on +971 (0) 55 400 5285 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally From Wembley, North West London, Avi graduated from Loughborough University with an engineering degree before moving in to estate agency. It was Avi’s personal interest in property as well as a recommendation from a family member that first piqued his interest in real estate and he hasn’t looked back since.
Avi initially worked for a large, corporate company before moving to a multi-branch independent agency, starting as a sales negotiator and then promoted to branch manager within 3 years. Earning the title of top performing negotiator in the company, he also successfully managed the branch to be the top performing office for two years. Avi moved to Dubai seeking a new challenge in real estate as well as the lifestyle opportunity that Dubai offers. After joining HMS homes in September 2018, Avi has worked hard to replicate his success in the UK, agreeing a sales deal within only a few weeks of joining and achieving over 110% of his target in a single transaction in only his 2nd month.
If you are looking for a villa or townhouse in Emirates Living, Jumeirah Islands and the surrounding area, contact Avi on +971 (0) 55 954 7617 or e-mail email@example.com
Devon joins us from Glasgow, Scotland where her background is conveyancing and estate agency.
Devon’s passion for exploring new cultures began when she moved to Italy at the age of 18 to teach English to Italian children. After a year and a half spent working in Italy, Devon moved back to Scotland where she began a career in conveyancing, working at a conveyancing solicitors as a legal secretary. Through this role, she worked closely with estate agents and soon realised she wanted to grow her career in real estate. Devon began working at one of the UK’s largest estate agencies as a lettings negotiator and after excelling in her role there, she decided Dubai was where she wanted to further her real estate career. Joining us in September 2018, Devon is a specialist in Emirates Living.
If you are looking to rent a villa or townhouse in Emirates Living, contract Devon on +971 (0) 56 550 6405 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Janine is originally from Batangas in the Philippines where she is a registered nurse. In 2011, Janine decided it was time for a move to broaden herself as an individual. The initial move to Dubai led Janine to work as a therapist and nurse within a small firm where she felt limited to her growth within the company. This eventually led her join the real estate industry in early 2012 as an Office Administrator.
Her experience in customer service and office administration have enabled her to develop virtues of hard work, patience and professionalism which is of significant contribution to HMS homes Real Estate. Janine is a home body person. In her spare time she loves nothing more than reading, cooking, cleaning, watching movies and catching up with her family and friends the Philippines.
Sarah is originally from Pampanga in Philippines. Sarah studied and graduated with I.T at AMA Computer Learning School. She started her working career as A Web and Sales Specialist in the Philippines. After gaining the knowledge she felt necessary Sarah felt it time to learn a new trade within the direct customer service industry and decided to move Dubai in 2015 for better opportunity. She worked in a Developer Company as a Sales Administrator. Now, she’s confidently engaging her skills in a corporate world with HMS homes as an Administrator. In her spare time Sarah enjoys cooking, reading, singing, watching movies and catching up with her Family and Friends. You will always find Sarah with a smile on her face.
Dhanada or ‘DD’ as she is affectionately known, is originally from Pune in India. After completing her school education in Western India where she developed her passion for art, she then went on to pursue this at University, studying Applied Arts for 4 years. After graduating, DD took a 2 year gap to gain real market experience in design, working as a freelancer for different advertising agencies and art studios. Following this, she decided to pursue a masters in graphic design in Florence, Italy.
DD’s father has been working in Dubai for 22 years and it was he that suggested she give Dubai a try! Seeing the huge opportunities that lay within media and advertising in Dubai, DD then made the leap.
DD joined HMS homes this year having worked within both corporate and agency environments where she was able to hone her skills in each and every aspect of design with her main areas of expertise lying within branding / corporate identity, print design, photography and illustration.
When she isn’t in the HMS office being our creative genius, DD likes nothing better than to watch horror movies with a bowl of popcorn, socialize with friends or roam around the city with her sketchbook.