Asteco, a top real estate services firm, was named regional winner in Best Property Consultancy and Best Property Consultancy Marketing in Dubai categories at the recent Africa & Arabia Property Awards in Dubai, UAE.
The company, nominated as Arabia's best, will now represent the Middle East competing with other winning entries from Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, US, Central and South America, the UK and Asia Pacific for the title of the 'World's Best' winner in London on December 12.
"This is the first time we have entered these awards and I'm delighted we've been recognised ahead of some stiff competition from the best of Dubai's real estate industry. The award is testament to our ongoing commitment to offering a first class service which has helped us secure Dh13 billion of sales and nearly 16 million sq ft of leased property over the last 30 years," said John Stevens, managing director, Asteco.
Initiatives contributing to Asteco's success on the evening included the introduction of the first UAE real estate company franchise offering, which is now practicing in four countries and the Asteco Training Academy, another first of its kind for the real estate industry in the GCC region.
Other exceptional developments include Asteco's in-house web-based multi-lingual software program for property management called Estateman, custom designed in-house. Asteco still holds a unique position as the UAE's only company able to offer developers a full range of services across the entire project development value chain, were also contributing factors to their recognition on the evening.
"We've built an incredible team at Asteco based on market-leading experience, innovation and embracing new technologies. These professional skills are essential to our ability to plan for the future. We look forward to competing with our international peers in London and being the standard bearer for real estate professionalism throughout the GCC," added Stevens.
The Arabian Property Awards are part of the long established International Property Awards, recognised as one of the prestigious accolades in the residential and commercial property industries. Following a stringent judging process, held in London, involving a panel of over 80 international experts, Asteco was awarded five-stars in both categories and progressing to the global stage of proceedings.
"The Arabian Property Awards are an internationally recognised mark of excellence in the industry. Competition is intense and becomes more so each year, so any company achieving success in the Awards should be proud of their achievement - it demonstrates an outstanding level of quality and service," said Stuart Shield, president, International Property Awards.
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