Firas Al Msaddi CEO, fäm Properties

“newnorth worked with me at fäm Properties from 2018 till 2020, during which time they successfully led the restructuring of our performance management system (IPAs and KPIs) for over 200 employees. In addition, they initiated and managed many effective international ventures and roadshows covering B2B, recruitment and business development across many countries in the EU, Middle East and Africa. They developed and executed the creation of fäm Academy which has now become the leading real estate training program in Dubai. They helped coach many senior professionals within my organization. newnorth is a very well-rounded, mature, honest, and loyal professional. I highly recommend newnorth to anyone looking for leadership and mentoring. newnorth and I will continue to remain close friends in the future and I look forward to supporting NewNorth.”

    James Hussey CEO, INVIP

    “I would like to share my positive experience and feedback of hiring newnorth as a consultant at INVIP in 2018. From the very start till the end of newnorth’s contract at INVIP, they took every detail into consideration from accessing the business model, branding, past accomplishments with several suggestions to the future operating model. They left no stone unturned with a holistic view of changes required to enhance the business to the next level. newnorth were also responsible for creating our brand strategy and designed our brand logo which we still use today. newnorth sourced candidates in the UAE for an operation manager role, hired a fantastic resource and trained whilst delivering their scope of the consultancy. I highly recommend newnorth with their skillset and ability to analyze a business, dive deep into the operations, with an outcome of success in all areas.”

      Masood Naseeb CEO, Elysian Real Estate

      “I first connected with newnorth in 2009 at that time I was the CEO of a Real Estate brokerage firm which is called Elysian Real Estate. newnorth were able to swiftly implement a very efficient form of management system within the company and contributed to restructuring of the organization. In addition to a very in-depth in-house training program which they created for the company they were able to recruit highly capable sales agents from the local market and sales specialists from the UK. Their input contributed to our business growth whereby we were able to increase our market share within the Dubai property sector. newnorth have continuously collaborated with Elysian Real Estate over the past 10 years, providing training, development and manpower. I would happily recommend newnorth to any business leader since they have the capability to understand the customer needs and are able to action a workable roadmap that will lead to a successful outcome.”

        Servane Collette Director, IMA (Institute of Medical Aesthetics)

        “newnorth and I met through mutual contacts in the sales and coaching industry. As the director of IMA, I run and manage various departments including sales, which requires day-to-day attention, management and creativity. However, I wanted to `inject` new techniques, tips and tricks within the sales team. I also wanted the team to gain back its motivation and for an expert consultant to take a `fresh` look on our set up, skills and processes. The outcome was much more than I could have anticipated. newnorth input benefited the sales team, and the company as a whole including myself. New processes, targets and KPIs were implemented allowing the company to perform much better overall. I would only highly recommend newnorth’s services to any other business.”


          Lee Drinkwater Project Director, Private office of Sheikh Theban Al Nahyan

          “I met newnorth through mutual friends when they found out I was looking to move to Dubai full time. They helped me secure a job that turned out to be a great stepping stone from purely being primarily in the security field to defense and security. It led me to working on large programmes within the Defense market both here in the UAE and across the globe. I am now the Co-Founder and Managing Director of AS2 Systems. We develop autonomous vessel systems for defense and military purposes. newnorth have an extensive network, even in very specific fields (such as Defense). I’d have zero hesitation in working with them or recommending them in the future.”

            Ahmed Raafat Sales Manager, Omniyat Properties

            “I was hired as a Senior Property Consultant by newnorth at fäm Properties. During our time together, they provided excellent coaching to the team, resolved issues and problems that were not only work related but also on a personal level. I was immediately impressed by the way they motivated us to achieve our goals and provided career guidance especially to the new agents joining the real estate industry. They have a positive mindset towards everything and was appreciated not just by myself but everyone in the company. I am absolutely confident that newnorth would bring something really exceptional and outstanding to the table since they have a great deal of experience in counseling and coaching people.”

              Stefan Hickmott Director, Evarei Management

              “I’ve known newnorth for over a decade. They continually engage people and organizations dynamically to evolve their professionalism and capabilities to new heights. I’ve personally prospered from their executive search processes, where they helped me score a position as the Director of Financial Investment in 2014. Many businesses in the region have benefited significantly, to a large degree thanks to newnorth’s unique spirit and enthusiasm to connect visionary, motivated and professional people and organizations together to achieve mutual prosperity. Even given the toughest challenge, and during demanding economic times, I’ve found newnorth to be extremely dedicated to achieving positive outcomes at both the enterprise and personal levels.”

                Ahmed Raafat Managing Director, UMI

                “I met newnorth in 2005 and they introduced me to my first company. I was taking on the role of Marketing Manager in a Real Estate company. From the moment I met newnorth I knew they were very different from other recruiters, as they were able to genuinely identify what I was looking for and within a couple of weeks they successfully placed me within this organization. I’ve known newnorth for the past 15 years and we’ve been good friends. newnorth have provided a lot of different services for my events and exhibitions company. Today I’ve employed over 200 people, and I work with the UAE government, Dubai and Abu Dhabi based companies, providing different services within the exhibition industry. My experience with newnorth is not only as a candidate who he successfully recruited for a position but also as a business owner he has provided services to. I would definitely recommend newnorth’s services to other businesses.”

                  Danny Walsh Senior Consultant, fäm Properties

                  “In the last 18 months I have been employed as a Property Consultant through fäm Properties. The first thing I noticed having newly arrived in Dubai was the structure and strategy adopted by the company which was designed and implemented by newnorth. I was impressed by the way they motivated us to achieve our goals especially across a varying multicultural company with differing aims and goals. Their knowledge of Dubai and background of leading successful teams was evident and offered me the opportunity to leverage on this to start my journey at fäm.”