Chris Whitehead is Managing Partner at Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty. A 24-year real estate industry veteran, entrepreneur and pioneer of multi award-winning brokerages. Through his leadership and management capacities he pilots Gulf Sothebys Realty brokerage to be the leading provider of luxury residential realty services.
Drawn to real estate at an early age, Chris began building his property portfolio at the age 18. At 21, he became the youngest ever recognised developer within the UK and commissioned, constructed and sold residential property developments. As the UAE entered its initial boom, Chris intercepted the opportunity to increase his portfolio Internationally and relocated to the Middle East. Whilst personally investing into the UAE property market, he combined his experience and knowledge and consulted for projects such as The Metro Network, Kerzner International and The Roads and Transport Authority. As the UAE’s property market matured he focused his energy fully into the real estate sector and soon became a forerunner within the property industry, managing as a shareholder within major real estate brokerages whilst continuing to grow his own portfolio.
Recently awarded by Forbes as the Top International Real Estate Company in the Arab World, he is positioned to build the most prestigious global real estate brand. Chris’ goal is to make Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty the largest and most prestigious property brokerage across the GCC.