Chris Whitehead is one of the Managing Partners at Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty. A luxury real estate industry veteran, Chris is an entrepreneur and pioneer of multi award-winning brokerages. Through his leadership and management skills, he is responsible for driving Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty 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 only 18 years old. 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 luxury real estate sector and soon became a forerunner within the luxury property industry, managing major real estate brokerages whilst continuing to grow his own portfolio. Chris’ goal is to make Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty the largest and most prestigious luxury property brokerage across the GCC.