About

Portfolio Manager

Urban

RERA Reg. No. 26,370

As an award-winning property market specialist, Laura helps clients achieve their most ambitious real estate dreams. She has been an active leader in Dubai’s real estate market for over 11 years, developing a keen insight into real estate development, residential and commercial brokerage, portfolio and investment management, and feasibility studies, from plot to completion.

Laura began her career in the UK, where she spent nine years growing her practice with well-established London-based agencies before relocating to Dubai in 2008. As Co-founder and Managing Director of Carlton Real Estate, she lead a team of specialised agents, offering insightful expertise to clients looking to sell, purchase, or lease residential or commercial real estate. Under her direction, the company managed a portfolio of over 20,000 apartments and villas located throughout the city with a focus on assisting high net worth individuals (HNIs) develop, manage, and enhance their portfolios.

Having seen the change in the industry leaning more towards technology, Laura took the opportunity to join the first ever PropTech company to take the entire residential leasing journey online, in January 2020 ready for its launch the following month.  http://www.gourban.com

Her dedication to building relationships whilst providing expert service has earned Laura several awards, including:

  • 2018 Most Influential Business Woman (UAE Real Estate) by Acquisition International
  • Top 20 (of 6,000) Most Trusted Real Estate Brokers in Dubai by propertytime.ae
  • 2017’s Most Influential Woman in Property (UAE) by Acquisition International
  • Best Woman-owned Property Management Company (UAE) by Acquisition International
  • Top 25 Rated Brokers in the UAE by Cityscape Global 2014

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) completed 2019 – LSE Real Estate Economics and Finance online certificate course

Module 1: The economics of cities
Module 2: Understanding supply and demand for real estate markets
Module 3: Real estate cycles
Module 4: Pricing characteristics of properties (hedonic models)
Module 5: Fundamentals of finance and property valuation
Module 6: Mortgages
Module 7: Real estate investments
Module 8: Sustainable real estate