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 13 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 led 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 now manages 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.
Interested in innovation and knowing that Proptech was ready for the market Laura joined Urban, a start-up proptech business as Portfolio Asset Manager, in January 2020, onboarding through her network the top institutional landlords in the Emirate.
In July 2021 Laura took the role of Head of Sales and Leasing at the prestigious real estate company, Provident, and manages a team of over 40 agents.
Her dedication to building relationships whilst providing expert service have 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
Outside of real estate, Laura has launched and sold several successful businesses, including SFNX Clothing (a Dubai-based designer clothing brand) and the Fix-It Squad (a property maintenance company with over 4,000 Dubai properties under contract). She also acts as an investment advisor, sharing her knowledge and expertise with hedge funds and HNIs.