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Planning ahead: Sobha Group founder PNC Menon

Planning ahead: Sobha Group founder PNC Menon

With the ground firmly broken at its two flagship schemes in Dubai, real estate developer Sobha Group is drawing up plans for its next five years of growth. Founder PNC Menon reveals he has plans to become one of the best three property brands in the UAE by 2020

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