Company: Union Properties
Designation: Managing Director
Ahmed Khouri has extensive experience in the field of investment, real estate development and management. His broad range of leadership skills and industry insight have enabled him to drive forward Union Properties to a leading position on the Dubai real estate landscape.
For more than 30 years, Union Properties has played an integral role in shaping the UAE’s real estate scene. Some of the company’s key projects include Motor City, Dubai Autodrome, OIA, Green Community and Uptown MotorCity, Green Community East and West at Dubai Investment Park, Uptown Mirdif, and Limestone House and Index Tower located within the DIFC area.
Delivering over thousands of homes, UP has been one of the trailblazers in the city’s community space and its popular community Uptown Mirdif was one of the first to offer an upscale lifestyle with well-designed spacious living spaces that truly addressed the needs of both the local and the expat population.
One of our key strategies is to differentiate ourselves through exceptional experiences”
Known for its high-level of customer service, world-class infrastructure and quality built spaces, Union Properties – and Khouri – has succeeded in making a name for itself, as a trusted developer offering well established residential, commercial, industrial and leisure projects in prime locations across the emirate.
Union Properties subsidiaries go beyond real estate investment and development to cover project management, interior design and fit-out, property and facilities management that all serve to cement its leadership in the real estate industry.
At present, Union Properties continues to build on its portfolio with several new projects, including The Central Mall, The Central Hotel and The Link Retail/Commercial amongst others. The projects are set to become Dubai’s next unique projects and will add to the company’s successful track record.
Khouri is a firm believer in the role employees play in the success of any organisation. “It is no secret that to achieve customer satisfaction, one needs to create a workplace environment where employees feel motivated and empowered,” he said. “Over the years, as our business underwent tremendous growth and expansion, we have always acknowledged the critical role our employees played in the process – they are our greatest asset. Today, we have over 6,000 skilled employees across the business and continue to make investments in retaining and attracting the right talent.”
Shedding light on the rapidly evolving real estate sector, Khouri said: “We operate in an ever-changing industry and this is predominantly because of the rapidly evolving behaviour of consumers and business customers, as they are becoming more selective about which brands they choose. Today, consumers are in control more than ever, and that is why one of our key strategies is to differentiate ourselves through exceptional experiences. We believe our communities and our services are our unique propositions and we are committed to continue investing in them.”
In addition to Union Properties, Khouri has served on numerous company boards, and held senior positions in several family businesses and privately-owned companies.