Company: Driven Properties
Designation: Founder and Managing Director
Under Abdullah Al Ajaji’s dynamic guidance, Driven Properties is now one of the largest property management and brokerage firms in Dubai with over 200 specialised property agents and three offices in Dubai, one in Ajman, and a new lush office in the Chinese capital Beijing. An office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will also open in 2018.
Driven by his passion, Al Ajaji has transformed the way his business is looked at, from a run-of-the-mill agency to a truly institutional player. With innovative new technologies, Al Ajaji has created a platform that can service hundreds of thousands of clients on a daily basis.
Realising his passion for real estate, Al Ajaji recently launched Lamar Capital Management, an asset management firm that specialises in managing assets in the real estate space as well as real estate developments. Lamar is currently engaged in a number of developments in Business Bay, Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai South, as well as the regeneration of the Satwa district.
Al Ajaji has also recently launched Unbox, the largest co-working space in Dubai, by offering other entrepreneurs an opportunity to work alongside each other and learn from each other’s experiences. With Unbox focusing purely on real estate innovation in the start-up eco-system, the vision is to transform the industry and introduce integral innovative tools that can support not only his companies, but also the industry as a whole.
Al Ajaji holds two bachelor of science degrees in computer engineering and economics from the Pennsylvania State University. He has also completed his MBA from London Business School.