Ahmed has more than 30 years of accumulated experience in sales management, effective marketing and possesses strong expertise in data-driven long-term strategic planning. His 18+ years of experience in real estate industry has covered various projects at different lifecycle phases: project inception, customer introduction, up to final delivery of units. Managing UAE, Egypt, Turkey & Montenegro based projects has given Ahmed a deep understanding of the local, regional international real estate markets. This comes on top of a wealthy education background, ending with an MBA from the United States, after earning his Bachelor degree from the American University in Cairo majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Economics. In 2004, Ahmed commenced his real estate career with IGI in Egypt. He launched group’s residential compounds of Ashgar City, Gardenia Park, and Gardenia Springs. In 2010, Ahmed headed the Sales & Marketing of UAE based company, Burooj Properties. He successfully expanded business by +50% via creating a regional network of brokers and targeted marketing activities. In 2015, Ahmed Joined Abu Dhabi Marina Real Estate Investment (ADMRI) as the International Sales & Marketing Director where he managed to increase profits by +25%. One of his latest assignments was with Orascom Development Holding as the Sales & Marketing Director for their Montenegro based project, Luštica Bay. He effectively optimized the productivity of Sales Team by revamping the sales operating procedures & plan, and Improving capability of Sales team. Ahmed tripled the sales leads and significantly improved online presence. He expended network of brokers firms to include more than 100 brokerage firms spanning across 25 countries. As a result, he was able to double the sales and achieved 2018 sales target indexing 200% vs 2017 & achieved +64% growth in 2019. Ending his longtime travel, Ahmed returned to Egypt in 2020 to join Coldwell Banker Egypt as Chief Operations Officer. Also, establishing International Sales department targeting Egyptians, investors aboard interested to buy Egypt based real estate and selling foreign real estate for Egyptians in Egypt
The climate is categorized as desert climate. The hottest months are July and August, when average maximum temperatures reach above 45 °C (113 °F) on the coastal plain. In the Al Hajar Mountains, temperatures are considerably lower, a result of increased elevation. Average minimum temperatures in January and February are between 10 and 14 °C (50 and 57 °F). During the late summer months, a humid southeastern wind known as Sharqi (i.e. "Easterner") makes the coastal region especially unpleasant. The average annual rainfall in the coastal area is less than 120 mm (4.7 in), but in some mountainous areas annual rainfall often reaches 350 mm (13.8 in). Rain in the coastal region falls in short, torrential bursts during the winter months, sometimes resulting in floods in ordinarily dry wadi beds. The region is prone to occasional, violent dust storms, which can severely reduce visibility. The UAE offers businesses a strong enabling environment: stable political and macroeconomic conditions, a future-oriented Government, good general infrastructure and ICT infrastructure. Moreover, the country has made continuous and convincing improvements to its regulatory environment and is ranked as the 26th best nation in the world for doing business by the Doing Business 2017 Report published by the World Bank Group. The UAE are in the top ranks of several other global indices, such as the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), the World Happiness Report (WHR) and 33rd in the Global Innovation Index in 2021. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), for example, assigns the UAE rank two regionally in terms of business environment and 22 worldwide. From the 2018 Arab Youth Survey the UAE emerges as the top Arab country in areas such as living, safety and security, economic opportunities, and starting a business, and as an example for other states to emulate. The weaker points remain the level of education across the UAE population, limitations in the financial and labour markets, barriers to trade and some regulations that hinder business dynamism. The major challenge for the country, though, remains translating investments and strong enabling conditions into knowledge, innovation and creative outputs.