Specialists in Dubai Property with a strong focus on customer services

Our Team

Dan Berrisford

Dan Berrisford CEO HCL International

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Having spent most of my career working in the UK, my experience of international destinations has broadened considerably having gained an in-depth understanding of the vision, realisation and resulting property market that has emerged in Dubai. Working closely with our Dubai partner, Ravi Mahtani (over 20 years’ experience) our aim is to guide our clients to the type of location and property that best suits their needs, whether it be investment, holiday home or serviced apartment. What is exciting is the opportunity to help our clients create wealth through sensible purchase decisions, in established locations that are forecast to return capital growth and yields that are above what is obtainable in the UK.  The scale of the vision, the quality of the environments and the lifestyle choices need to be seen and experienced to be believed and understood. In key locations there is capital growth anticipated and market maturity so the time to buy is now – prices are affordable. HCL International is able to offer exclusive terms on properties that are not available elsewhere in the market, giving our clients a unique buying opportunity and second to none advice. I am very proud to be part of the expansion of the Howard Cundey Live business through this international offering and hope you want to find out more.

Tim Foulkes

Tim Foulkes CEO HCL International

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I started in agency in 1988 working for various corporate and independent firms in residential sales, financial services, lettings and management. This has given me in-depth knowledge about property marketing enabling me to apply the best practices to the way we work.
We have a great team and work ethos at HCL international which is reflected in the high standards of service we offer. our aim is to guide our clients to the type of location and property that best suits their needs, whether it be investment, holiday home or serviced apartment. What is exciting is the opportunity to help our clients create wealth, find their dream holiday home or live in truly stunning location. Dubai is very exciting and fantastic place to experience . Outside of work I love nothing better than spending time with my partner, two boys and friends and following my football team spurs.

Barry Warner

Barry Warner Sales Director

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Having come from a background in banking and financial services as well as other customer service orientated fields, I am delighted to be managing the Dubai operation and I absolutely love the feel of the place and the cosmopolitan lifestyle.

We have some very exciting developments to bring to the UK market and some fantastic opportunities for investment and holiday homes. In my spare time I enjoy working on building projects and collecting fine art.

Ravi Mahtani

Ravi Mahtani Dubai Partner

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With a strong background in Real Estate and broking, I have lived and worked in Dubai for over 20 years and watched the rapid growth and landscape change with new developments and infrasture on a scale not seen before. I have built special relationships with the major developers in Dubai and I am excited to offer these opportunities to the UK market with my UK business partners.

Tanya Arpino

Tanya Arpino International Sales Consultant

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I have a strong background in Customer services and over 15 years’ experience in Real Estate both locally and internationally and I was delighted to be given the opportunity to work in the Dubai Market. I have been amazed by the rapid growth of the region and I am looking forward to marketing these unique developments and bringing the UK buyers to Dubai.

In my spare time I love riding horses, eventing, art, photography, running, swimming, playing the violin, guitar and piano and I have a lovely dog called Charlie.

Nick Churton

Nick Churton CIPS MNAEA, Managing Director, Mayfair International Realty

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I became fascinated by luxury real estate in the 1970’s working in London . It is an interest that has never left me.

After working for several years for Chestertons I became the partner of a thirty-six-office brokerage. When this firm was later sold to a large company in 1988 I was asked to set up a luxury homes division, based in London, for the new UK-wide 580 office network.

This would have been the perfect job had not an even-more-perfect job come along a few years later. I was chosen from thousands of real estate and publishing professionals to head Country Life magazine’s property advertising team. Country Life is the advertising ‘bible’ for country houses in the UK. The very best, the most historic, and the most beautiful are advertised in the magazine’s prestigious property pages. It is the very essence of country house Britain and has been for over one hundred years.

Working at Country Life was a great experience and I learnt so much more about the marketing side of luxury property. But by the mid-nineties it was time to embark on the most exciting and rewarding stage of my career to date.

In 1995 I founded Mayfair Office, a London office for out-of-London estate agents. Independent estate agents in the UK luxury sector often prefer specialist support for their national marketing, advertising and PR. London representation also heavily influences listings. The luxury real estate market is as competitive in the UK as it is in the US. Sellers are looking for a broker with an edge, and the right London and international connections help give them that edge.

It was the need for that competitive advantage across the international real estate community that led to the formation of Mayfair International Realty in 2004. Now I help and advise real estate professionals on international property marketing across the globe. It is a far cry from the post room.

I am a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), a member of the National Association of Estate Agents (UK) and the National Association of Realtors (US) and a member of FIABCI – the International Real Estate Federation.

Howard Cundey Live - 24/7 Estate Agent

Howard Cundey Live is our sibling award-winning 24/7 Hybrid estate agent focusing on regional sales & lettings in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. It’s a leading estate agency taking bold steps to meet the changing demands of a 21st-century clientele, delivering an exceptional service with transparent pricing and 24/7 customer support.

To speak to one of our team, contact us on 0800 688 9777 or email sales@hclinternational.com

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