Meet Robert Searle

Robert Searle

Robert Searle
(Branch Leasing Director)

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About Robert Searle

Meet Robert, originally from Brighton, England, he has 17 years’ experience working in the property business having worked his way through the ranks of UK's biggest estate agencies to top management level, in addition to starting up an independent estate agency in the UK.

Robert moved to Dubai to experience a new market and maximise his potential and knowledge in the Real Estate industry, he prides himself on providing excellent customer service and going the extra mile for all clients in a professional manor.

His vast experience within the property sector makes him the ideal person to pass his knowledge and wisdom to all the new starters and present employees at Allsopp & Allsopp.

He enjoys all sports and specialises in football management and coaching.  As a natural born leader he has the skills to transfer teams into winners.

Tell me about yourself

“My name is Robert, I moved here in Dubai with my wife to set up a new experience and a new adventure for us in Dubai.”

Experience?

“I have 17 years’ experience in Real Estate and I am looking to transfer the skills I have developed so far into the Training & Development of all staff at the company.”

What area do you work in?

“I am Head of Training & Development.”

What do you do at the weekend?

“I am very fitness focused, I go to the gym regularly and I’m trying to keep my fitness up to run in a marathon back in the UK.”

Best Experience in real estate in Dubai?

“Meeting members of the Royal Family to show them around villas on the Palm.”

Where are you from in England?

“I’m from Brighton, which is on the South Coast of England.”

Interesting facts about you?

“My nickname is the Running Man, I have done several cooking lessons with Jamie Oliver and I have cooked in the same kitchen as him numerous times.”

Describe yourself using 3 words

“Dedicated, adventurous and mischievous.”

What motivates you?

“What motivates me the most is client satisfaction.”

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

“I see myself having an integral role within Allsopp & Allsopp rising up the management ranks.”

What is your greatest achievement?

“Two years ago I took part in the Brighton marathon dressed in an inflatable fairy suit with a crown. It was my fourth time running the Brighton marathon and I said I wasn’t going to do another one so I wanted to make an effort.”

If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?

“I really enjoyed my 20’s but if I could choose to stay a certain age it would be 21.”

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

“I would choose Bear Grylls to be my mentor because I think he’s very level headed, honest and very worldly-wise.”

If you were invincible for a day, what would you do?

“I would run in the wild of Canada with brown bears.”

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?

“It would have to be Keith Floyd because ever since a young age I have always watched his cookery programs and I think he’s hilarious. I have read his autobiography and his books, he’s convinced many people and chefs to do what they love to do and it’s a shame that he is not around anymore as it would be a great experience to meet him.”

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

“Spiderman, I think it would be great living in Dubai swinging from all of the towers and it would make it easier to get to work.”

What was the last film, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up?

“It was a series called ‘River’ which was a police/ crime series where the policeman saw ghosts and he was investigating the murder of his partner at work it was a great series to watch but it was really sad and emotional.”

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

“A Memory…Not!”

If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?

“If I could throw any party, it would be my 21st birthday party because it was black tie with a tropical twist. Everyone arrived dressed in Bermuda shorts and black ties or coloured bow ties and everywhere was decorated in palm trees.”

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?

“Muhammad Ali – Rumble in the Jungle because I think the event was incredible, it was such a talked about historical event.”

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