A day in the life of real estate: Head of Administration

A day in the life of real estate: Head of Administration

Tuesday 07 March 2023Wed 16 Feb
A day in the life of real estate: Head of Administration

This week, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day (Wednesday 8th March) by taking you behind the scenes here at Allsopp & Allsopp, to introduce you to the incredible women on our team, who make the magic happen!

We know you might think we’re biassed, but trust us, when you work in one of the most exciting industries in the world, for one of the city's leading brokers - it’s impossible not to be this passionate!

Meet Jayzel, who is not only our Head of Administration but also Personal Assistant to Associate Director, Ryan Hudson and based in Business Bay.

Always a happy Monday!

Every morning is uniform for me, be it a weekday or a weekend. I wake up at around 6:30am and start my mornings with a good amount of water. The secret to great skin, clean gut and good hair is through keeping hydrated - my friends call me a fish!

I then like to spend some time in the morning sun on my balcony listening to affirmations. I enjoy listening to the podcast ‘Affirmation Babe’ on Spotify. My favourite affirmation is ‘I am beautiful in every way’.

I then get dressed for work, prepare my lunch and head out the door. Two metro stations later, I’m at work.

Our mornings at the Allsopp & Allsopp office always start energetic and fresh. We don’t do Monday blues, and get together first thing to share stories from the weekend and discuss any important priorities for the week.

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As Head of Admin, my role revolves around overseeing our team, answering any questions they may have and ensuring all the contracts are perfect before they head out.

After assigning my team with their weekly priorities, I grab a cup of coffee and sit down to go through my emails.

Everyday is different, we always have new listings (being one of the first to see the incredible market in Dubai is one of my favourite things about my role!) and new priorities. It keeps me on my toes and I love the excitement of never knowing what’s around the corner - it's a super dynamic environment to work in.

My mornings always fly by and then I spend some time in the afternoon ensuring all of Ryan’s listings are up to date and live on all of the key property portals. I go over his viewing schedule and pick up any requests for the day.

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There’s a constant flow of Starbucks deliveries that come through our Head Office in Business Bay. If he’s in the office, Ryan’s order is always a mocha frappuccino with coffee and no whipped cream.

Once everything is sorted, and the week ahead is planned - I head home and settle down for a quick power hour nap. No matter my plans for the evening, I always need that hour to myself before dinner!

I’ll then cook dinner (always starting with gratitude) and take a walk in the DIFC community with my roommate - we love to grab a cup of karak tea and put the world to right or plan our next TikTok.

Once home, I like to reflect and journal - before preparing my outfit for the next day, putting together my lunch and jumping into bed with a good book to call it a night!

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