Changing The Real Estate Brokerage Model

We are a Dubai based pioneering and value-driven service platform in Real Estate, with a focus on people, not percentages. Our purpose is to fundamentally change the RE brokerage model and reputation, creating value for all stakeholders, delivering a personal service that thrives on passion, empathy, transparency and integrity.  

Fuelled by an experienced team of RE professionals and tech innovators, we combine state of the art technology with human connections, optimising the customer journey across sales and marketing, maximising impact on both an emotional and commercial level. At Blackbrick we understand people before homes. We recognise that selling, purchasing or acquiring real estate is never a transaction. It’s a highly emotive journey, a life event that we will lead, guide and live with you, on your terms.

The Team

Matthew J. Bate

Founder & CEO

"Success is defined by your ability, creativity and perseverance to find solutions."

Matt brings 20 years of extensive experience in global business operations with a focus on commercial & residential real estate, large-scale luxury property development, retail, tourism, F&B and luxury branded destinations.

With a track record in developing tactical growth strategies and effectively change, align and manage business operations, Matt is well positioned to lead a new disruptive business model to the RE market and meet changing economic, market and social conditions.

Recent Achievements

  • CEO of the largest mixed-use international Marina destination network (owner operator), achieving revenues exceeding USD 85M pa, increased
  • Established strategic investment framework & development team to deliver USD 1.4bn of mixed-use projects – commercial, hospitality, F&B, Retail, Automotive
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Matthew J. Bate

Founder & CEO

Matt brings 20 years of extensive experience in global business operations with a focus on commercial & residential real estate, large-scale luxury property development, retail, tourism, F&B and luxury branded destinations.

With a track record in developing tactical growth strategies and effectively change, align and manage business operations, Matt is well positioned to lead a new disruptive business model to the RE market and meet changing economic, market and social conditions.

Recent Acheivements

    • CEO of the largest mixed-use international Marina destination network (owner operator), achieving revenues exceeding USD 85M pa, increased EBITDA Margin to circa 60%, managed over 1,500 direct & indirect staff; Turkey, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece – Dogus Holding
    • Established strategic investment framework & development team to deliver USD 1.4bn of mixed-use projects – commercial, hospitality, F&B, Retail, Automotive
    • Executive Director Saudi/Qatar Joint Venture – W Hotel & Residences – Palm Jumeirah, Dubai (USD 600M Investment) – Al Sharq Investment / S.H. Al Mana JV
    • Executive Management position for iconic development on Dubai Creek – large Retail Mall, Health & Wellness Centre, 2 x 5 start hotels, 4 x residential building, tourism – Confidential Group
    • New Beirut Waterfront District Russia; Lebanon – Solidere , Owners Representation (Consultancy)
    • Sochi Grand Marina & Cruise Ship Terminal; – Sovcomflot, Lead Owners Representative
    • Yacht Haven Grande; US Virgin Islands – Island Global Yachting , Regional Director of Operations & Development
    • Lusail City; Qatar – Qatari Diar, Owners Representative and Lead Dev/Ops Consultant

John D. Brash

Co Founder

‘I’ve always believed in doing what’s right, not what comes easy’.

John is a creative pioneer, transforming places through unconventional business, brand and lifestyle solutions. Packed with over 30 years in the creative industry, his unrivalled network and direct access to visionaries and world market leaders, John has the insights to ‘connect the dots’ and see opportunities where others don’t. John directly advises governments, tourism boards, private equity firms, developers and owners to create consensus, buy in, inspire participation and ensure solutions are relevant, ownable and sustainable.

Recent Achievements

  • CEO of Brash Brands, Hooper and John Brash Consulting
  • Creator of iconic destination brands: Burj Khalifa, Amaala, Chelsea Barracks, Lusail Downtown, Great Scotland Yard, Borgo del Forte, One Circular Quay
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John D. Brash

Co Founder

Business Partner, Ideator & Innovator for placemaking, destinations and experience brands

‘I’ve always believed in doing what’s right, not what comes easy’.

John is a creative pioneer, transforming places through unconventional business, brand and lifestyle solutions. Packed with over 30 years in the creative industry, his unrivalled network and direct access to visionaries and world market leaders, John has the insights to ‘connect the dots’ and see opportunities where others don’t. John directly advises governments, tourism boards, private equity firms, developers and owners to create consensus, buy in, inspire participation and ensure solutions are relevant, ownable and sustainable.

Recent Acheivements

    • CEO of Brash Brands, Hooper and John Brash Consulting
    • Creator of iconic destination brands: Burj Khalifa, Amaala, Chelsea Barracks, Lusail Downtown, Great Scotland Yard, Borgo del Forte, One Circular Quay
    • Honorary Professor: educating on lifestyle and destination brand realities through modular workshops.
    • Multiple international award winner

Starting Line Up

Katie Savage

Partner & Director, Private Office & Strategy

Omar Bamasood

Property Advisor

Elie Al Chalouhi

Senior Property Advisor

Tereza Lengova

Property Advisor

Princess Joy

Administrator

Sarah Winter

Senior Property Advisor

Ahmad A.Zakaria

Cinematographer

Ann Castilo

Operations Manager

Nour Aziz

Digital Marketing & Creative Manager

Fatima Laher

Luxury Property Advisor

Kate Cross

Property Advisor

Neil Bryans

Senior Investment Advisor

Tammy Petersen

Property Advisor

Matthew Bate

Founder & CEO

Alejandra Castrillon

Luxury Property Advisor

Andrew Kingston

Property Advisor

Boushra Aziz

Property Advisor

Testimonials

Reliable & Very Friendly

I just want to express with few words my experience with Fatima , helping me to buy my first property in Dubai. At the first glance I was feeling very positive energy coming from Fatima . She was very knowledgeable , confident, very friendly. She took away my fears to buy the first Real estate in Dubai. She was always reliable, always on time. She took her time to explain every single step. I wish her all the best and know she will serve many clients in this professional way .

- Isabel Mendez -

Skilled & Knowledgeable

Neil is an outstanding property advisor to partner with. He is a skilled and knowledgeable, with very in-depth information and analysis of the local markets. My husband and I listed two properties with his advice at the same time and while he was able to assist us is selling one of them within a week’s time, the other one took few months longer. However, at no point in those five months did his enthusiasm towards assisting us with his knowledge and expertise waiver. Without hesitation, we will be seeking his help him for any upcoming investment opportunities or transaction in the future.  

- Sarah Peter -

Expert Knowledge

I have worked with Matt on numerous occasions over the last 10 years and he's helped me to both buy and sell properties in Dubai. I've always found him and his team to be extremely knowledgeable, responsive and always willing to go the extra mile to find me the perfect property and get the best selling price.  

- Jamie Wright -

Valued Expertise

I recently sold a property with Andrew and while this can be a complicated process at times, I felt more than confident than ever by partnering with Andrew. He was frank, provided excellent feedback, helped explain clearly all the necessary details and managed the actual sale negotiation superbly. He also was very prompt to respond to every one of my questions, big or small. I am now going to be using his expertise as I buy my next property, as I have absolute certainty that Andrew will be the right partner to help me navigate this process.

- Brad Morris -