McGeown Estate Agents have taken another step forward in the drive towards enhancing their existing business and in particular residential sales and new homes with the appointment of Roger Beaumont to the McGeown team. Roger is returning from working in the Middle East, where, for the past nine years he specialised in the sales and marketing of new build residential homes for leading developers of prestigious golf and touristic resort projects in Oman and Dubai. Prior to going to the Middle East Roger was operating his own agency in Bangor looking after the sale and marketing of homes in the North Down and Newtownards area.  

We caught up with the newest member of the McGeown team at their Lisburn Road office.

Roger says; 

"I’ve spent the past nine years working in the Real Estate industry in the Middle East primarily based in Oman and Dubai, working with international developers constructing multibillion dollar resort projects aimed at the regional and international purchaser. These projects were designed to develop the tourism industry and ownership of Real Estate in the region and consisted of leading brand five star hotels, marinas, championship golf courses, with residential apartments and villas. ( 

“During my time in the Middle East I kept a keen eye on the property market in Northern Ireland and watched with interest as the landscape of Belfast changed, in fact there are similarities between how Belfast and Dubai both developed new homes and infrastructure in a bid to drive investment and tourism." Around the turn of the year on a visit home I began to think about these similarities and how the skills and knowledge I have developed overseas could be best applied at home.”  

“A fortuitous meeting with Danny, whom I had previously worked with 30 years ago in Belfast, led to a discussion where Danny outlined his vision for McGeown Estate Agents and his desire to expand the McGeown residential saleslettings and property managementservices. In particular Danny had a belief that many new housing developments were not maximising their potential through lack of creative and proactive approach to sales and marketing.” 

“It was this discussion and Danny’s drive to expand a successful lettings business and enhance the sales services provided by McGeown Estate Agents that convinced me that now was the right time to return home. In leading the sales, leasing and marketing operations in the Middle East, I have gained invaluable knowledge of international markets and the differing methods and mediums for marketing of new homes and believe that there is scope to improve the offering and service levels in the local market.    

"I’m glad to have retained contact with many people from the period before I left for the Middle East and I’ve already been out meeting old clients as well as talking to investors from the Middle East about potential opportunities in Northern Ireland. Another key element is the location of McGeown estate Agents perfectly positioned in state of the art offices on the bustling Lisburn Road which is the ideal location to deal with properties throughout Belfast and North Down. 

“The stability, the opportunities and the potential are all here and I am energised and looking forward to providing the highest level of service for clients old and new at McGeown Estate Agents."

If you are passing by 437 Lisburn Road please drop in to say hello. 

Edward Gray