Former Damac VP joins Samana Developers

Alan James Gammon will execute three project launches on Q1 2019.

Alan James Gammon.
Alan James Gammon.

Samana Developers, a boutique developer in Dubai, has appointed former Damac vice-president Alan James Gammon as general manager.

Gammon will execute three project launches on Q1 2019, along with an ongoing Samana Greens residential project in Arjan-Dubailand district near Miracles Gardens, and introduce them to the international investor hubs.


Gammon will oversee activities including overall project/asset management of Samana Developers, new business, joint-venture partnerships, expansion, operations, marketing and end to end customer management.

Samana Developers’ maiden project Samana Greens will be Gammon's first and foremost assignment to oversee the construction progress of 140,000 square-feet property and ensuring on-time completion and delivery. Samana Greens is located in Dubai’s tourist hot-spot of Arjan-Dubailand, which is home to Miracle Garden, the world's largest natural flower garden.

Imran Farooq, chief executive officer of Samana Developers, said: “The appointment of industry expert Mr. Alan is a reflection of our commitment to completing our projects well on time with a high quality, healthy living environment and developing potentially high yield properties. Alan’s extensive expertise in real estate, customer service and hospitality will help firmly position Samana Developers in the real estate market of Dubai.”

Gammon, a British national brings 35 years’ of experience with leading developers and has managed AED10bn worth of assets under his portfolio. He has also worked with Damac Properties as vice-president of Customer Service; Majid Al Futtaim in the similar position; Funsho International as director business development; Royal Group as chief operating officer and with Shaikhani Group in a similar role.

Gammon said: “I thank Samana Developers for their trust in me and I am excited to work with a boutique but high quality developer who is committed to their investors and end-users. I am sure our synergy will be a win-win scenario for the developer and investors alike.”

The AED75m Samana Greens residential project – a freehold property – will deliver 131 residential units comprising of studio, One & two-bedroom apartments. Around 40% construction work has already been completed and project will be delivered by April 2020 – six months ahead of Dubai hosting Expo 2020.

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