The Star Team

The Star Property Inspection team consists of internationally qualified, accredited and experienced professionals.
Our team boasts of extensive experience in the American market where a strict adherence to codes and quality is a norm.
We intend to inspire the same degree of confidence in our Middle East clients.

James Allen Gantt

Heading Star Property Inspection in the Middle East is Allen Gantt. Allen has more than 17 years of experience living and working around the world - focused on construction, entrepreneurial ventures and implementation of best practice methodologies across a range of industries. Prior to joining Star Property Inspection, Allen founded, operated and sold an international construction company that built commercial and residential properties in USA, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Allen's passion with property inspection is rooted in his firsthand experience of construction expectations and property maintenance. He believes that transparency is pivotal to raise the level of credibility of the construction and maintenance industry in this region and that Star Property Inspection is best poised to provide that transparency. Allen's experience in the global real estate industry coupled with years of providing international consultancy services to property investors ensures a clear vision for Star Property Inspection – to be recognized as the region's leading independent third party professionals whose assessment you can completely trust and rely on to make sound business decisions.

Hocine Remram

With over 30 years' experience and individually having conducted over 600 Property Inspections in the United States, Hocine is one of the pioneers of property inspection. He has led teams in inspecting all kinds of developments from exclusive residential communities to large-scale commercial facilities; and has also worked alongside Charles McClain, author of Property Condition Assessment Handbook, one of the foremost books on Property Inspection. Hocine was employed by the biggest American property inspection companies such as EMG, BE, Building Analytics, Marx Okubo and Property Condition Assessments LLC; his in depth experience is matched by his outstanding qualifications. He holds a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, USA, a Certificate of Engineering from UC Berkeley and Management Certifications from the American Management Association. Hocine is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California, USA and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).

Maher Reefay

Maher has more than 25 years of experience in Construction Management and Facilities Operation with a background in mechanical engineering and management. Prior to joining Star Property Inspection, Maher co-founded a consulting engineering and project management firm with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Lebanon. He also held the positions of director of sustainability and facilities management at a major International project and construction management (PM/CM) firm. Prior to that, he held a regional managerial role working for a Fortune 500 firm that manufactures air conditioning products and provides energy management for buildings. Focusing on Life Cycle Cost with a keen interest in air conditioning design, energy consumption, and indoor air quality, Maher has a proven track record in successfully employing best of breed practices that improve efficiencies in buildings, reducing operating costs and improving reliability as a result. Maher graduated with an MSc in Engineering from Stanford University and a BSc in Engineering from Syracuse University.

Muhammad Rahman

Muhammad drives business development for Star Property Inspection. He has considerable years of professional experience in sales, marketing and corporate communication. He worked with FTSE 100 listed Energy Producer and distributor in London for several years. Later he joined with one of the largest financial organization based in Canary Wharf, London, where he worked for seven years.

Prior to joining Star Team Muhammad worked for a top tier property developer in Dubai. He has led highly successful sales teams across the globe and has managed to close around AED180 million (US$52 million) of business in one year at some point in the course of his successful career. Muhammad’s passion for excellence and business expansion through ideating and implementing market development initiatives and effective teamwork. He holds a MA Degree from Middlesex University London and MBA from London South Bank University".

Priya Pinto

Priya looks after branding for Star Property Inspection. She has over fifteen years' marketing experience working with leading multinational companies across several industries. She counts her creative streak as her strongest asset and has used that to her advantage in developing winning marketing and advertising strategies for her clients in India and the Middle East. When she is not focused on building the brand, Priya enjoys writing and filmmaking and has won several awards for the same including BBC's Global Amateur Filmmaker award. Priya completed her Bachelors in Commerce and Masters in Marketing Management from Mumbai University with distinction.

Jareer Abdallah Qasem

Jareer holds over 30 years of experience managing engineering and construction projects. He is an expert in concrete design and construction and proficient in structural design and calculation. He also has extensive experience in implementing FIDIC contracts, claims avoidance and budget management. His extensive knowledge of building codes, construction and building methods and standards has helped him to work on projects with complex information, deciphering plans and using real world methodologies in construction and inspection procedures. Prior to joining the STAR Team as Senior Consultant, Jareer held positions such as Regional Manager and Airport Construction Manager at prestigious companies in Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

Mohamed Akbar Sherif

Mohamed is an ambitious, self-driven individual who obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics degree from Anna University, India. Prior to joining Star Property Inspection, Akbar worked for several facilities management firms as a Facilities Engineer where he was primarily responsible for, amongst others, conducting building conditional survey and generating snag reports, property asset performance monitoring and enhancement, preventative and reactive maintenance, and managing statutory requirements and subcontractors. Akbar is now further developing his skill set as an inspector at Star Property Inspection.

Shujauddin Hasan

Shujauddin is one of the inspectors at Star Property Inspection, holding a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering degree which he attained from India. Prior to joining Star, Shuja worked as a Civil Engineer for prominent construction companies in a globally competitive environment. He is a hard-working and self-motivated young man whose passion for the industry causes him to strive for perfection on every assignment.

Shafiq Ansari

Shafiq has over 20 years of experience navigating the fluid and complex regulatory environment for Star Property Inspection. He liaises with government departments and takes care of all Human Resource activities including payroll processing and documentation. Prior to joining Star, Shafiq worked in HR /Administration and Public Relations in reputed companies such as Dow Jones Market, Cupola and Recon International. He ensured that all ministerial work for the companies was managed in a timely and efficient manner. Shafiq attained his Human Resource Management Diploma in the UAE and Bachelor of Commerce Degree from India.

Edward Doromal

Edward brings several years of experience in the inspection industry after having worked for City Engineers Office in the Philippines and a number of multi-national inspection companies thereafter. During his time with these prestigious organizations, Edward was entrusted with handover, resale, solution investigations and building condition audit for villas, apartments and high-rise buildings. He is a certified International property inspector. Edward is a creative, hard-working and diligent learner who holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. His dependability and passion for excellence has led him to be one of the best inspectors not only at Star Property Inspection but in the industry as a whole particularly in the Middle East region.

Tendai Makuwaza

Tendai is a vibrant and determined young lady who holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting and Finance major) from Curtin University, Australia and Prince2 Certification in project management. Prior to joining Star Property Inspection, she was employed by a prestigious energy and infrastructure development firm where she acquired extensive experience in project management after having been involved in some of Zimbabwe’s largest power expansion projects. Her current role as Administrative Assistant at Star Property Inspection matches well with her unwavering desire for order and excellence. She is presently responsible for, amongst others, coordinating in-house activities and providing support to the inspectors and the sales team.

In addition to the core team, here in the UAE, Star Property Inspection has teamed up with the most qualified and experienced professionals in the industry, including internationally licensed architects and engineers from all disciplines. They are backed up by an in house administrative and operations team that come from four continents and speak eight languages.