The Team

Pauline Leale

Born and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland, Pauline had a successful 14 year career in Private Banking with RBS before moving to Dubai in 2002. She was the founding partner of Dubai Luxury Homes back in 2003 and built a hugely successful Real Estate company employing more than 45 staff.
Following a brief break to have a family, Pauline returned to what she knows best and established Sloanes Real Estate at the start of 2012 with the support of her good friend Mr Issam Alsabban.

Her vision and understanding of the market has led her to establish a company that focuses on a specific area of the market, which, in her opinion is often not given the service it deserves. High-end properties and clients alike deserve to receive a top end service and deal with an agent who is fully knowledgeable and experienced in that particular area. By only focusing in 5 key areas of Dubai, her team is able to provide this level of service. She launched Sloanes into the market quickly and through her vast network of contacts built up over her 10 years in the region, she is fast establishing Sloanes as the preferred provider of Luxury Estate Agency services.

IAN Kirkby

Ian was born in England and educated in both the UK and USA. Ian’s career has taken him to various parts of the world including USA, Thailand, Australia and the UAE.

As a previous owner and director of a highly regarded international property firm, Ian’s knowledge and professionalism of the exclusive high-end market is extensive.

Ian’s passion and forte is in developing relationships with international sporting elite and professional high net-worth individuals and companies. Offering a unique mix of confidentiality, service and exclusivity has made Ian a highly regarded and recognized figure in his chosen profession.

Ian´s area of expertise is Jumeirah Golf Estates, Victory Heights, Arabian Ranches and The Villas


Karen is Sloane’s Office Manager. Her role is vital to the company’s success and Karen excels at keeping the team organized and motivated. Karen's organizational abilities and experience throughout her 17 years in the region have helped her develop a successful career in office management for several International offices in Dubai.

"Sloanes professional yet relaxed approach is a breath of fresh air and the team and environment that we work in, make coming to work a real pleasure. It is really rewarding working with such a great group of people and being able to assist our clients with all their needs when buying or selling property."

In her spare time, Karen is a leader for a group assisting people to live a healthy life-style. She also enjoys exercising, and has a love for the English language and has spent time tutoring Emirati girls.

Lee Van Blydenstein

Lee Van Blydenstein, a British national, was born and educated in Wales. He arrived in the UAE in 2005 and throughout his time here, has built up a vast knowledge of the local real estate market and is a key member of the Sloanes Sales team

Believing that the customer´s satisfaction is paramount Lee identifies the client’s needs properly and delivers the dream home.

Specializing in high-end properties Lee through his vast network has access to some of the best investment and residential opportunities to be found in Dubai with his focus on villa sales within the golfing communities of Victory Heights, Arabian Ranches, Jumeirah Golf Estates and The Villas. Contact him for expert advice on buying and selling within these areas of Dubai


After many years of visiting friends and family in the Gulf Region and having worked for several prestigious property developers in London, Lynn decided to take the massive leap to Dubai.

Bringing her wealth of experience in the industry, Lynn prides herself on her ability to integrate and work in culturally-diverse settings. Further, at a time when the property industry is very much under scrutiny, she intends to achieve a high level of transparency in all her dealings.

Lynn specialises in the areas of Jumeirah Park, Al Furjan, The Lakes, Jumeirah Village Triangle and Jumeirah Islands. Contact her for expert advice in buying and selling within these areas of Dubai


Mark is a British national born and educated in London, UK. He has honed his professional skills within the property arena over the past 15 years, and worked at Director level for the largest national commercial property consultancy for eight of these years.

Seeking new challenges, Mark took the decision to relocate to Dubai and joined Sloanes Real Estate in 2012. Utilizing his experience within the property sector, Mark quickly established himself as the Downtown-Burj Khalifa and DIFC specialist. His prior knowledge of dealing with exceptional properties within the UK has allowed Mark to identify the key properties within those areas, and provide a first-class service to all discerning buyers and sophisticated investors.

Mark specialises in Downtown Dubai, DIFC and commercial properties within this area. For expert advice contact him with all your real estate needs.

Ralfh Jigger Santos

Art has always been Ralfh's passion. From the different hues, the world has opened his eyes to the meaning of every single portrait and has opened his emotions. He is fortunate enough to be following a path in his career which he personally enjoys and which he believes he can excel in. Dubai became Ralfh's personal studio and the industry has paved the way for him and built him to become what he is today. Interaction with different people and introduction to numerous concepts and ideas taught him a lot of things.

Ralfh joined the team in 2012 as Marketing Manager and Designer. He previously worked as creative supervisor for a local fashion house, an on-line website that caters for high-end fashion brands based in Dubai. Prior to that Ralfh spent 10 years working in the media industry in Philippines as a Talent coordinator and led various advertising campaigns in television and print. He has a passion for short films, mixing music and exploring every corner of UAE. Ralfh currently resides in Dubai with his wife and enormous studio lights.


Suzie was born and educated in London and worked for a leading UK financial institution for over 10 years. This experience led her to run her own successful Mortgage Company for four years. She moved to Dubai in September 2008 with the relocation of her husband’s Senior Private Banking job. Seeing an opportunity in the Dubai Real Estate market, she decided to utilize her excellent mortgage sales skills in becoming a sales advisor.

Suzie joined Sloanes Real Estate as a Client Relationship Manager in October 2012 bringing her four years of exceptional knowledge and expertise to the company. Sloanes has provided Suzie with a higher platform to work within a dynamic company and a great team. Suzie specialises in the area of Emirates Hills. Contact her for all your buying and selling needs within these areas.


Tarek was born and educated in Cairo, Egypt. He has lived in the US, working in the real estate sector. For the past seven years, he has managed a property company in Cairo. Tarek is the Arabic-speaking Client Relationship Manager at Sloanes although he enjoys working with all clients from different countries. In addition to Arabic, he also speaks English and Russian.

Tarek´s area of expertise is Dubai Marina and specifically apartment living. He prides himself on finding the top properties within the ever changing landscape of this location. Based on his years of experience in Real Estate and resort operations, he believes that finding a property is mainly about caring for the client to make sure they are happy with the service he provides and giving them his full attention.

Tarek specialises in the areas of The Marina and Palm Jumeirah. His vast knowledge will help you whether you are looking to sell or purchase a property within this area.