Danny Lubert and Gary Shepherd, The founders and Joint Chairmen of The First Group, have worked together for over 20 years, in all aspects of property development, sales, and marketing.
Such a trusting and durable partnership is rare to find and their individual and combined experience in property sales is considered almost unparalleled in the market today.

Danny Lubert has been a leading player in the property market for more than twenty years. As an expert in developing markets, Lubert has created successful ventures in Europe, USA, Russia, Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Western Africa.
With a background in commerce and mathematics, Lubert specialises in financial structuring, acquisition and marketing.
Born in Brighton, England, Lubert is a lifelong Arsenal fan who lives in Dubai, UAE with his wife and four children.

Gary Shepherd has been a senior executive in overseas property development since the early 1980’s.
British-born Shepherd has worked in many parts of the world including Spain and South East Asia. In the 1990’s he set-up a large Hong Kong-based property marketing business, as well as consulting for major development companies such as Eurodisney and the Berajaya Group of Malaysia.
Shepherd has worked closely with Danny Lubert for many years, creating exciting investment opportunities, especially in developing markets. He is leading The First Group’s move into Africa and specialises in product development.
Shepherd is an accomplished polo player and recently captained The First Group polo team to the Duke of Wellington Trophy.

The First Group is a British-owned international property development company based in Dubai. The focus is on delivering innovative overseas property developments and solutions to meet the demands of the international property investment market.

As an emerging property market specialist and one of the region’s leading independent serviced residential and commercial building developers, The First Group prides itself on offering clients quality off-plan developments, unrivalled services and pioneering products in the UAE and Africa.

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