Accelerating Careers in Real Estate | Episode 84

This evening I am joined by Sunil Gomes, Senior Vice President and leader for Giga Projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, former CEO of Dubai’s Gemini Properties and Chief Development Officer for Nakheel’s Palm Jumeriah.

Sunil Gomes, a prominent figure in the real estate industry, engages in an illuminating discussion with host Nick Carman. Gomes’ exceptional journey unfolds as he shares his experiences from around the world.

Gomes emphasizes the significance of cultural nuances when doing business internationally, particularly in regions like the Middle East. He delves into his time in Dubai during the transformative era under Sheikh Mohammed’s leadership. Gomes’ pivotal role in monumental projects like Palm Jumeirah showcases his adaptability and strategic acumen.

The conversation delves into Gomes’ role as a leader. He offers insights on effective leadership, stressing the importance of respect, logical argumentation, and the avoidance of anger in professional interactions. Gomes also reflects on the evolving drivers of his career, which has shifted from personal growth and challenges to a focus on imparting knowledge and planning for retirement.

The narrative takes a turn toward Gomes’ recent journey in Saudi Arabia. He highlights the incredible transformation taking place in the country and the privilege of being part of such a momentous shift.

The episode concludes with a thought-provoking listener question about traits that good leaders should avoid. Gomes emphasizes the significance of maintaining respect, avoiding anger, and presenting coherent arguments, crucial elements in effective leadership.

Sunil Gomes’ remarkable journey from a humble beginning to a pivotal figure in the real estate industry serves as an inspiring testament to the power of embracing diverse experiences, cultural understanding, and unwavering leadership principles.

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