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Nomad Homes is a digital real estate platform that brings the entire experience of buying and renting homes online. It differs from other, more traditional brokerages and portals in Dubai, in the way that it exclusively serves buyers and renters.

So, how does it work? Nomad Homes allows you to find your dream property in 3 simple steps:

  1. Browse Dubai's best: Search through verified, hand selected properties from Dubai's top brokerages
  2. Choose what you like: Select the properties you want to see and they will guide you through virtual or in-person viewings
  3. Close the deal: Once you find the home you love, Nomad will handle financing, registration, and ownership transfer
Nomad Homes are 100% dedicated to you, as they only represent buyers and renters. In this way, the user of the platform only needs Nomad to act as the point of contact between them and the seller/letting agents. What's more, Nomad boasts a concierge experience for the client. They will handle the scheduling, negotiations and paperwork, as well as providing help at every step of the process.

Currently operating in Dubai, Nomad Homes is also laying the groundwork for its second launch city in Europe.

About the founders/CEO:

Nomad Homes was founded by Helen Chan and Daniel Piehler.

Helen attended the University of Pennsylvania before graduating from Stanford University School of Business. Her career began in Goldman Sachs, where she completed two investment banking analyst programs. Helen then worked as Secondee at China Investment Corporation, before working in Private Equity at The Blackstone Group in New York City for just over 3 years. Just prior to founding Nomad Homes, Helen was an Associate at Fremont Group, where she was a member of the investment team for BF Global, and the external manager of the portfolio for the Bechtel family office.

Daniel holds an MBA from the University of Rochester, Simon Business School. He became an Analyst in 2014 for Disruption Corporation, which was acquired by 1776. He then worked at Ipreo as a Product Marketing Manager, before becoming Head of Platform for Lumia Capital, a position he held for 2 and a half years. After working at Addepar in various roles, Daniel founded Clayton Park, a company involved in financial serviced in San Francisco. He then co-founded Nomad with Helen.

Damien Drap was an early employee at Uber, involved in launching and developing the business in Paris, Lisbon, Barcelona and Milan before launching and leading Uber Eats across the Middle East.

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