25 July 2010

REIDIN.com Welcomes Two New Members To Board Of Directors


Experienced High profile experts to help with REIDIN.com’s plans to bring more transparency to emerging markets

DUBAI (United Arab Emirates): REIDIN.com, the leading real estate information company covering emerging markets, has welcomed Mr. Najam Kidwai and Mr. Ted Pretty as new independent non-executive members of its board of directors in a move to grow the leading real estate information company to its fullest potential.

“Both successful professionals in their respective fields, Mr. Kidwai and Mr. Pretty have joined REIDIN.com’s board in an independent non-executive capacity to offer a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise to the company. Our new board members will help us execute our business plan faster and strongly gain a competitive edge and become the go-to real estate information company when it comes to emerging countries,” Ahmet Kayhan, CEO of REIDIN.com, commented on the announcement.

Mr. Kidwai’s track record of growing start-up businesses into billion-dollar enterprises will be his main contribution and he will be working very closely with REIDIN.com’s top management to achieve similar results. His ventures encompass a multitude of business sectors from digital media, consumer and business internet and the entertainment industries.

“I am delighted to be working with the Reidin team who I believe has the potential to build the ‘Bloomberg of Real Estate’, I look forward to working with the company’s senior management to take the business to the next level,” Said Mr. Kidwai, commenting on his joining of the REIDIN.com Board of Directors. Mr. Kidawi’s finest work can be seen through his involvement with Nuance, a high-technology speech and imaging solutions provider, and Real Time Content, a New York-based company that enables advertisers and publishers to create innovative and personalised online video advertising campaigns that revolutionise the science of promoting brand awareness. He also boasts a number of key specialties including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, mobile Internet, X-Internet, and web infrastructure and applications. He has held partnership and advisory positions at companies like Edge Holdings, AnchorFree Inc., Shoofee TV and GlobalLogic Inc.

Meanwhile, Ted Pretty is a high-profile banker and business person in the Australian continent and sits on the board of RP Data, a real estate information and analytics provider headquartered in Queensland, Australia, as a non-executive member.

Currently the CEO of Gulf Finance House, Mr. Pretty has steered large corporations like Fujitsu Australia, Macquarie Capital Advisers towards new heights of business success and is expected to manage the same for REIDIN.com. Together with Mr. Najam Kidwai, Mr. Pretty is mentoring top executives at REIDIN.com to take the company to the next level.

About REIDIN.com (www.reidin.com )
REIDIN.com is an online information company providing a range of intelligence products dedicated to meeting the unique requirements of real estate market professionals interested in Emerging markets.
REIDIN.com provides hard–to-find proprietary business news, analysis, research, data and intelligence with online tools and services that enable real estate professionals to enhance their understanding of emerging markets such as United Arab Emirates, China, India, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Brazil, Argentina and more.
REIDIN.com services are used by investors, fund managers, developers, consultants, researchers, valuation experts, construction and project managers, occupiers, as well as many others who are interested in monitoring and understanding the market trends and business challenges relevant to them in real estate markets.
Moreover, to cater to the specific demands of Dubai’s dynamic property market, REIDIN.com has teamed up with the Dubai Land Department to establish DUBAIFocus, the first exclusive online information product tracking real estate deals and transactions in Dubai. DUBAIFocus – which has data from as far back as 1973 – provides daily information on all types of land, villa, and flat deals (sales, mortgage, lease, grant, inheritance, etc.) in Dubai.

REIDIN.com Products

REBIS:  Our flagship product covers 48 emerging countries – News, Research, Analysis, Projects, Malls, Macro Data, Legal, Companies, Market Data

DUBAIFocus: A very special and comprehensive intelligence service reporting on all Real Estate Transactions in Dubai registered by DLD since 1973 till today. Powered by Google Maps, analytical tools, and in depth data mining functions.

INDEXFocus: is an online information service for real estate professionals to monitor and analyze residential house price data, with analytical tools to perform multiple market comparisons.

RETAILFocus: A product delivering an ever-growing database of malls, shopping centers, tenants, projects and retail real estate deals along with retail real estate news and research reports.

For more information on REDIN.com, please contact:

Mrs. Nida Rizvi
REIDIN.com – Head Office
ConcordTower, No: 2304,
DubaiMediaCity, PO Box 333929 Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
Tel. +971 4 433 06 61
Fax. +971 4 360 47 88    

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PO Box 79241, Dubai, UAE
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