Montague Real Estate
Property Finance Advisers
Montague Real Estate’s head of residential, Luke Banks heads up the firms UAE division, where he has sold some of the most exclusive properties across Dubai’s most recognizable destinations, including Burj Khalifa, Dubai Marina and The Palm Jumeriah. ‘The aim for each client is completely unique as their goals and criteria are different,’ he explains. ‘My objective with any client is to fully understand this and to provide key insights and guidance into the Middle Eastern real estate market as their trusted private client adviser.’
Established in 2015 by Thomas Balashev, Montague Real Estate is a luxury real estate advisory based in Mayfair. The firm has an extensive and diversified portfolio of luxury residential homes worldwide, and ensures clients have access to a trusted advisor and an established global network, allowing them an opportunity to acquire some of the finest homes on the planet.
Their approach is consultancy based. Whether a client is looking for a dream home or the perfect investment, it is renowned for going ‘the extra mile, ten miles or thousand miles... whatever it takes’.
Its integrated service incorporates every step of the property investment process to make the process as effortless and rewarding as possible, providing end-to-end in-house expertise and a truly personal service that revolves around clients’ requirements. ‘From the moment you get in touch, our team is here to offer general advice, market insights and professional know-how online or in real life, whichever you prefer,’ the firm says.
Having spent ‘much of my working life’ in the UAE, Banks understands the territory. ‘Being able to expand Montague Real Estate, the team, and enter a market where I have spent so much of my time under a new brand is truly remarkable,’ he says of the role.
Montague is well-positioned to handle international business, connecting brokers, developers and professionals to clients across three major time zones.
‘The clients’ needs are always at the forefront of the conversation and I hold myself accountable to high levels of integrity at all times – and my relationships with my clients are a true reflection of this,’ says Banks. ‘The ultimate goal is to achieve the best result for them and to ensure they never have to look elsewhere.’