Our Middle East, India and Africa Headquarters
Berkeley Group Middle East, Africa & India was established to bridge the geographical gap when representing the Berkeley Group’s portfolio of 70+ projects across Greater London, Birmingham and the South of England, from luxury penthouses to family homes and stylish apartments. Opened in 2014 as a direct response to the growing interest in the Group’s extensive portfolio of properties and investment opportunities, our stunning marketing suite in Downtown Dubai is now home to our experienced Business Development Team.
Operating region-wide with a specific presence in India, Africa, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, our team are both English and Arabic speaking, and have extensive knowledge of the UK property market in order to assist and support our customers to find the property that meets their requirements.
Our Middle East office overlooks the Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai and showcases the entire collection of property listings, catering to the most discerning of guests. Over the past 5 years, we have welcomed VIP clients, royalty, registered agents and private offices.
From left to right:
Mouna Ben-Cheikh, Business Development Manager (London Desk) - Mayne Valdez, Marketing Coordinator -
Rama Patel, Business Development Manager - Adam Demetriou, Director MEA & India - Nada Ali, Business Development Executive - Hend Maktari, Senior Business Development Manager (London Desk) - Alexandra Vendriczky, Office Manager
At the front:
Leila Kadiri, Head of Marketing MEA & India - Jack Gillingham, Business Development Manager
What We Do
The Berkeley Group, a publicly owned FTSE 100 company, has been delivering exceptional London properties since its inception in 1976. We are one of the UK’s leading and most respected property developers, renowned for setting outstanding standards of quality and design and creating thriving communities where people aspire to live.
homes delivered in over 180 communities between 2010 and 2020
of our customers recommend us
LSE listed since 1985
of all new homes in London were built by Berkeley Group last year
Market-leading in sustainability and climate change, we were the first home builder to become carbon neutral in our operations in 2017/2018. Sustainability is fundamental to our business ethos and on every site we focus on community building, enhancing nature and biodiversity and tackling climate change. We are the first home builder to have won the Queen's Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development twice.
Quality and Design
Our homes are designed and delivered to the highest standards. We choose superb locations and partner with renowned architects to devise bespoke projects. Our interior specialists use carefully sourced materials to create beautiful homes and we apply the same care to landscape design, providing welcoming spaces for the whole community to enjoy.
Renowned for creating award-winning homes that delight our customers in every last detail, the Berkeley Group has won a number of prestigious awards for design, build quality, sustainability, customer service and other categories, including the WhatHouse? Award for Housebuilder of the Year 2021.
As a first-class business, we place priority on customer service. Customers are at the heart of every decision we make and we have one of the highest customer satisfaction scores in our sector. Our passion is creating exceptional places to enjoy life.
Berkeley has always been driven by a clear purpose - to build quality homes, strengthen communities and improve people's lives. We have an ambitious strategy to guide our business over the next decade, called Our Vision 2030. This challenges us to lead our industry in important areas like customer satisfaction, tackling biodiversity loss, taking climate action and embracing advanced manufacturing. Our Vision 2030 is based round 10 key strategic priorities, among which:
of our customers would recommend us to a friend
We put our customers at the heart of every decision we make. From exceptional customer service to the quality of our homes, we aim to delight them in every way possible. We're always aiming to improve the experience we provide and the way we work through internal and external customer feedback mechanisms. This is why we'll be using more digitalisation and personalised communication to further enhance our customers' experience. We are extremely proud of our outstanding scores and our Investor in Customers Gold Award.
Developer of the Year
Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards (May 2021)
Berkeley builds high-quality homes where people aspire to live. We do not have any standard property types or formats and no two Berkeley Group developments are the same. Our method is to work with renowned architects to create unique designs that meet our customers' needs. We continue to outperform the industry average for defects reported by customers six weeks after they move in, and our target is to deliver homes that are safer by design with zero defects.
to community facilities in the past 5 years
We work with local people to create places that strengthen the community, improve people's quality of life and create a lasting social impact beyond the site boundary. Building homes is important to us but the spaces in- between are where community is created and encouraged to flourish. We invest in large-scale brownfield sites with the greatest potential for positive change and Community is the driving force behind the transformation. Our aim is to build more than 90% of our homes on brownfield land, provide the physical and digital infrastructure needed to keep our communities connected, deliver measurable long-term value of every development, and enable thriving communities for the long-run.
for transparency and action on climate change by CDP
We have an ambitious, holistic approach for climate action, which includes designing efficient and resilient places alongside transformation changes to our construction processes and wider business operations. We have set stretching science-based targets that commit us to reducing our direct emissions, the embodied carbon in our supply chain and the in-use emissions created by our homes. We have been carbon neutral in our business operations since 2017 and our target is to be a net zero carbon business by 2040.
of new or measurably improved natural habitats will be created across 43 of our developments
Since becoming the first homebuilder to set our leading commitment to achieving a net biodiversity gain on every site in 2017, we've used our Net Biodiversity Gain Toolkit in the masterplanning of 43 sites which, when combined, will create more than 500 acres of new or measurably improved natural habitats. In addition, we have voluntarily committed to expanding on our established approach to enhancing nature, so that we deliver an even more valuable and holistic contribution to the environment on every site, including biodiversity, water resources, flood resilience and air quality. By 2030, we aim to achieve an overall environmental net gain on all developments.
Our History and Our Future
The Berkeley Group was established in 1976 by Tony Pidgley CBE and Jim Farrer. Based in Weybridge, Surrey, the company initially focused on the construction of single homes and executive developments.
The company quickly became renowned for the quality of its product and exceptional customer service. Consequently, the business grew at a rapid pace. In December 1985, Berkeley gained a full listing on the London Stock Exchange. In less than ten years of operation, Berkeley had grown from an entrepreneurial business capitalised at £50,000 to a fully listed group valued at over £67 million.
Our current portfolio consists of 63,270 future homes across 96 sites. Since 2011, Berkeley has increasingly focused on large-scale brownfield regeneration sites where our holistic approach to placemaking and community building can deliver lasting positive change. Berkeley is now bringing forward 30 of the largest and most complex brownfield regenerations, a number of which are now in, or coming into, production.
Where We Operate
Working in markets that we know and understand, we operate in London, Birmingham and the South of England, delivering new communities that are socially, environmentally and economically successful. Berkeley's vision is to transform the most challenging sites in the areas we operate into exceptional places that have a positive impact and add value to the world in which we live. We currently have 64 developments under construction and 32 forthcoming.
If you are thinking about buying a new home or making an investment in property, we offer you a wide choice of houses and apartments in a variety of locations across the UK.
Established in 1976, Berkeley is the largest division within the Group, operating within London and the South of England. It delivers a diverse range of projects, from large regeneration sites to specialist projects such as the Crossrail station box at Royal Arsenal Riverside.
Established as a joint venture company co-owned by the Berkeley Group and M&G Investments, St. Edward is the powerful combination of the two companies’ strengths and complementary skills that provide a strong vehicle for delivering unique residentially-led developments.
St George specialises in high-quality, mixed-use sustainable regeneration in London. The brand's main focus is on transforming large areas of brownfield land to revive the city landscape and create thriving new destinations. Some of St George's iconic developments are now featured on the London skyline.
Established in 1996, originally as a joint venture with Thames Water, the company has established a reputation as a design-conscious developer over the past twenty years. St James continues to regenerate sites and transform them into attractive developments, whose design creates desirable places to live and has a positive impact on the environment.
St Joseph is the Berkeley Group’s newest brand and is based in the Midlands. The business believes that inspiring public realm is the cornerstone of a happy, thriving community and it is committed to delivering the very best developments for local people.
A joint venture between National Grid and the Berkeley Group, the company's goal is to transform industrial sites from a bygone age into beautiful places which people call home. St William will unlock some of the most technically complex regeneration sites at the heart of communities across London and the South of England, creating homes for everyone.
Across the Berkeley Group, we strive to be the best at what we do and have received many awards for design, customer service, sustainability, construction, and health and safety.
We are honoured to have won the following awards in key areas across our business.
We are also the first house builder to have received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise twice (in 2008 and 2014), a significant business accolade and one of which we are extremely proud.
2 x Awards
Large Housebuilder of the Year + 4x Awards
5 x Awards
2022 Investor in Customers
Gold Award (IIC)
Large Developer of the Year Award
Sir David Attenborough Award for Enhancing Biodiversity
Housebuilder of the Year, Building Awards 2021
Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year Award
The Berkeley Foundation is the independent charitable foundation set up by Berkeley Group in 2011. We work in partnership with the voluntary sector and others to help young people overcome barriers, improve their lives and build a fairer society.
We do this primarily by funding high-quality frontline support for marginalised young people. Our four focus areas are:
- A safe place to call home: Ensuring young people have secure, stable accommodation
- Health and wellbeing: Supporting young people to live happy, healthy lives
- The skills to succeed: Helping young people develop the skills and capabilities they need to thrive
- Access to employment: Enabling young people to overcome barriers to work and kick-start their careers
We have long-term relationships with selected strategic partners, and support 20 local charities chosen by Berkeley staff and close to Berkeley’s offices in London, Birmingham and the South of England. We also have a Community Investment Fund that provides targeted funding focused on specific issues, such as young people’s mental health.
Berkeley Group provides core funding for the Foundation and pays all its overheads, which means that every penny raised is spent on charitable activities.
On top of this, Berkeley staff do an incredible job of raising money through a busy calendar of fundraising events and Give As You Earn. Berkeley Group matches everything they raise, pound for pound. In total, staff have raised over £6 million since the launch of the Foundation.
Since 2011, we have committed more than £20 million in funding to our local communities, reaching 30,000 people.