Based in Dubai

Ryan Mahoney

With many years of experience in the property and proptech industries,

Mahoney is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Better Homes, a Dubai-based property company, and the Chief Executive Officer and owner of CenCorp, a conglomerate of real estate-related businesses.

Mahoney was educated in England and the UAE. He attended the Rashid School for Boys from 1985-1993, before studying Design and Applied Arts at the University of Kent. Graduating in 1996, by 1999 Mahoney moved to Dubai and worked with a leading hotel design firm before joining Better Homes. Mahoney has remained with the company since then and grown it from a 20 person real estate agency to a 600 person group of businesses. Mahoney has been the Chief Executive Officer since 2004.

With over 20 years of experience working in the UAE property market, Ryan Mahoney has developed a solid reputation alongside in-depth expertise. Mahoney focuses on business, technology and design, and has a variety of key skills including branding and design, online real estate services, marketing, franchising, CRM and sales.

Mahoney has co-founded and built many start-up businesses across different industries in Dubai and across the region, including MasterKey, an innovative CRM technology that was used by many real estate companies worldwide to manage their data; Dubizzle, which grew to become one of the MENA region’s most visited websites; Houza, the biggest agency-owned real estate website in the UAE; Taqado, a food and beverage business, Octopus, an innovative property maintenance solution; and PetHaus, a pet food and accessories e-commerce business.

Education & Interests:
With a formal education firmly rooted in the arts, Mahoney greatly enjoys the creative and problem solving aspects of his work. Art also forms a significant part of his personal life too, as he still enjoys learning about the subject. History is another area of interest for Mahoney, as is sport.

With a broad range of sporting hobbies, Mahoney regularly goes mountain biking and is an avid snowboarder. Mahoney’s day-to-day fitness focuses on CrossFit, and he regularly attends classes to maintain his health and wellbeing.