When it all started in 1986, Linda Mahoney was raising two children and managing one of the first real estate firms in Dubai. Her employees were also women, mothers, sisters, daughters, all balancing their family lives and careers in the industry. Today, at Linda’s we want to give an opportunity to moms and dads to work in a supportive environment where we can all thrive together. This is our team. This is our family.
Do you want to be a part of our journey?
Founder & Chairman
Linda Mahoney is the founder and chairman of Betterhomes LLC. After growing up in Montreal Canada, she embarked on a career as a nurse. She moved to Dubai in 1981 to set up a surgical clinic, however, after seeing the need to set up a proper estate agency which would help expats in Dubai find a place to live, she left medicine behind after 26 years, and in 1986, Linda established Betterhomes out of her dining room.
Despite being a single mother, she has grown Betterhomes into the leading real estate agency in the UAE.
Understanding the struggles of working mums and dads throughout Dubai, Linda wanted to develop a brand that would help empower these people and make it easier for them to navigate the property market, and hence Linda’s was born.
Ryan Mahoney joined the Betterhomes team in 2001, bringing with him prodigious business acumen and natural skill as an entrepreneur, focusing initially on streamlining the processes that drive sales, leasing and property management.
He went to give the business a robust framework for the future by establishing a technology base that would maintain the company’s competitive edge in what was fast becoming a dynamic real estate market.
He introduced the regions first real estate customer relationship management system inclusive of inventory transactions and referrals and has continued to spearhead several industry firsts while serving as an active member of the Dubai property industry’s development.
Ryan has been instrumental in leading Betterhomes from a small business, through the complexity of the challenging UAE real estate market’s highs and lows, into the most significant full-service property agency in the Middle-east.
Group Managing Director
Having graduated from Sheffield University with a degree in law and criminology. Richard began his career in property in 2004 at a top London estate agency. Over the last 15 years, Richard has grown and managed teams in sales leasing, property management and financial services. Richard also spent two years heading up the expansion and acquisition plan of the UK’s third-largest estate agency group before taking the position of managing director for London and the home counties, running a network of 40 branches.
Richard joined the Betterhomes family in 2017 as Director of Brokerage, managing sales and leasing for both residential and commercial departments. In January 2019, Richard assumed the position of Managing Director and has overseen the acquisition of Ascot & Co., and the launch of the new commercial brand CRC, and now, the launch of Linda’s.
Born in Egypt and raised in the UK, Noa has been a resident of Dubai since 18 years old. She holds a degree in Business Administration and is fluent in both Arabic & English. Noa's background in sales for multi-national companies in the UK and across the Middle East has given her extensive knowledge of the local & international corporate markets.
Starting her real estate career in 2008 in the hype of Dubai's property market, Noa has witnessed the fastest transactions and sailed through the tide during the downturn. Her great understanding of family living, as well as investors' needs, has made her one of the most successful women in the market and won her many awards. She is a great believer in balancing family and career life. Noa has mastered it herself, which lead her to head Linda's Real Estate, a dynamic and driven company inspired by the founder Linda Mahoney who single-handedly started Betterhomes in 1986. Linda's Real Estate offers the same experience to parents to both succeed in career and enjoy family life. Noa, a very keen golfer, lives in Arabian Ranches with her husband and two kids.
Senior Sales Consultant
Born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, Alina attended the nursing school in Bucharest and have helped a lot of patients with her skills and positive outlook on life. She left Burcharest with her husband and moved to Dubai in 2004 where she has witnessed the tremendous growth and the great transformation of Dubai, which made her follow a passion for real estate.
Alina has over a decade of experience in real estate with a lot of repeat businesses from her clients who trust her for her honestly, integrity and have great relationships built on trust. Alina has sold many units in Arabian Ranches, Victory Heights and Jumeirah Golf Estate. Alina speaks Romanian, English and fair Italian. She listens to her client’s needs and successfully finds them their dream home. She strives to make the buying or selling process easy and stress free.
Alina currently lives in Dubai Land with her family. If you are looking at buying, selling or investing within her areas of expertise, she will be of a great support to you.
Senior Rental Consultant
Victoria was born and raised in the North East of England. Having spent most of her career in the UK helping families in health, education and social care sectors, she is well equipped with great skills of problem solving, negotiation and managing difficult situations.
Victoria moved to the UAE nearly four years ago with her family and found her passion in Dubai Real Estate. She has successfully helped many families find their new homes and has loved every moment of it. Specialising in Arabian Ranches and Mira, where she resides, Victoria has excellent first hand knowledge of the communities, schools and the surrounding areas.
She thrives on meeting new clients, listening to their requirements and enjoys seeing her clients happily moving into their new homes. Victoria's love for the job and her skills allows her to put her clients at ease. Victoria is very tenacious, works relentlessly and ethically to find the perfect home for you. As a mum of two she is a great advocate for family life in safe communities and has her many clients returning and recommending her for excellent service and attention to details.
Mildred Muniz Curtiss Simoes
Sales & Rental Consultant
Mildred strives to demonstrate the highest level of integrity and commitment in all aspects of her professional life.
Her work experience has been versatile and together with the skills she has gathered Mildred has the knowledge that she can use to make memorable customer experience.
She has lived here for the last 5 years and considered herself a lucky person with an amazing husband and two beautiful children that make her heart full every day. She loves to go out sailing, enjoying the sunsets from the ocean and sharing the moments with her friends. She can say with confidence that she loves Dubai as much as she loves her job!
Originally from the UK, Marie moved to Dubai in 1998 and has worked in multiple industries including human resources, customer service, sales training, as well as learning and development within the airline industry.
Marie is an enthusiastic, determined and confident individual who has a positive attitude towards everything she does. Marie has always had a passion for Real Estate especially after having a great experience purchasing her home in Arabian Ranches from the Betterhomes Group where she now resides.
Marie specialises in Arabian Ranches and Victory Heights. She has a great first-hand experience in her communities and works tirelessly with landlords and tenants to find them their perfect match.
Marie lives with her family and has rescued and homed a large number of cats and dogs. If you are looking to lease a property within Arabian Ranches or Victory Heights through a reliable, well-organised and trustworthy agent who is a community expert then give her a call.
Manal is Canadian/Palestinian raised in Montreal, Canada. She has lived between Canada and the UAE for few years before she decided to move to Dubai permanently 3 years ago.
She is a result-driven professional with 14+ years’ experience in customer service, finance and training. Manal is patient, dedicated and loves working with people.
Manal is a mother of two, lives in Town Square, specializing in Town Square, Mira and neighboring communities. She is fluent in English, French and Arabic.
Diana is originally from Melbourne Australia, however her roots stem from Lebanon & Syria. One of her biggest passions is travelling the world which led her to an exciting career in aviation. Diana began her flying career roaming between Australia, Bali, New Zealand & Fiji as a flight attendant. Then followed by another 4 years in Abu Dhabi bringing her to over 40 different countries which made her an expert in understanding different cultures and traditions.
Having over 13+ years in customer service and hospitality brought Diana to make her big move to real estate, a passion she has always possessed. Diana is specialising in Victory Heights & Dubai Hills and is residing only moments away from both estates. She provides reliable and up-to-date information on the area and has great qualities that makes finding your home a smooth and positive experience.
Group Recruitment Manager
Diana Dzaka Bico
Group Marketing Manager