About Us

Classic on the cutting edge.

Founded in 2014, Ellington endeavours to craft beautiful environments for exceptionally high-quality lifestyles. Inspired by art and reflective of their owners’ aspirations, Ellington residences are classic in feel but contemporary of vision, canvases to be filled with the experience and exuberance of life. 

Our customers’ refined tastes inspire us to develop architecturally compelling residences that consistently transcend fashions and trends. Ellington’s current projects include high-rise luxury residences and multi-family communities in Dubai, located in the prestigious Downtown Dubai, Palm Jumeirah or upcoming Jumeirah Village Circle. 

Where contemporary meets classic, Ellington envisions a new way of living for discerning homeowners in Dubai and beyond.
Our People
The individuals behind Ellington’s management, design, and development bring expertise and experience from across the globe.
Robert D. Booth

Managing Director

A true property veteran, Robert has developed, marketed and sold some of the world’s largest projects across five continents. Embarking on his career from his native Canada, he developed the country’s largest master-planned urban community, Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place, for the legendary Hong Kong magnate and philanthropist Li Ka-shing. From there he moved to Concord Adex Developments Corporations where, as Director of Development, he oversaw a $2 billion development scheme in Toronto that became his stepping stone to the world.

Moving to Dubai in 2001, he joined Emaar Properties PJSC, holding various senior roles, including CEO of its North America region and CEO of the overall Real Estate division. He was instrumental in the development of Arabian Ranches, Emirates Living, Emirates Hills, The Greens, and The Dubai Marina, bringing 40,000 residential units onto the market. His crowning achievement was his involvement with the flagship Downtown Dubai project, where from day one he oversaw everything from hiring masterplanners to launching the hotel, retail and residential components, including the iconic Burj Khalifa. Having defined international build standards, he maintains his role at Emaar as advisor to the Chairman.

Robert holds a Master’s degree in Real Property Development & Planning from the University of British Columbia in Canada, as well as a BA in Political Science, and is a regular speaker at real estate conferences around the world.

Joseph Thomas

Managing Director

Joseph Thomas is a first-generation entrepreneur with a passion for creating new avenues for growth. He earned his post-graduate degree in Business Management from the prestigious Xavier School of Management (XLRI), India’s oldest Business Management school.

In 2000, he started his first business venture, before moving on to the real estate industry in 2006 which he has been a leading force for over a decade. His expertise lies especially in complex transactions and the structuring of major mixed-use projects and world-class developments both residential and commercial.

Mark J. Amirault

Executive Director – Design & Development

With more than 30 years in architecture and property development, Mark has directed the design of large-scale, master-planned cities, skyscrapers, resorts and all types of residential and commercial property. Key roles in his long career include project director for the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and managing director for EDS (Emaar Design Studio) in California, where he ran projects in 13 countries.

Kevin Yates

Construction Director

As a mechanical engineer, Kevin has overseen the management and control of many large-scale commercial and industrial construction projects. His insights and experience make sure that fast-track construction maintains the optimal quality and safety standards, from conception to completion. His 40-year career began in the UK but has taken him around the world. He has managed projects in the UAE since 1995, and was general manager for Emaar (Umm al-Quwain), so knows our core operating region intimately.

Elie Naaman

Director – Sales & Marketing

A distinguished sales and marketing professional with over 14 years of property and real estate industry experience, Elie Naaman, has worked with some of the leading real estate and property companies across the GCC region, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.

As Director of Sales & Marketing at Ellington Properties, Elie has consistently achieved high targets and developed new profit centers and growth areas. He has delivered topline results and profits consistently as part of the company’s senior leadership team.

Among the many roles that he has worked in his sales & marketing career are in training, talent acquisition, strategic planning, client relationships, public relations, sales and marketing both from a brokers and developers perspectives.

Before he took up his position with Ellington Properties, he was Head of Sales with Damac Properties where he recruited, led and developed an ethical and customer focused sales team. He single-handedly conceptualized sales strategies to improve market share across the region ensuring a consistent and profitable growth in sales revenue.

Elie embarked on his career from his native Lebanon in 2001.

He holds the prestigious Bachelor of Hotel Management & Tourism degree from Notre Dame University, Beirut – Lebanon. In 2013 he successfully completed a Proficiency in Real Estate Valuation and Appraisal from EduDmg.

Laura Bielecki

Interior Design Manager

Laura is a Professional Interior Designer who oversee's the design and detail in each project. Having graduated with a Bachelors of Applied Interior Design from Mount Royal University in Calgary Canada in 2006 she went on to complete her LEED accreditation for green building. In 2012 Laura was awarded ‘Middle East Young Designer of the Year’ at the Commercial Interior Design Awards. She has extensive experience with high rise residential projects in New York and Montreal, Office and Government design/Project Management experience in Western Alberta and residential, hospitality and education experience in Qatar and the UAE. She has worked for internationally renowned design firms Escobar Design, Kasian and Godwin Austen Johnson. Her most noted projects include the LEED Gold Edmonton Federal Building renovation, Bennet Jones Law offices Edmonton, Palm Tree Court Jebel Ali suites, Chedi Hotel Khorfakkan, Al Bait Hotel Sharjah (2015 Hotel Design of the Year, CID Awards), Jewel of the Creek Hotel Apartments and Restaurants Dubai, Cranleigh School Abu Dhabi, GEM’s schools Qatar/UAE and Al Wajba Palace Doha.

Having Started her Blog “Luxury Interiors” in 2008 she has become an industry voice through all social media channels including Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram . She has written for countless magazines and websites and regularly attends international design shows to stay on top of industry trends. Laura enjoys visiting factories and understanding the construction process and quality of finishes and techniques. Her thorough understanding of green building, finishes, space planning, styling and detailing is a valuable asset to the team.

Our Offices
  • Headquarters - Dubai

    Please call to make an appointment with us.

    For press enquiries, please contact info@ellingtongroup.com

    Ellington Properties Development LLC

    16th Floor, Burlington Tower

    Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

    P.O. Box 117500

    +971 800 8288

    +971 4 2780888


Beautiful properties are built on strong foundations.

All of our work is supported by four key pillars.

Spectacular Dubai

Downtown Dubai shifted the city’s centre of gravity, creating a destination that draws locals and tourists year round. The Dubai Fountain amazes and entertains, while The…

Emirates Hills is still today the most prestigious address and gated community in Dubai, with villas and plots from 12,000 to 45,000 square feet. This is…

The Dubai Marina has become one of the region’s most desirable residential developments, with a plethora of lifestyle choices for dining, shopping and entertainment, including The…


Beautiful, timeless, and built to last, Ellington residences are testaments to mastery and experience.

A metropolis in motion.

From a population of less than one million in 1980 to an estimated 13.4 million in 2020—UAE is in full bloom.

At the centre of the world, Dubai’s commerce and trade have made way for the profusion of new art and ideas, influenced by the city’s

Ellington also assists with design and development, marketing, sales, land acquisition, construction, and finance. We believe deeply in our projects, and we are committed to providing our clientele with the tools to bring them to life. We apply the same expertise and attention to details to all development advisory projects that we bring to the residences we develop.