Danny Lubert

Founder & Senior Partner

Danny Lubert’s devotion to the global property market and aptitude for detecting emerging markets has proved extremely successful, taking the group of companies to the United Kingdom, Spain, Cyprus, South East Asia, West Africa, CIS countries, the United Arab Emirates, and the US. With a background in commerce and mathematics, Lubert specialises in financial structuring, acquisition and marketing.

Rob Burns

Chief Executive Officer

Rob Burns is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where he studied Business, Marketing, and Hotel & Resort Management. His career in property development dates back to 1986, spanning the U.S., United Kingdom, Europe, CIS, Africa and the Middle East. He has a diverse background in a wide array of disciplines including the direction of sales and marketing operations, brand advertising, database marketing, direct mail, telesales, print and public relations, as well as extensive interactive experience. Having worked with major institutions around the world, Burns began his journey with The First Group as Chief Marketing Officer prior to being promoted to Chief Executive Officer.

Mark Tolner

Senior Strategic Advisor to The First Group Board

With over 30 years' experience in a variety of senior-level business operations, including shipping, asset management, venture capital and feature film production and distribution, Mark has proudly assisted in the key development of a multitude of international ventures. He draws from this extensive background as Senior Strategic Advisor to The First Group Board, helping to facilitate and manage our rapid growth.

Rashad Barajakly

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

Rashad brings a wealth of expertise to The First Group, drawing from a strong background in finance and investment banking in the US and Dubai. He held senior positions in New York and Atlanta before joining DIFC. From there he went on to assist in the launch of DIFX and later furthered his banking career by working with NBK Capital and boutique investment companies. His experience of operations and finance in both private and public companies makes him an extremely valuable asset to The First Group.

Amr Al Bawab

Chief Construction Officer

Amr joined The First Group in March 2008 bringing with him more than 25 years’ experience garnered from major multi-national companies around the world. Educated in the United States, Amr has developed a career in construction spanning many different disciplines and positions. As Chief Construction Officer for The First Group, Amr manages our demanding time line of projects, ensuring they are planned and executed in order to meet our unparalleled high standards.