Neovate is a solution driven property development firm renewing the way people build, live, and work in urban cities. We aim to build the most innovative property developments; projects that solve persisting problems of society using high efficiency and technology to bring the greatest satisfaction to the residents.
We want to reimagine how people interact with their homes, schools, and offices, provide them with new exciting and ultra-convenient living experiences, and develop new solutions that enhance prosperity and living standards. In doing so, we advance our way of life towards the next level as a civilization.
The company utilises strategic research, high-tech competency, and efficient construction methods to build its properties. It needs talent to carry that mission out successfully:
Sam Helmy, CEO
Sam is the Founder and CEO of Neovate Developments & Neovate Systems, and is an Entrepreneur and Property Industry Veteran, with a 15 year track Record in Dubai, UK, and South East Asia.
Sam is a Mensa International Member with a B.A. in Finance, as well as a Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Property Development from the UK. He worked at companies such as 3Com, Publicis, and MSL Group, and his background includes successfully founding and leading more than 3 separate business ventures with a successful sell off.
Farhan Ahmed, Technology Project Lead
With over two decades in technology, consulting and business strategy, Farhan has worked on Smart Cities & Buildings, ICT engineering, data centers and advanced networks, amongst other cutting edge technologies.
Farhan’s work spans Internet, Telecoms, Project Management, Design, Construction and Government. He holds multiple professional qualifications and is Chartered IT Professional (CITP). Because of his varied experience, he is well qualified to manage the Wisp AI technology, building integration, infrastructure, and partner ecosystem.
Taco Heidinga, Business Development Director
Taco has been in Real Estate since 2007, covering different segments of the industry with his experience as a property manager, real estate agent and as a real estate trainer.
After helping to establish one of the best producing real estate teams in the Caribbean & Central-America, Taco decided to pursue his passion in South East Asia, where he helped set up REMAX Malaysia. Taco focuses on empowering Neovate’s real estate sales team to succeed in their mission, and leads by example.
David Hashim, Veritas – Head Architect
David holds a Bachelor’s degree from MIT, and a Master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University. He has been leading an illustrious career as an award winning world class architect, building a design company to 300 members strong, and getting listed in the “Who’s Who in the World” index.
Some of the iconic projects he was in charge of include the Jumeirah and Sofitel (Oxley Towers) in Kuala Lumpur, Star Residence, W Hotel, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Damansara Twin Towers, and many more.
Oliver Roche, RPM – Project Director
Oliver has 25 years of working experience in the construction industry, with over 10 of them holding director duties within Turner Construction, the largest contractor in the World with over 10 billion dollars annual projects.
As a B. Sc. and certified QS engineer from Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland, he was the project manager responsible for dozens of iconic projects including the Bitexco Tower (highest tower in Vietnam), the US$500 million Islamic Arts Museum in Qatar, The Soldier Football Field Stadium in Chicago, and the Four Seasons Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
With decades of experience and a multidisciplinary approach, Neovate has created partnerships with some of the region’s best industry leaders.
Founded in 1987 on the cornerstones of innovation and quality, VERITAS is among the world’s leading integrated multi-disciplinary design firms. With a network of global offices and a team of over 330 staff, VERITAS consistently and beautifully delivers award-winning architectural and related professional services.
Real Project Management
Real Project Management (RPM) provides professional expertise and management services for the construction and property development industry. RPM distinguishes itself by offering global insight and local knowledge and providing leadership and management services throughout all stages of building development.
Amongst many projects, RPM’s leadership was involved in the building of Bitexco tower in Vietnam, Museum of Islamic Arts in Doha, the 65,000 seat Soldier field Football Stadium in Chicago, and the Four Seasons Place in Kuala Lumpur
Robert Bird Group
The Robert Bird Group is an international engineering consultancy firm dedicated to environmentally sustainable, innovative construction planning. With a diverse project portfolio that extends across industry and government sectors and a reputation for excellence in engineering, the Robert Bird Group has successfully completed projects across Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Australia and included high rise and waterfront developments, heritage listed developments, urban regeneration projects, health, education and sporting facilities, retail developments and transportation infrastructures.