The Luxury Podcast

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The Luxury Podcast is an interview series exploring the latest in luxury real estate and luxury lifestyle.

 Hosted by industry experts and connoisseurs of the finer things in life, The Luxury Podcast brings you in-depth discussions and insights into the latest luxury lifestyle trends. 

 The Luxury Podcast is a production of LuxuryProperty.com, an award-winning digital platform that markets the world's finest homes. read less
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S5 Episode 5: A Developer's POV on Real Estate Growth
Dec 19 2023
S5 Episode 5: A Developer's POV on Real Estate Growth
We have previously talked about the phenomenal growth of the off-plan market in Dubai. This has propelled the launch of several exciting new residential projects in the latter half of this year and has brought several boutique developers to the forefront. One of those developers is Amis Properties, whose inaugural project The Woodland Residences will soon officially launch in MBR City. Omar Gull, Managing Partner at Amis and a former sales specialist for both Emaar and Damac, talks about some of the most notable market trends. In this episode, we cover: - The Woodland Residences and its USP in Dubai's residential market - Omar's experience in real estate working with some of Dubai's most renowned developers - What led to the founding of Amis Properties and Omar's own development company, Cledor - Factors driving the growth of villas and villa communities - How the city is balancing its growth in the luxury segment with the demand for affordable homes - How a new developer can stand out in a heated off-plan market - Outlook for 2024 - The most interesting off-plan developments to watch Comments? Questions? Email our host: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠arpan@luxuryproperty.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ The Luxury Podcast is a production of ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠LuxuryProperty.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, an award-winning luxury brokerage. Visit our website to learn more. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US: Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/the_luxury_podcast/⁠⁠⁠ Youtube: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@TheLuxuryPodcast⁠⁠⁠ TikTok: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@the.luxury.podcast --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theluxurypodcast/message
S4 Episode 6: The Fundamentals of Good Service with First-Class Concierge
Dec 20 2022
S4 Episode 6: The Fundamentals of Good Service with First-Class Concierge
White glove services are one of the cornerstones of the hospitality industry and are becoming increasingly popular in the luxury residential sector. Truly, there is no greater sense of luxury than being assured that all of life's details are being managed by safe hands while you can enjoy complete peace of mind. Matteo Vigano and Emilie Alvernhe, the founders of First-Class Concierge Services and long-time hospitality experts, talk about what it takes to provide service that has a truly personal touch. In this episode, we cover: - Matteo and Emilie's experiences in the hospitality industry, including working together at Emirates Palace - What led to the founding of first-class concierge services - How anyone in the hospitality industry can take service to the next level - The biggest challenges when dealing with clients and how to overcome them - How Covid has changed the hospitality and service industries - The future of First-Class Concierge Comments? Questions? Email our host: arpan@luxuryproperty.com The Luxury Podcast is a sub-brand of LuxuryProperty.com, an award-winning boutique brokerage. Visit our website to learn more. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxuryProperty Facebook: https://facebook.com/LuxuryPropertydotcom Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luxurypropertycom/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LuxuryProperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LuxuryProperty.com_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/luxury-property-llc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theluxurypodcast/message
S4 Episode 5: Making Waves in the Sustainable Fashion World with 1 Atelier
Nov 24 2022
S4 Episode 5: Making Waves in the Sustainable Fashion World with 1 Atelier
Stephanie Sarka, the Founder & CEO of 1 Atelier, talks about how she is taking sustainable fashion in a new direction with her bespoke accessory design service. It's a great way to get the perfect addition to your wardrobe while doing something good for the planet. As the concept of sustainability becomes more prevalent across all industries, it's important to take a moment and consider how business practices and entire production methods can be altered to have a much smaller carbon footprint. In this episode, we cover: - The 1 Atelier design concept and what makes inherently sustainable - The design process involved and how a specific item comes together - Stephanie's journey from finance to fashion to sustainability - The sourcing of materials, including working with selected tanneries and vendors - Challenges in trying to promote a sustainable business - The Future of 1 Atelier and the sustainable fashion industry Comments? Questions? Email our host: arpan@luxuryproperty.com The Luxury Podcast is a sub-brand of LuxuryProperty.com, an award-winning boutique brokerage. Visit our website to learn more. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxuryProperty Facebook: https://facebook.com/LuxuryPropertydotcom Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luxurypropertycom/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LuxuryProperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LuxuryProperty.com_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/luxury-property-llc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theluxurypodcast/message
S4 Episode 4: Building Your Dream Home with Shield Contract Services
Oct 27 2022
S4 Episode 4: Building Your Dream Home with Shield Contract Services
There is no greater luxury in the world than being able to design your own home exactly as you want it, to suit your lifestyle. But the reality of building a home involves a lot of logistics, with various groups to coordinate and deadlines to consider. Fortunately, there are those who can help. Brendan Carbery, Managing Director of Shield Contract Services, talks about the work that his consultancy does across the prime residential market in Dubai, and how he makes the process of building your dream home just a bit easier. In this episode, we cover: - The range of services offered by Shield Contract Services - Brendan's experience in the construction industry and how that led him to found his own business - How the industry has changed since he first started, and post-Covid - The most challenging part of the work that Shield Contract Services does - What the future of the industry is Comments? Questions? Email our host: arpan@luxuryproperty.com The Luxury Podcast is a sub-brand of LuxuryProperty.com, an award-winning boutique brokerage. Visit our website to learn more. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxuryProperty Facebook: https://facebook.com/LuxuryPropertydotcom Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luxurypropertycom/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LuxuryProperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LuxuryProperty.com_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/luxury-property-llc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theluxurypodcast/message
S4 Episode 3: A Closer Look at London's Prime Residential Market
Oct 12 2022
S4 Episode 3: A Closer Look at London's Prime Residential Market
London has always been a top choice for home buyers and investors from across the world and has enjoyed a fairly solid performance in a post-Covid world. However, a changing economic climate and the appointment of a new prime minister have cast a shadow of uncertainty over the future of the market. Laura Conduit, a Partner in the Residential Property division of Farrer & Co., talks about the key drivers in the London market and why it might be too early to suggest that things are headed for a sustained downturn. In this episode, we cover: - The range of services offered by Farrer & Co. - Uncertainty in the market due to current economic factors - Main drivers in London's prime markets and what the hottest areas are - Predicted impact of the energy crisis - Important things that buyers and sellers need to be aware of in the current market - Awareness of the tax and duties to be paid when buying a second property in the UK - Outlook for the London market over the short to medium term Comments? Questions? Email our host: arpan@luxuryproperty.com The Luxury Podcast is a sub-brand of LuxuryProperty.com, an award-winning boutique brokerage. Visit our website to learn more. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxuryProperty Facebook: https://facebook.com/LuxuryPropertydotcom Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luxurypropertycom/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LuxuryProperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LuxuryProperty.com_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/luxury-property-llc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theluxurypodcast/message
S4 Episode 2: Creating a Five-Star Lifestyle with Hotels to Home
Sep 22 2022
S4 Episode 2: Creating a Five-Star Lifestyle with Hotels to Home
What makes a hotel stay memorable? When we travel, we appreciate the little things that a five-star property has to offer, from the range of services to the small touches such as a soothing colour palette, hotel slippers, or perhaps heated floors in the bathroom. The rise of short-term rentals and holiday rentals now allows you to enjoy all of the comforts of hotel living in a home away from home. But what if you wanted to create a five-star experience in your own home? Darcy Guttwein, a passionate traveler and lifestyle designer, talks about how to marry hospitality and everyday life, as detailed in her book Hotels to Home. In this episode, we cover: - Darcy's lifestyle journey and the birth of the Hotels to Home concept - Determining your personal hotel brand - Key hospitality elements to incorporate into your own home - The concept of 'no demand' days, which you can use at home and even in the office - How the approach to Hotels to Home has evolved and continues to grow - The future of Hotels to Home as a lifestyle consultancy service Comments? Questions? Email our host: arpan@luxuryproperty.com The Luxury Podcast is a sub-brand of LuxuryProperty.com, an award-winning boutique brokerage. Visit our website to learn more. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxuryProperty Facebook: https://facebook.com/LuxuryPropertydotcom Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luxurypropertycom/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LuxuryProperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LuxuryProperty.com_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/luxury-property-llc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theluxurypodcast/message
S4 Episode 1: All You Need to Know About the Dubai Rental Market
Sep 8 2022
S4 Episode 1: All You Need to Know About the Dubai Rental Market
Dubai's real estate market has been moving at a frenetic pace in 2022, for both sales and rentals. For LuxuryProperty.com, the award-winning brokerage that is the parent company of The Luxury Podcast, the rental business has been good this year - so good that the rental team had to be split into two divisions. Alex Eady (Head Short Stays and Leasing Director for Apartment Rentals) and Simon Boden (Leasing Director for Villa Rentals) talk about the year so far and what to expect from the market in the near term. In this episode, we cover: - Long-term and short-term rental performance in 2022 - Key market drivers and what tenants are looking for - Hot areas in the market for rentals - The potential effect of the Qatar World Cup 2022 on the rental market - Simon's background and his experience in the real estate market - The contrast between long-term and short-term rentals - Advice for new rental agents - What to expect from Q4 2022 and beyond Comments? Questions? Email our host: arpan@luxuryproperty.com The Luxury Podcast is a sub-brand of LuxuryProperty.com, an award-winning boutique brokerage. Visit our website to learn more. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxuryProperty Facebook: https://facebook.com/LuxuryPropertydotcom Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luxurypropertycom/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LuxuryProperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LuxuryProperty.com_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/luxury-property-llc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theluxurypodcast/message
S3 Episode 18: Decrypting the Future of Cryptocurrency
May 31 2022
S3 Episode 18: Decrypting the Future of Cryptocurrency
Virtual assets such as cryptocurrency and NFTs are still often seen as a fad rather than a meaningful advancement in the way we think about the future of business. The crypto market is extremely volatile and many celebrities are creating NFTs that don't offer much value beyond the novelty factor. While new laws are being drafted to regulate virtual assets, is it really possible to create a robust regulatory framework? Khalil Kassam, the founder of NFT management agency Fomo Lab, looks past the hype and the headlines and helps to shed some light on the future of virtual assets. In this episode, we cover: - Dubai's first Virtual Asset Law and the development of cryptocurrency regulations - The metaverse and its value in creating unique virtual experiences - The real value of NFTs beyond the art world - The founding and history of Fomo Lab and projects it is involved in - How Khalil's interest in the virtual world began - Next steps for virtual asset management and what's next for Fomo Lab Comments? Questions? Email our host: arpan@luxuryproperty.com The Luxury Podcast is a sub-brand of LuxuryProperty.com, an award-winning boutique brokerage. Visit our website to learn more. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxuryProperty Facebook: https://facebook.com/LuxuryPropertydotcom Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luxurypropertycom/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LuxuryProperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LuxuryProperty.com_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/luxury-property-llc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theluxurypodcast/message
S3 Episode 17: Leading the Sustainable Footwear Revolution
May 17 2022
S3 Episode 17: Leading the Sustainable Footwear Revolution
Sustainability is a concept that every industry is looking at very closely, with the aim of creating the best possible product that is also good for the environment. O2 Monde is a boutique footwear brand that champions the idea of sustainability with shoes that are completely vegan, made of unique plan-based materials through a process that has a low carbon footprint. Mirco Scoccia, the brains behind O2 Monder, talks about his love of shoe design, his experience in the industry and what led him to create his own brand. In this episode, we cover: - Mirco's brackground in shoe design, starting from his childhood in Italy - His experience working with brands like Bottega Veneta, Tory Burch and Cole Haan, among others - What led to the formation of O2 Monde, and what the brand represents - The intricacies and the challenges involved in vegan, sustainable shoe design - Mirco's design philosophy - What we can expect from O2 Monde in the future Comments? Questions? Email our host: arpan@luxuryproperty.com The Luxury Podcast is a sub-brand of LuxuryProperty.com, an award-winning boutique brokerage. Visit our website to learn more. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxuryProperty Facebook: https://facebook.com/LuxuryPropertydotcom Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luxurypropertycom/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LuxuryProperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LuxuryProperty.com_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/luxury-property-llc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theluxurypodcast/message
S3 Episode 16: Short Stays in Dubai
Apr 29 2022
S3 Episode 16: Short Stays in Dubai
The short-term rental market in Dubai has been booming of late, and got a significant boost as a result of Expo 2020 and other recent world events. Award-winning luxury brokerage LuxuryProperty.com made its first official foray into the world of short-term rentals this year with the launch of its subsidiary brand 'Short Stays by LuxuryProperty.com'. Alex Eady, the Head of Short Stays, talks about what makes for a perfect short stay home in Dubai and what the outlook for that segment of the market is in the coming months. In this episode, we cover: - The performance of Dubai's short-term rental market so far in 2022 - Key areas where short-term letting is popular - Factors influencing current market trends and the current tenant profile in Dubai - What potential landlords need to keep in mind to ensure that their home is ready to be leased out on a short-term basis - The value of short-term leasing for any kind homeowner and the income potential it represents - What we can expect throughout the rest of the year Comments? Questions? Email our host: arpan@luxuryproperty.com The Luxury Podcast is a sub-brand of LuxuryProperty.com, an award-winning boutique brokerage. Visit our website to learn more. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxuryProperty Facebook: https://facebook.com/LuxuryPropertydotcom Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luxurypropertycom/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LuxuryProperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LuxuryProperty.com_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/luxury-property-llc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theluxurypodcast/message
S3 Episode 15: When Is A Pen More Than A Pen?
Apr 22 2022
S3 Episode 15: When Is A Pen More Than A Pen?
A pen is one of the most indispensable tools that you can have - whether you are writing out a grocery list or signing an important contract. But some pens are so much more than that - they are style statements, fashion pieces and can offer a great insight into your personality. Michael Kahwajy-Hyland is the founder of Turning Point Pen Co., a manufacturer of luxury pens that is changing the face of the industry. But pen design is just one of many passions that define this unique and multifaceted individual. In this episode, we cover: - Michael's background in craftsmanship and the formation of Turning Point Pen Co - How Michael is changing some of the standard practices of the luxury pen manufacturing industry - The design process behind a pen and the challenges that come with it - Michael's other varied interests including motivational speaking and Lebanese folk dancing - How the pen industry endures in an age of virtual assistants and online writing tools Comments? Questions? Email our host: arpan@luxuryproperty.com The Luxury Podcast is a sub-brand of LuxuryProperty.com, an award-winning boutique brokerage. Visit our website to learn more. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxuryProperty Facebook: https://facebook.com/LuxuryPropertydotcom Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luxurypropertycom/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LuxuryProperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LuxuryProperty.com_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/luxury-property-llc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theluxurypodcast/message
Episode 13: The Real Estate Agent's Success Guide
Mar 21 2022
Episode 13: The Real Estate Agent's Success Guide
In Dubai, there is perhaps no better time to be a real estate agent than the present. The market has hit some phenomenal highs over the past 18 months, and it seems the best is yet to come. However, it's important to understand that a fast-moving market doesn't guarantee instant success. For all aspiring real estate brokers, there are several different factors to keep in mind. Mark Richards, Sales Director at award-winning luxury brokerage LuxuryProperty.com (and parent company of The Luxury Podcast) provides his view on the market, and  the most important tools for finding success. In this episode, we cover: - The post-Covid performance of Dubai real estate and the impact of the East European conflict - What a post-Expo landscape would look like in Dubai - How the market has changed since the mid-2000's - How the skillset of a real estate agent has expanded with the times - The most important advice for new real estate agents - Goals for 2022 Comments? Questions? Email our host: arpan@luxuryproperty.com The Luxury Podcast is a sub-brand of LuxuryProperty.com, an award-winning boutique brokerage. Visit our website to learn more. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxuryProperty Facebook: https://facebook.com/LuxuryPropertydotcom Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luxurypropertycom/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LuxuryProperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LuxuryProperty.com_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/luxury-property-llc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theluxurypodcast/message
S3 Episode 12: Setting Sail with Rubicon Maritime
Feb 28 2022
S3 Episode 12: Setting Sail with Rubicon Maritime
Imagine taking to the open water in your own private yacht, able to visit any corner of the world that you choose without a single care. There is one man who was done just that for the past 30 years and now dedicates his time to guiding others toward achieving the same dream. John Crupi is not only a highly experience yacht captain, he is the founder of Rubicon Maritime, a luxury yacht brokerage anchored in Florida. If you have ever considered the idea of buying a yacht but don't really know where to begin, he has all the answers to ensure the entire process is smooth sailing. In this episode, we cover: - Where John's love of sailing developed and his experience as a yacht captain - The founding of Rubicon Maritime and the services it offers - Things to consider before buying a yacht and hiring a crew - Why chartering a boat first might be a good option - How Covid impacted John's last round-the-world trip - What's next for Rubicon Maritime in 2022 Comments? Questions? Email our host: arpan@luxuryproperty.com The Luxury Podcast is a sub-brand of LuxuryProperty.com, an award-winning boutique brokerage. Visit our website to learn more. DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuxuryProperty Facebook: https://facebook.com/LuxuryPropertydotcom Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/luxurypropertycom/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LuxuryProperty Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LuxuryProperty.com_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/luxury-property-llc --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theluxurypodcast/message