Maria João Teixeira Barbosa Sarmento de Beires was one of the first appointed specialists to represent the company in Abu Dhabi and to handle the increasing client base in the city. Maria’s forte lies in achieving a natural level of comfort with people, listening to their needs and then following through to find a property that suits them best. Prior to her real estate career, Maria worked in the aviation industry, where she harnessed her people skills. Her innate passion for travel also motivated her to pursue a commercial pilot's license. Maria has a natural way of putting clients at ease, partnering with them throughout the entire process, whether it is their first lease or home purchase in the city. She also puts a high regard on building positive partnerships with landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers. Today, her exceptional people skills are among the qualities that made her gain the trust, confidence and praise of most of her clients. A passionate Abu Dhabi resident, Maria specialises in residential sales and leasing within the city, including its prime locations and surrounding areas. She continues to nurture her knowledge of the city – not only its real estate market, but also its people, lifestyles and latest developments – in order to provide her clients with sound property investment opportunities in Abu Dhabi. Maria is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.