Joe Phillips - Holborn AssetsJoanne has been living in Dubai for 7 years. She considers Dubai to be her home. She has 2 rescue dogs called Jack and Dexter.

Employment History

Joanne started her mortgage career after leaving college; her first job was working for Cheltenham and Gloucester (C&G) at their Chief Office in … well … Gloucester!

Joanne stayed with C&G for 13 years, dealing with all aspects of the mortgage process – from mortgage sales all the way through to working as an Assistant Manager in a small local branch. Joanne worked too for a brief spell as a Mortgage Specialist in Lloyds Bournemouth Branch when they took over C&G.

Joanne moved to Dubai in 2010 at the very worst point of the property crisis – which probably wasn’t the best move for a Mortgage Broker!

But things couldn’t get any worse, and the only way was up!

Having worked in 2 other mortgage brokers here in Dubai and built up an impressive network of clientele and financial contacts, Joanne was approached to set up and run the Mortgage Team for Holborn Assets. Joanne’s network goes from strength to strength, as she heads a growing team of fully-qualified mortgage specialists.

Joanne has very much a “Can Do” attitude. She needs this when dealing with property transactions. Every case is different and, Joanne says, “you have to be able to do a lot of problem solving! But it is a very satisfying feeling once a client has moved into their perfect home.”