Michael Lahyani is the founder and CEO of Property Finder-Since 2007 propertyfinder has been providing the tools to help consumers find the properties that fit their needs. We work with brokers to list properties in one convenient site, and make it easier to see all of the information about those properties while browsing from your desktop or on the move.
Michael LAHYANI, CEO & Founder – Swiss (Board member) After gaining experience in working with print real estate listings, Michael recognized a gap in the market for online listings- and that’s when propertyfinder was born, soon becoming one of the most popular property portals in the region.
Since the company’s launch in 2007, Michael’s effective business model for brokerage firms has since attracted high-profile local and international investors, enabling it to operate successfully across the MENA region, with offices in seven countries. In 2013, the company won the SMEinfo “Online Business of the Year "Award and the ‘Dubai SME 100’, an index of the Dubai Economic Department, twice in a row. Serving as a director on the board of various tech companies, Michael has become a regular speaker at the Harvard Business Conference.
Prior to founding the company, Michael began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in his hometown of Geneva. He holds an MBA with a specialty in finance from HEC Lausanne, having completed an exchange program at UCLA in California.