SARASOTA, Fla. (June 9, 2010) Carla Rayman, Director of International Business Development for Prudential Palms Realty, just returned from recent business related travel to Dubai. A client from Hungary found Carla Rayman through research he conducted online and had her consult on his extensive residential and commercial portfolio to include investments in Dubai. The client met Carla in Florida and again in a joint meeting with a developer in London recently. Her recent trip to Dubai was to meet the developer and her client so she could visit the country firsthand to better understand the current real estate opportunities being offered.
Rayman experienced extensive, private tours of Dubai as well as Abu Dhabi. “The market has not stopped there and what we hear in the news is only partially true”, says Rayman. “There is so much construction and numerous new projects and developments; cranes in the sky, construction workers on many sites under development and many new projects breaking ground. Of all the places I have visited, the vision this country has is unbelievable. The infrastructure is incredible; the country is immaculate and is absolutely free of any litter or graffiti. Service is impeccable and the atmosphere is truly inspiring. While one should respect the local culture and traditions, dress code of tourists is relaxed and acceptable. The country has not stalled – the airport was bustling with arrivals and departures and the resorts were at full capacity. Everyone speaks English so language is not an issue. I would encourage anyone that has set expectations to release them. Dubai and Abu Dhabi were simply amazing to say the least.”
Originally from Pennsylvania, Carla Rayman moved to Sarasota in 1996. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s degree in communications and special interest in American Sign Language. She has earned the real estate designations: TRC, GRI, e-Pro and CIPS. She currently serves on the following boards and committees:
Florida Realtors Board Directors
Sarasota Association of Realtors Board of Directors and International Council
Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce International Business Council
US-Panama Business Council SE Chapter, Board of Directors
President, Sarasota Sister Cities responsible for Sister City relationships in Canada, Scotland, Russia, France, Italy, Israel and China
Carla serves as Director of International Business Development for Prudential Palms Realty in Sarasota, where she works extensively with developers in the Caribbean and Latin America.
About Prudential Palms Realty and Lakewood Ranch Realty (A Sister Company):
Prudential Palms Realty and Prudential Lakewood Ranch Realty combine top local agents with the latest technology to provide powerful strategies for finding or selling homes. The brokerage has offices servicing Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties with over 250 sales professionals. The companies are independently owned and operated members of the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., one of the leading real estate brokerage networks in North America. For more information on Prudential Palms Realty, call 941.926.7000 or visit www.PrudentialPalmsRealty.com or Lakewood Ranch Realty, call 941.907.2000 or visit www.LakewoodRanchRealty.com