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Arab-American entrepreneur and brand builder Ghada GG Benitez is aiming to bring Dubai and the U.S. closer together through her newest venture, GG Benitez International, a full-service real estate company dedicated to bridging the luxury markets in costal California and Dubai for foreign investors.

A lifelong resident of San Diego, Benitez saw increasing potential for a link between both markets during her many travels to Dubai. While each locale has its own identity, Dubai being a cosmopolitan city and coastal California more laid-back, Benitez noticed how they check the same boxes for luxury investment properties and second homes.

“Both are prime locations for vacations and tourists, boast numerous beaches and attractions, offer an upscale lifestyle, are culturally diverse, and maintain high real estate value and returns,” said Benitez.

Benitez’s combined public relations and sales skills, business acumen, economics degree from UCSD-Revelle, and international connections – along with her Arab-American heritage and fluency in Arabic and English – uniquely position her to expertly guide foreign investors and buyers seeking properties in both markets.

To bring Dubai investors stateside, Benitez has aligned with the leading California brokerage, Realty Executives Dillon. “GG’s real estate skills and market knowledge coupled with her dynamic experience in entrepreneurship, sales, and publicity for the luxury and travel markets make her a unique asset to Realty Executives Dillon,” said Terri Dillon, broker and owner of Realty Executives Dillon.

One of the most in-demand markets in the United States, coastal California is known for its safe, upscale areas ranging from stunning waterfront locations like La Jolla, Del Mar, and Coronado, to more exclusive enclaves like Carmel Valley and Rancho Santa Fe, which also offer coveted proximity to beaches and marinas. In addition, Southern California happens to be home to a sizeable Arabic-speaking population – which Benitez sees as an appeal for her Middle Eastern clients seeking stateside investments.

Recognizing the immense innovation and continued growth plans for real estate in Dubai and the greater Middle East, Benitez has also become immersed in Dubai’s booming real estate industry, one of the city’s most important business sectors, and hopes to bring more U.S. investors to this city.

“Dubai’s incredible growth and innovation, tourism, safety, stable and diversified economy, golden visa opportunity, and unparalleled luxury lifestyle are all key drivers of Dubai real estate property sales, which continue to increase in volume and value at an accelerated rate and make it an exciting time to be involved in this market,” said GG Benitez.

Benitez’s other successful businesses include GG Benitez & Associates Public Relations, Inc., a full-service boutique PR agency with national reach that she established in 2008. She is also the co-founder of Aloisia Beauty, the celebrity-loved clean, cruelty free skincare brand.

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