As one of the founders of SeLoger, the largest French real estate portal, Gilles is regarded as an authority in the property portal world. SeLoger was launched in the early 90’s, at a time when the internet was still in its infancy. So in that sense, Gilles Blanchard is no stranger to treading uncharted territory and has extensive experience of working in real estate markets such as Brazil and Malaysia, and now he’s bringing it all to Zameen.
Zameen has been instrumental in revolutionising the way online property buying and selling is done in Pakistan. Blanchard’s expertise will be of value to Zameen which is aiming for new horizons of success in the local realty market.
“My choice of investing in Zameen is first a choice based on team, and investing is always a team matter. I’ve found in Zameen the perfect team of energetic, talented, experienced and creative people. Pakistan, with its nearly 200 million population and its large diaspora worldwide, appears to be a land of opportunities for entrepreneurs. The market is here, everybody has a real estate concern, and I’ve found professional brokers ready for the digital and mobile age. Internet and mobile growth are huge in Pakistan. For all those reasons I’m over enthusiastic to be a part of the Zameen venture!” said Gilles.
Zameen was established in 2006, and as a significant force in Pakistan’s real estate market, it has set standards for other realty websites in the country. The site also holds the honour of being awarded the Best International Property Portal award at the CNBC International Property Awards.
Zeeshan Ali Khan, CEO and co-founder of Zameen, said: “We are very excited and welcome Gilles on-board. We are going through a very exciting period and Gilles’ experience will help us tofurther consolidate our market-leading position.”