Welcome To Direct From Developer!

Direct From Developer LLC (“DFD”) is a brokerage firm that focuses on introducing new construction investment and luxury property to buyers and investors throughout the World.

Omar Sawaf founded DFD to give international property consumers basic information on purchasing real estate in select international countries/jurisdictions. And while the information on directfromdeveloper.com is for information purposes only, and does not constitute legal, brokerage or tax advice, DFD does seek to provide a starting point to buyers/investors wishing to purchase real estate internationally. DFD also works with an international network of brokers to introduce new construction opportunities in each of these jurisdictions.

Prior to forming DFD, Omar worked as an attorney in the Hong Kong office of Herbert Smith Freehills (the largest law firm in Asia Pacific), the Dubai office of Al Tamimi & Company (the largest law firm in the Middle East), the Abu Dhabi office of Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners (one of the largest law firms in Continental Europe) and the Washington, D.C. office of Howrey LLP (then a Top 100 law firm in the U.S.). Omar primarily practiced in the areas of real estate, arbitration and international law.

Omar has drafted real estate contracts with a deal value exceeding 1 billion dollars. He has also been designated a Certified International Property Specialist by the NAR.