Heather Wipperman Amiji is the Director of Investments of Gulf Sotheby’s International Realty. Heather has over 14 years of experience in real estate and financial services acquired in Palm Beach - Florida, New York City, London, and Dubai. Her breadth of international experience ranges from distressed real estate portfolio acquisitions, risk management, project management, core office acquisitions and investment management for various global blue chip corporations. Locally, Heather has lived in the UAE for over nine years. Having completed her MBA at London Business School, she was recruited to start an institutional complement to the then largest private brokerage firm in the region. As CEO, Heather oversaw a team of MRICS and investment specialists providing research, development consultancy and investment management services to blue chip regional developers and financial institutions, as well as government-owned master-developers. At the helm, Heather also developed affiliations with the upper echelon of global market intelligence providers including Dow Jones Index group and Bloomberg Financial Services. Heather is American and has lived and worked in five countries including Australia, China, England, Greece and the UAE. Formerly, Heather was an active triathlete and distance runner but now spends most of her free time running after her three children.