Alasdair and Alice Macdonald are the founders and former principals of O.C.E.A.N. Estates International (Overseas Chain of Estate Agents ’ Network) established in 1985 and prior to being sold-on by Alasdair and Alice (affectionately known in real estate circles as the A- Team) in 2007, was the Costa del Sol’s undisputed, Number One selling real estate company, peaking in excess of 2,500 sales in 2006 from its magnificent 800 square metre Puerto Banus, Costa del Sol Headquarters alone.
Alasdair and Alice as the major shareholders and hands-on directors, were almost solely responsible for the company’s outstanding success.
The A-Team steered the company to its enviable international position, picking up numerous industry awards along the way, with a dozen offices throughout Spain, as well as operations in Turkey, Bulgaria, Thailand and UK in addition to a major presence in South Africa, both as a real estate company and developer.
O.C.E.A.N. employed in excess of 350 full-time salaried staff and directors. All sales executives, telemarketing staff, managers and directors individually recruited and trained by Alasdair and Alice.
On selling O.C.E.A.N. Estates International, after 22 years in 2007, such was the demand for their services and experience personally, a new company P.O.L.A.R., G.M.D. (Promotional Organisation Launching Areas and Resorts) Global Marketing Direct was immediately incorporated to meet the demands of both developers and real estate companies wishing to avail themselves of their unique Telemarketing and Sales Executive intensive training courses. Also since 1985 exhibiting and creating global sales and sub-agency networks through their now 30 year plus global exhibition history, including Road Shows.
One of P.O.L.A.R.’s main raison d’être is to recruit and train small and large telemarketing teams and/or sales executives and property listers.
Over the last few years it has become increasingly apparent that developers/promoters, having up till now no credible alternative, are still turning to the jaded traditional real estate agent, able to provide only stagnant and uninspired marketing ideas. Enter P.O.L.A.R., with cutting edge telemarketing and sales training, based on a 30 year successful track record, improved and adapted to meet ever changing, current market needs in a highly competitive constantly evolving high-tech industry.
Their reputation speaks for itself. The A-Team have set-up and trained the best and most successful telemarketing and sales teams in the industry.
Over the last 9 years P.O.L.A.R. have exhibited, promoted and trained telemarketing and sales teams for such companies as: Currencies Direct, Your Move, Remax, Taylor Wimpey, Oasis (Caribbean developers), Knight Knox International, Heights-Holdings Limited (Thailand), Siesta Homes, F.M. Constructores, Livingstone Estates, Coto La Serena developers, Torre Bermeja and Cabo Bermejo, to name but a few.
Since 1985 Alasdair and Alice organised and attended numerous property and investor exhibitions throughout Scandinavia, Germany, Holland, UK and Ireland and have exhibited regularly in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Shanghai, Beijing, Indonesia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Russia, South Africa, Belgium, Zurich, Jersey, Guernsey, Monte Carlo and no less than 5 recent exhibitions in Australia … a track record second to none.