From loss to profit
Alasdair and Alice Macdonald known throughout the real estate industry as the A-Team, were the founders of Ocean Estates International in 1985, subsequently selling the company after 22 years in 2007, which was then the undisputable top-selling company on the Costa del Sol, with over 2,500 sales from their Puerto Banus operation alone.
A multi-award winning company with over 30 real estate developer and marketing awards, including ‘’Best International Estate Agent’’ in 2001, sponsored by Mercedes Benz.
The first award 1998: ‘’Best Spanish Estate Agent’’ was presented to the A-Team by Sir Eric Pickles MP in the House of Commons in London.
The A-Team have a proven history of outstanding international success, growing Ocean Estates from a small real estate company in Marbella, which within the first 10 months was out-selling one of the largest, best known, most established agencies on the Costa del Sol, to one of the premier companies in Europe.
On selling their company, Ocean Estates International, in 2007, after 22 years, when it employed no less than 350 full-time salaried staff, throughout their operations in Spain, Turkey, Thailand, Bulgaria, United Kingdom and South Africa, where, as developers, Ocean had no less than 8 branded developments, ranging from beach front to front line golf.
Such was the demand by both developers and fellow real estate agents to tap into the A-Team’s proven success and entrepreneurial ability, Polar G.M.D. (Promotional Organisation Launching Areas and Resorts, Global Marketing Direct) was born in 2007.
Subsequently, Polar G.M.D. has assessed, advised, marketed throughout their Global Exhibition Programme, set-up and trained telemarketing and sales teams, producing unheard of sales and profit returns for many international as well as local companies. to name but a few: Currencies Direct, Taylor Wimpey, Your Move, Remax, Heights Holdings, Oasis Developers Cayman Islands, VTP Developments – Torre Bermeja, Siesta Homes, FM Constructores, Livingstone Estates, Coto la Serena etc. etc.
Polar GMD range of services include:
- International Property Investment Exhibitions and Road Shows
- Company and Personnel Assessment
- Recruitment/Sales Teams to Director level
- Sales/Telemarketing Training Workshops
- Target markets and expansion
- Property Listings
- Platinum Sales/Marketing
- Global Sub-agency creation
- Off-plan and re-launch development Marketing/Sales