Douglas Ralph is a Certified Master Inspector, the Managing Director of Snag & Inspect, the top property inspection company based in Dubai since 2009, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) Middle East since January 2012, and the President Elect of Middle East Real Estate Inspection Association (MEREIA) since 2016.
He has gained qualifications in Theme Park Maintenance, Building Maintenance, Lean Manufacturing, and Business Management and has amassed over 30 years of experience in the construction, commissioning and maintenance of building and mechanical systems. His specialties include investigation and troubleshooting of building issues.
He has held senior positions at Universal Studios, Hollywood and Orlando; Project Manager in RD&E (rides, dining and entertainment facilities) at Hong Kong Disneyland and City of Dream Macau, China.
While working at World Trade Center Residence for the Jumeirah Living Group, he recognized the need for a high quality inspection and supervision service where his considerable knowledge and expertise could be used to help and assist others in protecting their property investments, raise the quality of life and safety, reduce maintenance and energy costs across the whole country; and so in 2009, in partnership with His Highness Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, until Snag & Inspect was launched.
In late 2011 his company began working with the Dubai Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) by providing support for RERA’s involvement in the implementation of the Emirate’s ‘Strata Law’ introduction, aimed at providing quality consumer protection for property purchasers and support for the Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) in their desire to raise the standards of property inspection within the Emirate.
In more recent times Douglas together with the MEREIA members and with the support of DREI launched Middle East Real Estate Inspection Association (MEREIA) with a goal of setting and implementing inspection standards to support the real estate industry now and into the future.