Bass Ackermann arrived in Dubai in 2012, as a bright-eyed 20-something, ready to change the world. Ten years in the real estate game made him realize that if he was going to change anything he should start with Dubai’s rental accommodation.

His thinking was simple: where we live should enhance our lifestyle, not inhibit it. The way we live today needs to meet the aspirations of our generation which means conscious choices, flexibility, keeping it simple with the freedom to move.

Sounds obvious doesn’t it, but the best ideas usually do. Anyway, HIVE is Bass’ philosophy brought to life.

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Bass Ackermann Founder & CEO

The Founder & CEO of HIVE Coliv, Bass is a real estate entrepreneur working to build the region's first integrated coliving company specialising in the development and management of coliving communities.

Lisa Kingsley Head of Property & Operations

Sounds serious! But actually Lisa and her team are here to make sure everything works and our residents are well looked after. With 15 years in real estate management you’re in safe hands.

Malek Sader Development Manager

With an architectural background and a passion for building spaces that strengthen community and elevate human experiences, Malek is helping Hive expand its reach in the region. He is a strong believer in human-centered design and the importance of user experience in the built environment.

Belen Macoy Accounts & Operations Executive

As Hive’s finance guru, she uses her extensive experience to keep things running smoothly. A woman of action, Belen values and promotes empowerment and representation.

We want to give everyone who lives in HIVE a better way to live by being super flexible, convenient, and affordable, in a well designed social environment, that brings people together.

Bass Ackermann Founder & CEO
A.R.M. Holding

Frankly HIVE would be just another great idea waiting to happen if it wasn’t for A.R.M. Holding.
Patron of the arts and culture, a force for change and an enabler of new ventures focused on investments and collaborations with social impact, A.R.M. Holding has been instrumental in bringing HIVE to life.

We liked the HIVE concept from the get go. Uber, Spotify and Netflix changed the way we think about mobility, music and movies. HIVE is going to do the same for the way we think about apartment living.

Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi CEO of A.R.M. Holding


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