JLL MENA announces new Head of Research

JLL MENA announces new Head of Research

Khawar Khan joins JLL with over a decade of experience covering the real estate sector in the Middle East and Africa region

Dubai, UAE – August 30 2021: JLL, a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management, has announced the appointment of Khawar Khan as its new Head of Research for the Middle East, Africa & Turkey region.

Khan replaces Dana Salbak who is staying within the JLL business and moving into a new role as Director, EMEA Living Research & Strategy, based in London.

Khan was previously employed with DP World and prior to that Knight Frank. He joins JLL with a strong track record in delivering research studies for a range of high profile clients in the Middle East.

He isresponsible for managing market research and commentary on the region, and will contribute to the firm’s global, best-in-class research publications by developing localised content.

Thierry Delvaux, Chief Executive Officer, Middle East, Africa & Turkey at JLL said: “Khawar joins us with an impressive portfolio of experience that we believe will add tremendous value to the work we are doing in the region.”

“Our clients continue to rely on us for leading-edge research that informs and helps to reshape the way we live our lives. With the world of real estate changing so rapidly,the importance of data and insights is needed like never before and we’re excited to have Khawar on board to lead our team.

“I would also like to thank Dana for the incredible results she has achieved over the past few years. We are so pleased she is remaining within the JLL business and we wish her well in her next role.”

Khan has 13 years of experience covering the built environment across EMEA in various roles, including as a professional economist, researcher and a client-side advisor.

He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Liverpool and a master’s degree from the University College London. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 92,000 as of June 30, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle

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Across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) JLL is a leading player in the real estate and hospitality services markets. The firm has worked in 35 countries across the region and employs over 1050 internationally qualified professionals across its offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar, Cairo, Casablanca and Johannesburg

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