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 is responsible 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.

Source: Four Communications

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