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JLL MENA appoints Khawar Khan as new head of research

Article-JLL MENA appoints Khawar Khan as new head of research

Khawar Khan
At JLL MENA, Khawar Khan will provide market research and commentary on the MENAT region, and also contribute to the firm’s research publications.

Real estate and investment management firm JLL MENA has appointed Khawar Khan as its new Head of Research for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey (MENAT) region, according to a recent statement. 

Khan has over a decade’s experience in covering the real estate sector in the region, and will be taking the place of Dana Salbak. Salbak, meanwhile, will take over as Director, EMEA Living Research and Strategy at JLL MENA, with the role based in London. She has delivered reports such as Developing Asset Resilience for JLL MENA.

Prior to joining JLL MENA, Khan was employed with Emirati multinational logistics company DP World, and with real estate consultancy Knight Frank Middle East prior to that. At DP World, Khan worked with Business Development - International Park amid Economic Zones. Meanwhile, at Knight Frank Middle East, Khawar worked within Development Consultancy and Research.

While there, he delivered reports such as Knight Frank Dubai Residential Research: Autumn 2014, and the Dubai Real Estate Investment Report 2015. He has also been with Davis Langdon and Experian before.

The statement noted that Khan is proficient in delivering research studies for a number of high profile clients in the Middle East.


Overall, Khan has 13 years of experience spread across various roles covering the built environment in the EMEA region. This includes a professional economist, researcher and a client-side advisor. A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Khan holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Liverpool, and a master’s degree from University College London.

At JLL MENA, he will manage market research and commentary on the region, and develop localised content for the firm’s research publications.

“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,” Thierry Delvaux, CEO, MENAT at JLL, said. “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.”

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