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JLL MENA wins top award at the 2009 Arabian Property Awards in association with CNBC Arabiya

JLL MENA has been named “Best Commercial Property Agency Arabia” at the 2009 Arabian Property Awards in association with CNBC Arabiya

​​​JLL MENA has been named “Best Commercial Property Agency Arabia” at the 2009 Arabian Property Awards in association with CNBC Arabiya where the firm also won the “Best Commercial Property Agency – Dubai” award. Presented at a gala dinner at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on 25th October 2009, Matthew Hammond, Head of Agency, JLL MENA accepted the awards on behalf of the firm.
“The success that we enjoy in the local and regional market is directly attributed to our outstanding clients and partners. Thank you for the confidence that you placed in JLL MENA” said Matthew Hammond, Head of Agency at JLL MENA.

Commenting on its success, Blair Hagkull, Managing Director of JLL MENA said:

“We are delighted to have been honoured by an international panel of highly regarded professionals and by our own peers. In these challenging times we have experienced a tremendous 'flight to quality' in the MENA region that has enabled us to work with the absolute best clients and development.  It’s a reflection of JLL MENA’s on going focus in global real estate investment and advisory services in what remain very challenging economic times.

The market continues to offer many opportunities and we remain highly motivated to meet the challenges ahead and to offer our clients the best solutions and services. Through working together as partners with our valued clients our teams have contributed directly to their bottom line success.”

The Arabian Property Awards are run in conjunction with the International Property Awards, the world’s most prestigious real estate competition dedicated to finding the best professionals from across the globe. Later this year, top scoring winners from the Arabian Property Awards will compete against other winning companies from Asia Pacific, Europe & Africa, the UK and Americas to find the ultimate World’s Best in each category. A full list of the awards is available at

Entries were judged by a panel of professionals whose collective knowledge of the property industry is second to none and unsurpassed by any other property awards. Some of this  year’s judges include Peter Bolton-King, group chief executive of the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFOPP); Imtiaz Farookhi, chief executive of the National House Building Council (NHBC); Ben Wood, industry head of property markets for Google UK; Christopher Hall, president elect of The International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI); Wilhelm Harnish, Master Builders of Australia (MBA); Thijs Stoffer, International Consortium of Real Estate Agents Association (ICREA); and many more.

JLL MENA is the pre-eminent investment advisor in the global real estate industry with 180 offices worldwide, operating in 60 countries globally and 25 countries in the MENA region working on projects worth US$ 200 billion and on transactions in excess of US$ 1.2 billion. In the MENA region, JLL MENA employs 100 internationally qualified real estate and hotels professionals of 29 nationalities.