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JLL Appoints New Head of Strategic Consulting For Middle East & North Africa

​JLL, the world's leading real estate investment and advisory firm, has today announced the appointment of Michael Heitmann as its new Head of Strategic Consulting team for the Middle East and North Africa.

Michael has over 17 years of experience in the real estate industry having worked extensively in the GCC, Levant, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. He joined JLL in 2007 to develop its advisory business in the MENA region. Michael's comprehensive consulting capabilities include real estate developments, undertaking feasibility studies, highest and best use studies, risk analyses, and valuations and transactions of real estate developments. He has an in-depth knowledge on mixed use developments, airports, metro networks, leisure and entertainment, affordable housing, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education and industrial projects.

Commenting on his appointment, Alan Robertson, CEO of JLL MENA, said:

"Michael has exemplified excellent leadership during his tenure at JLL, and I am confident in his ability in his new role as head of strategic consulting for MENA. .  He will be responsible for providing strategic advisory services to private and institutional investors, developers, financiers, owners and occupiers. Michael's expertise will be invaluable for both domestic and international clients, and he will be overseeing several high profile and complex developments across the region."

Michael Heitmann, Head of Strategic Consulting, JLL MENA, added:

"Our business maintains a market leading position and I am thrilled to be leading such a dynamic team. This is an interesting time for expanding capabilities and working on high profile and complex developments across the region. I look forward to continue to drive growth within our businesses."

Before joining JLL, Michael worked for more than six years with PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) in the Advisory Real Estate team in Berlin and Frankfurt. Michael holds a Master's Degree in Construction Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany. He also holds a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Wedel, Germany.​