Dana Salbak

Head of Research, MENA

Dana is responsible for identifying & developing timely research content that differentiates JLL as a market leader and delivers strategic insight to clients across the key MENA markets.

Shaping our industry through forward-looking, innovative, and add-value trends and insights


With 10 years of experience in research, advisory and finance roles, Dana has extensive knowledge of the factors and trends impacting the real estate markets within the region. She leverages this proactively for thought leadership content, key client projects, and business development efforts.

Dana plays an integral role in partnering with the business to promote and maintain quality data. She oversees a team of regional research staff and continuously strives to foster a team environment that is collaborative and forward thinking.

Dana has spoken at a wide range of industry events and is a regular commentator on trends influencing the real estate market across a range of English and Arabic media channels.

Prior to joining JLL, Dana headed the Research team at Knight Frank MENA, and was a Research Analyst at Citigroup’s MENA Equity division. She has also successfully cofounded and currently co-owns a boutique fitness concept in Dubai, giving her strong entrepreneurial experience


Dana is a graduate of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, where she earned a Master of Arts in Political Studies.