News release

Ben Jackson Wins “Executive of the Year” at Middle East Consultant Awards

JLL Head of Project & Development Services MEA recognised for his leadership, innovativeness, and accomplishments in the built environment.

February 07, 2022

Ben Jackson

We are thrilled to announce that Ben Jackson, Head of Project & Development Services MEA, was recognised as “Executive of the Year” at the 2021 Middle East Consultant Awards (MEC Awards).

Ben was commended by the judges for his leadership, innovativeness, and accomplishments in the built environment as well as his ability to inspire and empower those around him. JLL’s Project & Development service line was founded in 2014 and has grown to 450 people, delivering major projects in across MEA with revenue in excess of AED600 million.

Passionate about digital delivery and big data, Ben is also the brains behind JLL’s Prism, a real estate data aggregation and visualization engine for developers, asset managers, owners, investors, financial institutions and occupiers. 

“I am honoured to be recognized as Executive of the Year. This award would not have been possible without the brilliant people in my team who continuously strive for the highest standards for our clients,” comments Ben.

Held at the Ritz Carlton JBR in Dubai, this is the seventh edition of the annual consultant focused awards ceremony attended by more than 230 guests. This year, MEC Awards received a record of 215 nominations for 27 categories from countries across the GCC.

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