JLL signs agreement with acclaimed Turkish Restaurant CZNBURAK to assist with Middle East and Global Expansion
JLL will find potential investors as well as partners for the restaurant, and assist multiple market entries, starting with the Middle East and then expanding to the global market.
Dubai, UAE, 4 May 2021 – JLL, a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management, and famous Turkish restaurant CZNBURAK, a brand that is owned and managed by Dives Holding, have signed an agreement to support its expansion and growth regionally, as well as globally.
As part of the agreement, JLL will find potential investors as well as partners for the restaurant, and assist multiple market entries, starting with the Middle East and then expanding to the global market. The aim is to bring the well-known restaurant to each major city as a flagship Turkish dining experience.
The agreement was signed at an official ceremony today between Dilshad Sak from Dives Holding and Alfred Abi Antoun from JLL.
Commenting on the partnership Alfred Abi Antoun, Head of Retail – KSA & Egypt, JLL said: “Expanding into a market or breaking into new countries is a challenging protocol for any brand. Whether it’s an F&B brand, a grocery store, a service shop, a fashion retailer or an entertainment concept; understanding the market and targeting the correct locations create a strategic approach to the brand in the region and we look forward to assisting Dives Holding with the process.”
Commenting on the Partnership, Mr. Dilshad Sak, Board Member of Dives holding, said: “As we grow, it is inevitable that operational challenges will emerge, especially as Dives Holding is carrying out a huge Turkish flagship brand. As such, we are obligated to be more cautious and ensure that our operations are carried out efficiently and effectively. We believe this partnership will provide us with the necessary capabilities to achieve our goals.”
CZNBURAK has been a huge success story since opening in Dubai Downtown Boulevard, serving more than 45,000 customers in its first month, including H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and celebrities such as footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and actor Steven Segal. The restaurant is a collaboration between Özedmir and Dives Holding.
Chef Burak Özdemir, aka CZN Burak, is known for his viral videos where he is cooking massive amounts of food and always smiling directly into the camera while cooking. The restaurateur and social media sensation own restaurants in Turkey and Dubai, and will soon open his CZNBURAK flagship restaurant in Qatar as well as CZNBURAK Burger in Dubai Mall. He currently has 21.9M followers on Instagram and 36.9M on TikTok.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 91,000 as of December 31, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.
About JLL MEA
Across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) JLL is a leading player in the real estate and hospitality services markets. The firm has worked in 35 countries across the region and employs over 1000 internationally qualified professionals across its offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar, Cairo, Casablanca and Johannesburg. For further information, visit www.jll-mena.com.
About Dives Holding
Dives Holding is a hospitality group founded by Rizgar Sak in 2020. The company owns popular Turkish-Middle Eastern contemporary restaurant concept CZN Burak, along with CZN Burak Burger. Dives Holding aims to create more restaurant brands and fast-food chains and ultimately expand its network across the world. For more information, please call 04 585 1070 or view http://www.divesholding.com/