Duke will strengthen the company’s residential presence in the Middle East and will build a team between Riyadh, Jeddah and the Eastern Region in Saudi Arabia
JLL has announced the appointment of David Duke as Head of International Residential in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In a statement, the firm said Duke joins the JLL MENA team to strengthen the company’s residential presence in the Middle East and build upon its market share in the country and region, with a view to grow and build a team of people between Riyadh, Jeddah and the Eastern Region in due course.
Will McKintosh, Senior Director and Head of Residential & Investment – JLL MENA commented: “JLL MENA is delighted to continue to strengthen its residential team in the Middle East with another senior and strategic hire – David Duke – in order to grow our business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We believe in the growth opportunity in the Kingdom and the region as we look to further expand our residential business globally.
In March 2022, JLL pointed out that KSA gigaprojects and Vision 2030 are driving growth in the property market. In April, it reported that 6,000 residential units were added to key Saudi cities in Q1, 2022, and in June, it announced it was appointed to manage Magnom Properties’ regional real estate projects.
“David will be focused on building on, not only our residential business in Saudi, but also our Private Office offering. David comes with an impressive CV, having worked on extremely high-profile projects like One Hyde Park. Having been raised in Saudi Arabia, he has a good understanding of the country and region’s rich culture”.
With more than 20 years of experience working across residential property for some of the UK’s most established property agencies, Duke specialises in investment and development. During this time, he has broken records for investor transactions and traveled extensively to market UK property across the world. Most recently, David has spent the last three years setting up Duke Associates, which is a platform to sell UK property, while also acquiring property on behalf of international investors.
“I am absolutely delighted to join JLL MENA in this truly exciting period and to be able to offer best-in-class service to all of our clients,” Duke concluded.