Top 5 Global Con­sul­tants

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1 JLL (JONES LANG LASALLE)

Es­tab­lished: 1783

Coun­try: U.S.

JLL is a lead­ing pro­fes­sional ser­vices firm that spe­cial­izes in real es­tate and in­vest­ment man­age­ment. Across the Mid­dle East and Africa, JLL is a lead­ing player in the real es­tate and hospi­tal­ity ser­vices mar­kets. The com­pany has worked in 35 coun­tries across the re­gion and em­ploys over 520 in­ter­na­tion­ally-qual­i­fied pro­fes­sion­als across its of­fices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jed­dah, Al Kho­bar, Cairo, Casablanca, Johannesbu­rg, La­gos and Nairobi.

2 CBRE

Es­tab­lished: 1906

Coun­try: U.S.

CBRE Group, Inc. is the world's largest com­mer­cial real es­tate ser­vices and in­vest­ment firm, with 2016 rev­enues of $13.1 bil­lion and more than 75,000 em­ploy­ees glob­ally. With a pres­ence across the re­gion, CBRE of­fers a broad range of in­te­grated ser­vices, in­clud­ing fa­cil­i­ties, trans­ac­tion and project man­age­ment, prop­erty man­age­ment, in­vest­ment man­age­ment, ap­praisal and val­u­a­tion, prop­erty leas­ing, strate­gic con­sult­ing, prop­erty sales, mort­gage ser­vices and de­vel­op­ment ser­vices.

3 GULF SOTHEBY’S

Es­tab­lished: 1744 Coun­try: U.S.

Head­quar­tered in Dubai, Gulf Sotheby's In­ter­na­tional Realty has over 90 global prop­erty con­sul­tants and rep­re­sents ex­clu­sive prop­er­ties, lux­ury homes, and pres­ti­gious de­vel­op­ment projects. Gulf Sotheby's In­ter­na­tional Realty rep­re­sents the Sotheby's In­ter­na­tional Realty® brand in the en­tire GCC re­gion, in­clud­ing the U.A.E., Saudi Ara­bia, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait. It has part­ner­ships with more than 900 af­fil­i­ate of­fices with over 20,000 sales as­so­ci­ates in 70 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries.

4 KNIGHT FRANK

Es­tab­lished: 1896

Coun­try: United Kingdom

Knight Frank & Rut­ley was founded as a val­u­a­tion, sur­vey­ing and auc­tions business in 1896. It has since ex­panded to more than 165 of­fices in over 36 coun­tries on six con­ti­nents, with over 5,000 lo­cally-based staff han­dling bil­lions of dol­lars of real es­tate an­nu­ally. Knight Frank es­tab­lished a per­ma­nent pres­ence in the Mid­dle East in 2008 with an of­fice in the Kingdom of Bahrain. With a grow­ing pres­ence across the U.A.E. and the Mid­dle East, the com­pany pro­vides a full range of prop­erty trans­ac­tional, man­age­ment and ad­vi­sory ser­vices to the en­tire re­gion.

5 SAVILLS

Es­tab­lished: 1976

Coun­try: United Kingdom

Savills is a global real es­tate ser­vices provider listed on the Lon­don Stock Ex­change. It has an in­ter­na­tional net­work of more than 700 of­fices and as­so­ci­ates through­out the Amer­i­cas, the U.K., con­ti­nen­tal Europe, Asia Pa­cific, Africa and the Mid­dle East, of­fer­ing a broad range of spe­cial­ist ad­vi­sory, man­age­ment and trans­ac­tional ser­vices to clients all over the world. They are the U.K.'s largest agency group by turnover. Ear­lier this year Savills ac­quired Clut­tons Mid­dle East, a long-es­tab­lished real es­tate con­sul­tancy business in the Gulf.

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