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Donald Bremner Director – Hospitality Advisory Partners LLC
Director – Hospitality Advisory Partners LLC
Mark Hamilton Head of Digital Solutions, MENA P&DS – JLL
Head of Digital Solutions, MENA P&DS – JLL
Mark Hamilton is a Digital Transformation specialist in the Real Estate Industry currently Head of JLL's Digital Solutions Team in Middle East and Africa. With over 10 years experience, he is committed to deriving maximum value through out the real estate life cycle via the utilization of new technologies, data management and workflows.
Mark also led as the international representative to Stanford University for two fortune 500 companies in relation to Virtual Design and Construction and the Digital Cities Summit. He has been exposed to a variety of high profile and complex projects such as the New York City World Trade Center Redevelopment Program and various record breaking Theme Park Development projects through out the Middle East.
Mark led one of the largest asset digitization projects in the world, which included 3D Scanning and Modelling of over 33 Million Square Feet in Riyadh, KSA. Mark implemented the contracting, team building, management and delivery of the 3D LiDAR Scanning and BIM Production – as well as overall digital delivery strategy. Mark also provided key digital delivery strategies and management to high profile developers and agencies throughout the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
His direct project experience prior to his digital lead role includes:
• Procurement and Digital Delivery Strategy to Emaar
• BIM and Ride Vendor Procurement Strategy input on Sea World Abu Dhabi for
• Project manager role with Miral on the 700M AED Ferrari World Phase 2
• Program management role on the $16 Billion World Trade Center
Redevelopment project in New York City USA
-King Abdullah Financial District Digital Solutions – Asset Digitization Phase 1 (approximately 3 Million SQM)
-Emaar various Leisure and Entertainment Developments, Dubai, UAE
-SeaWorld Abu Dhabi , Abu Dhabi, UAE
-Building Information Modelling Data Capture Market Research – Stanford University
-Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE), Palo Alto, California
-Ferrari World Abu Dhabi BIM Consultancy Services Expansion, Abu Dhabi, UAE
-One World Trade Center, New York City, USA
-9/11 Memorial Museum at World Trade Center, New York City, USA
-Transportation Hub at World Trade Center, New York City, USA
-Water Infrastructure Engineering New Jersey, USA
-International Water Infrastructure Research, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Jalil Mekouar Founder and CEO – inHovate Solutions
Founder and CEO – inHovate Solutions
Jalil Mekouar is a visionary global leader and entrepreneur with 30 years of international investment, finance and asset management experience in hospitality, real estate, wellness, and technology spanning over 35 countries in 6 continents with the world’s largest hotel operators, investors, developers, advisors and asset managers. He is currently the Founder & CEO of inHovate Solutions, a technology venture that is set to disrupt and revolutionize the hospitality industry! Stay tuned for that…
Jalil Mekouar was most recently the CEO - Hotels for Majid Al Futtaim, a leading international retail, real estate, hospitality and leisure conglomerate with over US$ 16B of assets, and he sits on various Advisory Boards including Delos - a New York based global wellness, real estate and technology pioneer - alongside Deepak Chopra, Leonardo DiCaprio and other inspiring celebrities and illustrious thought leaders who have a major influence on the sustainability and well-being of our planet and its inhabitants ( https://delos.com/company/peop... ).
As a respected thought leader and a trusted hospitality, real estate and wellness advisor to a variety of investors, developers and operators, he has developed a vast global network of relationships, successfully established partnerships, businesses and JVs internationally, and is frequently invited to speak at international conferences around the world.
In addition to his MBA from Cornell University and his various certifications in Fund & Asset Management, Real Estate Finance, Board Director Certification for Public Listed Companies, etc. Jalil Mekouar is passionate about wellness and technology and, as an avid learner, he has also pursued certifications in Artificial Intelligence from MIT, as well as Data Science Coding, while working on his WELL-AP Accreditation by the International WELL Building Institute. He also served as an Ambassador to the Global Wellness Institute and the Global Wellness Day, and is amember of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and other international professional associations.