Jamal Salem to lead DLR Group operations in Dubai

Jamal Salem, Assoc. AIA, has joined DLR Group as Middle East Region Leader. He will lead DLR Group operations in the Middle East from the firm’s Dubai office. Salem brings more than 20 years of design experience, the past 13 years in the Middle East delivering high profile projects in the U.A.E., Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Lebanon for leading developers in the region.

The addition of Salem significantly enhances the firm’s international experience and portfolio. Since opening the Dubai office in 2015, DLR Group has designed and delivered new construction, expansions, and strategic repositioning of properties in the Education, Healthcare, and Retail/Mixed-Use markets for leading regional developers such as Emaar, Dubai Properties, and Majid Al Futtaim.

“Adding Jamal as Middle East Region Leader greatly increases the presence of DLR Group in Dubai and through the region,” said DLR Group Chief Operating Officer Charles Dalluge. “Jamal’s experience will be instrumental in growing our operations in Dubai. He understands how business is conducted in the Middle East and his design talent, and network and relationships will be instrumental in elevating the DLR Group brand in the region.”

“I am ready to join with the design staff in Dubai to grow the DLR Group brand in the Middle East,” said Salem. “DLR Group has more than 1,200 design professionals in 29 offices around the globe. We have the resources to meet the needs of clients in multiple markets, and the potential to sustainably influence the built environment in the Middle East.”

Salem understands that design must meet the unique needs of owners, users, and local communities. His experience leading international projects and coordinating design resources among multidisciplinary teams in the U.S. and Middle East improves the firm’s ability to deploy design resources when and where they are needed by clients. As Middle East Region Leader, he also will work closely with DLR Group’s Nairobi office to meet the needs of clients across the region.