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A JLL career professional, Nihat has been with the firm’s Hotels & Hospitality Group since 2002 and currently CEO, Hotels & Hospitality Group, Asia Pacific
Nihat began his early career as an Analyst in the company’s London headquarters until his relocation to Singapore in 2007. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality sector, Nihat has conducted more than USD 10.0 billion in hotel transactions to-date across Europe, Asia and the Indian Ocean.
Nihat is responsible for JLL’s market-leading hotels and hospitality platform in Asia Pacific, with oversight for investment sales, advisory and asset management services, and client management across 14 markets in Asia Pacific.
Amongst others Nihat’s accomplishments include the sale of Cheval Blanc in the Maldives for a global highest ever record of nearly USD 5 million per key; the sale of Grand Park Orchard Singapore, the largest commercial transaction in the city’s history at the time for SGD 1.16 billion; and the sale of InterContinental Hong Kong for USD 938 million, the largest ever single hotel transaction globally. More recently in 2019 Nihat lead the sales of Conrad Maldives, Anantara Maldives, Andaz Singapore and the Westin Tokyo – all landmark transactions in their respective markets.
A graduate of the University of Surrey, Nihat holds a first class BSc(Hons) in Hotel and Catering Management. He is a registered Real Estate Salesperson with Singapore’s Council for Estate Agencies and a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.