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Margarita Naishtut

Vice President, Hotels & Hospitality MENA, JLL

Margarita joined JLL Dubai in August 2022. She has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry across the Middle East, Europe and Russia & CIS regions. Her expertise covers operations, consulting and asset management.

She has worked in several international consulting firms including HVS, KPMG and CBRE, as well as on the owners’ side overlooking the hotel portfolio of a large investment fund. Margarita’s last role prior to joining JLL was as the Head of Hotels & Hospitality department, Russia & CIS at CBRE, leading all the project work across the region.

Margarita’s experience covers more than 200 projects including operator searches, feasibility studies, highest & best-use, valuations, portfolio strategy development, new markets entry strategies and regional hospitality sector development strategies.