At number eight on this year's Power 100 list, chairman of Emaar Properties, HE Mohamed Alabbar, has led the UAE-headquartered developer to another strong year of growth.
Chief executive officer of Aldar Properties, Talal Al Dhiyebi, was one of the driving forces behind a landmark joint venture (JV) agreement between Aldar and Emaar that is said to have the potential to shake up the construction market. He comes in at number 15.
SHARE: LINKEDINEMAILTWITTERGOOGLE+FACEBOOKWHATSAPPHussain Sajwani is the founder and chairman of the UAEs Damac Properties. The firm saw its full-year revenue rise to $2bn (AED7.5bn) in 2017, after another productive year of real-estate delivery, buoyed by international demand for high-end properties in the UAE. He ranks 23 this year.
Nakheel boasts the iconic man-made Palm Jumeirah island among its portfolio of completed works, but with multimillion-dollar projects ongoing in at least two emirates. Coming in at 24, chairman Ali Rashid Lootah has evidently led the UAE developer to expand its portfolio in the last 12 months.
As chief executive officer, Talal Moafaq Al Gaddah, oversees MAG LDs interests, which range from affordable housing initiatives to high-end luxury developments and wellness-focused living. He is number 28 on the list.
As a first-generation entrepreneur, PNC Menon began his professional career by establishing an interior decorating firm in Oman in 1976. Since then, he has incorporated several companies in the sultanate, the UAE, and wider Gulf region, and has expanded into the fields of construction and real-estate development. He stands at number 34.
Dubai-based developer Meraas is striving to build locations for a creative urban culture in the emirate. Led by HE Abdulla Ahmed Al Habbai, the group chairman, Meraas has continued to deliver new projects over the past 12 months. He makes the list at number 35.
Saudi Arabian property developer Dar Al Arkan is the largest listed real-estate company on Tadawul, the kingdoms stock market. Led by chairman Yousuf Bin Abdullah Al Shelash, who has made the list at number 36, the company announced plans this year to sell off a 30% stake of its subsidiary, Dar Al Arkan Properties Company.
Number 51 is the founder and chairman of Danube Group, Rizwan Sajan, who returns to the Construction Week Power 100 list thanks to the incredible year of delivery his company has had.
UAE-based Deyaar Development has completed one of its flagship properties, the Mont Rose residential towers, having started the handover process for the two towers in April. Its chief executive officer, Saeed Al Qatami, makes the list at number 52.