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The real estate industry, in particular retail, hospitality and commercial space, is transforming at a rapid pace. Agility and differentiation determine success over failure.

Yousef Wahbah

EY MENA Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction Sector Leader

Strategy and transaction real estate and hospitality professional. Father of two. Enjoys going to the gym and spending time on the beach.

Yousef is the Global Hospitality Leader, and the Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction Sector Leader for the Middle East and North Africa region, based in Dubai.

With over 20 years of transaction and strategic advisory experience, Yousef has led the region’s largest M&A deals in the real estate and hospitality sector and also led one of the largest global hospitality deals that involved a portfolio of hospitality assets across the globe. Additionally, he led and acted as quality assurance partner on a number of large mixed-use development projects across the region.

Yousef is a Certified Public Accountant, California Board of Accountancy and has a Finance degree from the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK.

How Yousef is building a better working world

“The real estate sector is a key economic driver of growth across the Middle East. When I help my clients tackle challenges they’re facing, I know we’re helping a sector that is having a knock-on effect on so many other sectors such as retail, tourism, leisure and entertainment and having a tangible and positive impact on citizens. Having that impact on society and helping my clients’ businesses work better is a passion of mine.”

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