Jones Lang LaSalle has appointed Graham Coutts as international director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Coutts’ appointment is part of JLL's drive to grow its business in the region. He has worked at JLL for more than 25 years, and will take on the role of international director and head of strategic consulting.

Blair Hagkull, managing director of JLL MENA, said: ‘Graham has already gained valuable experience and insight in Dubai, having had the lead role in our strategic consulting work on behalf of the RTA [Roads and Transport Authority] and Dubai Metro.

'Many more of our clients will quickly see the benefit of the experience and knowledge he brings.’

JLL is looking to recruit more staff to work in the MENA region as part of its ongoing expansion.

The firm has doubled in size since this time last year, including the recent opening of an Abu Dhabi office.