8. Emad Jaber, managing partner, Lacasa (Power 100 ranking: 66)

Emad Jaber, managing partner of regional architecture and engineering consultancy Lacasa, remains optimistic about the company’s performance, having exceeded his revenue projection for 2017 by about $17.40m (AED63.91m).

Last year, Jaber told Construction Week that he expected the company’s revenue to reach $32.6m (AED120m) in 2017 but this year reported revenue for the January to December 2017 fiscal year of approximately $50m (AED183.66m). He predicts a further 10% revenue growth for the company in 2018.

Lacasa’s team of architects and engineers has designed more than 500 projects to date, from residential, commercial, hospitality, and mixed-use developments to master plans and interior designs. The multi-service consultancy delivers interiors; architectural design; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing; structural engineering; and quantity surveying.

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