Marko joined JLL in 2013 and currently holds the position of Senior Vice President in the Hotels and Hospitality MENA department. Marko leads the Hotel Advisory and Valuation side of the business, which includes Operator Search, Development and Strategic Advisory, Valuations and Asset Management. He has advised on more than USD 10 billion hotel projects across the Middle East & Africa region, focusing strongly on the UAE, KSA, North Africa and Indian Ocean. Marko’s prior experience includes 6 years at Colliers International where he acted as Director– Head of Valuations and Advisory covering the South East Europe markets. Priorto this, Marko worked within several shorter roles for Cushman & Wakefield’s team in London as an external consultant for the Slovenian market, HSBC and CILA in Ireland. Marko has worked on valuation and strategic advisory studies for all segments of real estate, including hotels, office buildings, shopping centres, development land properties and mixed-use developments. He has also worked on investment transactions with regional funds for office building assets. Marko’s main clients have included international financial institutions and major international developers on the market. Marko has completed a Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments & Asset Management and a Certificate in Advanced Hotel Revenue Management at Cornell University (USA). Marko holds an Executive MBA from the London School of Commerce/Cardiff Metropolitan University and is a Fellow member of the RICS Association. Marko also holds two MSc degrees in Real Estate from University of Salford in Manchester, UK (distance course) and KTH –Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Marko completed his Bachelor’s degree at GEA College in Slovenia and completed an Exchange to Haga-Helia University in Helsinki, Finland for a period of 1 year. Marko also participated in a short course at Nankai University in China focusing on Chinese business. Marko is a Slovenian national and speaks fluent Slovenian and English.