Prof. Jeevan D’Mello

A qualified architect, with a wide-ranging award-winning international career in Architectural Design, Customer Experience, Community Management, Real Estate Management and International Relations spanning the USA, Spain, Colombia, India, the Far East and the Middle East, Jeevan is well known and regarded as the ‘Father of Community Management’ in the Middle East.

In his 15-year-long career with Emaar Properties, he has achieved huge milestones including the management of 5 master planned communities with a portfolio of over 35,000 units including Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai. During his project with Nakheel Properties, he managed over 42,000 units including Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Islands, International City and Nad Al Sheba villas.  His certifications comprise a massive list of many firsts- first Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA), first Association Management Specialist (AMS), one of the first international Professional Community Association Managers (PCAM) and the first international Large-Scale Manager (LSM). In 2011 he received the Institute’s ‘Rising Star Award’ and in 2014 the prestigious ‘President’s Award’ in the USA. He has received many awards and recognition from institutes in USA, UAE, India, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Cuba, and Colombia for his international work. In 2022, he received a Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) from Azteca University in Mexico and has also been appointed as Full Professor of Real Estate Management.

Jeevan completed serving a 6-year term on the US-based Community Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB), USA but continues to sit on many committees. He served as the inaugural President of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) – Middle East and is currently appointed to the institute’s Board of Trustees in the USA becoming the first non-American in 45 years to be appointed to this prestigious position. In 2022 he has been elected as the first International President of CAI in 2024.

Skill Set

  • Real Estate Management (Community, Property, Asset, Facilities Management)
  • Business Transformation
  • Customer Experience & Happiness
  • Business Incubation & Success Coaching
  • Training & Mentoring