HE Sultan Butti Bin Mejren, Director General of the Dubai Land Department (DLD), has been awarded Eminent Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), an honour reserved for figureheads in the fields of land, property and construction. As a non-profit professional body acting in the public interest, RICS represents over 180,000 prominent land, property and construction professionals worldwide. RICS members are recognised for upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity within their profession and adhering to international standards and a strict code of ethics.
Bin Mejren explains, “Becoming a Fellow of RICS is a testament and reflection of our work at the Land Department where our focus has been on adopting international standards and applying global best practice within the Dubai real estate market. My role, as Director General, and now as a Fellow of the RICS is to instil unparalleled public confidence in DLD’s function as regulator and to protect society’s interests by setting and adhering to the highest standards and codes of professionalism and best practice.”
Bin Mejren joined DLD in 1986, working his way up the ranks and finally succeeding as Director General in 2006. Since assuming the role, DLD has continuously improved its property laws to protect the public interest and reinforce transparency and confidence in the real estate market. During his tenure, Dubai has also become the first government in the world to commit to the adoption of the new International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS) and DLD continues to work closely with RICS concerning ongoing regulatory initiatives and standards.
Rob Jackson, RICS Director (MENA region) adds, “This award is formal acknowledgment of Bin Mejren’s services to the profession and perseverance in creating improved transparency, accountability and regulation within Dubai’s real estate sector, thus providing a robust foundation for healthy and sustainable growth.”