Jourdan Younis is an international leader in the fields of development and construction, having committed himself to the cause of building more efficient, environmentally friendly constructions all over the globe for more than 15 years.
His personal mission is to transform the development industry; developing and sharing cutting-edge processes, technologies and methods to help build a better world.
Alpin Limited is a specialist built-asset advisory firm delivering world-leading technical consulting and project management solutions including BIM and Commissioning. As Global Managing Director, Jourdan oversees a broad network of operations delivered from Alpin’s 4 offices spanning 3 continents.
Alpin’s clients include a number of Fortune 100 companies, major international banks and two of the world’s top ten wealth funds. Jourdan graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo in the United States, where he specialized in construction management, before going on to obtain his MBA from the London Business School, UK, completing his thesis on Carbon Finance via CDM. Jourdan has also developed advanced leadership techniques through his involvement with the Harvard Business School. Jourdan has worked extensively through out the Middle East, Europe and the USA as a trusted advisor and technical director for a range of specialist engineering and consulting firms. He was fortunate to play a role in the development and execution of a number of major projects, including Sowwah Square in Abu Dhabi; a 540,000m2 mixed use
LEED Gold development encompassing four commercial towers, retail and the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, as well as the Musheireb Heart of Doha, a cutting edge US$5.4 billion development comprising around 97 LEED buildings in all.Jourdan is passionate about sharing his knowledge and has written articles published extensively across academic and industry media, including The BIM Magazine and as a regular columnist for Build Green Magazine.
Over the past decade Jourdan has become a leading industry voice through his presentations to universities and corporate clients all over the world, as well as the United Nations Development Programme Eco Cites
forum in Jordan (2014) and the TEDx forum (2012), where he delivered a speech entitled: ‘Are our Buildings Killing Us?’. When Jourdan isn’t proselytizing on the future of sustainable development he enjoys
skiing, taking part in urban team treasure hunts and supporting Habitat for Humanity.
Jourdan brings a unique and fresh approach, and his willingness to challenge the established order in an often staid and traditional industry – as well as his experience operating in a range of challenging regions – have secured his status as a sought-after thought leader in his field.