Popularly known as the ‘Father of Community Management in the Middle East’ Jeevan is the pioneer of the Community Management industry in the region. An architect by profession, he set up the region’s biggest community management company for Emaar Properties, managing some 170 towers and 14,000 homes and the tallest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa. He also set up Nakheel Community Management which is responsible for managing iconic master communities like the Palm Island, Jumeirah Islands, and the Gardens, among many others. He has also worked on several other iconic master plans in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
An author of four books, and a US-accredited, Dubai and Bahrain RERA-authorized lecturer, in 2008 he became the first certified Community Association Management professional in the region earning the CMCA, AMS, LSM and PCAM credentials. He received a doctorate in Educational Management at Azteca University, Mexico and serves as their visiting Professor of Real Estate. He also teaches at the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance and several other institutions around the world. In 2011 he received the Community Association Institutes ;Rising Star Award; and in 2014 the prestigious President's Award in the USA. He has received a multitude of awards and accolades from across the world.
A regular on the international speaking circuit, he has spoken in conferences and workshops around the world including the USA, Spain, Italy, San Marino, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, South Africa, India, Bahrain, Kazakhstan and the UAE.
He is a board member of the US-based Community Associations Institute (CAI) and also served as the inaugural President of the Community Associations Institute - Middle East (CAIME). In 2022 he was elected as the International President of CAI for 2024.
While he lives most of the time in Dubai, he also maintains homes in the USA, Canada and India.