Abu Dhabi: Al Farwaniya Property Developments, the developer behind Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall, has announced the appointment of Gary Burrows as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.
Having worked in over 35 different countries including major business centres such as London, Dubai, Moscow, Budapest and Prague, Burrows brings more than 29 years of international property management experience specialising in retail, leisure, entertainment and mixed use assets.
At Al Farwaniya Property Developments, Burrows will be responsible for key aspects of the development and delivery of the US$ 1.2 billion Reem Mall project.
Shane Eldstrom, Chief Executive Officer at Al Farwaniya Property Developments, said, “Gary is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He is uniquely qualified to drive the strategic direction and practical implementation of Reem Mall, and I have full confidence in Gary's ability to make this project a great success. His approach and ideas are closely aligned with our vision and mission for Reem Mall and the wider Abu Dhabi, and I look forward to working closely together to deliver this fantastic new destination.”
Commenting on his appointment, Burrows said: “I am very pleased to be returning to the UAE and joining Al Farwaniya Property Developments as Chief Operating Officer. Reem Mall’s business proposition is very compelling, and I look forward to working with the team here to win the hearts and minds of partners, stakeholders and future customers, as we move towards completion. I am incredibly energised to help lead the company to its next phase of innovation and operational excellence."
Prior to joining Al Farwaniya Property Developments, Burrows worked with major international companies such as Cushman & Wakefield, Doughty Hanson, Al Futtaim, Westfield, and IKEA Centres, where he was involved with managing prime assets, overseeing refurbishment and redevelopments as well as advocating on new strategies in emerging markets. Burrows has also been responsible for launching the Croatian and Belarusian council of shopping centres.
Reem Mall is being developed by Al Farwaniya Property Developments, a partnership between Agility, Agility affiliate United Projects for Aviation Services (UPAC), and National Real Estate Company (NREC). Construction for the project began in late 2017 and on completion, it will offer 2 million sq. ft. of leasable area comprising of 450 local and international stores.
About Reem Mall
Reem Mall is Abu Dhabi’s major new retail, leisure, dining and entertainment destination. The Reem Mall project will comprise 450 stores, including 85 F&B outlets and a range of family-focused entertainment offerings including Snow Park Abu Dhabi by Majid Al Futtaim.
Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including customs digitization, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.
For more information about Agility, visit Agility.com
Established in 1973 and listed on Boursa Kuwait, National Real Estate Company (NREC) is a real estate investment, development and property manager based in the Middle East and North Africa, developing assets exceeding USD 2 billion. The Company’s portfolio comprises a mix of retail, commercial and residential properties in the region. In addition to a strong track record in property development, NREC brings experience and required knowledge in property management of commercial complexes and shopping centers.
For more information please visit the website: www.nrec.com.kw
Established in 2000, publicly listed on Boursa Kuwait, and headquartered in Kuwait, UPAC is a leading commercial real estate and facilities management company with a specialization in Build Operate Transfer (BOT) initiatives. Its services cover project management and consultancy, real estate development as well as property and facilities management. UPAC manages over 24,000 sqm of commercial space at the Kuwait International Airport, Sheikh Saad Terminal and other prominent locations within the country.
For more information please visit the website: www.upac.com.kw
About Reem Developers
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Reem Developers is one of the key developers in the capital, contributing to the city’s cosmopolitan skyline in alignment with the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision. A subsidiary and real estate arm of the prestigious Reem Investments, Reem Developers delivers immaculate quality projects, leaving a mark on the city with creative, efficient and functional design. With a diverse portfolio of successful projects, Rawdhat, Najmat and Nalaya villas are a few that have redefined vibrant living and tranquil bliss in one setting. A blend of natural beauty and modern innovation, these projects rise to the forefront with their conceptual essence, highlighting the distinguished standard Reem Developers produces.
Najmat, a 165 hectare Manhattan-like township covers 20% of Reem Island. Najmat will be home to residential and commercial towers and will also feature a marina, canal, waterfront promenades, hotels, shopping malls, schools, healthcare facilities, mosques, parks and ample open spaces. The first two of three infrastructure phases are complete and development is currently underway.
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