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Manazel ropes in McArthur to manage UAE mall

ABU DHABI, May 9, 2017

UAE-based Manazel Real Estate said it has entered into a strategic partnership with McArthur + Company, a global leasing and operations advisory company, to lease and manage Capital Mall, a key retail destination in capital Abu Dhabi.
 
As per the deal, McArthur will manage the leasing and management aspects of Capital Mall, a one-of-its-kind family entertainment value mall which boasts more than 60,000 sq m of Gross Leasable Area (GLA).
 
Capital Mall, in its new format, will be targeted at the middle-income segment in the UAE and offer shoppers significant choice ranging from home goods, fashion, and entertainment and F&B (food and beverages) addition to a planned cinema and other attractions, which will increase footfall. 
 
This strategic initiative is in line with Manazel's retail strategy for Capital Mall to provide shoppers with high quality products at affordable prices, said its top official.
 
"This partnership has come as a result of a profound understanding of the real estate market and retail sector in UAE and our belief in the importance of specialisation in the sector," remarked Manazel’s chairman Mohamed M. Al Qubaisi.
 
"This partnership also reflects our continued efforts to expand our retail assets and adopt new business models that are consistent with our business strategy and support the interests of the average income segment of the UAE population,"  stated Al Qubaisi. 
 
"Capital Mall is the first of its kind in Abu Dhabi to introduce the concept of leasing to retail outlets, which will benefit investors, shop owners and shoppers on a larger scale," he added.
 
On the new contract, Phil McArthur, founder and CEO, said: "MacArthur + Company strongly believes in the importance of specialised advice for the shopping mall sector in the region in order to deliver optimal returns. This new partnership highlights the importance of building strategic relationships in order to deliver the skill sets needed to drive growth within the shopping mall segment of the UAE’s real estate market."
 
McArthur + Company, he stated, is an international leasing and operations advisory firm specialising in retail mall outlets and has accumulated over 36 years of experience through its founders and management team. 
 
The group has provided strategic consulting and effective real estate management services to a number of major business centers in the region and the world. Key projects have included Deira City Centre, Dubai Festival City in the UAE in addition to “City Star Cairo” in Egypt, and “Mall of Qatar”. 
 
"We are delighted to sign this strategic partnership with Manazel Real Estate to support Capital Mall's short and long-term growth objectives and we are confident, that as a team, we will achieve long term growth and success for both Manazel Real Estate and Capital Mall," noted McArthur. 
 
Manazel Real Estate said it is successfully leveraging off its significant real estate experience and asset base in designing, constructing and equipping Capital Mall to realise its full market potential by providing retailers with direct sales opportunities to shoppers.  
 
"The new Capital Mall concept also reinforces Manazel's long-term strategy of developing recurring revenues in order to generate unique returns on investments that are not affected by economic cycles," remarked Al Qubaisi. 
 
Capital Mall is also ideally placed to capitalise on the growing population of Abu Dhabi and its visitors, he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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