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Shopping Mall Head of Leasing
Ref No.: 18-00087
Location: Abu Dhabi, AE


Client Profile
Our client is a world-famous retail center and we are recruiting an experienced Leasing Manager from the UAE / GCC shopping mall industry to join their UAE operations to develop and implement a leasing strategy to accelerate rent and occupancy growth and oversee leasing and tenant operations, business and financial forecasting, planning and management.
 
The successful candidate will be a shopping mall leasing professional from retail centers or mixed-use buildings with significant retail outlets with proven ability in lease strategy, negotiating and closing deals, budgeting, strong understanding of market and industry trends and developing and maintaining strong relationships with retailers and tenants.
 
The Role
Proactively source new tenancy opportunities through industry networking and relationship management and secure contracts with intentional and local retailers and boutique owners.
Manage lease documentation, contract negotiations and terms, budgets, application reviews, due diligence, lease negotiations, re-tenanting, renewals, extensions, buy-outs and cancellations.
 
Essential Skills & Experience Required
10 – 15 years' commercial, retail and shopping centres and malls lease management of which a minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar role in the UAE / Gulf.
Strong commercial and financial acumen, negotiation and closing skills with excellent working knowledge of UAE lease legislation and municipality tenancy regulations.
Proficient use of MS Office including Excel. 
 
Education
Bachelor's Degree is mandatory 
 
Candidate Profile
Arabic national currently living in the UAE and able to live in Abu Dhabi.
Fluent in English – must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
Excellent, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.