“ Mall of Katar “ assume” McArthur + Company

The developers of the Mall of Qatar, have selected McARTHUR + COMPANY, Shopping Centre Specialists to lead the marketing and retail leasing campaign of this super regional mall project at the intersection of Al Rayyan Highway and Celebration Road.
Opening in the third quarter of 2015, The Mall of Qatar project will be adjacent to the popular Al Rayyan Sports Club, a host stadium in the FIFA 2022 World Cup. The Mall of Qatar is also conveniently located 10 minutes west of Education City and Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC). A dedicated Metro Station integrated into the mall, as part of Doha’s new transportation system, will give all of Doha and surrounding regions unrivalled access to the Mall of Qatar.
Deputy Managing Director of Mall of Qatar, Shem Krey assures:
“The Mall of Qatar standards will be the highest in the market. Consumers and retailers will experience a wonderful collection of fashion, restaurants and community services.  After carefully reviewing the competitive shopping centre landscape in Doha, we selected McARTHUR + COMPANY due to the depth of their team and their success rate of delivering successful large format shopping centres”
McARTHUR + COMPANY will provide exclusive retail and leasing management services to the mega complex.
Spread over a building area which is the equivalent size of 50 FIFA football pitches, Mall of Qatar will have 400 shops including a major hypermarket, five leading department stores, over 20 international restaurants and an indoor streetscape with double height flagship stores from across the globe. In addition, unique children’s wear, popular priced and young urban lifestyle brands and home fashion will be clustered into districts creating synergy between retailers and providing the maximum in customer convenience.
Over 162,000 square meters of leasable retail space on three levels will make it one of Qatar’s most impressive shopping and entertainment destinations. In addition to the Metro, the project will provide spacious parking for over 7,000 cars in its brightly lit underground and lushly landscaped surface and preferred valet parking lots.
The construction cost is in excess of $825 million and has been secured with funding from Qatar National Bank. This is a substantial project that has secured major funding to ensure it is built to the very highest standards that will provide the very best facilities for local residents and visitors.
Phil McArthur, Managing Director, McARTHUR + COMPANY enthuses:
“We are delighted to be associated with the impressive Mall of Qatar project. We have received strong support from the retail community in our preliminary assessment of the Greater Doha and Qatar markets.The philosophy of the shopping centre project completely mirrors our vision to deliver a high quality retail experience for the Mall’s expected 20,000,000 plus customers a year
The modern consumer loves the opportunity to shop in an environment that is large enough to host all the great brands but offers a multitude of reasons to visit week in and week out
Discussions are well underway with some of the world’sleading fashion brands and signature restaurants and world class entertainment facilities.  Our plan is for the shopping centre to quickly become the people’s favourite place to shop or just visit and soak up the vibe of the centre
Shopping Centres require a great deal of planning and research before undertaking such a significant investment.  We are confident we will deliver a powerhouse centre with great brands and exciting attractions putting the Qatar Shopping and entertainment experience on the map.”
McARTHUR + COMPANY is driven by strong leadership with over 110 years cumulative experience in the retail real estate industry. The firm has an exceptional international network of retailers, developers and suppliers. McARTHUR + COMPANY established in 2011, works with leading developers in Asia and the Middle East and North Africa regions.
Source : MECSC