Middle East Council of Shopping Centres “Reveals the Industry Faculty of JTR School For Retail Real Estate Professionals”


The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres – (MECSC) will be hosting (JTR) –John T. Riordan School For Retail Real Estate Professionals at the Shangri -La Hotel in Dubai from 24th till 28th May 2015. The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC), is the regions largest retail industry association representing shopping mall owners, developers, marketing and leasing managers, retailers consultants, property managers, financiers, accountants, government officials and industrysuppliers from the retail industry.


One of MECSC’s roles in the region is to offer education and awareness about the retail sector; JTR’s 5 day program covers comprehensive, concentrated, rigorous course taught by prominent shopping centre industry experts from the USA, Europe and the Middle East who serve as faculty. Every year JTR receives tremendous support from the region and this year more than 25 delegates are enrolled from Majid Al Futtaim Group for the 5-day program. “JTR is designed to ensure that participants will learn how to develop, lease, market and operate a shopping centre successfully and we excel by providing faculty that are internationally renowned Retail Professionals to conduct these sessions.” Says David Macadam CEO of Middle East Council of Shopping Centres.

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JTR’s faculty this year includes; Karen Scott – Tenant Delivery Manager at Tavistock Development Company; Avijit Yadav – CEO GLA Property Management Company W.L.L.; Avi Alkas – Country Chairman JLL Turkey; David Macadam – CEO Middle East Council of Shopping Centres; Khalifa Furqan Athar – Partner/Director of Strategic Planning McArthur + Company; Ben Jackson – Director Project and Development Services JLL MENA; Bruce von Kaufman – GM Marina Mall Abu Dhabi; Greg Vogt – Leasing Director Real Estate at Gulf Related; Haitham Sleiman –Senior Operations Manager – Regional Malls at Majid Al Futtaim Properties; Harvey Monk – Executive Manager at GRMC ; Marc McQuain – Founder and Managing Director Vindico Retail; Pam Bryson– Group Vice President Marketing, Ilyas& Mustafa Galadari Group; Prakash Menon – PK Mennon Enterprises; Shane Eldstrom-Chief Operating Officer at Al Farwaniya Property Developments LLC and Shean Yu – Associate EMEA Retail Centre Practice Area Leader at Gensler& Associates.

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JTR is hosted jointly by ICSC and MECSC for Professional Development (Levels 1 & 2), leading to an ICSC Certificate. This 5-day course will take place from the 24th till 28th of May at Shangri – La Hotel Dubai. JTR-1

MECSC is accepting JTR bookings till 19 May 2015; registrations can be done using: www.mecsc.org