Retail Industry’s top management represent as Faculty of Middle East Council of Shopping Centre’s “JTR School For Retail Real Estate Professionals”


JTR starts from 17th till 21st of April at Shangri – La Hotel Dubai, UAE – 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 17th till 21st of April.

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 industry suppliers 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.


David Macadam – CEO of Middle East Council of Shopping Centres explains “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 programs that cover a comprehensive, concentrated, rigorous course taught by faculty that belong to prominent shopping centre industry from the USA, Europe & the Middle East.”

JTR’s faculty this year has 17 top retail professionals; including Paul Firth (RTKL); Ziad Moghrabiah (Arabian Centres); David Macadam (CEO MECSC); Philip Evans (TGM); Malik Qaiser (Ezdan Mall); Raman Khanna; Craig Plumb (JLL); Priya Chellani (JLL); Stephanie Chartier (Al Farwaniya Properties Management); Brad Merchant (Aldar Properties); Carolyn J. Feimster (CRX, CMD, CJF Marketing International); Nabil Gebrael (Cascade Village); Brett Schaffer (DIFC); Avijit Yadav (GLA Properties Management); Marc McQuain (Vindico); Furqan Athar (McArthur & Company); and Greg Vogt (LLG Gulf Related).

The ICSC/MECSC Schools for Professional Development (Levels 1 & 2) is a 5-day program leading to an ICSC Certificate. Courses start on 17th till 21st of April. MECSC will be hosting the Next Generation Networking Event on Tuesday the 19th of April at Shangri – La Hotel Dubai.

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The Sponsors for the Next Generation Networking event include, Magrabi Retail, Marina Homes, Brands International, Kingsmen, Orix/Al Hail Holding, Premier Marketing Managament, Arabian Oud, CELS, Dalma Mall, Yardi, Emirates Airlines & Afkar.

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About MECSC:

Established in 1994, The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres affiliated to the New York based International Council of Shopping Centres has over 70,000 members globally (, the MECSC provides its members with unparalleled local and international business contacts. Facilitating members to grow their business through retail industry education, business development, conferencing and networking opportunities. The MECSC covers memberships throughout the MENA region and globally through the ICSC.


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