Mall Leasing Manager

8 February 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


 Client Profile

Our client is a world-famous shopping mall and we are recruiting an experienced retail Leasing Manager from the UAE / GCC mall management side 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 manager 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.

Develop profitable leasing packages to maximize occupancy and rental for long and short-term leasing, specialty, entertainment, food & beverages and pop up tenants.

Essential Skills & Experience Required

7 – 12 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.


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.


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