Al Farwaniya Property Developments appoints new COO

Gary Burrows has over 29 years of international property management experience

Gary Burrows has been appointed chief operating officer (COO) of Al Farwaniya Property Developments. In his new role, Burrows will be responsible for key aspects of the development and delivery of the $1.2 billion Reem Mall project.

According to a statement Burrows has worked in over 35 different countries including London, Dubai, Moscow, Budapest and Prague. He is said to boast over 29 years of international property management experience specialising in retail, leisure, entertainment and mixed use assets.

“I am very pleased to be returning to the UAE and joining Al Farwaniya Property Developments as COO. Reem Mall’s business proposition is very compelling, and I look forward to working with the team here to win the hearts and minds of partners, stakeholders and future customers, as we move towards completion. I am incredibly energised to help lead the company to its next phase of innovation and operational excellence,” said Burrows.

Reem Mall is being developed by Al Farwaniya Property Developments, a partnership between Agility, Agility affiliate United Projects for Aviation Services (UPAC) and National Real Estate Company (NREC). Construction of the mall began in late 2017 and on completion, it will offer two million sqft of leasable area comprising of 450 local and international stores.

Shane Eldstrom, CEO of Al Farwaniya Property Developments added, “Gary is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He is uniquely qualified to drive the strategic direction and practical implementation of Reem Mall and I have full confidence in Gary’s ability to make this project a great success. His approach and ideas are closely aligned with our vision and mission for Reem Mall and the wider Abu Dhabi, and I look forward to working closely together to deliver this fantastic new destination.”


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