At McARTHUR Retail Development Specialists, we provide comprehensive consulting, planning and management services to owners of retail developments around the globe, including:

• Strategic Development Planning & Leasing Services
• Retail Real Estate Management & Marketing
• Mall Review & Turnaround Solutions

Our experience and expertise spans across Shopping Centres, Lifestyle Centres, Mixed Use Properties, Resort Retail, Community Malls, Business Improvement Districts, and Master Planned Communities.

We work on all kinds of projects whether they are at the concept stage, currently under development, those that are under-performing post opening, and ones that are looking to take their asset’s performance to the next level.
Industry Network

Industry Network

Phil has had a long association with both the New York-based International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Dubai-based The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres and Retailers (MECS+R). In 1999 Phil was appointed President of MECSC and in 2004 he became the first Middle East representative appointed to the ICSC Board of Trustees.

During his career, Phil has addressed major industry events in Canada, USA, Brazil, South Africa, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, UAE, KSA, United Kingdom. France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, India, China, Singapore, Thailand amongst others. Phil also has Extensive experience as an Adjudicator and Chairman of the ICSC Viva Global Development and Design Awards program from 2007-2017.

For decades, McARTHUR Retail Development Specialists has been committed to the retail real estate industry. Our long years of participation in these trade organizations has contributed to our professional network growth and strengthened our retail real estate's economic potential.

Industry Affiliations:

International Council of Shopping Centres, New York, NY USA

  • ICSC Board of Trustees, 2005-2008
  • International Faculty, The John T. Riordan School of Professional Development, 1997 to 2017
  • Jury Member, ICSC VIVA Global Design Awards, 2009 to 2017
  • MAXI Award winner 1999, 2003, MAXI Merit Award 2005

The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres and Retailers (MECS+R), Dubai UAE

  • President 1999-2001
  • Board Member and Advisor 1996 - Present
  • Sponsor Retail Congress Dubai 2021-2022

OUR Value

We work closely with our clients to first understand the unique situation of their retail development and assist in adding real financial value for the shareholders, while creating an enhanced experience for its visitors


We pride ourselves in understanding the dynamics of retail real estate. We work diligently to understand each unique project and the characteristics of its trade area. Our mission is to provide well researched analysis and recommendations for improvement on every project we pursue


By combining the international  experience of our multi-disciplinary team along with local market knowledge and an advanced retailer network; we  provide our clients with sound advice and strong connections within the industry across all functions of retail real estate development & operations


We are all aware of the impact that Covid-19 has had on the retail development industry, both regionally and globally. The rise of eCommerce and the closing of many traditional retailers and restaurateurs have many retail developers and investors seeking a new way forward.

The need for a well-thought-through business plan to navigate through these roadblocks has never been greater. It is imperative that developers manage the financial and operational challenges of coronavirus while rapidly addressing the future needs of their shareholders, management team, customers, retailers, and vendors.

The team at McARTHUR Retail Development Specialists know that business, consumer behavior, and retail trends are rapidly changing. We are equipped with the tools required for developers and investors to establish a solid revised direction and strategy to adapt to changing market conditions.

Dubai team

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