As a career experienced retail development consultant, Phil McArthur has brought together some of the best minds in the retail development industry to collaborate under the umbrella of McARTHUR Retail Development Specialists
Through his career spanning 40 years, Phil McArthur has contributed to some of the most successful retail and mixed-use developments in the world
From 2011 to 2019, Phil McArthur was the Founder & Managing Director of McARTHUR +COMPANY, where he provided strategic advice to over 150 projects in over twenty countries and territories including the United States, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, India, Malaysia, Monaco, and South Korea
Phil McArthur has been instrumental in assembling teams together to deliver some of the most successful developments in the Middle East & Asia with major developers like Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Al Futtaim Group Real Estate, Citystars-Cairo, Mall of Qatar, and Ivanhoe Cambridge India
Phil McArthur has partnered with leading architects and industry advisers across all areas of retail development, project planning, retail leasing and asset management. He believes in generating the best value for his clients when collaborating with industry leaders
At the core of everything he does, Phil believes in providing the best service to every client his team serves. He has collaborated on all kinds of retail developments and understands the finer nuances of what makes each of these developments different and how every solution must be curated to the challenge at hand
These included the establishment of international standards: operating hours, the introduction of sales reporting and the collection of percentage rents. During this time, the mall was expanded by 220,000 sq.ft. and mixed-use elements were added including the introduction of the Pullman Hotel and residences as well as the MAF Tower Office Building.
Leveraging off the success of Deira City Centre, MOE was designed for the burgeoning new communities in the South Dubai trade area.
The mall was designed to provide a large offering of convenience, comparison and entertainment retail. Phil was responsible for the initial assessment of the indoor ski hill concept as well as establishing Harvey Nichols as a key anchor for the project.
This massive 750,000 m2 mixed use development features 170,000 m2 of retail GLA, 3 international hotels, 70,000 m2 of class A office space as well as 3 high end residential towers.
Phil played a key role in establishing a successful leasing strategy to open the mall at a time when international brands were unable to open in Egypt due to excessive import duties.
This 1300-acre site was one of Dubai first township communities and features a 200,000 m2 regional mall anchored by IKEA, Marks and Spencer, Carrefour, Centrepoint, Toys R Us, as well as hundreds of popular fashion and accessory brands.
DFC is also home to the Intercontinental and Crown Plaza hotels, 3 distinctive residential communities and 2 international schools and an 18-hole golf course.
Phil has had a long association with both the New York-based International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Dubai-based Middle East Council of Shopping Centres and Retailers (MECSR). 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, the 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.