On the Move: David Macadam


516MacadamThe International Council of Shopping Centres and Middle East Council of Shopping Centres have recently announced a new appointment: David Macadam is now Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman for the Middle East and North African (MENA) Region.

Macadam has completed billions in projects in Canada and the Middle East. He has held senior executive industry roles in leasing, mall design, feasibility, creation and implementation of merchandise mixes based on catchment demographics, as well as financial analysis for project viability.

His direct input has gone into malls in the Gulf Region that include the Dubai Mall, The Dubai Marina Mall as Executive Vice President with Emaar and Dubai Festival City with Al Futtaim.

Over the past nine years, Macadam has worked with over 40 other shopping center owners in the MENA Region as Regional Director and Head of Retail with the international property advisor Jones Lang LaSalle.

“We are very excited to further our leadership role in the Shopping Centre industry in the MENA Region. We look forward to raising the profile of the Shopping Centre industry in our Region where Shopping is a recreational event, a leisure activity, a family pastime, a tourist attraction and a social opportunity,” he said. “Through working with the many governmental organisations, academic institutions, Shopping Centre owners, Shopping Centre professionals, retailers, marketing people, architects, contractors and shoppers we will bring them to the next level in this region in terms of their understanding of what opportunities are available in the industry and what we can do to assist them.”

Macadam intends to continue the ICSC and MECSC’s focus on education, bringing in further support from higher education institutions in the region.

Congratulations David!

Have you recently made a move or welcomed someone new to your team? Let us know and your story may be featured in our next On the Move.


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