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Our experience in the UAE
Retail is a dynamic industry. Developers and retailers must adapt quickly to changing consumer habits. Tight timeframes and competitive trading environments add more pressure.
We have an enviable track record in helping clients meet these challenges, whether they’re building a new shopping centre or breathing fresh life into a retail chain.
Meeting challenges in a demanding market
In a sector where time really is money, units left empty because of poor planning or shops closed because a refit took too long, aren’t acceptable. We work with our clients to understand their particular challenges and create retail destinations that make the most of lettable space.
Our consultants can accurately benchmark projects as diverse as retail parks or high street stores, new build or refurbishment. With an eye to the future of retail, our team lead the industry with an informed opinion on the latest debates, such as clicks v bricks.
Long standing relationships
We’ve been working with some of the world’s best-known retailers and developers for nearly 100 years. The vast amount of data we’ve amassed on retail property includes programme, specification and cost information that we use to advise on developments and create cost models with realistic cost targets.
To drive value throughout asset lifecycles, our retail sector forum tracks developments in the sector including liaising with clients to understand the drivers influencing the design and layout of facilities.
We must be doing something right - a significant part of our annual turnover is generated from the retail sector, with 80% of this repeat business.
We recognise the challenging market that developers and retailers compete in, to protect their brand and grow their businesses. Our solutions are based on our sector experience, market intelligence and track record of delivery. Anthony Cork, Head of Retail
Retail is a specialist field which demands expertise and experience. Gleeds has that expertise and experience. Stuart Smith, Marks & Spencer