Ingrim to lead $1bn Reem Mall development
Chartered civil engineer worked on Mall of Emirates and Ski Dubai
National Real Estate Company (NREC), has appointed Stuart Ingram as director of development for The Reem Mall, Abu Dhabi’s new retail, leisure, dining and entertainment destination.
Ingram will be responsible for all aspects of development and delivery of the project.
A chartered civil engineer, Ingram has more than 20 years of experience in international real estate development projects and has won five international construction awards.
He has specialised knowledge of the Middle East retail and property industry, having previously worked on major regional projects including Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai and The Wave, Muscat.
Shane Eldstrom, NREC’s vice president – development, said: “We are delighted to have Stuart on board and he brings a wealth of experience to the project. Stuart has managed prestigious multi-million dollar construction developments in the UK and the Middle East and is a fantastic addition to our team.
"Stuart has a pedigree of proven project delivery, and his focus absolutely will be the timely delivery of this mall.”
Construction for The Reem Mall is scheduled to begin at the start of 2015 and the project will take around three years to complete, officially opening in 2018.
Ingram said: “I’m excited to be joining NREC and managing the delivery of this project. The mall will be of a world-class standard, perfectly located in the new heart of Abu Dhabi. The retail and tourism industries are rapidly growing in the UAE capital and a retail centre of this calibre will be arriving at just the right time for the city.”
An investment of around $1bn will be put into The Reem Mall project and will include around 450 stores, 85 restaurants, and a range of entertainment features across three floors.
TThe project is to go through a single-phase construction period that will last around 30-36 months.