UAE: Al Farwaniya appoints chief projects officer
As chief projects officer for Al Farwaniya Property Developments, James Duncan will take responsibility for the development programme of Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall
Al Farwaniya Property Developments has appointed James Duncan to the position of chief projects officer.
As part of his new role, Duncan will take responsibility for the developer’s $1bn (AED3.67bn) Reem Mall project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
With more than 35 years’ experience in the construction industry, Duncan has worked as a project and development management professional, leading the delivery of major projects in both Europe and the Middle East.
Duncan has worked within a selection of fields, including retail, residential, hospitality, and the public sector.
During the course of his career, Duncan has held positions at Emaar PJSC, Hill International, and Majid Al Futtaim. He boasts extensive experience in retail schemes and multibillion-dollar projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE; Doha, Qatar; Cairo, Egypt; and Damascus, Syria.
As chief projects officer at Al Farwaniya, Duncan will lead the budgetary and delivery programme for Reem Mall, which is currently under development in partnership with Kuwait’s National Real Estate Company (NREC) and United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC).
Ultimately, the development will become home to more than 450 retailers, including 85 restaurants, a hypermarket, a cinema, a selection of educational and entertainment venues, and the world’s largest indoor snow park.
Reem Mall is scheduled to complete in 2018.