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CBRE Bahrain wins key management contract

May 12, 2014 2:09 pm

CBRE, the global real estate consulting firm, was recently awarded the contract for property management and retail leasing for Enma Mall, Riffa, Bahrain.

Prominently situated in East Riffa, Enma Mall, a three-level contemporary style shopping mall comprising 27,000m2 of retail space, is anchored by high profile retailers including Geant Hypermarket, Red Tag and Sharaf DG. The mall also features a number of independent outlets, a wide range of casual dining options, coffee shops and a 500 seater food court.

Commenting on the appointment, Steve Mayes, Director, Sales & Agency, CBRE Bahrain, said, “CBRE possesses strong experience in managing and delivering world-class mall management services across different markets, and with a strong foothold in the Kingdom, we are perfectly positioned to deliver high quality services to Enma Mall.”

Reinforcing its position as a leader in real estate sales and leasing, CBRE Bahrain also announced the appointments of Heather Longden as Assistant Manager, Sales & Agency and Michelle Dickinson to fulfil retail leasing and promotional duties at Enma Mall.

“With more than 9 years working across all real estate asset classes in the Kingdom, Heather brings to CBRE a wealth of experience and a well-earned reputation for delivering excellent results,” commented Steve. He added, “Michelle has considerable international experience and has already built up a good rapport with leading retailers in the region. These key appointments have considerably strengthened our team and have enabled us to expand our range of services in Bahrain and elsewhere in the Gulf.”

In addition, CBRE expanded its residential leasing team with the appointment of Kirsty Leask as Leasing Agent, to focus on the key areas of Juffair, Adliya and Mahooz, but with particular emphasis on the popular Amwaj Islands project. Kirsty joins the highly regarded Coryn Hellewell in the firm’s residential team.

“Coryn has been helping families and individuals find their ideal home in Bahrain for over 10 years and her reputation on the island is second to none,” commented Mayes. “Kirsty’s enthusiasm and energy will bring a whole new dimension to our residential offering that is certain to appeal to younger professionals in Bahrain.”

Complementing the expansion of its agency team, CBRE also announced the relocation of its Bahrain head office to Enma Mall. The relocation will bring CBRE closer to the heart of the Kingdom enabling it to better serve its growing client base in Bahrain and beyond.

“Market conditions in Bahrain are improving noticeably and we are witnessing a steady growth in demand for commercial and residential property and professional services. Our expansion aims to put us in close proximity to our clients and ensure we are strategically located to pursue business opportunities throughout Manama and the rest of the Kingdom”, added Mayes.

The combined portfolio of properties managed by CBRE in Bahrain comprise almost 100,000m² of prime office space in commercial districts and retail malls; almost 400 residential units spread across the Kingdom in both compounds and apartment complexes, and more than 50,000m² of industrial and warehousing space.

Across the Middle East, CBRE’s highly experienced management team offers a full range of professional real estate services, including Valuation; Tenant & Landlord Agency; Research & Consultancy; Property Management; Building Consultancy & Project Management; Facilities Management; and Global Corporate Services.