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Director, Development

Date: 18-May-2023

Location: AE

Company: Majid Al Futtaim

Majid Al Futtaim Properties is the leading shopping malls, communities, and Hotels developer and operator in the Middle East. With over 48,000 people, revenues of over US$ 11 Billion, and operations in 18 countries. Some of the iconic brands we carry include Mall of the Emirates, City Center, & Tilal Al Ghaf. We believe in making Great Moments for Everyone, Every day.

Role Summary:


Provide leadership for a “Project” in the due diligence, feasibility, business plan, joint venture (where appropriate), master plan, infrastructure plan, product mix, design and approvals stages. Lead and co-ordinate inputs of sales, marketing, property management and project management. Co-ordinate as necessary internal and external teams in successfully preparing development plans. Lead internal and external project teams in successfully executing commercially viable development options.


Role Profile:


  • Influence And Manage Stakeholders In Preparing Business Plans, Other Meetings And Acting As Majid Al Futtaim Representative For The Project When Project Head Is Not Present.
  • Manage Negotiations On Jv Contracts And Shareholder Agreements When In A Jv Structure. Assist In Land Sale And Purchase Agreements, Lease Negotiations, Zoning Rights And Maf Corporate Governance Procedures
  • Identify And Define Scope And Strategy With Head Office & Project Head For Delivery Of The Development Pipeline Including Legal, Financial, Market Research, Strategic Marketing, Sales, Project Management, Architects, Planners And All Engineering Discipl
  • Lead Product Definition, Design Brief, Project Brief, Cost Estimation And Budgeting Initiatives With The Help Of Project Management And Other Functions Within The Company.
  • Lead In Identifying And Documenting Business Risks Including Political Risk. Analyze, Evaluate And Rank Overall Risk Exposure, Including Technical, Financial And Human Resources. Support The Analysis Of Risk Mitigation Measures.
  • Responsible In Supporting The Project Head With The Health And Safety Of The Entire Project Team
  • Support The Project Head With Leading And Coaching Project Teams To Ensure Business Cases Achieve Stakeholder Approvals.
  • Provide Regular Feedback With Regard To Country/Region Business Plans Including Project Status, Risks And Approved Feasibility Hurdle Rate To Relevant Executive Management.





  • Wholistic Understanding Of Development From Inception To Completion
  • Understanding Of Residential, Infrastructure And Landscape Design (And Sub Disciplines) And Ability To Balance Optimal Design Within Cost Constraints To Maximize Product And Profitability
  • Ability To Prepare Overall Development Programmes And Schedules Including - Brief, Design, Approvals, Sales, Marketing, Construction And Handover.
  • Strong Understanding Of Real Estate Market, Finance, Feasibilities And Business Plans.
  • 15+ Years’ Experience (Minimum 10 Years In Real Estate)
  • Graduate Degree In Property/Construction, Architecture, Planning, Urban Design Or Engineering, Master’S Degree In Above Disciplines Or Mba Preferred


What we Offer:


  • At Majid Al Futtaim, we’re on a mission to create great moments, to spread happiness, to build, experiences that stay in our memories for a lifetime. We’re proud to say that over the past 27 years, we have built a reputation as a regional market leader in what we do. Join us!
  • Work from any country in the world for 30 days a year.
  • Work in a friendly environment, where everyone shares positive vibes and excited about our future.
  • Work with over 50,000 diverse and talented colleagues, all guided by our Leadership Model.