Vice President – Commercial Leasing


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: GP186-6441

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a prominent Real Estate Developer, based in Abu Dhabi. Our client, an innovator in urban design and a pioneer in sustainability, is developing modern projects encompassing retail, hospitality, and commercial sectors. They are currently looking to hire a Vice President – Commercial Leasing.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced negotiator who can build and maintain relationships with regional retailers and their portfolios. The role requires having a clear understanding and knowledge of brands and retailer groups across the Middle East, with the ability to influence strategic proposals. The primary responsibilities of this role will be to lead the retail leasing business and to take ownership, as well as overseeing store openings and closing. Moreover, the role would involve continuously identifying new opportunities to support the growth of the business portfolio.

The Vice President will be accountable for proposals and negotiating prices along with any lease renewals and will have prior experience in controlling annual budgets and reviewing costs where needed. Additionally, the role shall require strict time management and collaboration with retail design and fit-out stakeholders to ensure the smooth execution of openings and closings.

Our client is looking to hire a proactive leader with extensive knowledge of the retail sector, who can work with a high level of autonomy but also collaborate efficiently with colleagues and partners.


To be considered for this role, the successful candidate must have atleast 8 years+ experience in Retail Leasing in the retail or real estate industry, and have a strategic background. Committed relationships with major Regional Retailers must already be in place. The role requires a strong leader with a dynamic and tactical personality. Excellent communication skills in English and Arabic are essential for this role.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

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