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Bachelors in Business Administration
- Concentration in management, key courses in Finance and Marketing
- Awarded First Class Honors
- Dissertation: "Influence of layout, product displays and shelf space allocation of goods on consumer buying behavior”
- Received a Heriot Watt Club Silver Medal for greatest distinction in Undergraduate Honours Degree Programme.


- Project Management
- Client Relationship Management
- Retail and Tenant Mix Strategy
- Retail Research
- Revenue Analysis
- Retail Design & Leasing
- Real Estate
- Development & Strategic Consultancy
- Site Analysis
- Communication/ Interpersonal
- Marketing
- Microsoft Office
- Problem Solving / Client Service
- Team Orientated
- Presenting

Work Experience: (please provide your last 3 positions):

Senior Retail Analyst
- Taking lead on retail assignments by managing client relationships and requirements for various types of retail real estate developments including shopping centres, lifestyle centres, retail strips, community centres and mixed-use developments across the Middle East and Africa, clients include Majid Al Futtaim, Mubadala, Aldar, Gulf Related, RTA, Jarwani Group etc.
- Delegating and managing team members on different retail assignments.
- Ensuring timely delivery of reports and advice in accordance to agreed delivery schedule and project timeline.
- In depth research, country and market assessments, brand analysis and supply/demand analyses.
- Identifying retail opportunities to maximize retail value for retailers and developers.
- Conducting retail design reviews and revenue analyses to ensure viability of retail development.
- Recommending lease plans and strategies; has been involved in various leasing assignments in UAE and KSA including, Gateway Mall in KAEC etc.
- Founder of the ‘Retail Innovation Team’ and introduced new initiatives within the retail service line.
- Introduced new initiatives in JLL Dubai after an exchange program with JLL Turkey.
- Staying up to date on market trends with regular updates to the retail team and presentations to JLL MENA team.
- Has been involved in various press releases for regional newspapers commenting on the regional retail market.
- Currently publishing retail articles in the JLL blog.
- Providing strategic retail input to JLL EMEA retail research offices when publishing global retail MENA papers.
- Involved in researching and analyzing new business opportunities for JLL for the Beyond 2020’ initiative.
- Involved in researching opportunities to provide additional service lines within JLL to increase market penetration for Head of Retail MENA and JLL MENA CEO.

Intern - Assistant Retail Analyst
- Leasing strategy: formulated an extensive network of brands to target for Deerfields Shopping Mall in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
- Leasing: leased to major GCC retail brands in Deerfields Shopping Mall.
- Researched future locations and performed contract renewals for existing locations across UAE for HSBC.
- Conducted feasibility studies, revenue, catchment analyses and retail strategies for shopping centres in UAE.
- Involved in creating an extensive network of major shopping centres across the
MENA region.

Intern - Researcher
- Conducted desk-based data research and analysis to produce summary presentations on behalf of Airmiles on the Middle East and North African (MENA) countries with reference to economy, airlines, banking, retail, insurance, telecom, food and beverage, hospitality and oil sectors and data products market; looked into sector leaders and underlying opportunities in the respective sector of each country.
- Respective research knowledge had to be tailored and aligned by collecting process information from Airmiles departments such as from the key account managers, marketing associates, strategic analysts and insights manager.
- Presentations made for each respective country were presented to the CEO – Mark Mortimer-Davies and to key account managers such as Samia Hassan and Lama Mahmalji (and more) of Airmiles, that were met with appreciative and positive responses.


050 349 3638


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Mehreen has comprehensive experience in the MENA retail industry, where she has provided results-driven and strategic advice to retailers, shopping center developers and investors based on the knowledge she has gained through extensive market analyses and conversations with retail experts across the region and globally. She is a strong believer in continuous growth and looks for opportunities she can best exploit her strengths and further her learning and experience. ]]>
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