Chief Operating Officer
Company: Al Farwaniya Property Developments
Gary Burrows is a dynamic and inspirational growth-oriented leader who has developed, operated or facilitated large-scale mixed-use real estate and retail investments for over 30 years. Having worked with over 90 shopping centers across 35+ countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, his accomplishments cover concept-to-launch development, asset optimization, operational management and turnaround initiatives.
Burrows began his career in retail with Debenhams and moved over to mall management, followed by regional operations and portfolio management, before setting up his own consultancy and advisory in shopping, leisure and mixed-use schemes, advising developers and investors and operating businesses at global leaders such as Westfield, Al- Futtaim, Trigranit, IKEA, Centros Millar. Executive roles have included Dana Holdings, IKEA and Al Farwaniya Property Developments.
Burrows is an engaging and collaborative executive and team player with excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills. He has the presence and ability to influence decisions at all levels, and is passionate about people development, performance excellence and investment growth. Burrows is easy-going but confident. An innovative leader and bottom-line focused executive with a proven track record of new project development and delivery. With a natural entrepreneurial flair and creative ability to find practical business solutions and resolve issues at source.