We started out being the 'retail' in 'retail property' development. Our future lies in the evolving relationship between 'retail' and 'property'.
Marc McQuain and Peter Row had worked in marketing, construction and development roles on shopping centres in the USA and Australia before joining the team undertaking an ambitious redevelopment of one of California’s best performing malls.
Eighteen months later they had led the team that redefined the retail delivery discipline in opening one of Europe’s most successful shopping centres.
Development roles on other industry defining projects in Europe and the USA followed, as did the growing realisation that the retail development process was not as focused on its end game as it should be.
Marc and Peter launched Vindico in 2002 to bring a louder and more effective voice to the people and processes in retail property development that give shoppers what they came for – the shops and restaurants.
Vindico’s early success came from sticking to what we knew best – delivering retail in large, complex projects.
As the shopping centre sector shifted from cookie-cutter malls to urban regeneration and mixed-use lifestyle product on both sides of the Atlantic, we also broadened our horizons into airports and the Middle East, opening our Dubai office at the height of the retail development boom in 2007.
Rebuilding after the global financial crisis gave us an opportunity to add new capabilities and perspectives. With investments in technology, a design & engineering studio and a start-up business that uses small, relocatable shops to activate dormant storefronts, we added operating portfolios to our pedigree in projects.
Now we could not only get shops and restaurants open on time, but in less time and with better up time, too.
The working relationship between retail and real estate is evolving. So are we.
As the role of physical shops and restaurants is assured in an industry reinventing itself around customer experience, our focus on the fundamental ingredient in the shopping centre experience remains: retail and restaurant space customers can shop and dine in.
At the same time, new commercial and physical agility is blurring the traditional line between landlords and tenants. Property technology and building methodology is productising specialised services.
Vindico’s mission remains the same, but in a world where we work across brands and buildings in a more accessible and flexible business model to get shops and restaurants open and earning.
Senior Project Manager
Al Tayer Group
We are a diverse group of sixty retail design, engineering, management and technical professionals focused on doing whatever it takes to get our clients' shops and restaurants open and earning.
Following a successful corporate retail property career in construction and development roles across North America and Europe, Marc co-founded Vindico and sits on the Group Board. Marc is co-Founder and Director of Pop Retail LLC and co-founder and CEO of Volstrukt LLC based in Austin TX, USA.
Peter has worked with retail tenants in marketing, management and development roles in shopping centre and airport projects across Australia, USA and UK before co-founding Vindico. Based in Australia, Peter sits on Vindico's Group Board, is a Co-founder of Volstrukt LLC and a Director of Pop Retail LLC.
A foundation member of Vindico in 2003, Richard worked on numerous US projects before relocating to the Middle East. Having successfully launched the west coast office for a leading US retail architectural practice, Richard returned to Vindico in 2014, joining the Board as Managing Director a year later.
Nicci joined Vindico's UK business in 2004 as a retail delivery administrator, supporting project teams and Vindico's first generation technology platforms. As the business grew, Nicci moved into broader operational and financial roles and is now responsible for coordinating financial management and compliance across Vindico's group companies.
Abdullah joined Vindico in 2008 when the business established it's Dubai office as full-time sponsor and executive advisor. Liaising with government and statutory bodies, regional investors and clients, Abdullah plays a key role supporting Vindico's business development, operations and expatriate employee group across the Middle East region.
Richard oversees the execution of Vindico's strategy and coordinates the work of our Management and Leadership Group. With a breadth of experience in both property and retail companies, including executing national brand roll-outs in client and consultant roles, Richard is uniquely placed to deliver on Vindico's 'Brand & Building' growth strategy.
With a background in engineering and telecommunications, Paul lead an in-house retail delivery and technical services team covering 30 operating and development properties across the UAE, Oman and India before joining Vindico in 2013. Working across a range of property and client types positioned Paul to oversee all of Vindico's retail delivery clients and activities, joining the Board in 2018.
Leigh joined Vindico's business administration team in 2015 having relocated from South Africa and enjoying a successful career in the education sector. Supporting the creation and implementation of a range of initiatives across Vindico's back-of-house disciplines, Leigh now oversees business operations as well having direct responsibility for all retail delivery administration staff.
Nihad was a member of our first project team in the Middle East, joining Vindico in 2007 and going on to deliver over 400 shops and restaurants across six development projects. With his extensive network of retailer relationships, Nihad was given the responsibility of leading our 'Brands & Buildings' initiative and growing our brand facing retail delivery business.
Thom joined Vindico in 2012 as a Retail Delivery Manager on the team that successfully delivered The Galleria in Abu Dhabi. With a Bachelors Degree Construction Management, Thom worked as a Project Manager in the UK and Middle East including retail interiors roles with KPS and Havelock AHI, and is now responsible for achieving retail delivery outcomes for Vindico's shopping centre and airport clients across Dubai.
A background in retail design, project management and tenant coordination in her native South Africa lead Lynn to Qatar and a role as Senior Tenant Coordinator on The Pearl in Doha. This experience saw Lynn join Vindico in 2014 to oversee our first project for LuLu Group International in Oman, returning to Doha to oversee the development of Vindico's client base and retail delivery team in Qatar.
Paul joined Vindico in 2013 bringing his mechanical engineering skillset to the team that delivered Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi's largest shopping centre development. His track record in team building and client management saw Paul go on to lead our appointment to deliver retail across developer Aldar's entire retail property portfolio, a key part of overseeing all of Vindico's Abu Dhabi projects and properties.
As the relationship between landlords and tenants tightens, our client base widens around a common need for retail momentum.
Our clients cover the brands and buildings spectrum, from listed REIT's, international retail real estate and airport owners and developers to global and clicks-to-bricks retailers, food & beverage operators and brand licensees. Their retail delivery needs, projects and portfolios are diverse with a common need to bring retail delivery people and processes together to get shops and restaurants open and earning.
Vindico's deep specialisation in the retail delivery discipline allows us to bring value to property supply chains challenged by unpredictable workload, off-site / on-site resourcing and the efficiencies that come from highly evolved networks of relationships and processes. Our flexible solutions and fee structures allow us to add targeted retail delivery capabilities to supply chain partners in construction, architecture, leasing and property & facilities management.
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