CORPORATE PROFILE
R2E Consultants Inc
Walter Kleinschmit CSM CLS

RETAIL REAL ESTATE CONSULTANTS
Providing advisory and management services
To Real Estate Owners/Developers
Advisory Services to Real Estate Owners
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Arabian Centres Company Limited - Riyadh
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Past Assignments
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The Pearl – Qatar – Review business assumptions and update merchandise program for success

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Akaria ...
Walter Kleinschmit CSM CLS
Principal
CONSULTANCY
PRACTICE:
Established in January 2005 R2E Consultants Inc., a real estate...
Walter Kleinschmit CSM CLS
Principal
CONSULTANCY
ASSIGNMENTS:
While General Manager of Kingdom Centre, (on behalf of HRH P...
Gerald Bourassa - Associate
Introduction

Expertise
Analysis

Holder of Bachelor of Science Degree, University of Toledo, ...
Gerald Bourassa - Associate
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Facilities management, maintenance & o...
Representative Projects

R2E CONSULTANTS

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R2E CORPORATE PROFILE

Experience and Client list - January 2014
KINGDOM CENTRE
Riyadh, KSA
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Employer
Kingdom Holding
Trade Centre Co. Ltd
(1997-2005)
Project Brief
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KEMPINSKI Hotel & Retail
Riyadh, KSA
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Client
Rafal

Project Brief
Retained to provide
design direction and
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ANDALUSIA GARDENS
Jeddah, KSA
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Kinan/Savola
Project Brief
Retail planning:
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TAJ MALL
Amman, Jordan

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Client
Halim & Omar Salfiti
Project Brief
Define project parameters and positioning...
THE GATE
Doha , Qatar
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Client
Salam-Bounian
Project Brief: Retained to
provide project architect
design brie...
DUBAI PEARL
Dubai, UAE
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Project Brief: Retained by
Omnix/Dubai Pearl –
developer, to provide local
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ROMADA MALL
Homs, Syria

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Client
Issam Anbouba
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R2E retained to define project size, scope and ...
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Select the proper retail use and tenant for Georges V hotel in
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Retail Real Estate Consultant with 30 years experience in Middle East - specializes in Shopping Centres and Mixed-use projects. Services provided include highest and best use studies, feasibility studies, market positioning, facilities sizing, briefing architect, and support for leasing and pre-opening activities. Principal of firm, Walter Kleinschmit is a member of ICSC and MECSC, and is both CSM and CLS certified by ICSC, and a member if ICSC's International Faculty.

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Corporate profile R2E jan2014 - Retail Real Estate - Development advisory services for Middle East

  1. 1. CORPORATE PROFILE R2E Consultants Inc Walter Kleinschmit CSM CLS RETAIL REAL ESTATE CONSULTANTS
  2. 2. Providing advisory and management services To Real Estate Owners/Developers Advisory Services to Real Estate Owners      Market studies Feasibility studies Master Planning of Mixed use project, and/or free standing Shopping Centre projects Client’s representative – during architect briefing and design development process Hotel management company selection and negotiations Development Assistance for Retail Real Estate Projects      Management Assistance prior to / getting ready for Construction Tender Pre-Opening activities concurrent with period of construction Marketing and Leasing planning and implementation Getting Ready to Open & Grand Opening Planning Post Opening – Asset Management Professional Development    Page 2 Course instructor, seminar leader on various aspect of Retail Real Estate Management development thru mentoring process during consulting assignment Emphasis on knowledge transfer to Client’s Management Team R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
  3. 3. Current/Recent Assignments         Page 3 Arabian Centres Company Limited - Riyadh Provide/define/assist in developing best practices appropriate for a global property owner/management group. Provide management training services to the company. Jeddah Waterfront – Jeddah Provide retail planning input, space allocation, mail layout advice and amenities planning for public space Red Sea Mall – Jeddah Do a technical review, best use analysis and strategic plan for proposed extension of Red Sea Mall Granada Center – Riyadh Do a technical review, best use analysis and strategic plan for proposed extension of Granada Centre Raseel Properties Co. - Riyadh Provide planning input into a mixed use development – market assessment, merchandise mix, retail layout Knowledge Economic City – Al Madinah Master plan the retail town centre for a new city, including merchandising, massing, feasibility study, prepare RFP to select architect, and act as Owner’s rep during design concept and development. Rafal Real Estate Dev. – Kempinski Hotel – Riyadh Plan retail gallery adjacent to hotel, develop merchandise positioning and plan to suit market and hotel positioning, benchmark operation metrics, and assist with marketing and retail leasing. Taj Mall – Amman, Jordan Provided assistance from master plan / massing, design brief, design development, design validation with major retailers, on going assistance with leasing and other pre-opening requirements. TAJ opened in December 2011, successfully leased with targeted brands. R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
  4. 4. Past Assignments  The Pearl – Qatar – Review business assumptions and update merchandise program for success  Akaria Malls – Riyadh, KSA – Redevelopment and releasing of existing and new facilities  Al Bahar Development – best use / master planning – Downtown Abu Dhabi site  Al Rajhi – best use assessment of various land parcels – Retail development advice on central Riyadh parcel  Al Bajrai / Malhas – Feasibility and master plan of retail malls for Jeddah  Al Oula – Best use proposal for a 100,000 sqm site at exit 10, Riyadh  Amwaj Development Co – Amman, Jordan – design development assistance – leasing assistance  Cham Holding – Damascus, Syria – Retail Mall Planning – Tarik Bin Ziad mixed use project in Aleppo  Deera Property Development Co – Amman, Jordan – property development / mix use project assistance  Dubai Pearl Project – Omnix – Proposed mixed use development in Dubai (2005-2007)  Emaar Jordan – Rift Retail – Samarah Dead Sea Project – Plan the retail / service component of the Samarah Dead Sea Project – including design development assistance and merchandise program.  Jeraisy Mall – Riyadh (Carrefour anchored mall)  Kinan Development Co Ltd – Jeddah – KSA – Andalusia mixed use Project –  Romada Mall – Homs, Syria – Carrefour anchored shopping centre – market study, design direction  Salam Group – Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman – Retail and development advisory  Saudi Oger – market study and best use proposal for Sheraton site in Riyadh  Tamkeen Real Estate Co. – Riyadh – KSA – Yasmine Garden Mixed use Project Do a market assessment to size the mall – design brief – business / merchandise plan   Page 4 Yanbu City Centre (RCJY) – Economic and market study for city centre master plan North Amman Mall - Do a market assessment to size the mall – design brief – business / merchandise plan R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
  5. 5. Walter Kleinschmit CSM CLS Principal CONSULTANCY PRACTICE: Established in January 2005 R2E Consultants Inc., a real estate consultancy practice incorporated in Canada, and practicing primarily in the Middle East and Levant. PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION: CLS CSM, International Council of Shopping Centers Bachelor of Commerce Degree, University of Manitoba, 1965 Completed courses and seminars given by University of Manitoba, AMA, IBM, NRMA, Horizons Management Consultants, Retail Council of Canada, and International Council of Shopping Centres. Founding member and Past President of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres. Member of International Council of Shopping Centers. Past Conference Chairman and occasional speaker at MECSC Annual Convention. Member of International Faculty of the ICSC School of Professional Development. Speaker at Cityscape and MEED conferences. Chairman and speaker at Retail City Conference Lecturer at Université de St Boniface Past lecturer at University du Quebec in Montreal (retailing courses) Past lecturer at Sheridan College, Toronto (retail courses) Page 5 R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
  6. 6. Walter Kleinschmit CSM CLS Principal CONSULTANCY ASSIGNMENTS: While General Manager of Kingdom Centre, (on behalf of HRH Prince Alwaleed): Georges V Hotel – retail development Nile Plaza Retail Mall (Part of Four Seasons Hotel) Mövenpick Beirut – retail mall Moskva Four Seasons Hotel (Moscow) – Retail mall component. Saks Fifth Avenue International Expansion Proposed development of Kingdom Centre in Jeddah PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: General Manager, Kingdom Centre, Riyadh VP Real Estate, Al Harthy Corp., Oman Oper. Mgr, Salam Studio and Stores, Doha & Muscat Various retail and shopping centre experience in Canada Page 6 R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Jan 1997 July 1989 July 1985 May 1965 Experience and Client list - January 2014 - Dec 2004 Dec 1996 June 1989 June 1984
  7. 7. Gerald Bourassa - Associate Introduction Expertise Analysis Holder of Bachelor of Science Degree, University of Toledo, Ohio (1978) Has worked for the government and the private sectors in the United States and in the Gulf. Is experienced in the optimization of project planning & execution, in a multinational/cultural environment. Delivers analytical skills, and project management experience economic, financial, demographic studies, company feasibility studies, Finance & Admin. accounting – salaries, recurrent expenditure, capital expenditure, revenues planning – supply/demand, capital forecasts, 5 year + plans budgeting - all time frames accountability, quarterly & annual reporting audit – internal, independent coordination & enforcement contracting – development, review, compliance, enforcement personnel – recruitment, evaluation, promotion, development policy – administrative, service-related, community support services, computer system development & support Operational 7 process, productivity, and result evaluation benchmarking inspection, review emergency & disaster contingency planning R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
  8. 8. Gerald Bourassa - Associate EXPERIENCE: (includes seven years with Saudi Aramco)  Facilities management, maintenance & operation - basic service plants - offices - hospital, clinics, schools - food & dining - recreational - residential & transient housing   Sewage – collection, treatment (multi-level), effluent distribution  Sanitation – waste removal, disposal  Electricity – distribution, stand-by generation  Road construction & maintenance  Agricultural & gardening services  8 Water – exploration, production, transport, storage, filtration, distribution Policy & programs – Community/Facility R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
  9. 9. Representative Projects R2E CONSULTANTS Page 9 R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
  10. 10. KINGDOM CENTRE Riyadh, KSA   Page 10 Employer Kingdom Holding Trade Centre Co. Ltd (1997-2005) Project Brief Employed from design competition stage and remained to 3rd year of stabilised operations. KC is one of most successful high end destination in GCC. Mall is anchored by Saks, and includes many designer brands, the number of which have increased over time. KC includes Four Seasons Hotel, and offices and apartments. R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
  11. 11. KEMPINSKI Hotel & Retail Riyadh, KSA   Page 11 Client Rafal Project Brief Retained to provide design direction and merchandising advice to ensure that the retail podium of Project would add desirability and value to the hotel and residential component and be financially sustainable as a stand alone business. R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
  12. 12. ANDALUSIA GARDENS Jeddah, KSA   Page 12 Client Kinan/Savola Project Brief Retail planning: merchandise mix, positioning, provide brief to architect, client’s representative during design process and assist in planning integration of retail in Mixed use. R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
  13. 13. TAJ MALL Amman, Jordan   Page 13 Client Halim & Omar Salfiti Project Brief Define project parameters and positioning. Worked closely with F+A in design development. Participated in all aspects of preopening - from leasing direction and management structure. High end Fashion content anchored by Aishti, Louis Vuitton, etc. R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
  14. 14. THE GATE Doha , Qatar   Page 14 Client Salam-Bounian Project Brief: Retained to provide project architect design brief, participate in design development, advise on retail mall master plan and retail content. The Gate is a high end Boutique Mall in the West Bay of Doha. Assisted with management organization and recruited General Manager for The Gate, who continues to be employed by Owner. R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
  15. 15. DUBAI PEARL Dubai, UAE   Project Brief: Retained by Omnix/Dubai Pearl – developer, to provide local retail expertise to architect – Chapman Taylor, during design development stages. R2E retained to develop plan, position, and theme retail mall components.  Page 15 Client Omnix Salam International Project was not built due to “external” considerations. R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
  16. 16. ROMADA MALL Homs, Syria   Page 16 Client Issam Anbouba Project Brief R2E retained to define project size, scope and target market, develop architectural brief, assist with design interpretation and development. Provide Owner with business insight applicable to the Retail Real Estate Project R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
  17. 17. OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE        Page 17 Select the proper retail use and tenant for Georges V hotel in Paris. Select retail architect and be Owner’s representative during design development of Moscow’s Moskva Four Seasons Hotel. Provided retail design input to Nile Plaza Four Seasons Hotel, and introduced Beymen to Client, who is the retail anchor there. Negotiated Saks entry into Middle East, negotiated the License for Kingdom and the introduction for Dubai based operations. Maintains continued close relationship with Saks, NY. Extensive dealings with Harvey Nichols on behalf of Moskva project, and Beirut based Client. Extensive dealings with Four Seasons Hotel for Riyadh, Moscow, Muscat (potential) R2E CORPORATE PROFILE Experience and Client list - January 2014
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