R E T A I L R E A L E S T A T E C O N S U L T A N T S
R2E Consultants Inc
Walter Kleinschmit CRX CSM CLS
Providing advisory and management services
To Real Estate Owners/Developers
Advisory Services to Real Estate Owners
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
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
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Akaria – Al Wasl Project – Riyadh
Part of multi-disciplinary team master planning a new city. Providing market insight and retail definition
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.
Tamimi Markets – Lifestyle Centre in Al Khobar
Define a merchandising mix, leasing program for a community mall anchored by Tamimi Market
Al Rawdah Development – Sedco Holding - Jeddah
Design review and evaluation of retail strategy
Sanga Bay Capital – TheSuperCentre – Abuja, Nigeria
Provide design input and define a merchandising mix, for a high-end mixed-use centre
Athaiba Development - Zubair Corporation – Muscat – Oman
Part of Architect team to complete concept design for mixed use project with Lifestyle retail component.
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
Jeddah Waterfront – Jeddah
Provide retail planning input, space allocation, mail layout advice and amenities planning for public space
Knowledge Economic City (KEC) – Al Madinah
Market study, feasibility and master plan retail town centre for KEC.
Rafal Real Estate Dev. – Kempinski Hotel – Riyadh
Plan retail gallery adjacent to hotel, develop merchandise positioning and plan to suit market and hotel.
Taj Mall – Amman – Jordan
Provided master planning to design development, and complete pre-opening requirements assistance.
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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 Mahmal Center – Sedco Holding – Jeddah Repositioning and remerchandising study.
Al Bahar Development – best use / master planning – Downtown Abu Dhabi site
Al Rajhi – Highest and best use assessment / Retail development advice for various land holdings
Al Bajrai / Malhas – Feasibility and master plan of retail malls for Jeddah
Al-Halamah Design Review – Intimaa – Jeddah - Review and recommend a development program
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
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
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Walter Kleinschmit CRX CSM CLS
Established in January 2005 R2E Consultants Inc., a real estate consultancy practice incorporated in Canada, and
practicing primarily in the Middle East and Levant.
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)
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Walter Kleinschmit CRX CSM CLS
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
General Manager, Kingdom Centre, Riyadh Jan 1997 - Dec 2004
VP Real Estate, Al Harthy Corp., Oman July 1989 - Dec 1996
Oper. Mgr, Salam Studio and Stores, Doha & Muscat July 1985 - June 1989
Various retail and shopping centre experience in Canada May 1965 - June 1984
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Trade Centre Co. Ltd
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.
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KEMPINSKI Hotel & Retail
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
and be financially
sustainable as a stand
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brief to architect,
during design process
and assist in planning
integration of retail in
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Halim & Omar Salfiti
Define project parameters and positioning. Worked closely with
F+A in design development. Participated in all aspects of pre-
opening - from leasing direction and management structure.
High end Fashion content anchored by Aishti, Louis Vuitton, etc.
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Doha , Qatar
Project Brief: Retained to
provide project architect
design brief, participate in
design development, advise
on retail mall master plan and
The Gate is a high end
Boutique Mall in the West Bay
Assisted with management
organization and recruited
General Manager for The
Gate, who continues to be
employed by Owner.
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