United Real Estate Company K.S.C.P (URC), one of the leading real estate developers in the MENA region, has announced a full acquisition of Abdali Mall by 100% ownership under its regional subsidiary, United Real Estate Company – Jordan. The Abdali Mall full acquisition transaction included a transfer of ownership with all associated obligations before the official Jordanian authorities to become a (100%) full ownership by United Real Estate Company – Jordan.
The acquisition deal included an exchange of assets between United Real Estate Company – Jordan and Abdali Investment and Development Company, in which United Real Estate Company – Jordan has swapped its (40%) stake in Abdali Boulevard Company against
Commenting on this announcement, Mr. Ahmad Kasem, URC’s Acting Chief Executive Officer said: “The Abdali Mall full acquisition deal is amongst URC’s planned strategies in leveraging our MENA region investment portfolio towards a diversified sustainable growth, enhancement of
Mr. Augostino Sfeir, Chief Investment Officer, added: “The Abdali Mall acquisition is part of URC’s strategy in balancing its sources of income and structuring a diversified portfolio of businesses and assets towards increased profitability measures in line with the economic and investment environment in the targeted countries.”
Opened to the public in 2016, Abdali Mall is a fully integrated shopping mall spanning over 227,000 square meters in Amman, Jordan. The development includes a total leasable area of over 55,000 square meters and embraces a new design of merged indoor and outdoor retail spaces to provide a complete integrated retail experience through its diverse tenant mix of international brands, dining and entertainment options, advanced cinema complex and a unique open-air food court. Abdali Mall also includes innovative sustainability design features such as water and energy conservation, natural lighting, sustainable air-conditioning systems
Abdali Mall was recognized for its excellence by the Cityscape Global 2016, winning ‘Best Retail Project’ for Emerging Markets in the Retail Project (Built) category.
United Real Estate Co. K.S.C.P (URC) is one of the Middle East and North Africa’s leading real estate developers, with consolidated assets of KD 622 million (US$ 2 Billion as of 30 September 2018). Headquartered in Kuwait, URC was founded in 1973 and was listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange in 1984.
URC primarily operates through a number of operating subsidiaries and investment arms across the MENA region. The company’s core business is real estate development and operations and enjoys a diversified portfolio of assets that include retail complexes, hotels, residential properties, and high-rise office buildings.
URC’s operations extend to construction and contracting, facility management, and project management through its several subsidiaries. The company’s portfolio of assets and businesses are geographically spread across a number of countries through several assets such as Marina World, Marina Hotel, and KIPCO Tower in Kuwait, Salalah Gardens Mall & Residences in Oman, Abdali Mall in Jordan, Raouche View 1090 in Lebanon, Aswar Residences in Egypt, and Assoufid in Morocco.
URC’s majority shareholder is KIPCO Group, one of the biggest holding companies in the Middle East and North Africa, with consolidated assets of US$ 32.7 billion as
Mohammed Al Tawwash
Assistant Vice President – Corporate Communications & Client Relations
United Real Estate Company
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