No.1 in Europe

The world's most sought-after luxury, designer and premium brands, offering year-round savings of up to 70%

We are the leading owner, developer and manager of designer outlets in Europe. 
Our ever-expanding portfolio comprises 25 centres close to major cities in ten countries across Europe and Canada. 

Creating the finest retail experiences

As the pioneer of designer outlet retailing in Europe, we continue to shape the concept of destination shopping for our local communities and our international visitors.

With our single-minded focus on our customers, we build beautifully crafted shopping environments, with contemporary dining and entertainment offerings for all the family.

 

675,000 sq m of retail space

25 centres in 10 countries

90 million visitors every year

McArthurGlen was founded in Europe by the Kaempfer Partners in 1993.

Two years later, we opened Europe’s first designer outlet, Cheshire Oaks in the UK.

In 2013, McArthurGlen became a joint venture between the Kaempfer Partners and Simon Property Group Co. (NYSE SPG), a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations.

 

Leadership profiles

Chairman of McArthurGlen, Europe's largest owner, developer and manager of designer outlets, J.W. 'Joey' Kaempfer, Jr founded the company in 1993. After graduating with a BA from New York University's Washington Square College and an MBA from Harvard University, Mr Kaempfer went on to found The Kaempfer Company in 1977, a diversified real estate development, management and construction firm based in Washington, D.C. and merged The Kaempfer Company with one of the US's largest property owning companies, Vornado Realty Trust, in 2003.

Mr Kaempfer is passionate about design and architecture, having worked with some of the world's most highly regarded architects over the course of his 40 year career in property.  In his spare time, he has been a guest lecturer at many universities including Harvard Graduate School of Design and serves on the board of a number of charitable organisations.

Julia J. Calabrese

Julia Calabrese joined McArthurGlen in 1998 as Chief Operating Officer, becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2002.  During her 18-year tenure as CEO, she led a rapidly expanding business that had just two designer outlets in 1995 and today operates 25 centres in 10 countries.  Prior to joining McArthurGlen, Julia was the Senior Managing Director of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States at Cushman & Wakefield, the global real estate services company.

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Susie McCabe was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the McArthurGlen Group in September 2018, becoming Co-CEO two years later. Prior to joining McArthurGlen, she spent four years at Under Armour Inc as Senior Vice President of Global Retail. Before that, Susie spent 16 years with Ralph Lauren Corporation in a number of senior roles in both its full price and outlet businesses.  She also chaired the company’s Retail Diversity Council for nine years.

Joan Jove - Co-CEO

Prior to his appointment as Co-CEO, Joan Jove was McArthurGlen’s Managing Director, Southern Europe and Canada, from 2015 to 2020, overseeing the operations of five designer outlets in Italy and three across Canada, Spain and Greece.  Before that he spent seven years working in the company’s real estate development team and was the Development Director responsible for delivering McArthurGlen’s new designer outlets in Vancouver and Málaga.

Simon joined McArthurGlen as Deputy Chairman in 2013 from leading City commercial law firm Nabarro LLP, where he was the firm's Senior Partner from 2001 until 2012.

Simon's strong relationship with McArthurGlen started in 1993 when he became the company's key legal advisor, helping to guide the company through crucial business strategies that have shaped the success of McArthurGlen today.

During his time at Nabarro LLP, Simon spent two years in New York as the firm's US representative partner. He was formerly on the board of London First, the not-for-profit business organisation.

Mark Epstein joined McArthurGlen in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.  Mark Epstein is responsible for the financial operations of the Group, and relationships with investors and lenders.  In addition, he is actively involved with securing institutional and private financing for McArthurGlen projects. Immediately before joining McArthurGlen, he was co-founder and served as the Chief Financial Officer of private equity firm Tailwind Capital Partners.

 

Mark has been involved in the real estate and investment business for the past 25 years. He received his BS degree in Engineering from Brown University in the US and attended Harvard University, from where he received his MBA.

Gary Bond

Gary Bond joined McArthurGlen as Development Director in 1996, fresh from his award-winning role in the redevelopment of the largest privately financed regeneration project in the UK - the 57-hectare rail works site in Swindon.

 

Overseeing McArthurGlen's acquisition and development programme, Gary and his team have developed over 675,000m2 of retail space to date.

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Michael Natas was appointed the joint Managing Director Development in May 2017. He has a wealth of development experience and has spearheaded some of the Group’s key projects over the past 12 years, including the 120 million euro development in France of Provence Designer Outlet – the Group’s 23rd centre.

 

Mike is a well-known figure in the international property, real estate and development community. Over the past decade, he has been instrumental in driving growth for the business, he has helped boost the Group’s gross lettable area (GLA) from 300,000 m2 to over 675,000 m2, working on a succession of large investment projects from inception to completion and including financing, planning, development and asset management.

Sustainability

Our goal is to make a positive impact on the communities we are part of. We have a recycling and environmental management programme in place across our portfolio and we are dedicated to reducing consumption of water and energy. We use energy from renewable sources wherever possible - our La Reggia Designer Outlet near Naples has one of the largest solar panel installations of any European retail scheme.

Community

We believe we have a responsibility to make a social and economic contribution to the communities we serve. With over 30,000 people employed in our centres, we are a major provider of jobs and training to our local communities, while our expansion programme continues to attract new investment and tourist income to the cities and regions in which we operate.