Nigeria’s largest mall, ‘Ado Bayero Mall’ (which is also the first mall in Northern Nigeria) in Kano city has appointed Beyond Squarefeet for mall management. The project is being developed by Alpine Investment Services Limited through a Special Purpose Vehicle known as Beverly Development & Realties Limited.
Commenting on the appointment, Siddharth Sahgal, Mall Mechanic and Chief Managing Officer, Beyond Squarefeet, said: “Having worked with more than 20 malls in Asia, we are now establishing ourselves in developing markets of North and Western Africa. Our international exposure in mall management will help us in creating landmark and successful malls in these markets. Our intention is to create maximum returns for both the stake holders and retailers, while keeping in mind the socio – economic factors too.”
Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, Vice Chairman and CEO, Alpine Investment Services, stated: “In our goal to create a mall of international stature, we have put in the best available resources and service providers to ensure that this mall would become a benchmark for all upcoming malls not only in Nigeria, but in West Africa.”
Ado Bayero will house international retailers such as Shoprite, and Game and offer international cuisines. The mall is currently under fit-outs and will soon open with the key anchors, family entertainment centre, multiplex, etc. Alpine Investment Services Limited is planning to setup similar malls across Nigeria based on success of the project.
Beyond Squarefeet focusses on mall conceptualization, mall positioning, marketing and leasing, asset and mall management, and mall re-orientation. It has managed mall development and operations of more than 40 million sq.ft., spread across India. Beyond Squarefeet currently hand-holds 19 malls spread over 12 million sq.ft. across India and Nepal. Some of the key current projects of Beyond Squarefeet are DLF Mall of India (Noida), Omaxe Connaught place (Greater Noida), Logix City Centre (Noida), Aashima mall (Bhopal), Lonavala Square (Lonavala), Gokulam Galleria (Calicut, Kerala), RP mall (Kollam, Kerala), K10 mall (Jalna), Oberon Mall (Cochin), an un-named mix-use project in Thrissur, CG Malls and CG Retail across Nepal, etc. A few of the past projects of Beyond Squarefeet include, LULU International Shopping Mall (Cochin, Kerala), Neptune Magnet mall (Mumbai), Bergamo (Chennai), Moments mall (Delhi), and Parco mall (Doha, Qatar), among others.