Chief executive, McArthurGlen UK
It’s hardly been the year for the landlord or property developer, with retail schemes incomplete or being put on hold. But McArthurGlen’s chief executive Julia Calabrese is one of the luckier few and the only property executive to make it onto the list. It’s an accolade that reflects the designer discount outlet company’s synchronicity with our times.
McArthurGlen has reported sales growth - up 6% according to the group’s latest figures - and has recorded footfall of 30 million visits in the UK and 70 million across the group. With 27 new brands taking space at the group’s seven UK outlets and many of those comprising outlet firsts for the UK, Calabrese continues to add excitement to the McArthurGlen proposition.