Johor Bahru, June 17- A team of highly experienced marketing, property and retail specialists has been appointed to oversee and ensure the smooth running of KOMTAR JBCC, an iconic shopping mall in the heart of Johor Bahru, when it opens next month.
Helming the new team is Jennie Parr who has over 25 years of experience in the marketing and management of upmarket shopping and retail complexes. Jennie has also worked on the pre-opening and opening campaigns for Suria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur.
The other key members of the team include Jimmy Chiam, Director of CCN Asia Property Management (CCN APM) who is a veteran in property development, leasing and marketing and operations.
The Team is assembled under Synergy Mall Management Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Damansara Assets Sdn Bhd, which is a member of Johor Corporation’s group of companies.
JCorp President and Chief Executive, Dato’ Kamaruzzaman bin Abu Kassim said, “In delivering the promise of a mall that offers operational excellence of international standards, we have formed a dedicated management company – Synergy Mall Management Sdn Bhd, that can deliver international level mall management and works closely with CCN APM – our top brass leasing partner with extensive retail background.”
He had earlier announced that the occupancy rate for KOMTAR JBCC had reached 90%. “We are very happy that we have managed to secure a high percentage on the occupancy before our opening which is scheduled for next month.”
KOMTAR JBCC features an array of outlets of famous international brands, sophisticated cafés as meet-up places, a modern supermarket, the souk bazaar, children-centric outlets and an activity park. It also includes a state-of–the-art colour coded car park that adopts a more eco and driver friendly system which saves driving time and maximises on security. Shoppers can be assured of an enjoyable, seamless and easy shopping experience, equipped with cutting edge technology.
In catering to business needs, the mall provides secure business venues complete with 24 hours CCTV and roving security officers at strategic locations. It is a place for families to spend an entire day enjoying leisure and fun-packed activities in the modern food and entertainment centre in Johor Bahru.
“As promised, we are bringing in a good mix of the international renowned brands such as the first South-East-Asia’s Angry Bird’s Activity Park, Marks and Spencer, Sephora, Metrojaya, Padini Concept, Brands Outlet, Stadium, Tony Romas and many more,” Dato’ Kamaruzzaman said.
Over 30% of retailers in KOMTAR JBCC are new tenants which include international brands such as Swarovski, Fossil, Chanel, Tumi, Estee Lauder, Kiehl’s, Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Pandora, Stadium, PUMA, The North Face, Bratpack, Jelly Bunny, Tizio, The Kitchen Shop, Haagen-Dazs, Sushi Zanma, Penang Street and Fat Burger.
KOMTAR JBCC is strategically positioned to be the main shopping and entertainment destination north of the Causeway for visitors from surrounding regions. It is Malaysia’s main entry point in the southern corridor, currently welcoming 60% of the tourist to the country.
When fully completed, the whole JBCC development will include the KOMTAR JBCC shopping mall, offering 405,000 sq. ft of unrivalled retail experience, two high-rise towers – a renovated Menara KOMTAR and new Menara Johor Land, and a new four-star hotel to serve both local residents as well as visitors from Singapore and abroad.
In years to come, KOMTAR JBCC is seen to revitalise downtown Johor Bahru and contribute to the growth of the local economy by providing local entrepreneurs with new platforms to promote their products whilst increasing job opportunities for Johor residents.
About JOHOR CORPORATION.
Johor Corporation (JCorp) was established as a public enterprise and a statutory body via Johor Enactment No. 4 1968 (as amended under Enactment No. 5, 1995). As a State Investment Corporation, JCorp through its Group of Companies is involved in core businesses encompassing Plantation Sector, Specialist Healthcare, Foods & Restaurants Services, Property Development, Support Services and Investment, Hospitality, Entrepreneur Business as well as New Businesses.
JCorp has since become a prominent player in several of its core businesses, particularly in Specialist Healthcare as well as Foods & Restaurants Services Sectors. The Plantation Sector has operations and business interests not only in Malaysia, but also in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and United Kingdom. The Foods & Restaurants Services Sector spans Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia and India. Meanwhile, the Specialist Healthcare Services Sector domestically spearheaded by JCorp has been expanded to Indonesia, Australia, Thailand and Bangladesh.
About DAMANSARA ASSETS SDN. BHD.
Damansara Assets Sdn. Bhd. (DASB) is the property investment and management arm of Johor Corporation and its group of companies. Established in 1994 with a paid up capital of RM633 million, DASB is today one of the country’s leading companies in the sector, employing more than 200 employees and managing a land bank of over 5 million sq. ft. of retail and commercial space.
Awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification by SIRIM, DASB is committed to provide the best services in the industry and is also a member of the prestigious International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) and Malaysia Association of Shopping and High-rise Complex Management.
About SYNERGY MALL MANAGEMENT SDN BHD
Synergy Mall Management Sdn Bhd (SMMSB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Damansara Assets Sdn Bhd, was incorporated on 26th June 2010. With an Authorised Capital of RM1,000,000 and Paid-Up Capital of RM250,000, SMMSB core business is the commercial property management consisting of shopping centres and office towers with potential to be injected into public Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT).
Its main activities include marketing and leasing of retail and office spaces, management of parking spaces, cleaning, security and maintenance services.
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