Hard work, passion and commitment

We are a team of hard-working, passionate people, committed to our positive values, the brands we partner with and the towns and cities in which we work.

At McArthurGlen, we are in it for the long haul. Our goal is to build lasting relationships with our brand partners, to design, build and manage centres for people of all ages to enjoy now and for generations to come, and to benefit local communities, bringing employment opportunities and boosting the local economy.

  • Chairman

    J.W. Kaempfer

    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.

  • Deputy Chairman

    Simon Johnston

    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.

  • Chief Executive Officer

    Julia J. Calabrese

    Julia Calabrese is one of the top female influencers in the property business. Responsible for McArthurGlen's entire portfolio across the UK and Europe, Julia was instrumental to the company's buyout of BAA plc in 2002 and the establishment of the European Outlet Mall Fund with TIAA Henderson Real Estate.

    Prior to joining McArthurGlen, Julia served as Senior Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield

  • Joint Managing Director Development

    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 nearly 600,000m2 of retail space to date.

  • Chief Financial Officer

    Mark Epstein

    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.

  • Joint Managing Director Development

    Michael Natas

    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 630,000 m2, working on a succession of large investment projects from inception to completion and including financing, planning, development and asset management.