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 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.
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 is also on the board of London First, the not-for-profit business organisation.
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 Outlet Mall Fund with Henderson Global Investors.
Prior to joining McArthurGlen, Julia served as Senior Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield
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.
Stephane Labelle joined McArthurGlen as Chief Operating Officer in 2012, bringing with him a wealth of expertise and international experience having worked for some of the leading global names in fashion retail.
Immediately prior to joining McArthurGlen, Stephane was European Vice President of Guess Europe, where he spent 15 years. Previous positions also include President of Zara France, overseeing the brand's expansion in France, Belgium and Japan.
Mark Epstein joined McArthurGlen in January 2010 as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. 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.
Mr. Epstein 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.