Retail International® 
Retail Shopping Centre Consultants
1993-2018 25th. Anniversary


Global Retail & Shopping Centre Consultants
Independent Retail Consultancy Est. 1993.
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Retail International®
Founder - Simon Thomson
Emerging Markets & High End Brands
Retail International® is an independent retail consultancy owned and founded in 1993 by Simon Thomson providing professional advisory and consultation  services to the retail industry.

Fully Independent. The firm has no connection with any other company trading with a similar name.
Simon Thomson enjoys a distinguished career spanning more than 30 years in the international shopping centre and retail business having been and continuing to be involved with the development of leading shopping centres and cross border retailing in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Australia, & USA.
The firm specialises in emerging markets especially The Middle East, North Africa, Russia and the CIS States.
On a global scale RI is reaching out to high end retail brands seeking unique retail partners in countries with fast expanding  economies.

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Professional Track Record
Simon Thomson is an Independent Retail Consultant. He served as a Member and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London for some 30 years and for more than 10 years as a U.S. Real Estate Counsellor. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers based in New York and was a founding Director and past Secretary of The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres based in Dubai, of which he continues to serve.
  1. Independent
    The firm is fully independent and the ownership privately held by Simon Thomson.
  2. Impartial
    The firm prides itself on giving impartial professional advice free from any third party influences and does not operate as a broker.
  3. International
    The firm and its founder have a combined experience of operating worldwide over many years in both established and emerging markets.
The Original MENA Retail Consultancy ~ Est. 1993.