Cityland Selects Yardi Software Platform to Manage Operations for the World’s First Nature-Inspired Cityland Mall


Single connected solution will streamline property management of over 1 million square feet of leasable retail space in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, Oct. 10, 2018 – Cityland Real Estate Development, the developer of the world’s first nature-inspired retail shopping and entertainment center, has chosen Yardi Voyager® for its property management and accounting operations. The Cityland Mall, featuring over 350 retail stores restaurants with an expansive of 200,000 sq.ft . “Central Park’ conceived within the mall property will soon open its door for public. It will also feature easy visitor access to Global Village, UAE’s top leisure and Entertainment Destination with approximately 6-8 Million visitors per season.

Cityland will automate operations by implementing Yardi Voyager®, which combines property management and accounting with ownership, financials, budgets, forecasts and maintenance. The company will also utilise other integrated solutions from the Yardi platform, including Yardi® Leasing Manager, Yardi® Orion Business Intelligence and Yardi® Procure to Pay. Each solution offers mobile access to workflows and performance metrics, ideal for a busy retail management team.

“This software will significantly enhance our efficiency and enable us to manage our system operations very professionally.  We are very pleased have appointed the market leader in retail management software and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.” said Fahimuddin Sharfuddin, Chief Executive Officer, at Cityland.

“We are excited to welcome Cityland as a client and be involved in some of the world’s most inspiring new retail developments,” said Neal Gemassmer, vice president of international for Yardi. “We are very proud that our expertise continues to be recognised by the leading real estate operators in the Middle East sector.”

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About Cityland Group

Cityland Group, staying true to its tagline “Immersing you in nature”, is committed to creating nature-inspired spaces for communities across the United Arab Emirates. A stellar combination of project development knowhow and expertise in creating unique agricultural and landscaped spaces has long distinguished the developer in the real estate landscape. This is further reinforced by one-of-a-kind projects, such as the renowned Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden. The latest demonstration of its vision is Cityland Mall that is due for launch in 2018 beside Global Village in Dubai.

Cityland Group was founded in 2005 by Mr. Abdel Naser Yasin Musa Rahhal, Vice Chairman, under the esteemed Chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Theyab Bin Tahnoon Bin Mohammed Al-Nahyan. The journey commenced from Al Ain as AKAR Landscaping Services and Agriculture, which was involved in creating large-scale landscapes in the city’s public spaces. The company created Al Ain Paradise Garden – a floral space created from local resources. The attraction earned two Guinness World Records for its vertical landscape, and for exhibiting the largest number of hanging baskets.  The Group portfolio expanded through its acquisition of the US franchise for ‘Orkin’ – the world’s largest pest control company.

About Yardi

Yardi® develops and supports industry-leading investment and property management software for all types and sizes of real estate companies. Established in 1984, Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide from offices in Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. For more information, visit