1 April-31 December 2021
Jonathan DOUGHTY
Project Director - Leasing Services, ECE MARKETPLACE GMBH & CO.KG

About me

Global Head of Foodservice, Leisure and Placemaking


Jonathan Doughty is Project Director - Leasing Services at ECE. He is responsible for leading ECE’s global food and beverage and leisure activities, for existing and new projects as well as the key relationships with the ECE food and beverage partners and tenants. In November 2017 he launched the “We Love Food” programme across the business and in November 2018 he will launch the "We Love Leisure" programme. With nearly 200 shopping centers under management in 14 countries and 31 billion Euros of Assets under Management (AuM), ECE is the European market leader in the field of inner-city shopping centers. Food and drink is an incredibly important and growing part of these assets. During his 40 years in the foodservice industry, Jonathan has operated around the world extensively in the hotel and restaurant industry, before starting the innovative foodservice consultancy, “Coverpoint”. 20 years later the business was sold to JLL and Jonathan was, for nearly 3 years, Head of EMEA Foodservice Consulting for the property services business. In July 2017 Jonathan joined ECE. He is a graduate of the Metropolitan University of Manchester, a past Worldwide President of the FCSI (Foodservice Consultants Society International), a passionate fundraiser for MacMillan Cancer Support and a trained chef and self-confessed “foodie”.

ECE was founded in 1965 by mail-order company pioneer Werner Otto (1909-2011). It is still owned by the Otto family and is managed by Alexander Otto, CEO of ECE. As a specialist in commercial real estate, ECE provides all services related to properties from one source and creates a clear added value for its customers, partners, and clients by bundling its entire know-how. The market value of the properties managed by ECE (assets under management) currently amounts to 33.5 billion euros. With 199 shopping centers under its management (50 of which are under the management of MEC METRO-ECE Centermanagement GmbH & Co. KG) and activities in 14 countries, ECE is the European market leader in the shopping center industry. More than 4.6 million customers visit ECE centers every day, where approximately 21,000 retail renters generate an annual turnover of around 24 billion euros at all ECE centers combined, which have a total sales area of around 7.3 million square meters. As a further business segment, ECE develops, plans, and builds corporate headquarters, office buildings, industrial buildings, logistics centers, traffic properties, hotels and city quarters.

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Project Director - Leasing Services

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President / CEO / Chairman / Board Member





Your business fields:

Malls, Shopping centers, life place destinations

Who you are looking to meet the most at MAPIC?:

Casual Dining Restaurants; Cafeterias & Coffee shops; Fast Food & Sandwiches; Bar , Wine Bar or Pubs

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