CBRE appoints Alastair Robertson-Dunn as a director within its retail agency team

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CBRE has appointed Alastair Robertson-Dunn as a director within its retail agency team.

Robertson-Dunn joins the firm from Bilfinger GVA, where he was director and head of retail, hotels and leisure across the Midlands.

His clients include institutions, property companies, developers, banks, and retailers, advising them on rentals values, asset management and marketing strategies, acquisitions and disposals, lease renewals and development programmes.

Robertson-Dunn has worked on some of Birmingham’s most high profile schemes including Arena Central, Barclaycard Arena, Brindleyplace, The Cube, Fort Dunlop and The Mailbox.

Prior to joining Bilfinger GVA in 2013, Robertson-Dunn was a director of Robertson Brown, a niche commercial retail consultancy in Birmingham, which he co-founded in 2009. He previously worked for JLL in Birmingham before moving to London in 2008 to join the firm’s national retail agency team.

Martin Guest, managing director at CBRE in Birmingham, said: “We are extremely excited about the arrival of Alastair. With a CV that reads like a who’s who of retail and leisure schemes in Birmingham, he is undoubtedly the go to agent for the sector.

“Birmingham is enjoying something of a retail renaissance, with the likes of John Lewis, Grand Central and the revamped Mailbox helping cement the city’s position as a key location on the UK shopping map.

“Alastair’s appointment will give us a stronger foothold in the market and enable us to provide specialist retail consultancy advice from our Birmingham office. It will be great to now have a team based “on the ground” to add to the market presence and experience that our retail division already has in the region.”

Graham Barr, head of CBRE’s national retail division, said: “Alastair brings with him a valuable set of skills and an enviable track record, which makes the range of our services being offered to clients unique within this space. His impressive reputation and extensive relationships with key stakeholders across the retail and leisure sector, means he is ideally positioned to spearhead the growth of our retail agency team.”