CBRE appoints leading retail leasing expert, Will Bolton, to head its out of town retail agency business


CBRE, the global real estate advisor, has appointed leading retail leasing expert Will Bolton to head its Out of Town Retail Agency business in the UK.

Bolton joins CBRE from Review Partners the niche property company which he co-founded following two successful years at Altitude Real Estate LLP (now ARE Properties LLP).

Prior to that Bolton spent 16 years as a property consultant at retail consultancy firm Harvey Spack Field, where as a Partner, he specialised in advising institutional investors, private equity funds and developers on edge and out of town retail.

During his successful career, Bolton has worked on the development and leasing of some of the UK’s largest out of town retail centres including Fosse Shopping Park (Leicester), CastlePoint (Bournemouth), Fort Glasgow (Glasgow), Fort Kinnaird (Edinburgh), Greenwich Shopping Park (Charlton) and Westgate Retail & Leisure Park (Aldershot).

Bolton said: “I am hugely excited as my role presents the opportunity to drive forward the Agency business.”

Phil Cann, head of UK retail at CBRE, said: “Will brings over 20 years’ of experience and knowledge in leasing advisory work particularly within the food and retail out of town sector.  His impressive reputation and extensive relationships with institutional investors, property companies, private equity groups and developers on many retail-led mixed use schemes across the UK, means he is ideally positioned to spearhead the growth of our out of town agency business.”

Will graduated with honours in Urban Estate Surveying at Nottingham Trent University in 1991. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).