CBRE hires trio of senior retail experts to further enhance out-of-town retail offering

Global real estate advisor, CBRE, has announced the appointment of three senior hires in its UK retail team.

Martin Supple will join the firm as an executive director, head of out-of-town retail. He joins from Cushman & Wakefield where he has spent the last 13 years leading the UK Out-of-Town retail team, and most recently as joint head of EMEA Out-of-Town retail. Martin has more than 30 years’ experience in the retail sector with a substantial client network including major retailers and landlords such as B&Q, Morrisons, IKEA, Land Sec and ASi.

In addition, Russell Homer will join CBRE as a Senior Director to also drive growth in the Out-of-Town retail sector. He joins from Cushman & Wakefield where he has spent the last eight years, specialising in retail park asset management. Russell has worked with clients including Threadneedle, Land Sec and Aviva.

The team will also welcome Drew Moore as an executive director in its UK Retail Investment team. Drew joins CBRE from JLL where has been since 2020. He is a former equity partner of Wilkinson Williams and has over 25 years’ experience in the retail investment and development business. He has worked on some of the largest retail warehousing transactions with clients such as Pillar, LIM, BL and Delancey.

These appointments follow a series of key hires in CBRE’s UK retail team, including Andrew Hulme, who joined CBRE last year to lead the national retail investment team, as well as the recent appointment of Richard Bashford, who has also joined the national retail investment team. Together, these professionals bring extensive expertise and knowledge, demonstrating CBRE’s commitment to providing best-in-market service to its clients. Furthermore, the addition of these three senior retail experts will allow the firm to further build on the deep knowledge and expertise in Out-of-Town retail that already exists in the wider team in John Witherell, Adrian Hanley and Suzie Lisle.

Rhodri Davies, head of UK retail at CBRE, said: “The retail warehousing sector has shown its resilience to the changing retail landscape, with strong market performance and increased interest from a wide range of investors. As a result, there has been a high level of activity in recent months, something we expect to continue throughout the remainder of 2022 and beyond. Bringing this group of high calibre individuals together, who have cemented fantastic relationships with both investors and occupiers, is what our clients expect from us at CBRE. We are extremely excited about what the future holds for the retail sector and what these individuals can add to both the business and our clients.”