Global real estate advisor, CBRE, announces new appointments to UK retail team


CBRE, the leading global real estate advisor, has announced three new recruits to its UK Retail team, as well as seven new graduate surveyors. These appointments form part of CBRE’s ongoing drive to further strengthen its 160-strong retail team.

CBRE has bolstered its London Tenant Rep team with two new hires. Josh Blatt joins as an associate director after seven years with Cushman & Wakefield and will be focused on London Tenant Rep work within the Retail Advisory & Transaction team along with Ben Selwyn who joins from KLM, where he spent five years specialising in central London retail. Both are reporting to Michael Horwitz.

Suzie Lisle has been appointed as Associate Director. Suzie joins from Lambert Smith Hampton’s Capital Markets team and will be responsible for investment properties transactions with a particular focus on retail.

In addition, the team has added seven new graduate surveyors; Claudia Leighton, Kaye Koumi, Tom Walsh, Callum Harris, Patrick Amoroso, Dominic Barham and Jimmy Bruce.

Rhodri Davies, head of UK retail at CBRE, said: “At a time where the retail landscape is quickly evolving, innovation and creative solutions are front of mind for both retailers and investors. 2017 was a challenging year for the UK retail sector, but our London retail occupier team grew turnover by 84% on the previous year, which reflects their work ethic and commitment to delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients.

There is no doubt 2018 will be another interesting year and we’re investing in a range of talent across the board which will further strengthen CBRE’s offering. Our UK Retail team advised on more than 1,000 leasing deals across 6 million sq ft of retail space with the lease consultancy team advising on over 1,100 lease events, all during 2017.”