Mark Burlton joins CBRE as global executive in retail occupier team


CBRE, a leading global real estate advisor, has appointed Mark Burlton as global executive of its retail occupier team, EMEA.

Burlton will lead the development of CBRE’s retail occupier business in Europe as well as advising its European retail clients on expansion into the US and Asia, and international retailers into Europe.

Burlton joins the business from Cushman and Wakefield where he was global head of cross border retail. Prior to this, he was real estate director Europe for Ralph Lauren and real estate director for Northern Europe for Footlocker UK. During his 20 year career in international retail Burlton has represented clients such as Gap, Ted Baker, TK Maxx and Primark.

Guy Hollis, head of advisory and transaction services, EMEA, CBRE, said: “Retailers are increasingly looking to expand their horizons, and in the last 12 months we have seen a number of US retailers in particular look to launch their brands in continental Europe. Mark’s background, as a retail occupier, a retail landlord and a retail real estate advisor, puts him in a highly advantageous position.  He has unique insight into the retail business and knows what retailers really need from their real estate, yet also understands the physical property itself.  Mark will bring huge value not only to us as we grow our retail offer, but to our clients in helping them devise and implement expansion strategies pertinent to their individual businesses.”

Burlton will be based in London and work closely with Peter Gold, head of cross border retail, EMEA and David Close, director, EMEA occupier cross border and he will join CBRE’s global retail executive group.