Rob is a leading figure in the retail property industry. He has an in-depth understanding of the retail industry and has advised throughout his career most of the leading UK property companies and Institutions, as well as many of the top 50 UK retailers.
Previously with Healey & Baker (now Cushman & Wakefield) and Lunson Mitchenall, Rob has dealt with over 40 shopping centres in his career in a variety of roles such as development, leasing and asset management and his landlord clients have included Intu, Land Securities, Hammerson, Westfield, M & G and Lend Lease.
Rob’s knowledge of the retail industry has been developed by his strong relationships with retailers that he has advised throughout his career. These include JD, River Island, Next, Debenhams, Monsoon, Mango, M & S and Arcadia. Rob is also active in assisting retailers cross borders either entering the UK or other international markets from the UK.
On the investment side of the business he has been involved in numerous shopping centre acquisitions, including the purchase of The Metrocentre in 1995, which at the time was the largest shopping centre acquisition to date in the UK. More recently assisting with the acquisition of Wandsworth Southside for Invesco.
Despite being a confessed workaholic, Rob makes time outside the office for his passion for military history, walking battlefields, the theatre and following his football team, Arsenal.