Rob is the CEO of Time Retail Partners and a leading figure in the industry. He has an in-depth understanding of the retail industry and throughout his career has advised many 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 including development, leasing and asset management. 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. Some of which include M&S, River Island, Next, Debenhams, Monsoon, Mango and Arcadia.
Rob is active across Europe, USA and Canada, assisting retailers with cross border expansion and helping landlords identify new brands and new market entrants.
On the investment side of the business he has been involved in numerous shopping centre acquisitions, including the purchase of Metrocentre in 1995, which at the time was the largest shopping centre acquisition to date in the UK.
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.