Montagu Evans beefs up in retail with two partner recruits & announces string of senior promotions
Montagu Evans has announced two senior hires from CBRE on the retail side of the business alongside a number of promotions.
Chris Keen joins as a Partner in the retail and leisure team to start a new supermarket sector specialism at the firm. He joins after 15 years at CBRE where he was Senior Director. Montagu Evans said he is one of the market’s leading supermarket specialists and focuses primarily on advising landlord’s on rent reviews, renewals, lease re-gears, agency and investment.
John Prestwich has joined the firm after four years at CBRE where he was Senior Director and Head of UK Shopping Centre Management.
Prior to that Prestwich was Head of Retail Property Management at Cushman and Wakefield.
Montagu Evans said: "Prestwich’s appointment presents considerable synergies and consolidation of Montagu Evans’ expertise in this sector. The firm already has 4.5m sq ft under management having secured 18 shopping centre mandates in the last 18 months, including most recently The Mall in Camberley on behalf of Surrey Heath Borough Council.
In addition the firm has made a raft of promotions across its offices
Jon Bradburn, Planning, London
Tom Mudd, Professional Services, London
Anne Clarke, HR, London
Alan Fitzpatrick, Planning, Glasgow
Anna Russell-Smith, Planning, London
Polly Mason, Planning, London
David Taylor, Planning, London
Paul Surgeon, Rating, Manchester
Adam O’Neale, Retail, London
Will Seamer, Professional Services, London
Jenny Kay, Professional Services, London
Jo O’Mara, Management, London
Nick Travis, Management, London
Senior Planner: David Mabb, Planning, London
Senior Surveyor: Henry Elwess, Retail, London
Montagu Evans’ Managing Partner, Rob Bower said: “The recruitment of Chris and John brings further significant expertise to the services we are able to offer our retail sector clients. The promotions reflect the outstanding contribution these people have made to our business and our clients’ businesses; I would like to thank them all for their hard work”.
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