John is an equity partner and head of Global Retail Services at Cushman & Wakefield. A former President of the British Council of Shopping Centres, he has specialized in the retail sector for the last 35 years and has worked on more than 50 new shopping centres and retail parks throughout the UK. He has also advised on several shopping centres elsewhere in the World including Italy, Spain, France, Russia, India and China.
He headed the team which advised on the development of the Bull Ring in Birmingham, and Xanadu in Madrid and is currently engaged in work on major projects throughout the UK and elsewhere in Europe.
He has travelled extensively throughout North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and Europe to visit and study Shopping Centre developments.
He has also advised a number of European and US retailers on aspects of their national and international expansion and rationalization programmes.
About Cushman & Wakefield:
Cushman & Wakefield is the world's largest privately‐held commercial real estate services firm. The company advises and represents clients on all aspects of property occupancy and investment, and has established a preeminent position in the world’s major markets, as evidenced by its frequent involvement in many of the most significant property leases, sales and assignments. Founded in 1917, it has 253 offices in 60 countries and nearly 15,000 employees. It offers a complete range of services for all property types, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, equity, debt and structured finance, corporate finance and investment banking, corporate services, property management, facilities management, project management, consulting and appraisal. The firm has more than $3.7 billion in assets under management globally.