Richard Bashford. Credit: CBRE

CBRE hires new Director for UK Retail Investment Team

CBRE has announced the appointment of Richard Bashford as a Senior Director in its UK Retail Investment team.

Richard joins from Fawcett Mead, where he has spent the last seven years as a Director, focusing on the national retail investment market. Prior to this, he was a Director in JLL’s National Retail Investment team. He has over 25 years’ experience in the retail property sector and has advised a broad range of clients including AEW, CBRE Investment Management, Columbia Threadneedle, Legal & General, Patrizia, and Amsprop.

Richard’s new role will encompass all aspects of Retail Investment, with an emphasis on the national high street, out-of-town and retail repurposing. He will work on projects throughout the UK but will be based in CBRE’s Bristol office. His appointment follows CBRE’s recent agreement to acquire CWM, an independent retail and leisure property consultancy in the United Kingdom. CWM advises more than 60 retail brands in the UK.

Rhodri Davies, Head of UK Retail at CBRE said: “We are anticipating an increase in retail investment activity this year as the economic recovery continues and Richard’s experience and expertise will be of huge value to our clients.”

Richard Bashford added: “After seven enjoyable years with Fawcett Mead, I am very pleased to be joining CBRE. The retail property market continues to evolve at great speed, and I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues to provide the best advice for clients.”

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