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.”

Tags: ,

Sign up for our ACROSS Newsletter. Subscribe to ACROSS Magazine.

Ticker MORE


The European Council of Shopping Places (ECSP), the voice for Europe’s retail property sector, has today announced the launch of its new risk and resilience working group. The group was set up in collaboration with SAFE Asset Group, an international advisory and certification organisation and a partner of ECSP

Cushman & Wakefield Hires Ben Binns for Senior EMEA Retail Role

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Ben Binns as Head of Cross Border Retail Agency, EMEA, the latest strategic senior hire for the firm this year.

SES Spar European Shopping Centers continues to invest in its own power generation

SES is setting up an additional large-scale photovoltaic installation on Top of the Shopping Centers “MARIANDL” in Krems. This marks the third large-scale photovoltaic system for a SES-Centers.

Collaboration is Key to Rebuilding the Retail Ecosystem

Societies have changed, retail has changed, and so must architecture and the real estate industry. “Le 31” has become a model for Redevco’s vision on how to redefine retail and create a connected community of stores, partners, and visitors.

What Does the Permanent Shift in Consumer Behavior Mean for Retail Destinations?

The last two years have shown us that nobody can predict the future, but: Understanding detailed customer behavior and responding with specific value and service are no longer “extras” with respect to the retail business model – they are essential to survival.

Over 40 million products at

The ever-growing product range: Online marketplace now offers more than 40 million products from over 8,000 online retailers. In recent months, 10 million new items have been added, especially to the homeware, electronics, kitchen & household product worlds.