Chris Igwe, President of Chris Igwe International and Member of the ACROSS Advisory Board. Credit: Chris Igwe International
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Chris Igwe joins Across Advisory Board

The ACROSS Advisory Board is happy to announce its latest addition and welcomes Chris Igwe as its new member.

Chris Igwe is one of the world’s leading authorities on global retail and highly sought after for his passionate views, deep knowledge, and great insights.  

Based in Paris, he is special advisor to global brands, owners, and investors on strategic matters at his own consultancy firm, Chris Igwe International. He is also Managing Partner at More Or Less, a company which represents exclusively tenants in their portfolio and lease-related problems. 

Chris is Co-Chair of the ULI Europe Retail and Entertainment Council, and a Global Governing Trustee of ULI (Urban Land Institute). 

From 2007 to 2015 he was Senior Director EMEA and Head of Retail, France at CBRE, and before that, Head of Real Estate Europe at Gap, and prior to that Head of Real Estate Europe at Foot Locker Europe. Chris was also Managing Director Europe for ICSC.

His retail clients have included top global brands as well as blue chip investors and landlords. 

Chris is an international speaker, former Jury Member for ICSC, RLI, CNCC, and a long-standing Steering Committee Member and Conference Master of Ceremony (2011 – 2019) for MAPIC. He has also lectured for ICSC, UK’s Bayfield Training, EFAP MBA in Paris and Abu Dhabi Paris Sorbonne University. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering.   

The board currently consists of 22 members

The ACROSS Advisory Board’s declared aim is to offer its expertise in topic identification and formulation. The board currently has 22 members. There will be a semi-annual discussion process whereby the advisory board identifies the challenges and opportunities the industry faces and what burning problems and emerging trends they see.

The ACROSS Advisory Board includes the following industry experts:

  • Christoph Achammer, Chairman of the Board at ATP architects engineers
  • Ben Chesser, Founder and CEO, Coniq
  • Jonathan Doughty, Global Head of Foodservice, Leisure and Placemaking at ECE
  • Scott Dwyer, Group Chief Operating Officer at Atrium
  • Joanna Fisher, CEO of ECE Marketplaces
  • Andreas Hohlmann, Managing Director Germany of the Unibail-­Rodamco- Westfield Group
  • Chris Igwe, Global Retail Expert
  • Yurdaer Kahraman, CEO and Board Member of FİBA Commercial Properties
  • Silvio Kirchmair, CEO of umdasch The Store Makers Management GmbH
  • Daniel Losantos, CEO of Neinver
  • Henrik Madsen, Senior Retail Expert
  • Thomas Mark, President of MK Illumination Group
  • Markus Porvari, Founder of HyperIn
  • Thomas Reichenauer, Co-Founder and Managing Director of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping
  • Dietmar Reindl, COO of Immofinanz Group
  • Walter Seib, CEO of HMSHost International
  • Klaus Striebich, Managing Director of RaRe Advise
  • Jan Tanner, Tanner Real Estate Consulting
  • Peter Tonstad, CEO Placewise Group
  • Patrick van Dooyeweert, CIO/CDO at Multi Corporation
  • Henrike Waldburg, Head of Investment Management Retail at Union Investment
  • Marcus Wild, Member of the Executive Board of Spar Group Austria

Take a look at the current ACROSS Advisory Board.

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