Binns will join from JLL, where he is a National Director and Head of Cross Border Retail & Leisure in its EMEA Retail team. Prior to joining JLL in 2011, he spent five years at King Sturge based in Central & Eastern Europe; consequently, Binns will be joining Cushman & Wakefield early next month.
At Cushman & Wakefield, Binns will have a regional remit as a key figure within its EMEA Retail team, working predominately with retail and leisure brands looking to move into new markets across Europe and globally, and landlords wanting to attract them. He will work closely with senior colleagues across the EMEA Retail & Leisure teams both at a country and regional level, including Yvonne Court, Head of EMEA Cross Border Retail & Leisure Services, and the wider cross border team.
“Cross border retail and leisure is an area in which Cushman & Wakefield has always excelled in providing senior level advice”, said Robert Travers, Head of EMEA Retail at Cushman & Wakefield. “Ben Binns is one of the few people with the experience and detailed knowledge of markets across the region to provide clients with the value-adding insight into where they need to be and why. He has been doing it for 15 years which, when combined with Yvonne’s deep experience, as well as the rest of the cross border team, gives our retail and leisure clients unrivalled specialist expertise on which to draw.”
Ben Binns added: “I’m excited to be joining Cushman & Wakefield at a time of renewed confidence for the retail sector. Physical retail and leisure destinations remain a key part of the retail mix, but operators need to ensure they get their location strategies right in order to succeed. I know the Cushman & Wakefield team well, and I can’t wait to get started.”