Gilliard, who previously worked for Cushman & Wakefield for five years, joins from JLL where he was a director in the firm’s London retail team. He has more than a decade of experience working on a wide variety of projects for both landlords and occupiers.
Leasing deals and landlord instructions have included Seven Dials on behalf of Shaftesbury and the LaSalle Investment Management London Retail portfolio. In addition, he has undertaken retail leasing for luxury residential developers, institutional investors and a range of private investors in the core central London markets.
Peter Mace, Head of Central London Retail at Cushman & Wakefield, commented: “Duncan has advised a range of international retailers on their UK strategy and store acquisition programmes in London. He has worked with high profile brands such as Aquascutum, Fortnum & Mason, The Kooples and Estée Lauder and we are very pleased to be welcoming him back. He will advise on a number of prestigious projects in Central London, continuing to focus on the higher end sector of the market.”
Duncan Gilliard, Partner, Central London Retail at Cushman & Wakefield added: “I am delighted to be back at Cushman & Wakefield working in the retail team who have a fantastic reputation, enviable client list as well as phenomenal global coverage. I look forward to continuing to specialise in London retail leasing, working closely with Peter Mace and the wider team”.