Giles Membrey is the Managing Director of Rioja Estates Ltd. He is a pioneer of the designer outlet market, having played a leading role in introducing outlets into the UK in the 1980s and has since successfully developed retail destinations across Europe. Giles has over 25 years of experience in out-of-town retail development, outlet development and European-wide experience.
Previously, with Edward Erdman, Giles was responsible for setting up one of the first factory outlets centres in the UK in Swindon. Then he developed Mansfield with Richardson/Tarmac. Throughout an outstanding career Giles has built and maintained solid working relationships with leading developers, financial institutions and retailers, paving the way for Rioja Estates Ltd. to offer the market the very best in joint venture partnerships. As well as being responsible for several specific factory and designer outlet scheme projects in the UK, Europe and CEE: Budapest, Bratislava, Bordeaux, Geneva, Cannock, Prague, Finland and Ireland.
Giles is a former Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), for five years in European Outlet Conferences.
We at ACROSS are looking forward to an even closer cooperation and exciting exchange of ideas and information!
The board currently consists of 23 members
The ACROSS Advisory Board’s declared aim is to offer its expertise in topic identification and formulation. The board currently has 23 members. There will be a semi-annual discussion process whereby the advisory board identifies the challenges and opportunities that 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
- Giles Membrey, Founder and Managing Director of Rioja Estates
- 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.