Expansion Continues for AS Retail

AS Retail, the niche retail property advisory company founded in March 2015, continues to expand with the appointment of Rob Jones as Director.

Rob, who has over 10 years’ of professional experience, joins from the Shopping Centre Leasing Team at CBRE where he spent two years working with major clients including Legal & General, Schroders, Land Securities and Hermes. Rob spent 8 years prior at Brasier Freeth where he focussed on High Street and Shopping Centre leasing work nationwide plus providing advice to occupier clients.

He will focus on providing advice to Occupier and Landlord clients nationwide, delivering additional experience and depth to AS Retail’s core disciplines of shopping centre and high street leasing, site acquisition and disposals programmes plus providing investment and development advice.

This is the fourth hire for AS Retail in the two years since inception. The team has expanded expeditiously to date, with the appointment of lease advisory specialist Eleanor Oldershaw in November 2015 followed by the hires of Charlotte Lodge as Marketing Assistant and James Jenkins as Surveyor last year.

Andrew Shepherd, Director at AS Retail said: “Rob brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and complementary contacts within the retail industry. He will be a major driver in the development of our shopping centre and high street portfolios whilst strengthening our market presence from its existing platform. I am delighted that he has chosen to join us and am excited about the prospects for the future of the company”.

Rob Jones comments: “I am thrilled to become part of the dynamic team at AS Retail at a time where they are clearly going from strength to strength. They have an impressive existing client base, and I am excited to get to work on their varied workload and also bring with me my own network of contacts.”