Cushman recruits head of UK retail occupier agency

By Paul Norman - Wednesday, November 08, 2017 14:57

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Cushman & Wakefield has recruited Kevin Farrow as Head of UK Retail Occupier Agency.

Cushman said the appointment of Farrow as Partner will build further growth and coordination of the firm’s significant Retail Occupier Services business in the UK and platform into Europe.

Farrow, previously Senior Director at CBRE, has more than 35 years’ retail experience, focused largely on the premium, luxury and international retail sectors in the UK market, introducing brands such as Victoria's Secret, Nespresso and Tesla to the UK.

Notable deals include: the 50,000 sq ft Victoria's Secret flagship on Bond Street; De Beers’ first dedicated diamond store, also on Bond Street; the first New Balance global experience store on Oxford Street, and the Westfield London Tesla flagship, again the first of its type in the world. Farrow recently concluded the acquisition of Victoria Secret's 20,000 sq ft flagship store in Glasgow, just as another acquisition – the brand's Dublin flagship on Grafton Street – prepares to open towards the end of this year.

Justin Taylor, Head of EMEA Retail, Cushman & Wakefield, said: “Technology is changing consumer behaviour, redefining the store footprint and space required by occupiers. Kevin’s addition to the team will strengthen our offering and ensure we are providing the best insight and advice to occupiers, reflecting trends from around the world.”

Kevin Farrow, who will join Cushman & Wakefield in the New Year, said: “I am excited and energised by the opportunity to join the market-leading retail team at Cushman & Wakefield, adding my core strengths of advice, experience and deal making to the exceptional talents of my new colleagues.”

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