CBRE adds to its UK Retail Investment Team with Key Hire

Global real estate advisor, CBRE, has today announced the appointment of Richard Bashford as a Senior Director in its UK Retail Investment team.

Richard joins from Fawcett Mead, where he has spent the last seven years as a director, focusing on the national retail investment market. Prior to this, he was a Director in JLL’s National Retail Investment team. He has over 25 years’ experience in the retail property sector and has advised a broad range of clients including AEW, CBRE Investment Management, Columbia Threadneedle, Legal & General, Patrizia and Amsprop.

Richard’s new role will encompass all aspects of Retail Investment, with an emphasis on the national high street, out-of-town and retail repurposing. He will work on projects throughout the UK but will be based in CBRE’s Bristol office.

Richard’s appointment follows CBRE’s recent agreement to acquire CWM, a leading independent retail and leisure property consultancy in the United Kingdom. CWM advises more than 60 leading retail brands in the UK and the acquisition will significantly strengthen the firm’s retail and leisure real estate capabilities across the region.

Richard Bashford added: “After seven enjoyable years with Fawcett Mead, I am very pleased to be joining CBRE. The retail property market continues to evolve at great speed, and I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues to provide the best advice for clients.”

Rhodri Davies, Head of UK Retail at CBRE

Richard joins our market leading retail team at a time of significant growth and evolution. We are anticipating an increase in retail investment activity this year as the economic recovery continues and Richard’s experience and expertise will be of huge value to our clients.

Rhodri Davies, Head of UK Retail at CBRE