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Colliers International Strengthens London Retail division with New Senior Hire

Top tier global real estate services and investment management company, Colliers International today announced that Rob Hargreaves has joined the company as a consultant in its Retail division, to develop its retail London Tenant Representation business. 

“At a time when the retail landscape is undergoing significant change, innovation and customer focus are key for retailers, so it’s important for us to invest in top-tier talent and to further strengthen our occupier offer,” commented Paul Souber, Head of London Retail at Colliers International commented. “Rob’s deep understanding and knowledge of London will ensure that we continue to provide our clients with the strategic consultancy, brokerage and agency advice that they demand.  Rob is joining to expand our already well established international client portfolio, forging strong relationships with global retailers, bringing them to the capital. He will also be responsible for capturing our ‘prime streets’ leasing mandates.”

Rob, who has over 16 years’ experience in the retail sector, joins Colliers from BNP Paribas Real Estate, where he was a director in the central London retail team for several years. Prior to this, he worked at Savills. He started in the profession at niche retail practices, CWM and Blair Kirkman. Throughout his career, Rob has developed a diverse client base, including major institutional landlords, global retail groups, property companies, start up and new entrant retailers.

Rob Hargreaves, consultant in Colliers Internationals London Retail Team added: “I’m excited to be joining one of the most dynamic London retail property teams, working under the wider umbrella of a leading international business which is growing its market share and paving the future direction of the industry.”

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Paul Souber

Co- Head UK & EMEA Retail

Retail Agency - Central London

London - West End

Paul Souber is a highly experienced London retail property expert, and has a particular specialism in the luxury sector.

He advises major London landlords – including The Crown Estate, Grosvenor, The Church Commissioners and Shaftesbury Plc – on how their retail holdings in the capital can be enhanced through leasing and placemaking.

His consultancy also involves advising various leading brands on their property strategy and sourcing the stores which best serve their strategic needs.

During a career in which he has advised on the leasing of more than 1.5m sq. ft. of shopping space, Paul has worked with clients including Yves St Laurent, Roksanda Ilincic, Gina Shoes, Balenciaga, Oliver Bonas, Boux Avenue, Sweaty Betty and Headmasters.

He is Head of London Retail Agency and Co Head of the EMEA Retail Team at Colliers International

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