Consultant | Retail
Aiden joined jackson Stops McCabe in 1973. After training as a Surveyor, Aiden's primary activity was in the area of Professional Services adn Commercial Agency. This latter role expanded into Consultancy Services for developers advising on innovative ways to provide business space. In 1987 Aiden set up his own business with Centrum Invest, a Scandinavian company specialising in planning shopping schemes, and advising retailers on expansion strategies.
Aiden returned to Colliers in 2004 as an Associate Director adn Head of Retail.
From late 1980's Aiden has been active in the Retail Property Market, providing consultancy advice for town-centre and shopping centre development, including market studies to determine their optimum scale, tenant mix and profile. He has provided extensive work for leading retailers in acquisition, relocations and disposals.
Increasingly, Aiden has become involved in Destination Consulting, particularly the early planning of large-scale city development. These often include the retail, leisure, sport, tourism, heritage and cultural sectors, where the added value comes from bringing clarity to a project's proposition, its market positioning and branding, to create a holistic approach and solution.
Aiden has 40 years experience in the Irish Commercial Property Market.
Acquisition/expansion work for River Island, Monsoon, French Connection, Karen Millen, Oasis, Coast, Caffe Nero, Holland & Barrett, TK Maxx.
Advisors to Westfield on Debenhams stores deal.
Advisors on various retail schemes including Quayside Sligo, Bridgewater Arklow, Liffey Valley Investment/Asset Management, Frascati redevelopment, Manor West, Tralee (all phases).
Aiden graduated in Business Studies (B.Comm) at University College Dublin.
River Island, French Connection, Caffe Nero