March 6, 2024

Leading property consultancy, GCW has appointed James Waldock as investment director, covering the shopping centre, out of town and broader retail capital markets.

He brings with him over two decades of experience, having previously worked at JLL where he led transactional advice in the position of senior director in the retail capital market division. Over the course of his career, James has advised clients on close to £4bn of retail assets.

Waldock, who will further strengthen the expanding GCW investment team said: “It’s time for me to have a fresh outlook and a change. I’m looking forward to using my experience and the clients I have, in a dynamic environment.

“GCW is incredibly agile and has a great platform for growth. The investment team is established and growing. The leasing team is strong and it’s exciting to be working alongside them in this everchanging retail market.”.

He added: “The retail investment market is witnessing a notable shift. Whilst there will be selective activity in the super-prime market, the nature and scale of shopping centre investment has changed and continues to evolve, and it’s essential to have occupier-led advice, a service GCW are best placed to provide”.

Oli Horton, partner and the firm’s head of investment said: “Where people are cutting costs, hoping the market returns, we believe in the retail sector, and this is our opportunity to grow and improve our offer by hiring one of the sectors biggest names. James brings a wealth of knowledge across the market and strengthens the team’s ability to provide tailored solutions for clients.”

The addition of James to the team, reaffirms GCW’s ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional service and expertise to its clients.

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