CBRE appoints Matthews to EMEA retail team

CBRE has appointment Michael Matthews to its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) cross border retail team.

Matthews joins from CBRE Global Investors, where he spent the past two years as European commercial director of retail, and was responsible for managing retailer relationships across 80 shopping centres in 18 European countries. Prior to this, he worked for Apple and VF Corp - the owner of Timberland, Vans and The North Face - where he was part of the teams responsible for delivering their store expansion programmes across the EMEA region.

He will be based in London, and will be responsible for advising international retailers on their expansion strategy across EMEA. He will work across the region and with CBRE’s America’s and Asia-Pac teams to create opportunities and enhance client service within the retail sector.​

Nick Martel, head of EMEA retail advisory & transactions at CBRE, said: “We are delighted to welcome Michael to the team, his experience working for leading global retail brands and deep understanding of what retailers really need from their real estate strategy will enhance our capabilities as we look to grow our cross border retail business.”

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