Justin Taylor is on the Global Retail Board of Cushman & Wakefield together with other representatives from the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. He is the Head of EMEA Retail, comprising a group of around 350 people in 15 countries. He is also CEO UK Retail & Leisure Teams. In the UK, this is a group of over 100 people operating in all of the key retail and leisure sectors, from offices based in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. This includes specialist teams in Occupier Advisory, Lease Advisory, general High Street agency, Shopping Centre Leasing plus restaurants and leisure, out of town agency and retail capital markets.
In the UK, the Retail Group includes a dedicated Central London Agency team and all the teams work with the International Cross Border Retail group so as to leverage market intelligence globally. Retail advice is based on research provided by the in house Market Research Team also based in London. There is an integrated Out of Town retail team operating with Capital Markets.
Justin has specialised in retail agency, occupier, development and shopping centre leasing across the UK throughout his career. Justin also heads the specialist Shopping Centre Leasing Group and has particular responsibility for the leasing of major retail and mixed-use developments in the UK. He also provides advice to clients on schemes more widely in Europe and the Middle East.
Justin has worked on a number of high profile instructions and is currently advising on shopping centres such as Birmingham Bullring, Brent Cross, Liverpool One and Cardiff St David’s.
Justin has extensive international experience having advised on schemes in Spain including Zaragoza, Puerto Venecia for Eurofund as well as developments including Dubai Festival City and Cairo Festival City for the Al Futtaim Group, plus projects in Greece.
Justin Taylor joined Cushman & Wakefield in 1981, was appointed a Salaried Partner in 1990 and an Equity Partner in 1997. He sat on the International Management Board for Europe for the year 2001/2002 and had UK management responsibility for the firm’s Research Group. In January 2011, Justin joined Cushman & Wakefield’s UK Board and in 2014 joined the European Executive Council.
Justin is a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Justin is an active member of BCSC and is currently on the Advisory Board and the Chairman of the BCSC Education and Research committee. He is a member of the Asset Management Committee and Local Government Finance Working Group. Justin also chairs the Executive Education Advisory Board.
Retail Agency Team of the Year - Property Awards 2012, 2013 & 2014 - WINNER
Retail Property Advisor of the Year - Estates Gazette Awards 2011 and 2012 - WINNER
Leisure Agency Team of the Year - Property Awards 2014 - WINNER
Leisure Property Advisor of the Year – Estates Gazette Awards 2013 – WINNER
BSc, Estate Management
Hammerson UK Properties Plc
M&G Real Estate
Battersea Power Station Development Company
Transport for London