@retail's Pete Townsend and Jonathan Chapman have been promoted to the position of associate director

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Associate Directors Appointed at Retail Property Consultancy

North East property consultancy @retail has announced two senior promotions as it continues to develop and grow its business.

Pete Townsend who joined the company as a graduate in 2016 and Jonathan Chapman who has more than 20 years’ experience as a chartered surveyor dealing with property matters across the North East and who joined @retail in 2020, have been promoted to the position of associate director. Both will continue to provide specialist advice and services to landlords and occupiers alike, across the region and beyond.

Clients include local and national landlords, investment funds, developers and local authorities in addition to operators such as Greggs, Sainsbury’s, Heron Foods, Fat Hippo, The Works and Franks the Flooring Store.

The promotions come as @retail has continued to maintain a strong performance during the pandemic in a sector which has seen considerable transition but also prompted increasing demand from landlords and tenants for insightful property expertise and guidance.

Recognising their value to the business, director Ian Thurlbeck, who co-founded the company with Ian Angus in 2011, said the promotions were well deserved and look to the future as much as the past.

He added: “Our investment in talented people is fundamental to the success of our business of providing top quality advice to the retail and leisure property sectors in the North East. Pete and Jonathan have both established excellent reputations for hard work, delivering results and providing an excellent service to clients and these promotions bear recognition to that, as we look ahead to the recruitment of additional property professionals to support our expanding client base.

Jonathan Chapman added: “The market is adapting to the changes in shopping patterns, working practices and property values brought about by the pandemic. We’re in a very dynamic marketplace where opportunities exist for ambitious and creative operators to secure premises in locations which may have previously been considered out of reach.

“It’s a very exciting time for @retail and the wider property sector and both Pete and I look forward to working closely with the directors to continue to develop the business and to support our clients in helping them achieve their goals.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Four Walls PR .

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