Retail Leasing Director

Madison Berkeley
London (Greater)
Attractive Salary and Bonus
Closing date
6 Oct 2021

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The company behind creating one of London’s most vibrant destinations for Shopping and Leisure are looking for a new Retail Leasing Director. They have come out the recent turbulence with strong footfall, and exciting plans for events and experiences to draw people in, and are on for a very positive 2021. They now need an experienced Retail Leasing professional to finalise and implement the retail strategy for all existing and future retail spaces and to actively promote the estate by leveraging and developing their existing relationships with international retailers and operators. This individual will need to be very passionate about the future of retail and will ideally have a good network in London to leverage. 

The successful individual will take overall responsibility for all transactional and professional management of the retail assets, and will work closely with the marketing team to create the right identities, marketing strategies and events to support the overall retail offering. 


  • Lead on the overall retail strategy, vision and short and long-term goals for the site to deliver maximum consumer and financial performance.
  • Asset strategies – develop and work up plans for leasing and development of the asset.
  • Prepare annual business plans for all retail assets.
  • Manage asset performance versus budget and mitigating void cost.
  • Develop a mix of different leasing strategies to sustain the progress made to date in attracting a strong tenant mix
  • Oversee and support the pipeline of leasing transactions, management of lease re-gears, lease renewals and rent reviews to drive and enhance value. 
  • Lead relationships with key retail agents, ensuring execution of strategy.
  • Ultimate accountability for leasing strategy on existing units and any new developments.
  • A focus on the future of retail and to lead the insight and required outcomes of the changing retail landscape
  • Monitor, identify and highlight trends, issues, opportunities and threats.
  • Prepare board presentations, papers and updates to inform on retail sector progress


  • MRICS Qualified or equivalent professional experience ideally gained in a property company or retail business.
  • Extensive property experience, ideally with exposure to Shopping Centre or Outlet retail
  • Strong retail market profile within Central London.
  • Experience and strategic views on future and innovation in the retail sectors.
  • Extensive network of relationships across retail sector.
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully building relationships with high profile customers and internal stakeholders.
  • A proven track record of identifying opportunities to add value and executing on transactions to deliver against targets of asset financial outperformance.
  • Awareness of occupier needs and market trends.
  • Numerically astute with an analytical approach.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.


Who we are

Madison Berkeley is a boutique real estate recruitment specialist, offering you a unique and personal approach to recruitment services within the property sector. We work with a variety of property clients from traditional property companies to forward-thinking new start-ups including developers, investors, institutions, funds, banks and consultancies. We recruit at all levels from recently qualified surveyors to CEO’s and have a global reach but a predominantly London focus.

The founding Directors, with over 20 years experience within this sector, have accumulated a unique and in-depth knowledge base and have an unrivalled network of connections. As industry experts, they are committed to providing you with a consultative and strategic approach, and guarantee they will always offer you honest and considered advice. Madison Berkeley strives to exceed your expectations with its responsive, professional and friendly attitude and focus on building long term and productive relationships.

Our Process

Our process is about getting to know you, understanding your aspirations and requirements and then working as a trusted advisor to help you achieve these goals.

Our Mission

We are passionate about property, and the future of the built world. We are committed to supporting industry growth and progress, and excited about the impact new technologies are having in the sector. We understand that innovation is key to success and our goal is to help organisations and individuals unlock their potential and continually advance. We hold a continued commitment to encouraging and facilitating diversity.

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