Skilton skips from Battersea to BNP

Published:  14 October, 2016

Joanne Skilton to join BNP Paribas Real Estate as head of UK retail

BNP Paribas Real Estate has announced the appointment of retail expert Joanne Skilton as its new UK head of retail. She joins with over 20 years’ retail experience, most recently at Battersea Power Station Development Company where she was head of commercial leasing across the iconic, mixed-use development.

Prior to that, she was retail and leasing director at Capital Shopping Centres for five years and has held senior, strategic positions in both airport and retail outlet development companies including BAA and McArthurGlen.

She will take responsibility for all retail income streams and for the further growth of the UK business while working closely with international colleagues to strengthen BNP Paribas Real Estate’s pan-European offering to global clients. The appointment continues BNP Paribas Real Estate’s programme of strategic investment in its retail business line. This has seen Fiona Hamilton join as head of international retail brands last year and the recruitment of a team of retail specialists in Glasgow specialising in agency and infrastructure projects.

John Slade, UK CEO of BNP Paribas Real Estate, said: “Retail continues to be a significant area of investment for BNP Paribas Real Estate both at Group level and in the UK, which has seen the team build up a significant track record over the last three years, adding new expertise and capability in every area of the business.”

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