Leading London retail property advisor Nash Bond and US retail specialist SCG Retail, the Urban Division of The Shopping Center Group, based in New York with 22 offices throughout USA, are to be the founding members of an international retail network, to be known as The Global Retail Group.
The transatlantic tie-up is the first step in creating a global network of retail property advisors, who together can offer retailer and landlord clients a best in class level of service, knowledge, experience and access to key markets.
Cameron Scott, Executive Director and Head of Agency at Nash Bond, will be joint Managing Director of the new company with David Birnbrey, Chairman and Co–Chief Executive Officer of The Shopping Center Group.
Cameron Scott commented: “The Global Retail Group provides Nash Bond and our clients with increased access to the international retail sector. While we already have significant visibility in this field, this new network will strengthen and broaden our reach and we look forward to welcoming new partners in due course.
“The Shopping Center Group provides a market leading service throughout the USA, offering market knowledge and industry acumen to help retail clients identify the best locations for their business.”
David Birnbrey added: “It is our intention to invite other market leading practices in key global locations to join the group.”
“We are already in discussions with a number of similar retail-focused advisory firms who share our commitment to the highest levels of client service.”
Nash Bond is a London based specialist retail property practice that provides agency and lease advisory advice and expertise to a wide range of landlords and tenants throughout the UK, with a particular focus on central London.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, The Shopping Center Group, which was founded in 1984, offers a diverse range of services to tenants, landlords, developers and investors across the USA. With 21 offices, from New York to Los Angeles, it is the largest retail-only service providing firm in the United States.