Orchard Street strengthens team with appointment of Edward Bales as Retail Asset Manager
Orchard Street Investment Management (‘Orchard Street’), the specialist commercial property investment manager, has strengthened its retail team with the appointment of Edward Bales as asset manager.
In his new role, Edward will form part of the team responsible for managing Orchard Street’s £1.1 bn retail portfolio, mainly comprising of dominant retail parks and warehouses, helping to implement business plans, manage tenants and drive income performance.
Edward joins the business from Cube Real Estate, where he worked as an investment and asset manager responsible for managing £100m of assets across a number of retail subsectors. Edward is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and also holds a post-graduate Surveying Diploma from the University of Reading.
Fergus Egan, Partner at Orchard Street, commented: “Retail investment property has evolved significantly in recent years and the onset of Covid-19 has hastened the pace of change. Edward’s wealth of relevant real estate experience and strong expertise of the UK retail market, alongside his strong and established relationships with retailers, will prove invaluable as we continue to implement creative strategies to drive the performance of our portfolio.”
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Orchard Street Investment Management
Established in 2004, Orchard Street Investment Management LLP is a leading specialist commercial property investment manager, focused on the UK market. It acts on behalf of institutional clients world-wide to advise on investing in and the active management of property assets, including industrial, retail warehouses, offices and shopping centres. Orchard Street currently has assets under management exceeding £4 billion.