GCW hires former JLL director to bolster investment team

5th March 2024 | Jack Oliver

GCW has announced the appointment of James Waldock as investment director, covering the shopping centre, out-of-town, and broader retail capital markets.

Waldock has over two decades of experience in the industry, having previously worked as senior director in the retail capital market division at JLL. Over the course of his career, he has advised clients on close to £4bn worth of retail assets.

Waldock said: “It’s time for me to have a fresh outlook and a change. I’m looking forward to using my experience and the clients I have, in a dynamic environment.

“GCW is incredibly agile and has a great platform for growth. The investment team is established and growing. The leasing team is strong and it’s exciting to be working alongside them in this ever-changing retail market.

“The retail investment market is witnessing a notable shift. Whilst there will be selective activity in the super-prime market, the nature and scale of shopping centre investment has changed and continues to evolve, and it’s essential to have occupier-led advice, a service GCW are best placed to provide”.

Oli Horton, partner and head of investment at GCW, added: “Where people are cutting costs, hoping the market returns, we believe in the retail sector, and this is our opportunity to grow and improve our offer by hiring one of the sectors biggest names. James brings a wealth of knowledge across the market and strengthens the team’s ability to provide tailored solutions for clients.”


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