Curson Sowerby Partners (“CSP”), the specialist out-of-town retail advisory firm, has appointed Stuart Burdon-Bailey to head the company’s new leisure division, which will focus on advising operators, landlords and developers in the sector. Stuart has over 25 years’ experience working with major UK leisure and retail companies, institutional investors and developers; his experience will open CSP to new opportunities across the leisure industry.
Stuart joins CSP from JLL, where he spent 12 years as a National Director within the Out-of-Town Retail & Leisure team. Whilst at JLL, Stuart helped to develop and deliver the firm’s leisure and retail capabilities across all occupational sub sectors, including health and fitness, bars, restaurants, sports and gaming, budget hotels and cinemas. Throughout his career, Stuart has worked with a wide range of major UK leisure and retail operators, including Odeon Cinemas, Wagamama, and Total Fitness, in addition to institutional and development clients, such as Land Securities, Aberdeen Asset Management, Manchester Airports Group, and Kier Property.
Luke Sowerby of CSP said, “The leisure sector is a buoyant yet complex sector, that is hugely synergistic to our existing out-of-town retail business; Stuart’s expertise will allow CSP to capitalise on this part of the out-of-town market.”
Stuart Burdon-Bailey added, “I am delighted to have joined CSP, a business that is widely considered to be a major force in the out-of-town agency market, with an enviable roster of clients. It is exciting to be part of a young, dynamic business and provide new expertise that will further consolidate its position in the out-of-town sector.”
Stuart will be based in Manchester and will work from CSP’s new, fully refurbished office on King Street, when the company moves in early February.