Curson Sowerby expands retail team

Josh Tyler

Curson Sowerby Partners (“CSP”), the specialist out-of-town retail and leisure advisory firm, has announced the appointment of Josh Tyler to the retail agency division; he will be advising operators, landlords and developers in the retail out-of-town market.

From CSP’s London office, Josh will manage existing clients such as Pets At Home, EE, and Topps Tiles as well as building a new client base in the food retail sector.

Luke Sowerby, Partner at CSP said: “Josh is a welcome addition to the team as he brings on board experience in retail development as well as the convenience retail sector. Immediately following the opening of our leisure division, Josh’s appointment further enhances the specialist advice we can offer.”

Josh joins CSP from Rapleys where he was a Senior Surveyor in the Retail and Leisure practice for three and a half years supporting The Co-op on their convenience retail proposition and other industry leaders such as Morrisons, Vets 4 Pets and LCP Properties. At Rapleys he gained significant experience in asset management and landlord instructions, with emphasis on advising clients in the development stage of a project. Tyler started his career at The Co-operative Estates.

Josh Tyler added: “In just a few short years CSP has become a leader in the out-of-town retail agency space and known for a quality of service that continues to attract the most sought after clients in the industry. It’s a great time to be joining CSP and I’m looking forward to helping the company push into new business areas.”

Nick Staunton, Partner at Staunton Whiteman, the specialist investment practice in the out-of-town retail and leisure sectors that formed a partnership with CSP last year, commented: “Curson Sowerby continues to build a best in class agency team that always provides the rigorous, well informed, occupational analysis that we need to provide comprehensive advice on retail warehouse and leisure investments”.

The second CSP hire in January, Tyler’s appointment is effective immediately and follows the opening of the company’s leisure division earlier this month led by Stuart Burdon-Bailey.