Hampshire-based Gentian Development Group has appointed Alex Hirst as its new Retail Director.
Alex joins Gentian from Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) where he spent five years in the retail agency team. Prior to this he worked for Lidl as a Senior Acquisition Consultant and in the agency team of Goadsby.
Alex has dealt with a wide range of projects throughout his career, with a more recent focus on the delivery of roadside and out of town retail schemes. He is a graduate of the University of the West of England and a member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Commenting on the appointment Nick Ekins, Managing Director, Gentian Development Group said “With his excellent retail knowledge and regional experience, Alex is a brilliant addition to the Gentian team. He joins us to head up the acquisition of road side retail opportunities and providing retail centres for new housing schemes across the South Coast as well as work on our existing portfolio.”
Alex Hirst added “I’m excited to be joining the dynamic team at Gentian and looking forward to supporting the business’ retail growth plans across the region.”
Based in Winchester, Gentian Development Group is a dynamic developer and investor with a property investment portfolio in excess of £120m.