GVA expands its retail team with new director appointment

GVA, the UK’s largest independent property adviser, has further strengthened its position in the retail market with the appointment of Tom Keys-Toyer to its national retail team.

Based in GVA’s Bristol office, Keys-Toyer, director, brings sixteen years’ experience as a specialist retail consultant with JLL/King Sturge.

Working on a national level, he will be focusing on retailer  opportunities and looking to further grow GVA’s existing portfolio of retailer clients. This marks another statement of intent for GVA following its announcement three months ago to create a significant “war chest” to super-charge the business for growth. It also follows earlier recruitments in the year when GVA appointed seven new staff members to strengthen and expand its national retail agency division.

Keys-Toyer brings with him a wealth of experience having worked with a wide range of retail clients such as Mint Velvet, Trespass, Timberland, Havaianas and Waitrose.

David Mace, regional senior director, and retail specialist, at GVA in Bristol says, “This appointment reinforces GVA’s strength in the retail market and bolsters our team here in Bristol, working alongside myself and fellow director Chris Wright. Despite the well-publicised challenges the high street is facing, our specialist expertise is in increasing demand, resulting in a period of sustained activity for us.”

Tom Keys-Toyer adds, “I’m looking forward to working with the retail team at GVA here in Bristol as well as with our other national team members throughout the UK. I’m excited about building on existing relationships and bringing in new quality, national brands to benefit from GVA’s valued and respected advice and service.”