Stuart Burdon-Bailey has joined Curson Sowerby Partners, a specialist in out-of-town retail agency, as head of its new leisure division.
Burdon-Bailey will be based in the Manchester office opened by CSP in 2014 with retail specialist Craig Hudson at its head, who remains in that role.
Highly regarded in the sector, Burdon-Bailey spent 12 years as a national director within JLL’s out-of-town retail and leisure team, developing the firm’s capabilities across sub-sectors including health and fitness, bars, restaurants, sports and gaming, budget hotels and cinemas. Occupiers he has worked with include Odeon Cinemas, Wagamama, and Total Fitness, and institutional and development clients such as Land Securities, Aberdeen Asset Management, Manchester Airports Group, and Kier Property.
Luke Sowerby, who co-founded London-based CSP in 2010 with James Curson, 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.”
Burdon-Bailey, who will start at CSP later this month, added: “CSP 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.”