Metis Real Estate Advisors, the startup retail, leisure and investment agency, has announced that Chris Draper has joined the company as a director from Lambert Smith Hampton.
Draper was previously at Tushingham Moore before its acquisition earlier this year by LSH.
He will work across all disciplines at Metis, whose clients include Drum Property Group, CBRE Global Investors, Bride Hall and Tesco Pension Investment. Metis was established by ex-Tushingham Moore partners Paul Jones, Stephen T Paul Jones, Dan Davies, Stephen Tregenza, and Nick McAllester at the time of the takeover.
Jonathan Mills, founding partner at Metis, who joined from Colliers, said: “It is great news we have secured Chris as another addition to our team. That someone with his experience and reputation is joining Metis is a great reflection of the growth and success of the business. His skill set and perspective also broadens our offer to clients even further.”
Draper added: “Metis’ pace of growth is matched by the quality of its clients. Combined, these create the perfect opportunity for me and I am delighted to be joining such a strong, energetic and experienced team.”
The news follows the recent appointment of Metis Real Estate Advisors by Pizza Express to help secure up to 150 sites for its new concept, PizzaExpress Delivered. Metis has also been appointed on a number of leading retail and leisure destinations, including Grosvenor’s Liverpool ONE, Manchester Arndale for M&G Real Estate and intu Properties, the Corn Exchange in Manchester and Flemingate, which opens in Beverley next month.