Wembley Park developer appoints Head of Retail Leasing & Asset Management

Richard Poyser joins Wembley Park management team

Quintain, the developer behind the £3bn transformation of Wembley Park to create a cultural neighbourhood for London, has appointed Richard Poyser as head of retail leasing & asset management. He will report to Matt Slade, Retail Director at Quintain.

In his new role, Poyser will be responsible for the leasing and asset management of retail and leisure on Wembley Park, complementing the separate leasing activities of London Designer Outlet, the capital’s leading fashion and lifestyle outlet centre. He will also be responsible for the direction and management of Nash Bond, the retained retail and leisure leasing agent.

He joins from Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets (LGIM RA) where he was head of retail relationships & leasing covering assets such as the Bracknell town centre regeneration. Previously, he was project director – retail at Argent, with responsibility for the retail elements of the Kings Cross scheme, and Assistant Director – Retail at Hammerson.

Matt Slade, retail director of Quintain, said: “Richard brings a wealth of experience to our Asset Management team. Wembley Park is one of the largest and most all-embracing urban transformations currently underway in Europe. We’re creating a destination that will offer an appealing spectrum of retail, dining and leisure choices with a masterplan that features an imaginative spectrum of independents, alongside global brands and experiential events. Richard will be able to make a major contribution in moving forward with this ambitious scheme.”

Commenting on his appointment, Poyser said: “I am greatly looking forward to being part of the Quintain team. Wembley Park is projected to attract over 20 million visitors a year by 2027, and will benefit from £328m annual retail spend, putting it ahead of London districts such as Camden, Victoria and Ealing Broadway. This creates a significant opportunity for me to make a big difference to this area of London.”

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