London, United Kingdom

Leading retail asset manager Pradera Lateral has made a senior addition to its management team, through the appointment of Rob Jewell.

As a retail real estate specialist, Rob offers a wealth of experience to the team and brings extensive asset management and investment expertise with over 18 years of experience in the sector. Launching his professional career at ING REIM, repurposing assets in the core commercial and living sectors, he then spent over 10 years at Landsec, where he was responsible for the asset management of a portfolio of shopping centres valued in excess of £2bn. Flagship assets there included Trinity Leeds, White Rose, St David’s Cardiff and Buchanan Galleries Glasgow to name a few. Rob’s focus on retail continued at Axis Retail Partners, a boutique investment and asset management business, where he was Managing Director.

Founded in 2000, Pradera’s €3.4billion portfolio of over 17m square feet comprises 59 shopping centres, retail parks and grocery assets with more than 2,500 stores in 10 countries. The company’s UK business, Pradera Lateral has grown over the last three years to 5m square feet and includes flagship assets such as Trafford Centre in Manchester, Cribbs Causeway in Bristol and Eldon Square in Newcastle.

Rob will work on the existing UK portfolio and will play a leading role in further expanding the UK business as it builds its resource and talent pool to continue delivering on its objectives whilst capitalising on opportunities in the wider retail market.

Rob Jewell said: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining Pradera Lateral at an important moment in the company’s growth. Retail is a complex, operationally intensive sector where the manager has a material influence on the performance of the asset. Pradera Lateral has  proven specialist retail expertise to deliver that outperformance.”

Rhys Evans, Managing Director of Pradera said: “Off the back of what has been a strong period for the business in the UK, we are continuing to grow and strengthen our team to expand our assets under management. Having Rob on board will bring new knowledge and experience to support our current and future investment strategies. We are thrilled to have him join the team.”