Chris joined the Sovereign Centros group in 2009 as Chief Executive.
With 30 years’ experience in the UK marketplace Chris has originated and overseen many major transactions in this time, including the corporate acquisition and integration of Centros into the Sovereign business as well as two of the largest acquisitions in the UK, Glasgow St Enoch Shopping Centre and Elephant & Castle in central London, which will become one of the largest and most significant regeneration projects in the capital.
Since 2010 Chris has implemented ambitious development and asset management strategies which have delivered significant rental and capital value growth for Sovereign’s partners in the portfolio under management.
Previously Head of Retail Capital Markets and Senior Equity Partner of Strutt & Parker, Chris has built a nationwide reputation as a market leader in the investment and development sectors with a particular expertise in shopping centres and retail parks.
Chris has a huge network of contacts and a very wide and varied investor base, including some of the most prominent UK institutions and property companies as well as major US investors and other public and private sector groups.
Chris was selected by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to sit on its National “Young Achievers” Committee as representative for the property industry.